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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Jefferson County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 90,330

Renter-occupied housing units : 18,701

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,696

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,767

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 21,102

Renter-occupied housing units : 24,822

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 47,109

Renter-occupied housing units : 46,332


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Jefferson County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 15,192

Householder 35 to 44 years : 21,594

Householder 45 to 54 years : 28,782

Householder 55 to 59 years : 12,867

Householder 60 to 64 years : 12,201

Householder 65 to 74 years : 11,282

Householder 75 years and over : 5,165

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 2,583

Householder 35 to 44 years : 3,254

Householder 45 to 54 years : 7,310

Householder 55 to 59 years : 6,903

Householder 60 to 64 years : 6,376

Householder 65 to 74 years : 13,485

Householder 75 years and over : 17,243


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Jefferson County, Alabama)

Less than $100 : 170

$100 to $149 : 58

$150 to $199 : 257

$200 to $249 : 287

$250 to $299 : 191

$300 to $349 : 511

$350 to $399 : 618

$400 to $449 : 589

$450 to $499 : 762

$500 to $549 : 1,059

$550 to $599 : 1,243

$600 to $649 : 802

$650 to $699 : 829

$700 to $749 : 871

$750 to $799 : 881

$800 to $899 : 898

$900 to $999 : 671

$1,000 to $1,249 : 381

$1,250 to $1,499 : 165

$1,500 to $1,999 : 106

$2,000 or more : 387


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Jefferson County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 2,661

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 5,962

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 10,732

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 9,651

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 9,139

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 8,218

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 4,954

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 8,007

50.0 percent or more : 24,927

Not computed : 9,371


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Jefferson County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $207,000

Built 2000 to 2009 : $215,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $185,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $144,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $134,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $123,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $91,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $76,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $91,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Jefferson County, Alabama: 64.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Jefferson County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 2,662 2,662 $397,395,886
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 3 9 $742,500
  Five or More Family 47 839 $42,319,089
  Total

2,712 3,510 $440,457,475
2000        
  Single Family 2,237 2,237 $330,389,061
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $100,000
  Five or More Family 28 706 $37,805,068
  Total

2,266 2,947 $368,294,129
2001        
  Single Family 2,115 2,115 $335,965,175
  Two Family 2 4 $194,800
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 11 123 $4,873,883
  Total

2,128 2,242 $341,033,858
2002        
  Single Family 2,490 2,490 $416,141,705
  Two Family 2 4 $374,832
  Three and Four Family 7 22 $1,659,789
  Five or More Family 20 227 $12,062,309
  Total

2,519 2,743 $430,238,635
2003        
  Single Family 3,246 3,246 $547,814,769
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 35 619 $37,769,756
  Total

3,281 3,865 $585,584,525
2004        
  Single Family 3,302 3,302 $591,973,735
  Two Family 2 4 $283,777
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 60 996 $64,877,006
  Total

3,364 4,302 $657,134,518
2005        
  Single Family 3,483 3,483 $631,216,532
  Two Family 1 2 $166,080
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $150,000
  Five or More Family 22 460 $35,829,125
  Total

3,507 3,948 $667,361,737
2006        
  Single Family 3,300 3,300 $594,974,945
  Two Family 2 4 $173,344
  Three and Four Family 6 21 $2,318,247
  Five or More Family 61 1,223 $109,071,961
  Total

3,369 4,548 $706,538,497


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Jefferson County, AL): $36,868
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Jefferson County): $88,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Jefferson County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 65.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.5%
Electricity: 31.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Jefferson County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 19.07%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.64%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 22.54%
  • Other institutional facilities : 1.17%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 36.31%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 19.28%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Jefferson County): $500
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Jefferson County): $638


(updated 2010)



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