2016

ALABAMA POVERTY DATA SHEET
LAUDERDALE
18.7%

LIMESTONE
13.6%

MADISON
14.2%

POVERTY RATE IN ALABAMA

COLBERT
16.7%
LAWRENCE
16.6%

FRANKLIN
23.1%
MARION
20.2%

MORGAN
15.0%

WINSTON
20.1%

LAMAR
20.6%

FAYETTE
20.6%

CULLMAN
17.2%

WALKER
23.5%

BLOUNTLIMESTONE
17.5% 13.6%

MARION
20.2%

GREENE
33.2%

18.1%

HALE
28.1%

PICKENS
25.0%
PERRY

SUMTER
38.1%

CHOCTAW
25.0%

GREENE
33.2%

DALLAS
35.2%

MARENGO
25.6%

AUTAUGA
13.1%

MONROE
25.3%

WASHINGTON
18.5%

30.6%

ESCAMBIA
25.1%

BALDWIN
13.0%

Alabama

32.1%

24.8%

20
12.8%

10

13.8%

WHITE 3

CHILD POVERTY RATE

HISPANIC OR
LATINO 3

60
55.8%

50

25.2%

BULLOCK
35.1%

BLACK OR
AFRICAN AMERICAN 3

RANDOLPH
20.4%

RUSSELL
20.9% LEE

ELMORE
14.4%

40

40.1%
35.5%

MACON
32.1%

30

RUSSELL
20.9%

MONTGOMERY
22.5% BARBOUR
25.4%
LOWNDES
PIKE
BULLOCK
31.4%
35.1%
26.4%

31.6%

31.9%

20
17.8%
10

BARBOUR
25.4%

PIKE
26.4%

BUTLER
25.0%
MONROE
25.3%

33.9%

31.6%
27.3%

COOSA
TALLAPOOSA CHAMBERS
18.8%
21.3%
21.3%
MACON

AUTAUGA
13.1%

40

30

HENRY
17.3%

CRENSHAW
DALE
COFFEE 21.2%

22.4%

16.8%

WHITE 9

HENRY
17.3%

DALE
22.4%

COVINGTON
GENEVA
20.8%

23.9%

COFFEE
16.8%HOUSTON

20.1%

GENEVA
23.9%

0

MEDIAN
HOUSEHOLD INCOME

HOUSTON
20.1%

BLACK OR
AFRICAN AMERICAN 9

HISPANIC OR
LATINO 9

60
$56,900
50

$49,989
$42,396

40
$35,600

Under 12% in poverty
Under 12% in poverty

30

- 15.4% in poverty
12% - 15.4% in 12%
poverty

20

$34,763
$29,055

15.5% - 19% in poverty

15.5% - 19% in poverty

19.1% - 24.9% in poverty

10

19.1% - 24.9% 25%
in poverty
and above in poverty

0

25% and above in poverty

POVERTY RATE BY STATE
POVERTY RATE BY STATE

United States

0

CLAY
19.5%

LEE
25.2%

CHILTON
18.1%

ESCAMBIA
25.1%

MOBILE
19.6%

BALDWIN
13.0%

TALLADEGA
22.5%

MONTGOMERY
22.5%

DALLAS
35.2%

POVERTY RATE

TALLAPOOSA CHAMBERSCLEBURNE
21.3% 17.0%
21.3%

14.4%

CONECUH
COVINGTON
30.6%
20.8%

WASHINGTON
18.5%

MOBILE
19.6%

BIBB
18.1%

CHEROKEE
18.6%

CALHOUN
20.5%

BUTLER
WILCOX CRENSHAW
25.0%
33.7%
21.2%
CLARKE
24.9%
CONECUH

RACE OR ETHNICITY

RANDOLPH
20.4%

ST. CLAIR
14.3%

COOSA
JEFFERSON
19.5%
18.8%

PERRY
46.9%

MARENGO
25.6%

CHOCTAW
25.0%

poverty in Alabama since 1993.

