Alabama, when it comes to land area and population, is a study in contradiction. Most of the state is rural, but most of the population lives in urban areas, according to a University of Alabama demographer.
Black Population Up in Alabama, People Reported as Both Black, White More than Doubles, Census Indicates
Fourteen percent of all people in the United States identified themselves as black, either alone or in combination with another race, according to a report just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2010, 55 percent of the black population lived in the South, and 105 Southern counties had a black population of 50 percent or higher.
The average American commuter who drives to work needs 25 minutes and 18 seconds to make the trip.
The number of non-employer businesses in Alabama that exploded between 2003 and 2004 took a drastic hit from the recession that started in 2007, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Annette Watters, manager of the State Data Center at The University of Alabama, dug through information from the U.S. Census Bureau and came up with some interesting facts about Alabama's senior citizens.
Between 2007 and 2009, the poverty rate for children ages 5 to 17 in families rose in about three quarters of Alabama's 67 counties, according to U.S. Census Bureau.
Most of Alabama's cities that serve as economic and social hubs are growing, according to U.S. Census estimates for 2009 released Tuesday.
The Census Bureau has revised its previous estimate of Alabama's 2009 Hispanic population upward by nearly 18,000, according to the State Data Center at The University of Alabama.
The populations of three areas of Alabama seem to be undergoing considerable social change, judging from population estimates just released for 2009.
U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Alabama's smaller towns and cities are gaining population. The state, overall, is estimated to have grown 4.8 percent.