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    People QuickFacts Alabama USA
Population definition and source info Population, 2006 estimate 4,599,030299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 3.4%6.4%
Population definition and source info Population, 2000 4,447,100281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.5%6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 23.9%24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 13.2%12.4%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2005 51.5%50.7%
 
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2005 (a) 71.4%80.2%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2005 (a) 26.4%12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a) 0.5%1.0%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a) 0.8%4.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a) 0.0%0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 0.9%1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b) 2.3%14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 69.3%66.9%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000 definition and source info Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.4%54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.0%11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.9%17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 75.3%80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+ definition and source info Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 19.0%24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+ definition and source info Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 945,70549,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.825.5
 
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2005 2,082,140124,521,886
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2000 72.5%66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 15.3%26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $85,100$119,600
 
Households definition and source info Households, 2000 1,737,080105,480,101
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2000 2.492.59
Median household income definition and source info Median household income, 2004 $37,062$44,334
Per capita money income definition and source info Per capita money income, 1999 $18,189$21,587
Persons below poverty, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 16.1%12.7%
    Business QuickFacts Alabama USA
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 100,80227,387,724
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, 2004 1,629,1412115,074,924
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 -1.4%20.9%
Nonemployer establishments definition and source info Nonemployer establishments, 2004 266,585119,523,741
 
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2002 309,54422,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 9.3%5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9%0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.4%4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.8%6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.4%28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 66,686,2203,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales definition and source info Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 43,641,3694,634,755,112
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 43,784,3423,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,771$10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales definition and source info Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 4,692,297449,498,718
Building permits definition and source info Building permits, 2005 30,6122,155,316
Federal spending definition and source info Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 39,047,47322,143,781,7273
    Geography QuickFacts Alabama USA
Land area definition and source info Land area, 2000 (square miles) 50,744.003,537,438.44
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2000 87.679.6
 definition and source info FIPS Code 01

1: The 2004 Nonemployer totals may be low due to late tax reporting in hurricane-impacted counties/regions in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
2: Includes data not distributed by county.
3: Includes data not distributed by state.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
F: Fewer than 100 firms
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

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Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
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