Fort Rucker, Alabama Population 2024

5,422

Fort Rucker is a city located in Dale County Alabama. Fort Rucker has a 2024 population of 5,422. Fort Rucker is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -5.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,715 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Rucker is $72,891 with a poverty rate of 14.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Rucker is 24.2 years, 24.3 years for males, and 24 years for females.

Fort Rucker Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Rucker was:

  • White: 75.77%
  • Black or African American: 10.94%
  • Two or more races: 7.38%
  • Other race: 3.15%
  • Asian: 2.69%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
10.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
499.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.13% (-293)
The current population of Fort Rucker, Alabama is 5,422 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,715.

Fort Rucker, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,10875.77%
Black or African American59310.94%
Two or more races4007.38%
Other race1713.15%
Asian1462.69%
Native American40.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Rucker Population by Race

Fort Rucker Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Rucker Median Age

24.2

Total

24.3

Male

24

Female

Fort Rucker Adults

There are 3,397 adults, (13 of whom are seniors) in Fort Rucker.

Fort Rucker Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

0.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Rucker Sex Ratio

Female2,44145.02%
Male2,98154.98%

Fort Rucker Population by Age

Fort Rucker Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4653.360.899.2
Married1,0063.931.298.8
Non Family2991.940100
Female1602.490100
Male000
showing: 5 rows

3.71

Average Family Size

3.36

Average Household Size

0.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Rucker Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Rucker Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Rucker Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.83%.

Fort Rucker Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,813

Average Earnings

$63,750

Average Male

$24,042

Average Female

Fort Rucker Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Rucker Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Rucker Language

87.08% of Fort Rucker residents speak only English, while 12.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.72% of the population.

Fort Rucker Language

Fort Rucker Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,39262318.37%
Hispanic7278711.97%
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14.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.57%

Male Poverty Rate

15.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Rucker

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Rucker is White, with 18.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Rucker is Hispanic, with 11.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.79%.

Fort Rucker Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20.74%
High School12.11%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
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Fort Rucker Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed7.79%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Fort Rucker Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Rucker Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Rucker Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

90.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Rucker Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Rucker Marriage

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

Fort Rucker Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Rucker Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

123

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

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Fort Rucker Veterans by War

count

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Fort Rucker Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Rucker Veterans by Race

Fort Rucker Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Rucker Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.1%

Labor Force Participation

16.8%

Employment Rate

16.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Rucker Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Rucker Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Rucker Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

12.78%

Born in Fort Rucker

97.34%

Native Born

2.66%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.34% of Fort Rucker residents were born in the United States, with 12.78% having been born in Alabama. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Rucker Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,422
20235,422
20225,422-490-8.29%
20215,9121973.45%
20205,7154047.61%
20195,3111773.45%
20185,134-15-0.29%
20175,14946810%
20164,681-214-4.37%
20154,895350.72%
20144,8601693.6%
20134,691-414-8.11%
20125,105-336-6.18%
20115,44180517.36%
20104,636
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Fort Rucker Population by Year