2010 Alabama Poverty Project Data Sheet

Poverty Rate

Total
Population1

United States 307,006,550
Alabama 4,661,900
Autauga
Baldwin
Barbour
Bibb
Blount
Bullock
Butler
Calhoun
Chambers
Cherokee
Chilton
Choctaw
Clarke
Clay
Cleburne
Coffee
Colbert
Conecuh
Coosa
Covington
Crenshaw
Cullman
Dale
Dallas
DeK alb
Elmore
Escambia
Etowah
Fayette
Franklin
Geneva
Greene
Hale
Henry
Houston
Jackson
Jefferson
L amar
L auderdale
L awrence
Lee
Limestone
Lowndes
Macon
Madison
Marengo
Marion
Marshall
Mobile
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Perry
Pickens
Pike
Randolph
Russell
Shelby
St. Clair
Sumter
Talladega
Tallapoosa
Tuscaloosa
Walker
Washington
Wilcox
Winston

50,364
174,439
29,309
21,629
57,441
10,796
20,090
113,419
34,424
24,545
42,444
14,055
26,304
13,809
14,799
47,753
54,663
13,066
10,814
36,856
13,754
81,324
48,292
42,867
68,515
78,106
37,490
103,303
17,691
30,801
25,882
9,172
18,145
16,591
98,488
53,134
659,503
14,295
89,128
34,166
133,010
76,135
12,644
22,290
319,510
21,055
29,465
88,484
406,309
22,553
224,810
115,959
10,643
19,524
30,381
22,620
50,504
187,784
79,837
13,266
80,279
40,773
179,448
68,970
17,204
12,803
23,974

All
Persons 2

Children 2

Adults
Over 65 3

High
School
Dropout
Rate 4

Adult
Illiteracy
Rate 5

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 Rate 6

18.2%
22.1%

9.8%
12.2%

14.9%
19.5%

36.5%
45.4%

23.6%
27.6%

11.5%
13.6%

7.8%
8.8%

3.7%
3.4%

–N/A–
41.4%

14.5%
14.8%

84.5%
80.9%

27.4%
21.5%

9.3%
10.1%

10.7%
9.9%
24.5%
18.5%
13.1%
33.6%
22.3%
17.6%
18.7%
17.7%
17.1%
22.9%
20.6%
16.9%
14.8%
15.2%
12.7%
24.9%
15.7%
18.9%
18.9%
14.8%
15.0%
29.9%
18.7%
11.4%
24.1%
16.7%
19.8%
19.5%
17.8%
30.3%
26.0%
18.6%
15.1%
16.9%
13.8%
18.2%
17.0%
15.0%
15.5%
12.1%
25.4%
30.5%
11.3%
22.6%
19.6%
18.0%
18.6%
21.8%
17.6%
12.5%
31.7%
25.6%
22.5%
17.3%
23.3%
5.8%
12.6%
32.9%
18.7%
19.5%
17.3%
17.4%
18.2%
30.2%
18.3%

14.9%
15.1%
31.9%
25.0%
17.3%
38.0%
30.9%
22.9%
26.8%
26.5%
24.0%
29.3%
29.0%
23.9%
22.3%
23.0%
20.3%
36.0%
23.6%
25.8%
26.5%
19.7%
21.9%
44.1%
25.1%
15.2%
31.7%
24.2%
25.5%
28.0%
28.3%
41.0%
32.2%
26.2%
23.7%
23.2%
19.2%
25.8%
22.2%
21.4%
14.3%
16.8%
37.3%
38.6%
15.4%
31.3%
27.3%
25.9%
27.6%
29.0%
26.6%
18.3%
45.2%
37.9%
26.9%
25.8%
35.9%
7.7%
17.5%
42.0%
26.4%
27.8%
19.3%
23.9%
24.9%
43.3%
26.5%

