Jefferson County Information

Jefferson in Alabama occupies 1,124 square miles and has a 2006 population of 656,700, a change from a 2000 population of 662,041 and 651,520 in 1990. 13.6% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 13.2% percent is 25-35, and 14.2% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 4,926 acts of violent crime reported in Jefferson in 2004, a change from 4,396 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 11,527 people: 3.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.5%.

Read more about Jefferson, Alabama in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyJefferson 
StateAlabama 
Land Area1,124 sq. milesRanked 645 of 3,140
Population 2006656,700Ranked 90 of 3,140
Population 2005656,014 
Population 2000662,041Ranked 77 of 3,140
Population 1990651,520Ranked 71 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion56.8% 
African American41.2% 
Asian American1% 
Native American.2% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.8% 
Population 5 to 1412.9% 
Population 15 to 2413.6% 
Population 25 to 3413.2% 
Population 35 to 4414.2% 
Population 45 to 5415.3% 
Population 55 to 6410.5% 
Population 65 to 746.7% 
Population 75 and up6.7% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes4,9264,396
Murders / Manslaughters64 
Forcible Rapes369 
Robberies2,093 
Aggravated Assaults2,400 
Total Property Crimes36,99132,586
Burglaries9,092 
Larceny Thefts24,057 
Motor Vehicle Thefts3,842 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population324,652332,550
Unemployed Population11,52711,666
Unemployment Rate3.6%3.5%

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