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Area Code 256 Detailed Profile

Area Code 256 Summary
Area code 256 is assigned to Alabama
Latitude: 34.247661
Longitude: -86.389137
Population: 1,329,446
Area: 12560.20 sq. miles
Land: 12471.70 sq. miles
Water: 88.51 sq. miles
Population Density: 106.60 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 691.7 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 256 Zip Codes
35010, 35014, 35016, 35019, 35033, 35044, 35053, 35055, 35057, 35058, 35070, 35072, 35077, 35087, 35089, 35098, 35136, 35149, 35150, 35151, 35160, 35175, 35179, 35183, 35540, 35582, 35601, 35603, 35610, 35611, 35613, 35614, 35616, 35618, 35619, 35620, 35621, 35622, 35630, 35633, 35634, 35640, 35643, 35645, 35646, 35647, 35648, 35649, 35650, 35651, 35652, 35653, 35654, 35660, 35661, 35670, 35671, 35672, 35673, 35674, 35677, 35739, 35740, 35741, 35742, 35744, 35745, 35746, 35747, 35748, 35749, 35750, 35751, 35752, 35754, 35755, 35756, 35757, 35758, 35759, 35760, 35761, 35763, 35764, 35765, 35766, 35768, 35769, 35771, 35772, 35773, 35774, 35775, 35776, 35801, 35802, 35803, 35805, 35806, 35808, 35810, 35811, 35816, 35824, 35901, 35903, 35904, 35905, 35906, 35907, 35950, 35951, 35954, 35956, 35957, 35958, 35959, 35960, 35961, 35962, 35963, 35966, 35967, 35968, 35971, 35972, 35973, 35974, 35975, 35976, 35978, 35979, 35981, 35983, 35984, 35986, 35987, 35988, 35989, 36026, 36201, 36203, 36205, 36206, 36207, 36250, 36251, 36255, 36256, 36258, 36260, 36262, 36263, 36264, 36265, 36266, 36267, 36268, 36269, 36271, 36272, 36273, 36276, 36277, 36278, 36279, 36280, 36850, 36853, 36861, 36879
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Towns with population under 50,000
Addison (2,145)
Albertville (25,269)
Alexander City (21,732)
Alexandria (4,095)
Alpine (4,480)
Anderson (2,103)
Arab (15,619)
Ardmore (3,891)
Ashland (5,205)
Athens (42,320)
Attalla (13,131)
Baileyton (2,097)
Boaz (22,609)
Bremen (3,516)
Bridgeport (3,852)
Brownsboro (2,602)
Bryant (3,295)
Camp Hill (2,973)
Capshaw (2,001)
Cedar Bluff (4,275)
Centre (9,475)
Cherokee (4,711)
Childersburg (7,622)
Collinsville (5,950)
Courtland (2,329)
Cragford (968)
Crane Hill (2,493)
Crossville (7,782)
Cullman (40,233)
Dadeville (8,114)
Danville (5,095)
Daviston (934)
Dawson (1,510)
Delta (1,579)
Dutton (2,420)
Eastaboga (4,433)
Elkmont (7,425)
Equality (1,123)
Estillfork (356)
Eva (2,133)
Fackler (807)
Falkville (7,462)
Flat Rock (3,857)
Fort Payne (18,195)
Fruithurst (1,239)
Fyffe (4,724)
Gallant (885)
Garden City (305)
Gaylesville (3,214)
Geraldine (1,666)
Goodwater (5,280)
Graham (690)
Grant (5,376)
Groveoak (1,317)
Guntersville (15,961)
Gurley (5,447)
Hanceville (12,706)
Hartselle (21,124)
Harvest (13,186)
Hazel Green (11,890)
Heflin (8,665)
Henagar (5,579)
Higdon (1,214)
Hillsboro (3,361)
Hollytree (282)
Hollywood (2,281)
Ider (2,112)
Jacksons Gap (3,491)
Jacksonville (16,012)
Joppa (1,994)
Kellyton (2,365)
Killen (12,945)
Laceys Spring (5,068)
Langston (582)
Leesburg (3,347)
Leighton (4,998)
Lester (1,011)
Lexington (3,917)
Lineville (5,346)
Logan (1,339)
Madison (42,134)
Mentone (1,633)
Meridianville (4,305)
Millerville (58)
Mooresville (67)
Moulton (13,710)
Mount Hope (1,244)
Munford (5,641)
Muscadine (1,301)
Muscle Shoals (16,104)
New Hope (4,787)
New Market (8,294)
Ohatchee (5,645)
Owens Cross Roads (7,204)
Oxford (16,486)
Paint Rock (540)
Piedmont (14,148)
Pisgah (3,825)
Princeton (89)
Rainbow City (8,839)
Rainsville (7,611)
Ranburne (2,654)
Red Bay (4,463)
Rockford (1,622)
Rogersville (7,872)
Russellville (18,188)
Scottsboro (20,852)
Section (3,745)
Sheffield (9,478)
Somerville (7,238)
Steele (2,879)
Stevenson (5,121)
Sycamore (599)
Sylacauga (26,827)
Sylvania (1,692)
Talladega (27,700)
Tanner (2,125)
Toney (9,580)
Town Creek (6,568)
Trenton (217)
Trinity (7,523)
Tuscumbia (18,361)
Union Grove (5,020)
Valhermoso Springs (624)
Valley Head (3,561)
Vinemont (8,910)
Wadley (2,597)
Waterloo (1,839)
Waverly (1,219)
Weaver (5,129)
Wedowee (3,439)
Wellington (2,523)
Weogufka (427)
Woodland (2,836)
Woodville (3,896)

