Cities & States

Jefferson County
Population: 659,026
Mobile County
Population: 414,251
Madison County
Population: 346,438
Montgomery County
Population: 228,138
Shelby County
Population: 203,530
Tuscaloosa County
Population: 200,458
Baldwin County
Population: 195,121
Lee County
Population: 150,982
Morgan County
Population: 119,786
Calhoun County
Population: 116,648


State of Alabama Demographics

Located in the southeastern region of the U.S., Alabama has experienced many shifts – social, agricultural and economic – over the past century. Its economy, once heavily reliant on agriculture, industry and mining, is now much more diverse, having expanded into finance and banking; auto manufacturing; aerospace; and electronics.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Alabama for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While Alabama’s unemployment rate saw a very positive decrease of 1.7%, the state’s civilian labor force and labor force participation rate both decreased from August 2016 to August 2017. You can view what jobs are available in Alabama, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page

Alabama Demographics

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; manufacturing; health care and social assistance; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state include Wal-Mart, the U.S. Army, Regions Bank, University of Alabama-Birmingham, the U.S. Postal Service, Mobile Education Board, Alabama Power Company, Publix Alabama, Huntsville Hospital and Ascension Health Ministry Service. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

View more Alabama demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Alabama below. More employment information for the State of Alabama and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
7.34% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Alabama

Directory of Counties in Alabama

Alabama Unemployment Data
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