Migration Profile for Alabama, 2006-07

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2007 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Alabama in 2006 to move to another state in 2007 and vice versa.

Alabama People Moving into Alabama People Moving out of Alabama Net # People Moving into Alabama from 2006 to 2007 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 137,795 112,964 24,831 1.22
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 29,912 25,405 4,507 1.18
Aged 18-19 12,504 5,735 6,769 2.18
Aged 20-24 15,975 16,112 -137 0.99
Aged 25-34 29,566 24,383 5,183 1.21
Aged 35-44 19,743 14,985 4,758 1.32
Aged 45-54 13,657 11,010 2,647 1.24
Aged 55-64 9,739 8,432 1,307 1.16
Aged 65+ 6,699 6,902 -203 0.97
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 44,815 33,878 10,937 1.32
Married 47,102 36,000 11,102 1.31
Divorced 12,023 12,820 -797 0.94
Separated 4,530 4,708 -178 0.96
Widowed 3,725 4,024 -299 0.93
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 10,010 10,200 -190 0.98
High School Graduate 20,189 18,210 1,979 1.11
Some college or Associates degree 23,988 18,157 5,831 1.32
Bachelor's Degree 14,726 12,168 2,558 1.21
Graduate or Professional Degree 10,491 6,977 3,514 1.50
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 13,094 11,034 2,060 1.19
$1-$9,999 31,136 24,609 6,527 1.27
$10,000-$24,999 27,848 26,487 1,361 1.05
$25,000-$49,999 22,993 16,897 6,096 1.36
$50,000-$74,999 9,772 6,796 2,976 1.44
$75,000+ 7,352 5,606 1,746 1.31
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 26,813 22,653 4,160 1.18
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 11,329 12,580 -1,251 0.90
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 86,870 66,329 20,541 1.31

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

"People moving into Alabama" refers to those people living in Alabama in 2007 but another state in 2006

"People moving out of Alabama" refers to those people living in Alabama in 2006 but another state in 2007

A "Ratio of people coming to going" value of 1.22 means that very every 100 people leaving Alabama for another state, 122 people are moving to Alabama from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people "without a high school diploma" or those earning "no income" or "$1-$9,999" in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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