ETOWAH
19.0%

BLOUNTCLAY
17.5%
19.5%

SHELBY
9.6%
ELMORE

LOWNDES
31.4%

WILCOX
33.7%
CLARKE
24.9%

22.5%

CHILTON
18.1%

SUMTER
38.1%

make that possibility a reality. We have been changing the way people think and talk about

JACKSON
22.0%

DEKALB
MARSHALL CLEBURNE
24.0%
22.0%

WALKER
23.5%

HALE
28.1%

poverty. It is possible for all Alabamians to lead prosperous lives, and our programs work to

CULLMAN
TALLADEGA
17.2%

TUSCALOOSA
18.0%

46.9%

broadens relationships and enhances capacity building, with a focus on addressing systemic

17.0%

SHELBY
9.6%
LAMAR
FAYETTE
20.6%
BIBB 20.6%

in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Our research-driven work

CHEROKEE
18.6%

CALHOUN
20.5%

LAWRENCE
ST. CLAIR
MORGAN
16.6% 14.3%
15.0%

WINSTON
20.1%

TUSCALOOSA
18.0%

Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that removes barriers to prosperity

MADISON
14.2%

COLBERT
16.7%
FRANKLIN
23.1%

More than 900,000 of our neighbors – including
nearly 300,000 children – live below the poverty line.

DEKALB
24.0%

ETOWAH
19.0%

JEFFERSON
19.5%

PICKENS
25.0%

JACKSON
22.0%

MARSHALL
22.0%

LAUDERDALE
18.7%

ALABAMA IS THE NATION’S
FOURTH POOREST STATE.

WHITE 3

BLACK OR
AFRICAN AMERICAN 3

HISPANIC OR
LATINO 3

REGION
20
19%
15
NH

17%

17%

15%

10
5
0
METROPOLITAN 7

NON-METROPOLITAN 7

Under 12% in poverty
12% - 15.4% in poverty
15.5% - 19% in poverty
19% and above in poverty

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2016

ALABAMA POVERTY DATA SHEET
POVERTY RATE

EDUCATION

Children2

Adults over
653

Families
With Related
Children3

Female-Headed
Households
With Related
Children3

Individuals
25 & Over
Who Are
Less Than
High School
Graduates3

Individuals
Individuals
25 & Over
25 & Over
Who Graduated Who Have Some
From High
College or an
School or
Associate
Have a GED3
Degree3

EMPLOYMENT

FOOD SECURITY

Individuals
25 & Over
Who Have a
Bachelor’s
Degree
or Higher3

Population
25 & Over
Who Is a
High School
Graduate
or Higher 3

Population
25 & Over
Who Has a
Bachelor's
Degree or
Higher 3

Annual
Unemployment
Rate4

Median
Household
Income2

SNAP
Recipients5

Food
Insecurity6

Childhood
Food
Insecurity6

Opportunity
Index10

Total
Population1

All Persons2

White3

Black or
African
American3

United States
Alabama

321,418,820
4,858,979

15.5%
19.2%

12.8%
13.8%

27.3%
31.6%

24.8%
33.9%

21.7%
27.4%

9.4%
10.8%

18.1%
23.5%

40.5%
49.6%

27.6%
30.8%

14.2%
16.1%

10.5%
12.2%

4.5%
4.3%

86.3%
83.7%

29.3%
23.1%

5.3%
6.1%

$53,657
$42,917

14.2%
18.3%

15.4%
18.8%

20.9%
26.4%

54.0
47.4

Autauga
Baldwin
Barbour
Bibb
Blount
Bullock
Butler
Calhoun
Chambers
Cherokee
Chilton
Choctaw
Clarke
Clay
Cleburne
Coffee
Colbert
Conecuh
Coosa
Covington
Crenshaw
Cullman
Dale
Dallas
DeKalb
Elmore
Escambia
Etowah
Fayette
Franklin
Geneva
Greene
Hale
Henry
Houston
Jackson
Jefferson
Lamar
Lauderdale
Lawrence
Lee
Limestone
Lowndes
Macon
Madison
Marengo
Marion
Marshall
Mobile
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Perry
Pickens
Pike
Randolph
Russell
St. Clair
Shelby
Sumter
Talladega
Tallapoosa
Tuscaloosa
Walker
Washington
Wilcox
Winston

