Monday, January 7, 2013

Population Profile: Alabama


Population in 2010: 4,779,735
Population in 2000: 4,447,100
Growth rate 2000 to 2010: 7.5%
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 and Census 2000

Place of Birth: Percent of resident population born in the state of Alabama:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2007-2011


Median age in 2010: 37.9

Alabama Age Structure in 2010:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 and author's calculations


Birth rate: 12.4 per 1,000 population (compared with national rate 12.7)
Fertility rate: 61.8 per 1,000 women age 15-44 (compared with national rate 63.2)
Infant mortality rate: 8.28 per 1,000 live births (compared with national rate 6.39)
Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionpreliminary birth data for 2011final death data for 2009

Life expectancy: 75.2 years (compared with national 78.6)
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation state health facts 2007

Adult obesity rate in 2011: 32.0 percent
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System


Only 3.4 percent of the population in Alabama is foreign-born, compared with a national average of 12.8 percent.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2007-2011

Despite the holiday's association with New Orleans, it is Mobile, Alabama that gets credit for hosting the first Mardi Gras celebration in North America in 1703.
Sources: CNN and History Museum of Mobile

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