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2.1% growth
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The economy of Alabama employs 2M people. The economy of Alabama is specialized in Fiber, yarn, & thread mills; Carpet & rug mills; and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes, which employ respectively 6.1; 6.09; and 4.86 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alabama are Restaurants & Food Services (129,136), Elementary & secondary schools (118,130), and Construction (110,009), and the highest paying industries are Sugar & confectionery products ($108,409), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($103,857), and Oil & gas extraction ($98,005).

Median household income in Alabama is $46,257. Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,097. The income inequality of Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alabama. In Alabama the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,961. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Alabama is home to a population of 4.86M people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alabama is composed of 3.2M White residents (65.7%), 1.29M Black residents (26.6%), 199,686 Hispanic residents (4.11%), 76,692 Two+ residents (1.58%), and 65,100 Asian residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Alabama are Spanish (150,337 speakers), Chinese (9,619 speakers), and German (9,073 speakers), but compared to other places, Alabama has a relative high number of Laotian (1,353 speakers), German (9,073 speakers), and Korean (8,331 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Alabama awarded 69,329 degrees. The student population of Alabama is skewed towards females, with 29,794 male students and 39,535 female students. Most students in Alabama are White (43,765 and 63.1%), followed by Black or African American (16,441 and 23.7%), Unknown (2,886 and 4.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,841 and 2.66%). The largest universities in Alabama by number of graduates are The University of Alabama (8,438 and 12.2%), Columbia Southern University (7,532 and 10.9%), and Auburn University (6,419 and 9.3%). The most popular majors in Alabama are General Business Administration & Management (3,370 and 4.86%), Registered Nursing (2,187 and 3.15%), and General Psychology (1,429 and 2.06%). The median tuition costs in Alabama are $18,560 for private four year colleges, and $8,880 and $18,368 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alabama is $136,200, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $134,100 to $136,200, a 1.57% increase. The homeownership rate of Alabama is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Alabama have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alabama is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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