Alabama Population 2016
According to US Census projections for 2016, Alabama's population is estimated to be 4,871,547. The most recent US Census in 2010 recorded the population of Alabama as 4,779,736.
Alabama's population was recently eclipsed by South Carolina's, pushing Alabama to 24th in state rank by population. Alabama's population growth is at 0.26% a year, which ranks it as the 36th fastest growing state.
Alabama Population Density
Based on current population estimates, there are 94.4 people per square mile (36 per square kilometer), which ranks Alabama 27th in population density.
With regards to Alabama’s natural growth, the state recorded 502,457 births minus 381,403 deaths and an increase in net migration of 104,991 in the years between the 2000 and 2010 Censuses.
Overall, like most of the US, Alabama’s growth has been on a reliable upward trend, but it’s also been a little unremarkable. Further growth at its current rate will bring the population of the state to nearly 5 million by 2020.