Area Code 256 Demographics

Area Code 256 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Male647,29948.69 %48.27 %49.04 %
Female682,14751.31 %51.73 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.95-0.930.96
Total Population1,329,446100.00 %--
Additional Gender Reports

Area Code 256 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years85,5716.44 %6.66 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years91,8956.91 %7.09 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years92,7306.98 %7.20 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years92,4426.95 %7.30 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years82,9366.24 %6.90 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years179,25213.48 %13.56 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years209,48215.76 %15.41 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years182,73613.75 %13.50 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years71,7215.39 %5.07 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years61,5134.63 %4.27 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years100,3587.55 %7.12 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years59,6794.49 %4.40 %4.38 %
85 years and over19,1311.44 %1.51 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)37.1-36.637.7
18 years and over1,003,52775.48 %74.74 %74.27 %
Male
480,04336.11 %35.32 %35.85 %
Female
523,48439.38 %39.42 %38.42 %
21 years and over949,02471.38 %70.26 %69.92 %
62 years and over215,19716.19 %15.53 %14.65 %
65 years and over179,16813.48 %13.04 %12.42 %
Male
72,4625.45 %5.20 %5.12 %
Female
106,7068.03 %7.83 %7.30 %
Additional Age Reports

Area Code 256 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
One race1,312,65998.74 %99.01 %97.55 %
White
1,088,96781.91 %71.12 %75.21 %
Black or African American
192,99214.52 %25.99 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
8,9760.68 %0.50 %0.87 %
Asian
8,3320.63 %0.71 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
2,1790.16 %0.16 %0.59 %
Chinese
1,6120.12 %0.14 %0.85 %
Filipino
7870.06 %0.06 %0.65 %
Japanese
6840.05 %0.04 %0.28 %
Korean
1,5310.12 %0.09 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
6630.05 %0.10 %0.39 %
Other Asian
8760.07 %0.11 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
5570.04 %0.03 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1180.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
2840.02 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
750.01 %0.00 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
800.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
12,8350.97 %0.65 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)30,3682.28 %1.71 %13.70 %
Mexican
19,5541.47 %1.00 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
1,9840.15 %0.14 %2.46 %
Cuban
6700.05 %0.05 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
8,1600.61 %0.51 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,299,07897.72 %98.29 %86.30 %
Additional Race Distribution Reports

Area Code 256 Social Profile

Area Code 256 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school323,241100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
20,9436.48 %6.48 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
19,0615.90 %5.70 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
150,99246.71 %45.45 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
69,46221.49 %21.30 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
62,78319.42 %21.06 %22.81 %
Additional School Enrollment Reports

Area Code 256 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over884,287100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
80,9799.16 %8.32 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
148,10316.75 %16.41 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
272,08330.77 %30.37 %28.63 %
High school or higher
655,20574.09 %75.27 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
178,04420.13 %20.47 %21.05 %
Associate degree
47,2505.34 %5.38 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
101,99311.53 %12.19 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
157,82817.85 %19.04 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
55,8356.31 %6.85 %8.86 %
Additional Education Attainment Reports

