What I need to know about moving to Alabama:
household income: $21,654, which includes all adults
and children. The median household income is $39,786
Taxes: Sales tax rate is 8.00%. Income tax is 5.08%.
Alabama Real Estate: $174,600. Home appreciation is 0.20%. The median age of real estate is 28 years. Renters make up 24.07% of the population. 11.50% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Alabama Economy: About half of Alabama’s area is devoted to agriculture, and the state ranks third in US broiler chicken production. Cotton is the chief agricultural crop, along with peanuts and vegetables. Alabama has the second most extensive forests in the contiguous United States, and pulp and paper products are leading products.
Manufacturing accounts for a larger share of the state’s income. Alabama’s leading industries are paper, chemicals, rubber and plastics, apparel and textiles, primary metals, and automobile manufacturing are. Birmingham is a major manufacturer of coal, iron, and steel, as well as its world-renowned medical center. Other major industries produce chemicals, electronics, textiles, processed foods, and automobiles. The Marshall NASA Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal, Maxwell Air Force Base, and Forts Rucker and McClellan contribute significantly to the economy.
Climate: Alabama gets 55 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 1 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 99. On average, there are 213 sunny days per year. The July high is around 91 degrees. The January low is 34.
Education: Schools spend $4,627 per student. There are 16 pupils per teacher, 577 students per librarian, and 470 children per counselor.
Religion: 54.69% of the people are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 3.39% are Catholic; 46.12% are Protestant; 0.51% are LDS; 4.28% are another Christian faith; 0.20% are Jewish; 0.03% are an eastern faith; 0.17% affiliate with Islam.
Politics: 36.76% of the people in are registered as Democrats. 62.55% are registered Republican and the 0.70% remaining are independent.