Alabama Census Data


Alabama Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Alabama as of July 1, 2016. Our Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank AL cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Alabama Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,958,019
Population in Households 4,838,797
Population in Familes 3,970,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 119,222
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,952,063
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,309,865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,271,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,328,788 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 623,275 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 319,341 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $134,275
Average Home Value $175,249


Median Household Income $43,125
Average Household Income $60,836
Per Capita Income $24,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.54%
Households 0.57% 0.54%
Families 0.41% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.