55,347
203,709
26,489
22,583
57,673
10,696
20,154
115,620
34,123
25,859
43,943
13,170
24,675
13,555
15,018
51,211
54,354
12,672
10,724
37,835
13,963
82,005
49,565
41,131
71,130
81,468
37,789
103,057
16,759
31,696
26,777
8,479
15,068
17,221
104,173
52,419
660,367
13,886
92,596
33,115
156,993
91,663
10,458
19,105
353,089
20,028
30,168
94,725
415,395
21,673
226,519
119,565
9,652
20,864
33,046
22,696
59,660
87,074
208,713
13,103
80,862
40,844
203,976
65,294
16,804
11,059
23,877

13.1%
13.0%
25.4%
18.1%
17.5%
35.1%
25.0%
20.5%
21.3%
18.6%
18.1%
25.0%
24.9%
19.5%
17.0%
16.8%
16.7%
30.6%
18.8%
20.8%
21.2%
17.2%
22.4%
35.2%
24.0%
14.4%
25.1%
19.0%
20.6%
23.1%
23.9%
33.2%
28.1%
17.3%
20.1%
22.0%
19.5%
20.6%
18.7%
16.6%
25.2%
13.6%
31.4%
32.1%
14.2%
25.6%
20.2%
22.0%
19.6%
25.3%
22.5%
15.0%
46.9%
25.0%
26.4%
20.4%
20.9%
14.3%
9.6%
38.1%
22.5%
21.3%
18.0%
23.5%
18.5%
33.7%
20.1%

9.0%
11.2%
10.9%
14.7%
16.8%
10.9%
17.3%
16.8%
14.5%
20.3%
16.4%
14.5%
16.7%
15.2%
17.2%
14.9%
15.6%
19.2%
15.3%
16.7%
15.5%
17.5%
13.7%
13.4%
17.5%
9.9%
19.7%
15.9%
17.1%
22.8%
19.6%
20.8%
13.6%
11.7%
11.8%
16.7%
10.3%
20.6%
16.6%
16.0%
20.7%
12.5%
2.9%
14.8%
9.1%
10.0%
18.9%
18.1%
12.4%
17.2%
10.3%
12.7%
15.3%
12.9%
18.5%
19.3%
16.9%
15.0%
6.9%
16.2%
17.1%
15.6%
13.0%
21.8%
13.8%
11.4%
21.0%

29.1%
32.8%
37.0%
26.9%
41.8%
24.5%
36.8%
39.1%
38.0%
27.5%
33.3%
30.6%
39.4%
32.3%
15.4%
35.7%
27.4%
49.2%
31.3%
41.6%
24.2%
41.1%
32.6%
44.9%
25.1%
26.3%
39.8%
36.1%
42.8%
33.7%
40.8%
40.8%
37.8%
22.6%
34.8%
37.2%
28.5%
37.7%
34.8%
23.3%
32.4%
17.6%
38.3%
29.0%
24.2%
39.0%
44.1%
27.9%
32.4%
46.7%
30.4%
29.5%
46.3%
42.1%
39.8%
35.1%
29.0%
25.9%
14.0%
45.8%
35.0%
34.2%
29.8%
31.6%
24.8%
50.8%
55.1%

