Love Thy Neighbor?

: Poverty and Inequality in Alabama

Poverty All
Persons

Poverty - Poverty Children
White

Population 25
years & older
Median
Minority
with a
Poverty Household Concentratio postsecondar
Black
Gini Index Income
n
y degree

United States

15.2%

21.4%

12.3%

26.9%

0.4705

$51,484

25.8%

35.8%

Alabama

18.4%

26.6%

13.2%

31.7%

0.4722

$41,973

30.5%

29.3%

Autauga County

11.9%

17.1%

7.8%

29.1%

0.3977

$53,471

20.7%

27.9%

Baldwin County

13.0%

19.4%

9.6%

35.1%

0.4352

$50,977

13.6%

35.5%

Barbour County

26.9%

37.5%

13.1%

41.3%

0.4714

$32,451

51.8%

18.6%

Bibb County

13.4%

21.5%

10.2%

33.1%

0.4252

$37,112

NA

15.2%

Blount County

14.8%

21.5%

14.3%

NA

0.4215

$42,524

4.5%

19.6%

Butler County

27.4%

39.7%

18.2%

38.9%

0.4687

$29,313

NA

20.6%

Calhoun County

21.8%

31.1%

16.9%

38.6%

0.4621

$38,909

25.3%

22.8%

Chambers County

25.5%

42.2%

14.0%

42.8%

0.4694

$31,137

NA

17.2%

Cherokee County

24.1%

41.4%

23.4%

NA

0.4668

$31,790

7.5%

16.8%

Chilton County

18.7%

26.8%

17.7%

31.0%

0.4433

$40,134

13.2%

19.8%

Clarke County

30.9%

43.5%

12.6%

52.2%

0.5446

$29,432

45.9%

20.1%

Coffee County

18.7%

29.4%

13.7%

43.3%

0.4573

$41,826

22.7%

30.9%

Colbert County

18.6%

31.4%

16.0%

28.4%

0.4374

$37,307

19.5%

24.1%

Covington County

23.2%

32.5%

19.5%

46.0%

0.484

$33,155

15.0%

20.6%

Cullman County

20.1%

29.7%

19.4%

NA

0.4504

$37,468

4.1%

22.3%

Dale County

16.6%

23.0%

12.4%

28.7%

0.4266

$45,909

24.8%

28.2%

Dallas County

37.8%

59.0%

10.5%

49.3%

0.5324

$24,829

NA

20.7%

DeKalb County

20.1%

30.0%

20.1%

24.5%

0.4565

$36,451

9.2%

18.6%

Elmore County

13.2%

18.8%

9.3%

29.2%

0.4169

$54,075

24.2%

29.8%

Escambia County

23.6%

34.2%

19.4%

32.5%

0.4706

$29,613

38.2%

19.5%

Etowah County

18.8%

28.3%

13.9%

40.8%

0.4446

$36,658

18.2%

21.8%

Franklin County

20.5%

29.1%

17.5%

41.8%

0.4429

$37,707

12.3%

18.7%

Geneva County

20.7%

31.2%

16.3%

52.8%

0.4677

$34,167

12.7%

17.3%

Houston County

17.9%

28.5%

10.7%

36.2%

0.4697

$39,964

30.1%

26.9%

Jackson County

16.9%

21.1%

16.7%

19.8%

0.4482

$35,432

8.0%

20.1%

Jefferson County

17.7%

26.3%

9.2%

27.9%

0.5002

$43,807

46.8%

36.8%

Lauderdale County

15.8%

21.6%

13.3%

36.9%

0.4446

$39,986

13.0%

28.5%

Lawrence County

15.9%

21.8%

14.5%

17.1%

0.4278

$36,651

22.7%

18.3%

Lee County

22.1%

20.7%

19.7%

29.6%

0.4822

$41,231

28.3%

38.4%

Limestone County

14.4%

19.4%

12.7%

18.7%

0.4441

$47,668

18.5%

29.7%

Poverty All
Persons

Poverty - Poverty Children
White

Population 25
years & older
Median
Minority
with a
Poverty Household Concentratio postsecondar
Black
Gini Index Income
n
y degree

Macon County

27.5%

43.2%

8.3%

31.4%

0.4751

$28,424

NA

26.2%

Madison County

12.4%

17.6%

8.3%

22.1%

0.4638

$56,646

30.7%

44.4%

Marengo County

22.2%

31.9%

4.1%

38.2%

0.4801

$35,841

NA

23.1%

Marion County

22.3%

34.6%

21.0%

NA

0.4768

$30,954

NA

16.0%

Marshall County

19.1%

27.4%

18.1%

18.6%

0.4521

$40,001

6.8%

22.5%

Mobile County

19.4%

28.4%

12.2%

3100.0%

0.471

$41,576

39.3%

27.6%

Monroe County

31.9%

55.5%

21.8%

46.6%

0.4801

$27,271

44.9%

16.5%

Montgomery County

21.1%

31.9%

8.5%

30.9%

0.465

$43,972

59.1%

36.1%

Morgan County

15.4%

25.1%

12.7%

33.8%

0.4497

$43,789

16.7%

26.1%

Pike County

28.6%

32.6%

21.3%

3700.0%

0.5041

$31,829

41.6%

26.0%

Randolph County

26.0%

34.5%

22.5%

36.7%

0.5411

$34,503

NA

16.7%

Russell County

19.6%

26.0%

14.7%

2600.0%

0.4375

$34,894

45.7%

23.0%

St. Clair County

15.1%

22.7%

15.0%

17.9%

0.4188

$48,412

11.1%

22.7%

Shelby County

7.9%

11.0%

6.7%

13.3%

0.4209

$66,345

17.0%

47.6%

Talladega County

22.7%

33.1%

16.5%

3500.0%

0.4495

$35,611

34.1%

20.4%

Tallapoosa County

16.2%

26.9%

10.1%

31.8%

0.4521

$39,297

29.4%

26.3%

Tuscaloosa County

19.8%

26.0%

14.7%

31.4%

0.4706

$43,677

32.6%

31.6%

Walker County

20.2%

28.9%

18.8%

30.2%

0.4473

$36,481

8.7%

18.4%

Winston County

24.9%

40.0%

24.0%

NA

0.478

$31,835

3.8%

15.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2011 American Community Survey

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