Migration Profile for Alabama, 2007-08

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Alabama in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Alabama People Moving into Alabama People Moving out of Alabama Net # People Moving into Alabama from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 120,858 100,649 20,209 1.20
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 26,027 22,622 3,405 1.15
Aged 18-19 9,296 5,244 4,052 1.77
Aged 20-24 17,715 15,882 1,833 1.12
Aged 25-34 27,164 25,250 1,914 1.08
Aged 35-44 13,024 13,119 -95 0.99
Aged 45-54 13,497 8,740 4,757 1.54
Aged 55-64 6,985 5,560 1,425 1.26
Aged 65+ 7,150 4,232 2,918 1.69
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 36,165 32,069 4,096 1.13
Married 40,387 32,347 8,040 1.25
Divorced 13,217 9,530 3,687 1.39
Separated 3,974 2,870 1,104 1.38
Widowed 4,242 3,634 608 1.17
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 9,301 6,956 2,345 1.34
High School Graduate 17,399 13,329 4,070 1.31
Some college or Associates degree 21,353 17,944 3,409 1.19
Bachelor’s Degree 13,193 10,506 2,687 1.26
Graduate or Professional Degree 6,574 8,166 -1,592 0.81
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 12,111 10,119 1,992 1.20
$1-$9,999 24,547 18,561 5,986 1.32
$10,000-$24,999 22,922 20,998 1,924 1.09
$25,000-$49,999 23,352 18,053 5,299 1.29
$50,000-$74,999 8,887 5,903 2,984 1.51
$75,000+ 6,166 6,816 -650 0.90
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 22,722 14,997 7,725 1.52
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 9,561 10,760 -1,199 0.89
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 74,765 66,103 8,662 1.13

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Alabama” refers to those people living in Alabama in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Alabama” refers to those people living in Alabama in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.20 means that very every 100 people leaving Alabama for another state, 120 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: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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