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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataAlabama

Economic Statistics

Birmingham, Alabama

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over188,947100.0
In labor force110,69758.6
Civilian labor force
110,55858.5
Employed
98,57452.2
Unemployed
11,9846.3
Percent of civilian labor force
10.8(X)
Armed Forces
1390.1
Not in labor force78,25041.4
Females 16 years and over104,435100.0
In labor force57,28954.9
Civilian labor force
57,26054.8
Employed
51,24449.1
Own children under 6 years17,550100.0
All parents in family in labor force11,00862.7
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over96,725100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone74,39376.9
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled15,31615.8
Public transportation (including taxicab)2,5542.6
Walked2,3482.4
Other means9881.0
Worked at home1,1261.2
Mean travel time to work (minutes)23.5(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over98,574100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations27,60228.0
Service occupations18,99119.3
Sales and office occupations29,37329.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1190.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations7,3177.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations15,17215.4
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3830.4
Construction4,7964.9
Manufacturing9,5309.7
Wholesale trade4,2204.3
Retail trade10,91511.1
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities5,3725.4
Information3,5373.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing9,0089.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services8,0428.2
Educational, health and social services24,34624.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services8,5778.7
Other services (except public administration)5,3115.4
Public administration4,5374.6
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers78,80379.9
Government workers16,05916.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business3,4763.5
Unpaid family workers2360.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households98,748100.0
Less than $10,00019,81320.1
$10,000 to $14,9999,5919.7
$15,000 to $24,99917,04717.3
$25,000 to $34,99914,67914.9
$35,000 to $49,99915,33915.5
$50,000 to $74,99913,02213.2
$75,000 to $99,9994,7964.9
$100,000 to $149,9992,8312.9
$150,000 to $199,9996370.6
$200,000 or more9931.0
Median household income (dollars)26,735(X)
With earnings73,95474.9
Mean earnings (dollars)
38,305(X)
With Social Security income28,54028.9
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,784(X)
With Supplemental Security Income7,5427.6
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,797(X)
With public assistance income3,4063.4
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
1,984(X)
With retirement income14,86015.0
Mean retirement income (dollars)
18,370(X)
Families59,696100.0
Less than $10,0008,64714.5
$10,000 to $14,9994,7468.0
$15,000 to $24,9999,94816.7
$25,000 to $34,9999,02315.1
$35,000 to $49,99910,25617.2
$50,000 to $74,9999,89316.6
$75,000 to $99,9993,7656.3
$100,000 to $149,9992,2133.7
$150,000 to $199,9994610.8
$200,000 or more7441.2
Median family income (dollars)31,851(X)
Per capita income (dollars)15,663(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers28,184(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers23,641(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families12,448(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.9
With related children under 18 years9,872(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.6
With related children under 5 years
4,364(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.9
Families with female householder, no husband present8,789(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.1
With related children under 18 years7,539(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)44.8
With related children under 5 years
3,285(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)52.1
Individuals58,339(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.7
18 years and over37,097(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.0
65 years and over
5,775(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.5
Related children under 18 years20,995(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)35.4
Related children 5 to 17 years
14,949(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)34.7
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over15,762(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.6
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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