Area Code 256 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,057,219100.00 %--
Arab1,2010.11 %0.19 %0.42 %
Czech1,6620.16 %0.16 %0.59 %
Danish1,3040.12 %0.13 %0.50 %
Dutch14,4811.37 %1.17 %1.58 %
English111,90310.58 %9.70 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)17,1671.62 %1.84 %2.90 %
French Canadian2,7180.26 %0.29 %0.85 %
German86,6758.20 %7.16 %14.93 %
Greek1,2870.12 %0.18 %0.40 %
Hungarian1,2110.11 %0.11 %0.49 %
Irish121,14611.46 %9.66 %10.65 %
Italian14,3481.36 %1.58 %5.47 %
Lithuanian5120.05 %0.05 %0.23 %
Norwegian4,2350.40 %0.39 %1.56 %
Polish7,2970.69 %0.65 %3.12 %
Portuguese4390.04 %0.04 %0.41 %
Russian1,5560.15 %0.15 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish25,3162.39 %2.48 %1.50 %
Scottish19,3531.83 %1.94 %1.70 %
Slovak3850.04 %0.04 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African5,5670.53 %0.81 %0.62 %
Swedish3,8980.37 %0.37 %1.39 %
Swiss1,0560.10 %0.10 %0.32 %
Ukrainian5580.05 %0.05 %0.31 %
United States or American284,95326.95 %21.28 %7.18 %
Welsh4,8180.46 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,9800.19 %0.14 %0.65 %
Other ancestries320,19330.29 %38.90 %31.89 %
Additional Ancestry Reports

Area Code 256 Economy

Area Code 256 Employment

GroupNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,040,669100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
498,66447.92 %47.37 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
542,00552.08 %52.63 %51.68 %
In labor force
630,32160.57 %59.74 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
344,85254.71 %53.45 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
285,46945.29 %46.55 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
628,34660.38 %59.33 %63.10 %
Employed
592,96056.98 %55.65 %59.39 %
Unemployed
35,3863.40 %3.68 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.61 %6.16 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
1,9750.19 %0.41 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
410,34839.43 %40.26 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers460,88277.73 %77.94 %78.40 %
Government workers89,88415.16 %15.54 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business40,2556.79 %6.21 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,9390.33 %0.30 %0.31 %
Additional Labor Reports

Area Code 256 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations169,39228.57 %29.50 %33.60 %
Service occupations74,43912.55 %13.50 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations138,99223.44 %25.90 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations4,5590.77 %0.77 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations68,54011.56 %11.31 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations137,03823.11 %19.02 %14.63 %
Additional Occupation Reports

Area Code 256 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining10,8351.83 %1.94 %1.87 %
Construction44,7227.54 %7.59 %6.80 %
Manufacturing149,60825.23 %18.36 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade18,4013.10 %3.65 %3.60 %
Retail trade70,43411.88 %12.17 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities27,5424.64 %5.29 %5.19 %
Information10,5371.78 %2.23 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing23,2063.91 %5.77 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services39,3766.64 %7.12 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services99,86316.84 %19.28 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services37,1016.26 %6.37 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)28,5574.82 %5.08 %4.88 %
Public administration32,7785.53 %5.15 %4.83 %
Additional Industry Employment Reports

Area Code 256 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Households527,843100.00 %1,736,028106,788,273
Less than $10,000
69,26813.12 %14.42 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
42,2898.01 %8.10 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
80,34715.22 %14.81 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
73,58013.94 %13.62 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
89,81917.02 %16.50 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
92,12717.45 %17.18 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
40,7267.72 %7.72 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
27,1935.15 %4.95 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
6,2811.19 %1.28 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
6,2131.18 %1.42 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$34,283.93-$32,038.45$39,349.33
Average household size2.50-2.532.58
Average income per member of household$13,721.81-$12,656.92$15,252.86
Additional Income Reports

Area Code 256 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over584,483100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
489,48183.75 %82.99 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
70,01611.98 %12.31 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
1,6310.28 %0.50 %4.73 %
Walked
6,8051.16 %1.33 %2.94 %
Other means
4,0530.69 %0.79 %1.20 %
Worked at home
12,4972.14 %2.07 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)27.4123 minutes-28.4 minutes26.3 minutes
Additional Commuting Reports

