Arab, Alabama Population 2022

8,543
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Arab is a city located in Marshall County Alabama. Arab has a 2020 population of 8,543. Arab is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,461 in 2010.

The average household income in Arab is $63,255 with a poverty rate of 16.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $153,900. The median age in Arab is 42.3 years, 39.1 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Arab Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arabwas:

  • White: 91.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.69%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Arab, Alabama is 8,543 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,461.

Arab, Alabama Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,68791.46%
Black or African American650.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.38%
Asian1271.51%
Some Other Race1842.19%
Two or More Races3103.69%
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Arab Population by Race

Arab Population Pyramid 2022

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Arab Median Age

40.8


Total

37.5


Male

44.3


Female

Arab Adults

There are 6,267 adults, (1,583 of whom are seniors) in Arab.

Arab Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arab Sex Ratio

Female

4,311

51.29%

Male

4,094

48.71%

Arab Population by Age

Arab Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arab Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All68.9%31.1%
Non Family58%42%
Male52.9%47.1%
Female47.7%52.3%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arab Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1732.6168.9
Married1,5533.2383.5
Male1383.4552.9
Female4263.7547.7
Non Family1,0561.1358

3.28

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Arab Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2514.40%
9th to 12th Grade4567.99%
High School Graduate1,60628.14%
Some College1,43425.12%
Associates Degree60410.58%
Bachelors Degree83114.56%
Graduate Degree5269.22%
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Arab Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arab Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian817622
2+ Races14312136
White5,3614,7231,289
Hispanic11810322
Native American23211
Black47202

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.16%.

Arab Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,199$42,934$33,898
Less Than 9th Grade$27,500$31,121$16,528
High School Graduate$26,067$30,395$19,044
Some College$37,939$45,469$32,908
Bachelors Degree$57,212$74,565$47,083
Graduate Degree$58,036$78,750$56,591

$39,199

Average Earnings

$42,934

Average Male

$33,898

Average Female

Arab Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arab Language by Age

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Arab Language

96.67% of Arab residents speak only English, while 3.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Arab Language

Arab Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic44818641.52%
White7,4511,10014.76%
Black57814.04%
Asian1271411.02%
Other148NaN%
Multiple310216.77%

16.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.29%

Male Poverty Rate

15.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arab

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arab is Hispanic, with 41.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arab is Multiple, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Arab Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.72%
High School16.62%
Some College10.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Arab Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.00%
Male Unemployed30.86%
Female Employed5.89%
Female Unemployed24.19%

Arab Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arab Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,391$67,752
Families$68,542$83,689
Married Families$85,559$96,212
Non Families$23,864$33,586
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Income by Household Type

Arab Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Arab Married by Age and Sex

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Arab Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arab Marital Status by Race

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Arab Marital Status

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630

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War162
First Gulf War159
Vietnam255
Korea37
World War II18

Arab Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3435
35 to 54180
55 to 64107
65 to 74177
75+131

Arab Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White61910.47%
Native American13.23%
2+ Races105.85%
Hispanic96.98%

Arab Veterans by Race

Arab Veterans by Education

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10.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arab Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Arab Employment by Age

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Arab Employment by Race

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Arab Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.06%

Born in Arab

97.62%

Native Born

2.38%

Foreign Born

1.33%

Non Citizen

1.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.62% of Arab residents were born in the United States, with 71.06% having been born in Alabama. 1.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arab Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,9890.00%
19704,3991,4103.94%
19805,9671,5683.10%
19906,3213540.58%
20007,1748531.27%
20108,0508761.16%
20118,091410.51%
20128,132410.51%
20138,173410.50%
20148,214410.50%
20158,255410.50%
20168,296410.50%
20178,337410.49%
20188,378410.49%
20198,419410.49%
20208,461420.50%
20218,502410.48%
20228,543410.48%

Arab Population by Year