Arab, Alabama Population 2021

8,469
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Arab is a city located in Marshall County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 8,469, it is the 78th largest city in Alabama and the 3473rd largest city in the United States . Arab is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 5.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,050 in 2010. Arab reached it's highest population of 8,469 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Arab has a population density of 636 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arab is $63,255 with a poverty rate of 16.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $572 per month, and the median house value is $148,400. 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 Arab was:

  • White: 94.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.92%
  • Asian: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Arab, Alabama is 8,469 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,340.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,050.

Arab, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,87494.95%
Two or More Races1591.92%
Asian1291.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.80%
Black or African American640.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.01%
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Arab Population by Race

Arab Population Pyramid $2021

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Arab Median Age

42.3


Total

39.1


Male

44.7


Female

Arab Adults

There are 6,310 adults, (1,675 of whom are seniors) in Arab.

Arab Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Arab Sex Ratio

Female

4,338

52.31%

Male

3,955

47.69%

Arab Population by Age

Arab Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arab Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Male47.4%52.6%
Female45.3%54.7%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arab Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1772.5766.8
Married1,5233.2683.7
Non Family1,0831.1354.3
Female4553.4845.3
Male1163.5247.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Arab Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2554.44%
9th to 12th Grade5038.76%
High School Graduate1,63728.51%
Some College1,42924.89%
Associates Degree57910.09%
Bachelors Degree86315.03%
Graduate Degree4758.27%
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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
White5,4094,7191,272
2+ Races987428
Asian928626
Hispanic58458
Native American46433
Black43202
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.57%.

Arab Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,486$42,275$31,021
Less Than 9th Grade$22,500$31,208$14,063
High School Graduate$26,648$30,278$22,727
Some College$37,404$44,167$30,164
Bachelors Degree$53,269$65,000$45,000
Graduate Degree$54,688$82,500$46,719

$37,486

Average Earnings

$42,275

Average Male

$31,021

Average Female

Arab Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arab Language by Age

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Arab Language

96.94% of Arab residents speak only English, while 3.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Arab Language

Arab Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,6311,24516.32%
Hispanic1383122.46%
Multiple1592716.98%
Asian1291612.40%
Black551527.27%

16.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.22%

Male Poverty Rate

18.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arab

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arab is Black, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arab is Asian, with 12.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.72%.

Arab Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.47%
High School17.18%
Some College12.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%

Arab Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.83%
Male Unemployed22.83%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed5.73%

Arab Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arab Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,517$63,255
Families$64,118$78,366
Married Families$78,785$90,892
Non Families$22,577$32,421
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Income by Household Type

Arab Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

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 Over 65, 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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696

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
Second Gulf War157
First Gulf War153
Korea60
World War II30

Arab Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74195
35 to 54171
75+165
55 to 64128
18 to 3437

Arab Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White68111.41%
2+ Races108.47%
Hispanic711.29%
Native American57.94%

Arab Veterans by Race

Arab Veterans by Education

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10.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arab Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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70.49%

Born in Arab

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Arab residents were born in the United States, with 70.49% having been born in Alabama. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arab Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,469430.51%
20208,426430.51%
20198,383430.52%
20188,340420.51%
20178,298290.35%
20168,269370.45%
20158,232200.24%
20148,212-18-0.22%
20138,23080.10%
20128,222350.43%
20118,187921.14%
20108,0959211.22%
20007,1748531.27%
19906,3213540.58%
19805,9671,5683.10%
19704,3991,4103.94%
19602,9890.00%

Arab Population by Year