23.2%
20.4%
37.8%
25.6%
38.7%
22.1%
18.0%
28.9%
27.8%
44.3%
37.5%
87.5%
51.0%
5.4%
70.7%
34.7%
42.0%
35.4%
23.5%
11.4%
15.3%
50.9%
29.4%
26.4%
47.3%
26.5%
24.7%
31.2%
47.9%
41.3%
45.3%
12.8%
1.2%
16.3%
35.2%
59.3%
36.1%
80.6%
28.0%
41.7%
34.4%
40.5%
37.1%
23.8%
24.9%
23.8%
13.5%
41.8%
21.3%
36.8%
38.7%
31.8%
0.0%
5.8%
14.2%
53.1%
14.4%
42.7%
32.9%
17.8%
37.1%
57.6%
29.5%
47.0%
57.1%
89.7%
38.2%

18.1%
19.8%
38.1%
26.8%
24.1%
43.1%
36.7%
28.1%
31.6%
27.9%
27.6%
31.9%
33.7%
28.9%
24.8%
25.0%
25.3%
41.2%
29.0%
30.2%
28.0%
23.5%
33.5%
49.5%
36.5%
20.7%
31.6%
29.5%
29.2%
35.5%
36.4%
45.7%
36.8%
27.4%
31.1%
28.8%
29.4%
28.3%
26.3%
23.2%
26.4%
18.9%
42.7%
44.4%
20.3%
32.7%
26.4%
33.3%
29.8%
33.3%
32.2%
23.4%
65.9%
34.5%
34.0%
29.8%
30.3%
18.5%
11.7%
51.1%
32.7%
34.1%
23.2%
21.7%
32.9%
26.7%
47.1%

6.9%
6.6%
15.7%
11.3%
9.6%
20.7%
17.6%
11.0%
13.1%
12.8%
11.2%
16.9%
15.9%
9.0%
12.8%
10.8%
10.6%
16.6%
13.9%
11.8%
15.3%
12.6%
11.2%
16.6%
12.7%
7.3%
14.2%
11.2%
13.2%
14.1%
11.2%
17.3%
20.0%
15.7%
9.6%
14.0%
10.7%
17.5%
9.3%
11.8%
9.2%
10.0%
22.3%
17.5%
7.7%
20.8%
11.2%
10.3%
11.8%
19.9%
9.6%
8.5%
28.1%
20.2%
15.9%
16.6%
16.7%
9.2%
4.5%
17.6%
12.6%
9.9%
7.5%
10.2%
10.8%
19.7%
14.1%

14.7%
18.3%
33.1%
23.6%
20.4%
28.8%
36.5%
27.3%
33.8%
27.5%
24.6%
29.4%
31.6%
21.1%
21.2%
26.7%
25.4%
43.0%
28.7%
28.1%
17.1%
20.9%
23.6%
45.1%
25.2%
17.0%
33.7%
24.8%
29.6%
35.2%
33.8%
50.8%
34.2%
18.6%
25.1%
26.7%
23.4%
30.1%
22.5%
20.8%
18.9%
16.3%
36.6%
37.4%
15.8%
30.8%
25.9%
26.6%
25.0%
31.5%
28.1%
19.5%
48.9%
32.3%
27.5%
25.4%
26.8%
19.4%
9.2%
50.1%
33.3%
31.8%
20.6%
29.9%
16.6%
53.6%
29.3%

42.6%
42.3%
54.6%
46.0%
60.4%
45.0%
58.5%
57.3%
54.0%
51.8%
59.0%
64.7%
54.6%
50.9%
54.0%
55.9%
46.0%
73.0%
49.7%
56.7%
34.1%
45.8%
50.6%
60.7%
58.3%
39.3%
61.0%
55.1%
68.5%
75.1%
66.3%
64.7%
62.5%
50.4%
51.0%
60.6%
46.2%
80.0%
57.5%
52.9%
44.6%
38.7%
57.4%
60.0%
40.6%
63.3%
59.6%
50.8%
48.7%
63.5%
49.1%
46.3%
73.7%
55.7%
46.6%
48.0%
47.4%
41.3%
28.0%
68.2%
60.7%
50.5%
48.6%
56.7%
37.0%
71.2%
59.7%

