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Alabama City
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City Type
City Type Gulf Coast na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 11,689 78,040
Population (1990) 3,261 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 23 36
Persons Per Square Mile 508 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $277,469 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 81.2% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 3.4% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 3.8% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $148,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 152% 101%
Big City Mobile na
Monthly Rent $1,280 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 14.6 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 86% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 224 72%
Moderate Days 49 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3 3%
Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 42% 36%
Threatened 0% 2%
Impaired 58% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 28 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 46 miles 72 miles
City Mobile na
Recreation
National Parks 1 7
National Campgrounds 2 26
State Parks 2 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 0 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 257 346
2015 160 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 61% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 42 37
White 93.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 1.5% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.8%
Asian 0.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 1.6% 4.4%
Multiple Races 1.9% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 4.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,386 $69,596
Occupied Housing 37% 83%
Vacant Housing 63% 17%
Home Ownership 53% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.70 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.1% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 95 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 45 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 64 in 35 in
Elevation 8 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 55 40
Property Crimes 628 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,504 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 2,804 1,253
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