Area Code 256 Housing

Area Code 256 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units592,627100.00 %1,961,866117,282,697
Occupied housing units
527,52889.02 %88.48 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
393,15566.34 %64.10 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
134,37322.67 %24.38 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
65,09910.98 %11.52 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
13,5242.28 %2.39 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate2.35 %-2.01 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate11.19 %-11.13 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.52-2.562.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.40-2.422.45
Additional Occupancy Reports

Area Code 256 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units592,472100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
410,09769.22 %66.22 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
8,7041.47 %1.96 %5.68 %
2 units
13,6912.31 %2.21 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
18,6583.15 %3.27 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
19,8453.35 %3.81 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
9,5611.61 %2.39 %3.99 %
20 or more units
13,5912.29 %3.64 %8.59 %
Mobile home
96,58616.30 %16.23 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,7390.29 %0.26 %0.22 %
Additional Housing Structures Reports

Area Code 256 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units592,472100.00 %--
1 room
3,5720.60 %0.80 %2.21 %
2 rooms
12,5272.11 %2.59 %4.88 %
3 rooms
35,8946.06 %6.97 %10.06 %
4 rooms
97,23916.41 %16.13 %15.95 %
5 rooms
147,49724.90 %24.55 %20.92 %
6 rooms
131,46222.19 %21.69 %18.39 %
7 rooms
77,10613.01 %13.11 %11.98 %
8 rooms
45,1467.62 %7.47 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
42,0297.09 %6.71 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.4-5.45.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units527,401100.00 %--
1.00 or less
515,44697.73 %85.88 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
8,4261.60 %1.79 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
3,5290.67 %0.81 %2.54 %
Additional Rooms Reports

Area Code 256 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas162,16227.37 %33.69 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas96,90916.36 %12.38 %5.96 %
Electricity255,02143.04 %40.69 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.3,8780.65 %0.37 %8.06 %
Coal or coke890.02 %0.03 %0.12 %
Wood7,6501.29 %0.99 %1.51 %
Solar energy560.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Other fuel6120.10 %0.09 %0.35 %
No fuel used1,0240.17 %0.22 %1.25 %
Additional Household Heating Reports

Area Code 256 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units282,483100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
51,98918.40 %19.17 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
130,16646.08 %42.72 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
54,72919.37 %19.64 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
24,2428.58 %9.20 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
14,2435.04 %5.74 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
5,4411.93 %2.54 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1,3510.48 %0.77 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
3220.11 %0.21 %0.56 %
Additional Property Value Reports

Area Code 256 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage176,96562.65 %64.01 %69.56 %
Less than $300
2,9561.05 %1.12 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
21,0007.43 %7.51 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
44,34815.70 %14.70 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
55,78419.75 %19.70 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
36,92113.07 %14.22 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
10,4983.72 %4.20 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
5,4581.93 %2.56 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged105,51837.35 %35.99 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent128,24045.40 %43.54 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent49,13517.39 %17.01 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent33,71911.94 %12.08 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent20,0397.09 %7.39 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent12,4114.39 %4.66 %6.01 %
35 percent or more35,55212.59 %13.92 %15.91 %
Not computed3,3871.20 %1.40 %0.85 %
Additional Mortgage Reports

Area Code 256 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units130,699100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
14,11010.80 %10.03 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
13,83210.58 %10.23 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
50,74038.82 %34.07 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
30,08323.02 %26.36 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
5,4774.19 %6.42 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
1,5271.17 %1.94 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
4130.32 %0.52 %2.89 %
No cash rent
14,51711.11 %10.42 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)66,78551.10 %50.93 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent28,09321.49 %19.61 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent17,59813.46 %13.01 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent14,68611.24 %10.95 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent12,1009.26 %8.83 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent8,1176.21 %6.28 %7.32 %
35 percent or more31,79924.33 %27.37 %29.47 %
Not computed18,30614.01 %13.95 %7.77 %

Area Code 256 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentAlabama Avg.National Avg.
None36,1586.10 %7.31 %9.57 %
1156,48226.41 %28.56 %31.22 %
2207,36935.00 %33.79 %34.76 %
3 or more127,39221.50 %18.82 %15.45 %
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