Alabama: What you need to know
Both residents and tourists enjoy the warm climate in Alabama year round. The Yellowhammer State (named after its state bird) features outdoor amenities like four national forests, Natchez Trace Parkway and inland waterways. There are strong economic sectors in agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, mining and banking, and top universities include University of Alabama, Auburn University, Troy University and Tuskegee University. The best places to live in Alabama include Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Cullman, Prattville, and Huntsville .
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- Huntsville (pictured), Madison top this interesting list.
- Defense, healthcare companies are well represented.
- Rockets, football, shopping, alligators are among top attractions
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- Decatur's location near the Tennessee River make it a prime location for growing businesses and industries.
- Here's a look at the most popular neighborhoods
- Major industries such as health care and banking lead the list
- The Alabama Mining Museum in Dora, AL links the coal mining industry to city growth for Jasper, Birmingham and other surrounding cities
- A list of the major employers in Jasper, AL in education, health, and more.
- It is golfing nirvana. Fifty-four holes of championship-level golf, all wrapped up within a single 1,500-acre site.
- Despite its reputation as a commuter town, Prattville is home to booming manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies.
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Quick Facts about AL
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$43,623|
|Median Home Price||$125,500|
|Median Property Tax||$1,139|
Employment Rate in AL
Race in AL
Employment Rate in AL
Educational Levels in AL
|Graduate or Professional Degree||8.7%|
|High School Graduate||31%|
|Some College, No Degree||22%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||23.5%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||84.3%|
Industry in AL
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1.7%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||5.2%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||5.6%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||9.3%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||22.5%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||8.3%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||5.2%|
Housing in AL
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Alabama
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|