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Jefferson County, Alabama Facts

Facts
State Alabama
Land area 1,111.3 square miles
Population Density 592.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 659,479
Population change 0.2%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 23.2%
65 and over 13.9%
Females 52.7%
White 54.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.8
Asian 1.5%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 42.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 30%
Veterans 46,613
Households and Housing
Households 259,634
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.8%
Median household income $45,429
The per capita income $26,906
Live below the poverty line. 18%
housing units 303,177
Multi-unit structures 24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $140,800
Residents owning their homes. 64.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 55,470
Women-owned firms 29.8%
Asian-owned firms 2.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.3%
Black-owned firms 23.4%
Native American-owned firms 0.4%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $11,066,328
Retail sales per capita $16,730
Manufacturers shipments $10,260,950
Merchant wholesaler sales $13,756,797