24.6%
25.3%
30.6%
20.1%
27.3%
30.6%
32.9%
30.3%
35.1%
28.6%
24.5%
27.1%
39.7%
30.4%
26.8%
27.8%
26.7%
44.7%
32.4%
29.2%
21.1%
26.4%
34.6%
40.2%
29.5%
19.3%
37.0%
31.6%
26.6%
31.1%
28.4%
36.8%
33.5%
23.6%
29.9%
27.3%
34.2%
28.4%
28.3%
29.6%
35.8%
28.0%
46.0%
30.4%
28.4%
38.7%
24.6%
30.0%
32.3%
36.6%
37.3%
26.5%
38.5%
40.0%
33.8%
35.7%
33.3%
29.9%
22.5%
41.6%
30.2%
28.0%
31.8%
31.2%
27.6%
51.7%
31.4%

10.2%
13.1%
21.3%
14.4%
13.9%
11.8%
22.2%
16.6%
16.0%
21.6%
13.3%
14.3%
24.9%
13.7%
12.7%
18.0%
14.9%
27.8%
19.7%
15.6%
19.9%
15.2%
17.9%
29.3%
12.5%
14.0%
21.3%
16.5%
16.4%
18.0%
16.9%
33.4%
23.9%
14.2%
15.0%
15.4%
17.1%
16.7%
12.5%
12.9%
15.0%
13.0%
19.6%
22.9%
13.7%
23.1%
16.8%
14.5%
17.2%
28.6%
19.8%
9.9%
27.2%
20.7%
18.4%
19.0%
18.6%
12.7%
9.6%
27.3%
17.3%
16.9%
13.8%
17.7%
11.5%
39.8%
15.1%

8.0%
9.2%
13.9%
9.3%
9.3%
11.7%
17.7%
13.0%
14.5%
14.7%
12.0%
17.2%
14.4%
11.7%
8.8%
11.1%
11.2%
21.8%
11.0%
13.8%
10.8%
13.7%
11.8%
20.8%
9.9%
9.0%
15.2%
11.0%
17.4%
11.2%
14.8%
22.0%
16.3%
12.9%
10.4%
13.5%
13.8%
17.0%
12.3%
10.7%
12.5%
7.4%
18.2%
19.3%
10.6%
19.9%
12.6%
11.9%
13.2%
20.5%
13.7%
11.1%
32.9%
17.2%
15.3%
11.9%
12.9%
10.3%
5.3%
36.2%
15.6%
12.8%
10.0%
16.1%
8.6%
23.0%
16.5%

4.5%
4.9%
1.4%
3.1%
3.0%
4.3%
6.6%
4.5%
1.7%
2.7%
4.7%
9.1%
9.8%
3.8%
0.7%
4.6%
4.3%
0.7%
3.0%
6.2%
5.6%
5.6%
2.9%
8.9%
9.1%
1.3%
7.2%
3.7%
5.6%
3.2%
7.6%
8.9%
6.2%
2.9%
3.4%
2.9%
4.5%
3.7%
6.5%
2.7%
6.1%
3.5%
5.6%
8.5%
3.2%
3.7%
6.3%
3.5%
4.2%
3.2%
4.8%
4.8%
7.3%
5.5%
6.7%
7.7%
6.1%
2.6%
2.9%
5.4%
4.8%
4.9%
4.5%
3.3%
3.2%
6.6%
2.2%

