Alabama Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2019

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Alabama Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Alabama as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Alabama Wealth Index is 73
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

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  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Alabama COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 5,002,985 (100%)
Population in Households 4,883,641 (97.6%)
Population in Families 3,984,538 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 119,344 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 99
Diversity Index2 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,186
Average Household Income $68,492
Per Capita Income $27,059
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,302,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,326,347 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 643,451 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 332,606 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $149,403
Housing Affordability Index3 174
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,969,798
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,309,580
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.49% 0.44%
Households 0.48% 0.44%
Families 0.28% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.52%


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