7.6%
5.9%
19.8%
12.1%
12.0%
–N/A–
17.4%
13.2%
13.8%
10.7%
13.7%
–N/A–
26.3%
–N/A–
–N/A–
14.4%
6.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
11.3%
–N/A–
13.9%
13.3%
28.7%
17.8%
9.6%
14.9%
11.9%
–N/A–
12.6%
11.5%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
11.6%
17.2%
10.5%
–N/A–
10.1%
10.7%
10.3%
11.0%
–N/A–
19.3%
6.2%
18.3%
14.5%
12.9%
13.3%
18.8%
12.3%
10.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
16.0%
10.9%
16.4%
5.0%
9.8%
–N/A–
16.3%
13.7%
12.6%
11.2%
–N/A–
–N/A–
14.2%

11.9%
13.0%
31.1%
14.5%
12.5%
–N/A–
21.4%
23.2%
17.9%
21.6%
23.4%
–N/A–
29.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
20.2%
15.9
–N/A–
–N/A–
22.3%
–N/A–
15.4%
15.0%
40.0%
24.2%
11.6%
31.7%
20.0%
–N/A–
22.4%
22.2%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
19.0%
20.3%
16.0%
–N/A–
24.5%
15.0%
13.8%
14.3%
–N/A–
31.2%
13.7%
27.8%
24.9%
26.1%
25.0%
29.7%
23.0%
17.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
31.7%
19.8%
32.7%
7.0%
11.8%
–N/A–
21.9%
22.7%
17.3%
26.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
22.5%

39.0%
36.3%
59.2%
41.7%
41.3%
–N/A–
38.3%
56.3%
49.3%
57.0%
44.0%
–N/A–
58.3%
–N/A–
–N/A–
46.3%
43.8%
–N/A–
–N/A–
44.0%
–N/A–
38.2%
43.1%
61.8%
47.6%
29.2%
57.0%
42.5%
–N/A–
41.7%
54.5%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
40.2%
46.5%
35.5%
–N/A–
55.8%
44.4%
35.1%
32.3%
–N/A–
49.4%
36.8%
62.5%
73.0%
57.8%
53.7%
66.8%
44.6%
36.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
57.6%
61.3%
59.4%
25.8%
31.1%
–N/A–
49.0%
58.7%
47.5%
54.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
66.1%

27.0%
15.9%
37.5%
20.3%
24.1%
–N/A–
33.6%
26.6%
27.0%
26.1%
29.9%
–N/A–
41.4%
–N/A–
–N/A–
29.4%
18.3%
–N/A–
–N/A–
20.0%
–N/A–
23.6%
26.8%
47.0%
33.7%
26.7%
33.0%
27.7%
–N/A–
26.3%
21.0%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
27.8%
28.0%
25.7%
–N/A–
24.8%
21.0%
29.4%
25.8%
–N/A–
33.6%
23.5%
34.3%
23.6%
31.0%
28.5%
36.8%
34.1%
25.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
32.1%
27.2%
34.6%
17.2%
15.3%
–N/A–
29.9%
28.1%
28.7%
26.2%
–N/A–
–N/A–
23.9%

9.0%
9.3%
22.2%
9.5%
10.1%
–N/A–
16.1%
13.0%
9.7%
9.9%
16.0%
–N/A–
24.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
13.2%
12.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
12.9%
–N/A–
12.7%
12.6%
24.6%
17.1%
9.3%
16.1%
15.6%
–N/A–
16.6%
12.9%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
12.2%
14.9%
13.0%
–N/A–
13.8%
9.0%
10.5%
8.0%
–N/A–
24.4%
9.1%
20.5%
11.1%
16.0%
16.5%
15.9%
15.4%
13.2%
–N/A–
–N/A–
15.6%
9.2%
17.6%
6.8%
8.4%
–N/A–
12.6%
17.2%
12.7%
13.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
14.5%

