Alabama PopulationAlabama (U.S. state abbreviation is 'AL') is the south eastern state of United States, bordered by Georgia to the east, Mississippi to the west, Tennessee to the north, Florida to the south. Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language, and nicknamed 'Yellowhammer' state after the state bird. With european exploration in the 16th century, the Spanish people were the first Europeans to reach Alabama region. Alabama population in 2023 is estimated to be 5.09 million and its 24th populous state in US. Its Area is 52,419 sq miles (135,765 sq km) ranks 30th largest area in the United States. Its Capital city is Montgomery and other top cities are Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Mobile, is named after the Mauvilla Indians.
Image Source: People gathering at Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Oct 2018
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Alabama
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Alabama
July 1, 2020
Alabama Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Alabama by race are, The largest race in Alabama state is 68.40% by White American, followed by 26.5% by Black/African American, 4.1% are Hispanic/Latino's, 1.3% are Asians.
White population in Alabama are 3,317,702, percentage wise 68.40 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Alabama are 1,287,167, percentage wise 26.54 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Alabama, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Alabama are 62,815, percentage wise 1.29 percent are asians, out of these 11,823 are Asian Indians, 13,122 are Chinese, 5,873 are Filipinos, 2,378 are Japanese, 11,630 are Korean, 9,243 are Vietnamese and 8,746 are other Asian nationals. 1,783 are Thai, 1,538 are Pakistani, 279 are Taiwanese, 1,497 are Laotians, 769 are Cambodians, 784 are Bangladeshis.
Hispanic population in Alabama are 198,375. Percentage wise 4.09 percent are hispanics, out of these 123,596 are Mexican people, 17,833 are Puerto Ricans, 5,324 are Cubans, and 51,622 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
American Indian and Alaska Natives are 25,098, 9,673 are Cherokee tribals, 110 are Chippewa tribals, 166 are Navajo tribals, 154 are Sioux tribal groups. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 2,213, 417 are Native Hawaiians, 1040 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 244 are Samoans, 512 are other Pacific Islanders.
|Black or African American||1,287,167||26.54%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||25,098||0.517%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||9,673||0.199%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||110||0.002%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||166||0.003%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||154||0.003%|
|Other Asian Population||8,746|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||2,213||0.05%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||1,040||0.021%|
|Other Pacific Islander||512|
|Some other race||66,942|
|Hispanic or Latino||198,375||4.09%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||51,622|
Top Cities of Alabama
Alabama Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Alabama by age is 4,850,771, out of these 2,350,806 are male, 2,499,965 are female, The sex ratio of Alabama is 940. The Alabama population by age are, under 15 years is 909,409, 15 years and over is 3,941,362, 30 years and over is 2,953,687, 65 years and over is 762,032 and 85 years and over is 82,969. 48.46 percent are male, 51.54 percent are female, 18.75 percent are under 15 years old, 81.25 percent are 15 years and over, 60.89 percent are 30 years and over, 15.71 percent are 65 years and over, 1.71 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in AL
Of these 40,045 Asian languages, 2,518 people speak Hindi, 2440 Gujarati, 1,237 Urdu, 1,121 Bengali, 196 Punjabi, 1,847 Nepali/Marathi, 1,836 Telugu, 597 Tamil, 272 Malayalam/Kannada.
People from Mid and East Asia, 10,517 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 1,893 Japanese,8,739 Korean, 5,388 Hmong, 7,342 Vietnamese, 626 Khmer, 2,770 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 3,466 Tagalog.
Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian language speakers are 1,169 people, 6,459 Arabic, 364 Hebrew, 873 Persian.
People from African continent spoken at home are, 416 are Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,798 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 1,768 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa. European people in Alabama state spoken languages at home are, 6,840 French, 1,141 Italian, 1,206 Portuguese, 7,841 German, 765 Greek, 1,833 Russian, 583 Polish, 277 Serbo-Croatian, 715 Ukranian/Slavic, 132 Armenian language, 1,013 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages.
|Speak only English||4,324,223||94.86|
Alabama state education stats as per school and college as per the table below.
|Population 18 to 24 years||471,452||237,931||233,521|
|Less than high school graduate||69,979||40,171||29,808|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||150,607||84,014||66,593|
|Some college or associates degree||216,722||100,231||116,491|
|Bachelors degree or higher||34,144||13,515||20,629|
|Population 25 years and over||3,276,637||1,549,757||1,726,880|
|Less than 9th grade||154,405||79,907||74,498|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||326,654||163,294||163,360|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,012,551||496,149||516,402|
|Some college, no degree||712,204||328,844||383,360|
|Graduate or professional degree||299,648||137,807||161,841|
|High school graduate or higher||1,994,560||952,032||1,042,528|
|Bachelors degree or higher||618,618||303,315||315,303|
|Black or African||810,063||360,367||449,696|
|High school graduate or higher||661,264||285,076||376,188|
|Bachelors degree or higher||137,084||47,705||89,379|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||17,303||8,329||8,974|
|High school graduate or higher||13,907||6,605||7,302|
|Bachelors degree or higher||3,107||1,433||1,674|
|High school graduate or higher||36,585||16,959||19,626|
|Bachelors degree or higher||21,154||10,773||10,381|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,439||627||812|
|High school graduate or higher||1,056||507||549|
|Bachelors degree or higher||240||125||115|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||98,721||54,029||44,692|
|High school graduate or higher||59,064||31,728||27,336|
|Bachelors degree or higher||13,787||6,902||6,885|
Disable population of Alabama state stats are as per table below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||775,390|
|Black or African American||207,778|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||6,145|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||477|
|Some other race||3,720|
|With a hearing difficulty||200,630|
|With a vision difficulty||144,934|
|With a cognitive difficulty||291,464|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||445,765|
|With a self-care difficulty||154,574|
|With an independent living difficulty||280,164|
Counties of Alabama
Alabama was divided into 67 counties, Washington County is the oldest county in Alabama. Jefferson is the largest County with 659,300 people, followed by Mobile County with 413,757, Madison County with 366,519, Montgomery County with 225,763 and Baldwin County and 218,022.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|St. Clair County||87,976||88,690||0.8||16||16|
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