86.2%
89.0%
74.6%
77.9%
78.1%
65.5%
76.6%
80.1%
77.5%
79.5%
77.5%
74.1%
80.1%
74.9%
75.3%
83.1%
83.6%
76.0%
75.9%
80.0%
76.9%
81.5%
84.7%
77.7%
73.1%
87.2%
78.6%
82.1%
76.1%
74.4%
78.1%
75.1%
79.4%
79.5%
84.3%
75.3%
87.7%
77.9%
84.0%
78.1%
87.5%
82.6%
72.7%
81.3%
90.1%
84.3%
74.9%
77.1%
84.9%
78.6%
85.0%
81.9%
69.6%
78.6%
80.0%
74.5%
81.3%
82.4%
91.3%
77.1%
79.6%
80.3%
87.0%
77.1%
82.0%
78.6%
73.8%

21.9%
28.6%
13.6%
10.2%
12.3%
14.1%
14.3%
16.9%
12.2%
13.7%
13.5%
12.8%
11.9%
8.6%
10.6%
23.2%
17.6%
8.3%
9.1%
14.6%
12.5%
15.1%
16.9%
14.5%
11.3%
21.4%
12.5%
15.4%
13.8%
10.9%
11.2%
11.5%
14.0%
16.8%
20.1%
12.9%
30.3%
11.4%
22.1%
11.3%
33.2%
23.1%
13.2%
19.4%
38.6%
16.0%
11.1%
16.1%
21.4%
12.5%
31.3%
19.9%
9.1%
9.6%
23.6%
12.4%
15.5%
15.5%
40.2%
15.0%
12.5%
17.6%
27.7%
10.7%
10.3%
11.5%
11.1%

5.2%
5.5%
8.9%
6.6%
5.4%
7.8%
7.5%
7.0%
6.0%
5.4%
5.7%
9.1%
11.8%
6.2%
6.0%
5.9%
7.9%
9.2%
6.7%
7.1%
6.0%
5.3%
6.4%
9.6%
6.0%
5.1%
7.0%
6.1%
7.0%
6.4%
5.9%
11.0%
7.8%
6.8%
6.2%
6.6%
5.8%
6.3%
6.9%
7.7%
5.1%
5.5%
11.6%
8.1%
5.5%
7.7%
7.0%
5.8%
7.0%
10.1%
6.2%
5.8%
10.0%
6.8%
6.7%
5.9%
6.0%
5.2%
4.2%
8.0%
6.6%
6.1%
5.5%
7.2%
8.9%
14.7%
7.6%

$54,366
$49,626
$34,971
$39,546
$45,567
$26,580
$32,512
$41,123
$34,116
$38,013
$41,450
$35,049
$36,620
$35,940
$40,418
$46,931
$43,057
$29,101
$34,679
$36,149
$34,445
$39,922
$41,940
$26,602
$36,241
$54,298
$37,077
$39,904
$35,664
$33,881
$34,425
$26,504
$33,315
$39,930
$40,124
$36,923
$44,852
$34,553
$41,324
$41,574
$41,256
$51,175
$30,675
$28,518
$58,833
$32,977
$37,707
$36,536
$42,943
$34,733
$43,054
$45,082
$27,403
$31,933
$31,844
$36,939
$35,585
$50,571
$69,432
$25,413
$39,999
$36,779
$46,892
$37,245
$41,321
$24,035
$35,528

14.0%
11.2%
24.1%
16.1%
13.3%
27.2%
25.3%
20.6%
21.3%
17.9%
17.9%
24.4%
25.3%
14.8%
15.7%
14.1%
15.8%
28.0%
17.0%
20.2%
21.1%
13.7%
20.5%
38.6%
20.8%
14.4%
24.1%
14.9%
21.8%
19.8%
21.2%
35.2%
26.1%
17.8%
18.4%
15.4%
17.6%
18.9%
13.5%
19.1%
11.2%
12.4%
37.2%
34.5%
11.6%
25.5%
19.7%
18.9%
21.5%
21.9%
23.6%
13.3%
41.1%
18.9%
22.0%
22.9%
24.3%
13.0%
6.6%
31.0%
18.6%
19.9%
13.3%
19.8%
17.3%
41.5%
15.3%