3.7%
4.9%
6.5%
1.7%
3.8%
–N/A–
9.3%
9.4%
8.7%
6.6%
10.0%
–N/A–
11.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
8.3%
7.8%
–N/A–
–N/A–
11.3%
–N/A–
10.8%
7.9%
18.4%
8.0%
4.5%
13.3%
7.9%
–N/A–
10.2%
7.8%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
7.1%
10.7%
9.6%
–N/A–
14.8%
6.7%
7.8%
8.0%
–N/A–
13.1%
8.0%
14.0%
9.9%
9.7%
10.4%
12.9%
8.5%
6.9%
–N/A–
–N/A–
14.7%
11.2%
10.6%
3.6%
5.9%
–N/A–
8.8%
7.9%
9.7%
12.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
10.5%

2.8%
2.5%
3.3%
3.8%
5.4%
–N/A–
3.5%
5.1%
1.3%
0.0%
0.5%
–N/A–
4.1%
–N/A–
–N/A–
1.9%
4.9%
–N/A–
–N/A–
5.1%
–N/A–
3.1%
3.0%
2.2%
4.3%
1.5%
6.7%
3.8%
–N/A–
3.1%
5.8%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
2.6%
5.2%
2.9%
–N/A–
6.9%
3.0%
3.9%
4.7%
–N/A–
13.7%
2.5%
1.6%
8.9%
5.3%
4.5%
0.0%
3.0%
4.9%
–N/A–
–N/A–
6.3%
1.5%
3.9%
1.3%
5.9%
–N/A–
2.8%
0.7%
6.0%
1.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
3.6%

40.0%
44.6%
50.9%
55.3%
36.4%
38.8%
38.6%
38.9%
41.6%
41.4%
36.4%
31.3%
45.1%
37.0%
35.7%
29.6%
38.8%
43.4%
51.2%
43.4%
33.1%
38.8%
38.1%
49.8%
44.2%
44.7%
28.3%
38.1%
33.5%
32.1%
44.3%
56.6%
42.8%
52.2%
44.8%
37.1%
40.0%
24.4%
38.5%
31.6%
42.4%
37.2%
41.0%
51.5%
39.1%
32.7%
31.9%
46.5%
50.0%
33.9%
54.7%
41.7%
29.8%
34.2%
48.4%
34.5%
60.4%
33.5%
48.1%
34.6%
48.5%
42.2%
42.9%
35.4%
34.2%
38.6%
26.6%

12.7%
10.6%
23.2%
17.5%
13.9%
34.2%
20.6%
14.7%
20.2%
16.4%
15.5%
22.5%
20.8%
18.3%
16.7%
13.4%
14.6%
22.8%
21.0%
15.5%
18.8%
13.4%
12.9%
23.9%
18.1%
13.3%
18.7%
14.1%
16.6%
19.5%
16.1%
31.2%
25.7%
18.1%
11.9%
14.9%
12.9%
17.8%
13.0%
20.8%
12.8%
13.7%
28.4%
25.4%
10.1%
22.5%
15.7%
15.0%
15.9%
20.1%
14.3%
19.6%
27.1%
21.3%
18.9%
18.8%
21.0%
7.3%
12.5%
28.2%
18.0%
16.4%
13.8%
14.0%
19.5%
29.9%
16.3%

84.3%
87.7%
72.5%
73.6%
73.0%
–N/A–
74.6%
78.9%
71.5%
70.2%
74.2%
–N/A–
74.1%
–N/A–
–N/A–
77.8%
80.4%
–N/A–
–N/A–
78.6%
–N/A–
76.0%
82.9%
76.1%
69.1%
82.2%
75.3%
80.3%
–N/A–
67.4%
70.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
81.1%
74.0%
86.3%
–N/A–
82.4%
75.6%
85.1%
79.2%
–N/A–
77.7%
87.5%
78.5%
68.2%
72.7%
82.1%
77.3%
84.0%
82.1%
–N/A–
–N/A–
76.2%
72.8%
75.5%
91.9%
76.9%
–N/A–
74.5%
73.4%
83.6%
75.7%
–N/A–
–N/A–
67.1%

