17.6% Poverty Rate in Jefferson County, Alabama

Poverty Rate in Jefferson County, Alabama

How does the Poverty Rate in Jefferson County, Alabama compare to other counties in Alabama?

Alabama County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Jefferson County, Alabama born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

17.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jefferson County, Alabama who were born citizens of the United States is 17.5%.

19.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Jefferson County, Alabama who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Jefferson County, Alabama born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Jefferson County, Alabama have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 618,939 residents of Jefferson County, Alabama who were born citizens of the United States, 108,235 (17.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 5,133 (19.7%) of 26,018 residents of Jefferson County, Alabama who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Jefferson County, Alabama

The Poverty Rate in Jefferson County is 17.6%.
Jefferson County is in Alabama.
Alabama Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Adamsville 16.0%

4,379

Bessemer 29.7%

26,163

Brighton 32.3%

2,839

Brookside 25.9%

1,323

Center Point 27.0%

16,386

Clay 3.8%

9,626

Concord 4.7%

1,750

Fairfield 25.5%

10,003

Forestdale 15.4%

10,118

Fultondale 13.0%

9,012

Gardendale 9.6%

13,662

Grayson Valley 11.8%

5,209

Graysville 15.1%

1,983

Homewood 9.6%

23,617

Hueytown 14.5%

15,348

Irondale 18.2%

12,453

Kimberly 6.4%

2,950

Lipscomb 26.7%

2,040

Midfield 25.3%

5,169

Minor 6.5%

1,008

Morris 6.3%

1,810

Mountain Brook 3.7%

20,358

Mount Olive 9.9%

3,917

Pinson 6.7%

7,563

Pleasant Grove 6.1%

10,025

Rock Creek 10.6%

1,338

Sylvan Springs 4.9%

1,598

Tarrant 28.5%

6,089

Warrior 21.8%

3,205

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2018 Alabama Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Alabama in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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