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A Look at Alabama Families
Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs

Alabama Facts & Figures


General Population Data

Alabama Population in 2000: 4,447,100
Dependent Population: 1,511,387 (34 percent of the total population)
Population by Race
2003 Median Income for US: $56,500
2003 Median Income for Alabama: $46,900

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Table DP-1; HUD Median Income Estimates for 2003 (www.efanniemae.com)


Family Life

  • 60,295 babies were born in 2001.
  • 5,815 low birth weight babies were born in 2001 (9.6 percent of the total births).
  • 6,992 births had inadequate prenatal care in 2001 (11.5 percent of total births).
  • 45,052 marriages occurred in 2001.
  • 24,159 divorces occurred in 2001.

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Source: Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.


Nutrition & Health

  • 45,196 total deaths in Alabama in 2001.
  • 13,177 deaths were due to heart disease in 2001 (29.1 percent of the total deaths).
  • 9,783 deaths were due to cancer in 2001. (21.6 percent of the total deaths).
  • 1,339 deaths were due to diabetes in 2001. (2.9 percent of the total deaths).

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Source: Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.


Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children

  • Nationwide, approximately 8.4 percent of children 18 and under are being raised by a grandparent or other relative. In Alabama the rate jumps to 10.1 percent, with some counties having rates as high as 19 percent.
  • Conversely, 56,369 grandparents are responsible for one or more of their grandchildren in Alabama. 24.3 percent of these grandparents have been responsible for their grandchildren for 5 years or more.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Table DP-1


Youth

  • There were 8,592 high school dropouts statewide in 2001.
  • 8,993 babies were born to teenagers age 10-19 (14.9 percent of total births).
  • Of the 5,815 low weight births in 2001, 1,031 or 17.7 percent were born to teenagers 10-19 years-of-age.

Sources: Alabama Department of Education 2001 Report & Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.


Consumer Education & Personal Finance


Domestic Violence

  • Of the 19,873 violent offenses reported in 2001, 20 percent were domestic violence incidents (excluding simple assaults).
  • 34 percent of the simple assaults in 2001 were domestic violence incidents.
  • 75 percent of the victims were females, 25 percent were males. Sixty percent of the victims were black, and 40 percent were white.
  • In 63 percent of the domestic violence offenses the offender was black, and in 75 percent the offender was male.
  • In 34 percent of domestic violence offenses in 2001 the victim was the wife of the offender; in 38 percent the victim was the girlfriend of the offender.
  • There were 40 domestic homicides reported in 2001. Domestic homicides were 11 percent of the 349 total homicides reported for Alabama in 2001.
  • 47 percent of the homicides had black victims and black offenders, 53 percent of the white victims had white offenders.

Source: Statistical Analysis Center of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.


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Last Updated: December 3, 2012


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