21.3%
27.2%
13.1%
12.1%
11.6%
–N/A–
10.6%
16.3%
11.0%
9.2%
11.4%
–N/A–
16.1%
–N/A–
–N/A–
21.0%
16.8%
–N/A–
–N/A–
15.1%
–N/A–
13.1%
16.8%
14.2%
10.7%
18.4%
11.3%
16.1%
–N/A–
11.6%
9.4%
–N/A–
–N/A–
–N/A–
19.3%
11.5%
28.1%
–N/A–
21.5%
9.4%
31.9%
18.1%
–N/A–
22.8%
37.6%
15.2%
8.3%
15.3%
19.6%
13.2%
30.0%
19.6%
–N/A–
–N/A–
22.1%
13.5%
10.8%
39.8%
12.9%
–N/A–
11.9%
15.9%
26.3%
9.2%
–N/A–
–N/A–
10.3%

8.9%
8.8%
13.0%
12.0%
9.1%
14.3%
15.2%
10.1%
18.2%
10.7%
9.6%
12.4%
15.3%
15.3%
9.3%
7.8%
10.6%
18.4%
14.7%
9.9%
9.6%
9.4%
8.8%
19.7%
13.1%
8.7%
12.4%
10.5%
13.0%
12.4%
9.8%
13.5%
12.8%
10.1%
8.5%
11.7%
9.8%
14.9%
9.8%
12.5%
8.4%
8.9%
17.6%
11.2%
7.2%
13.1%
15.4%
9.2%
10.3%
18.1%
9.6%
9.9%
18.2%
12.7%
8.6%
13.6%
11.2%
10.0%
7.1%
13.8%
13.2%
12.5%
9.1%
10.6%
14.0%
24.2%
16.3%

United States
Alabama

11

12

Birmingham Metropolitan Area (Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair Counties)
Northern Alabama (Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties)
Gulf Coast (Baldwin and Mobile Counties)
Rural Alabama (Balance of state)
Mid-Alabama (Bullock, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties)
Tuscaloosa County
Northwest Alabama (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston Counties)
Russell County
Northeast Alabama (Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, and Etowah Counties)

About

1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program (2008)
2. U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (2008)
3. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates (2006-2008)
4. Southern Education Foundation (2007)
5. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Adult Literacy (2003)
6. U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (2009)
7. Alabama Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Alabama Vital Statistics (2008)
8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2005)
9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Surveillance System (2007)
10. Alabama Department of Human Resources, Monthly Statistical Reporting (January 2010)
11. Homelessness in Alabama Statewide Data Report (2007)
12. National Alliance to End Homelessness (2007)
13. Kaiser Family Foundation (states, 2007-2008; U.S., 2008)

Median
Household
Income 2

Teen
Birth Rate7

$ 52,029

–N/A–

$ 42,586

13.3%

$ 51,622

13.2%
13.1%
15.1%
15.1%
11.6%
23.1%
15.8%
14.8%
18.9%
15.0%
15.9%
16.0%
9.8%
14.0%
15.4%
11.7%
14.4%
16.6%
18.3%
16.2%
15.5%
16.2%
11.0%
19.4%
16.7%
12.7%
16.8%
16.0%
13.6%
16.3%
17.3%
13.4%
15.3%
13.8%
13.5%
14.4%
12.1%
12.4%
12.6%
17.7%
9.7%
11.5%
17.9%
21.0%
10.7%
16.7%
16.2%
15.6%
14.7%
16.3%
14.9%
12.3%
17.8%
9.2%
15.0%
16.6%
2.9%
5.5%
12.5%
14.9%
16.6%
15.6%
12.8%
16.2%
14.2%
19.9%
14.5%