14.4%
13.7%
23.3%
16.4%
12.2%
24.4%
22.6%
18.2%
21.1%
14.6%
14.1%
20.7%
25.1%
16.3%
14.2%
16.0%
17.2%
24.5%
18.9%
16.6%
17.3%
13.4%
17.5%
30.3%
12.9%
14.5%
20.8%
16.5%
17.3%
15.0%
16.0%
31.3%
24.5%
16.6%
18.2%
14.7%
19.7%
16.7%
16.0%
15.4%
18.3%
13.6%
28.8%
27.9%
15.5%
22.6%
15.5%
13.3%
19.7%
24.1%
22.7%
14.2%
30.0%
22.1%
22.3%
17.8%
21.2%
13.2%
10.5%
28.7%
19.8%
18.8%
18.0%
16.3%
16.9%
33.0%
15.9%

22.4%
23.8%
30.0%
26.6%
25.5%
23.9%
29.1%
27.9%
28.7%
28.6%
26.4%
25.6%
29.6%
26.2%
27.6%
25.9%
27.9%
31.1%
26.9%
28.0%
24.0%
25.8%
25.3%
34.3%
26.1%
22.3%
28.9%
26.9%
29.3%
29.9%
29.2%
34.5%
28.6%
22.9%
26.0%
27.2%
23.2%
29.1%
26.6%
25.4%
23.0%
22.6%
29.5%
27.3%
21.4%
26.1%
27.6%
26.9%
25.6%
30.9%
24.4%
24.1%
33.4%
27.7%
26.1%
27.0%
25.6%
24.3%
18.4%
29.5%
29.0%
28.6%
23.0%
29.7%
25.2%
36.8%
31.6%

46.3
47.7
32.4
39.8
41.9
32.5
42.0
34.4
37.9
38.9
38.4
32.9
36.5
41.0
42.4
41.4
32.9
34.5
42.8
46.2
43.3
41.0
28.7
41.7
43.6
33.6
40.4
40.7
41.6
42.3
29.3
35.5
40.8
47.2
44.1
51.3
37.0
48.6
39.4
47.7
44.8
29.2
41.2
51.8
37.9
37.8
40.7
42.2
31.9
43.5
42.8
40.7
39.4
36.7
36.2
33.3
43.0
59.8
36.3
35.1
40.4
45.1
36.6
36.8
33.2
41.3

HOMELESS PERSONS
564,708
3,970
1,153
245

Hispanic or
Latino3

8

U.S.
Alabama
Bessemer, Birmingham, Hoover/Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair Counties
Florence/Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston, and Lawrence Counties

420

Huntsville, Decatur/Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties

441
578
339

Montgomery/Montgomery, Elmore, Lowndes, and Bullock Counties
Mobile/Mobile and Baldwin Counties
Tuscaloosa/Tuscaloosa County

156
638

Anniston, Gadsden/Calhoun and Etowah Counties
Balance of the State of Alabama

Terms and Definitions
CHILDREN – Individuals under the age of 18.
POVERTY RATE – The percent of persons (or families) who live below the federal poverty line as calculated by the Census Bureau.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – The annual average percentage of the workforce that is unemployed. Persons are classified as unemployed if they do not
have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work.
HOMELESSNESS – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development uses a point-in-time homelessness count, which is a locally
planned and coordinated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January.
OPPORTUNITY INDEX – The Opportunity Index is jointly developed by Measure of America and Opportunity Nation. The index is made up of a set of
indicators grouped into three broad dimensions: Jobs and Local Economy, Education, and Community Health and Civic Life. The state index is made
up of 16 indicators; the county index includes 14 indicators.

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Sources
1
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2015)
2
U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (2014)
3
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (2010-2014)
4
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (2015)
5
USDA, Alabama Department of Human Resources (2015)
6
Feeding America (2014)
7
Kaiser Family Foundation (2014)
8
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2015)
9
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (2014)
10
Opportunity Index (2015)

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