Phenix City, Alabama Population 2021

36,617
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Phenix City is a city located in Russell County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Russell County. With a 2020 population of 36,617, it is the 12th largest city in Alabama and the 1072nd largest city in the United States . Phenix City is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 11.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,822 in 2010. Phenix City reached it's highest population of 37,067 in 2014. Spanning over 28 miles, Phenix City has a population density of 1,308 people per square mile.

The average household income in Phenix City is $55,685 with a poverty rate of 23.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $833 per month, and the median house value is $129,000. The median age in Phenix City is 34.2 years, 32.2 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Phenix City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Phenix City was:

  • White: 48.07%
  • Black or African American: 43.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.48%
  • Other race: 3.21%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Phenix City, Alabama is 36,617 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,422.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,822.

Phenix City, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,55348.07%
Black or African American16,02643.89%
Two or More Races1,2693.48%
Some Other Race1,1723.21%
Asian3781.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native950.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.06%
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Phenix City Population by Race

Phenix City Population Pyramid $2021

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Phenix City Median Age

34.2


Total

32.2


Male

35.6


Female

Phenix City Adults

There are 26,993 adults, (4,599 of whom are seniors) in Phenix City.

Phenix City Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Phenix City Sex Ratio

Female

19,009

52.06%

Male

17,507

47.94%

Phenix City Population by Age

Phenix City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Phenix City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All51%49%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Male43.9%56.1%
Female30.3%69.7%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Phenix City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7162.4451
Married5,5823.0667.8
Non Family5,5461.2145.2
Female2,7153.3830.3
Male8733.4543.9

3.1

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Phenix City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2355.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,2709.63%
High School Graduate6,71228.47%
Some College5,86624.88%
Associates Degree2,2949.73%
Bachelors Degree3,12713.26%
Graduate Degree2,0748.80%
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Phenix City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Phenix City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,57810,3733,007
Black10,1248,3861,644
Hispanic1,180629310
2+ Races475464178
Other Race37711435
Asian26922249
Native American959519

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.47%.

Phenix City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,420$41,378$26,881
Less Than 9th Grade$20,781$32,083$8,895
High School Graduate$28,416$32,191$20,664
Some College$31,832$39,974$24,832
Bachelors Degree$50,678$57,141$38,818
Graduate Degree$52,196$56,453$46,512

$34,420

Average Earnings

$41,378

Average Male

$26,881

Average Female

Phenix City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phenix City Language by Age

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Phenix City Language

92.33% of Phenix City residents speak only English, while 7.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.57% of the population.

Phenix City Language

Phenix City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black15,6514,71330.11%
White15,8901,80111.33%
Hispanic2,5131,39855.63%
Other1,17290176.88%
Multiple1,11032429.19%
Asian3789324.60%
Native952425.26%
Islander2323100.00%

23.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.74%

Male Poverty Rate

26.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phenix City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phenix City is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phenix City is White, with 11.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.73%.

Phenix City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.68%
High School19.88%
Some College14.37%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Phenix City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.48%
Female Unemployed29.33%
Female Employed11.65%
Male Employed3.99%

Phenix City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phenix City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,089$55,685
Families$53,595$67,687
Married Families$70,625-
Non Families$25,386$34,720
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Income by Household Type

Phenix City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Phenix City Married by Age and Sex

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Phenix City 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.

Phenix City Marital Status by Race

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Phenix City Marital Status

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3,297

Number of Veterans

2,643

Male Veterans

654

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,686
First Gulf War1,162
Vietnam736
Korea209
World War II13

Phenix City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,259
55 to 64596
18 to 34593
65 to 74426
75+423

Phenix City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,65614.33%
White1,46311.21%
Hispanic16711.90%
2+ Races10215.36%
Asian4314.24%
Other Race335.66%

Phenix City Veterans by Race

Phenix City Veterans by Education

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7.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phenix City Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Phenix City Employment by Age

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Phenix City Employment by Race

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Phenix City 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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31.38%

Born in Phenix City

95.28%

Native Born

4.72%

Foreign Born

2.70%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.28% of Phenix City residents were born in the United States, with 31.38% having been born in Alabama. 2.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Phenix City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,617650.18%
202036,552650.18%
201936,487650.18%
201836,4223791.05%
201736,043-730-1.99%
201636,773-36-0.10%
201536,809-258-0.70%
201437,0671080.29%
201336,9591,0282.86%
201235,9311,5144.40%
201134,4171,2513.77%
201033,1664,9011.61%
200028,2652,9531.11%
199025,312-1,616-0.62%
198026,9281,6470.63%
197025,281-2,349-0.88%
196027,6304,3251.72%
195023,3057,9544.26%
194015,3511,4891.03%
193013,8628,4309.82%
19205,4328771.78%
19104,5554020.93%
19004,1534531.16%
18903,7000.00%

Phenix City Population by Year