Alabama Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Alabama Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Alabama as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017)


Total Population 4,951,876
Daytime Population: Workers 2,040,130
Daytime Population: Residents 2,838,525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,878,655
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,832,129
Population in Familes 3,950,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 119,747
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $45,629
Average Household Income $64,282
Per Capita Income $25,717


Total Housing Units 2,275,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,306,987 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 644,724 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 323,377 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $140,335
Average Home Value $181,360


Total Households 1,951,711
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,301,390
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.45%
Households 0.49% 0.46%
Families 0.27% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.36%