$ 51,957
$ 30,896
$ 41,076
$ 46,086
$ 26,980
$ 31,449
$ 39,997
$ 35,614
$ 38,028
$ 40,292
$ 30,728
$ 34,101
$ 33,032
$ 37,742
$ 43,145
$ 39,947
$ 27,068
$ 36,050
$ 33,773
$ 34,402
$ 39,276
$ 42,867
$ 27,992
$ 35,377
$ 53,296
$ 32,009
$ 37,264
$ 34,092
$ 35,248
$ 32,027
$ 26,001
$ 31,091
$ 36,453
$ 42,523
$ 36,597
$ 46,269
$ 32,424
$ 38,592
$ 40,655
$ 41,770
$ 46,151
$ 30,225
$ 27,314
$ 55,324
$ 32,381
$ 31,602
$ 36,981
$ 40,951
$ 34,072
$ 43,297
$ 46,284
$ 26,513
$ 31,053
$ 32,284
$ 34,185
$ 28,855
$71,785
$ 48,804
$ 24,221
$ 35,487
$ 35,293
$ 43,744
$ 36,221
$ 37,076
$ 23,090
$ 32,018

Infant
Mortality
Rate7

Adults
Who Are
Obese 9

Public Food
Adults With Assistance
9
Diabetes
Recipients10

Non-Public
Food
Total Food
Assistance Assistance
10
Recipients Recipients10

8

33.8%
31.4%

9.1%
10.5%

–N/A–
126,739

–N/A–
664,738

–N/A–
791,477

11.7
7.0
17.0
7.4
5.7
0.0
13.5
8.5
7.2
17.2
13.1
0.0
6.3
12.2
5.1
8.7
6.2
20.7
8.7
11.3
0.0
10.8
3.9
13.5
3.9
5.8
7.1
15.0
10.5
8.3
6.0
0.0
13.9
11.0
7.9
12.8
13.2
11.3
7.8
9.4
6.7
6.6
5.6
12.1
11.1
3.4
6.1
5.3
6.9
6.9
9.8
8.6
19.1
19.2
12.7
7.9
10.7
4.2
5.3
17.1
14.4
13.0
12.3
15.1
10.9
0.0
14.1

35.8%
28.4%
43.2%
38.0%
38.4%
45.0%
43.0%
38.2%
43.3%
38.5%
41.3%
42.8%
42.3%
39.3%
36.9%
38.5%
42.6%
40.5%
43.0%
38.9%
43.0%
35.7%
39.4%
47.8%
38.2%
33.7%
42.5%
38.3%
41.2%
37.1%
39.8%
52.5%
45.9%
41.1%
38.0%
38.0%
33.5%
37.0%
35.6%
39.2%
35.7%
33.4%
47.9%
48.6%
35.0%
42.7%
36.3%
33.0%
32.7%
43.4%
36.7%
41.5%
48.4%
42.9%
44.3%
38.9%
42.0%
31.5%
40.1%
48.2%
38.2%
39.5%
35.7%
38.0%
42.1%
47.8%
35.2%

11.1%
8.4%
12.5%
11.4%
9.8%
14.5%
12.7%
12.3%
13.6%
11.6%
9.4%
11.2%
11.4%
10.9%
9.2%
9.9%
12.0%
11.8%
11.4%
11.0%
11.1%
9.8%
11.5%
13.6%
10.3%
10.3%
10.5%
9.6%
10.9%
10.1%
11.0%
15.3%
13.9%
11.4%
10.6%
10.4%
11.5%
10.2%
10.7%
12.1%
10.4%
9.6%
15.2%
14.1%
11.5%
13.2%
10.0%
10.6%
11.2%
12.3%
11.3%
10.2%
15.2%
13.0%
12.0%
10.4%
11.8%
7.6%
10.4%
14.6%
11.9%
12.4%
10.9%
10.6%
11.8%
14.9%
9.4%

838
1,565
1,096
613
1,062
612
895
3,536
1,239
694
1,164
502
1,146
275
304
757
1,163
657
295
960
509
1,418
1,586
3,529
1,193
1,446
1,126
2,244
715
806
606
538
822
464
3,017
1,033
18,591
530
1,585
851
1,857
1,320
887
1,119
4,181
1,093
866
1,578
12,339
739
8,477
1,570
931
860
1,309
827
1,876
1,458
1,395
1,015
2,798
1,403
4,862
1,443
551
1,216
653

6,129
16,476
4,943
3,132
6,970
2,160
4,198
20,060
6,696
4,196
7,961
2,680
4,720
1,770
2,017
4,836
7,472
3,520
1,725
6,601
2,293
9,408
8,266
12,596
10,904
8,840
7,803
14,141
2,934
5,241
4,444
2,380
2,939
2,935
13,739
7,798
83,254
2,217
10,660
4,868
13,212
8,578
3,391
5,992
24,426
4,220
5,244
12,130
75,463
4,548
38,473
12,925
3,516
3,207
5,657
4,732
11,463
9,722
9,928
3,386
13,574
6,644
20,161
9,118
2,897
3,905
3,281

6,967
18,041
6,039
3,745
8,032
2,772
5,093
23,596
7,935
4,890
9,125
3,182
5,866
2,045
2,321
5,593
8,635
4,177
2,020
7,561
2,802
10,826
9,852
16,125
12,097
10,286
8,929
16,385
3,649
6,047
5,050
2,918
3,761
3,399
16,756
8,831
101,845
2,747
12,245
5,719
15,069
9,898
4,278
7,111
28,607
5,313
6,110
13,708
87,802
5,287
46,950
14,495
4,447
4,067
6,966
5,559
13,339
11,180
11,323
4,401
16,372
8,047
25,023
10,561
3,448
5,121
3,934

6.9  
9.5

this data sheet

This data sheet was compiled by Kristina Scott, Nesha Spencer, and Henry Campbell for the
Alabama Poverty Project. Special thanks to Dr. Hugh Floyd, Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Theresa
Davidson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Samford University; Dr. Yani Djamba, Director of the
Center for Demographic Research at Auburn University Montgomery; and Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor
Emeritus of History at Auburn University, for their involvement with the project.
Not all data is available for all geographies. Specifically, data from the 2006-2008 American Community
Survey (ACS) 3-year estimates is only available for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more.
This data sheet was designed by Jason Yarbrough. The Alabama Possible and Lifetime of Learning
logos were created by Karla and Ford Wiles. The Blueprints logo was created by Chris Murphy.
The publication of this data sheet was funded by the Daniel Foundation of Alabama.
For further information or to request additional copies please contact the Alabama Poverty Project, P.O. Box
55058, Birmingham, AL 35255. Phone (205) 939-1408, Fax (205) 933-7774, info@alabamapossible.org

Terms
Sources:

Health & Food Security

Employment

13.2%
15.9%

Homeless Persons
671,859
5,391
2,104
830
621
478
456
315
265
203
119

Education & Literacy

Individuals 25 Individuals 25 Individuals 25
Individuals 25 & Over Who & Over Who & Over Who
Graduated
Have Some
Have A
Female-Headed & Over Who
Families
Households Are Less Than From High College Or An Bachelor’s
School Or
Associate’s
Degree
With Related With Related
High School
Have A GED3
Degree 3
Or Higher 3
Children3
Children 3
Graduates 3

and definitions

Children – Individuals under the age of 18.
Infant Mortality Rate – Annual number of deaths of infants under age 1 per 1,000 live births.
Illiteracy – Indirect estimate of percent of residents lacking basic prose literacy skills.
Obese – Adults with a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher.
Poverty Rate – The percent of persons (or families) who live below the federal poverty line as calculated by
the Census Bureau.
Teen Birth Rate – Births to teenage mothers as a percentage of the total births.
Unemployment Rate – The percentage of the work force that is unemployed at any given date. Persons
are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks,
and are currently available for work.

2010 Alabama Poverty Project Data Sheet
Highlighted Statistics
Poverty By Race13

United States

US Rate

Alabama

Alabama Rate

White

24,157,800

12.3%

433,600

13.8%

Black

12,103,400

33.2%

Latino

14,526,300

30.6%

421,900
–N/A–

34.9%
–N/A–

Poverty By Region13
Metropolitan
Rural

United States

Alabama

18%
20%

19%
23%

Poverty Distribution By Age 3
People Under 18
People 18 to 64
People Over 18

United States

Alabama

18.0%
11.8%
9.9%

22.1%
14.6%
12.6%

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