Phenix City, Alabama Population 2020

35,007

Phenix City is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 35,007, it is the 13th largest city in Alabama and the 1119th largest city in the United States. Phenix City is currently declining at a rate of -2.00% annually but its population has increased by 6.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,822 in 2010. Phenix City reached it's highest population of 37,066 in 2014. Spanning over 28 miles, Phenix City has a population density of 1,250 people per square mile.

The average household income in Phenix City is $54,407 with a poverty rate of 22.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $126,200. The median age in Phenix City is 34.1 years, 32.7 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males.

Phenix City Demographics

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

  • White: 49.37%
  • Black or African American: 43.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Other race: 1.82%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Phenix City, Alabama is 35,007, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,435.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,822.

Phenix City, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,09149.37%
Black or African American16,01743.71%
Two or More Races1,4273.89%
Some Other Race6671.82%
Asian2640.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander720.20%

Phenix City Population Pyramid 2020

Phenix City Median Age

34.1


Total

32.7


Male

35


Female

Phenix City Adults

There are 27,036 adults, (4,257 of whom are seniors) in Phenix City.

Phenix City Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Phenix City Sex Ratio

Female

19,327

52.75%

Male

17,314

47.25%

Phenix City Households and Families

Phenix City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Phenix City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.9%35.1%
Male50.6%49.4%
All50.5%49.5%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Female33%67%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4622.550.5
Non Family5,6491.2545.3
Married5,4913.1764.9
Female2,8023.4833
Male5203.650.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Phenix City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2295.24%
9th to 12th Grade2,47510.55%
High School Graduate6,74728.75%
Some College6,09425.97%
Associates Degree2,2939.77%
Bachelors Degree2,82012.02%
Graduate Degree1,8127.72%

Phenix City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,84010,5102,819
Black9,9778,1111,396
Hispanic1,151652207
Multiple Races472429175
Other Race2217917
Asian17911222
Native American636318
Islander2323

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 multiple races people with a rate of 37.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,733$37,816$27,454
Less Than High School$22,895$30,179$12,328
High School Grad$26,979$30,663$21,910
Some College$32,845$41,232$27,393
Bachelors Degree$51,023$54,220$39,015
Graduate Degree$51,328$56,276$47,461

$32,733

Average Earnings

$37,816

Average Male

$27,454

Average Female

Phenix City Language

Phenix City Language by Age

Phenix City Language

95.10% of Phenix City residents speak only English, while 4.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.65% of the population.

Phenix City Poverty

Phenix City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black15,6734,68629.90%
White16,3311,93511.85%
Hispanic2,14990742.21%
Other66750575.71%
Multiple1,39132923.65%
Asian26411543.56%
Native632031.75%

22.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.25%

Male Poverty Rate

24.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phenix City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phenix City is Other, with 75.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phenix City is White, with 11.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.59%
High School18.74%
Some College12.54%
Bachelors or Greater7.17%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.90%
Female Unemployed31.48%
Female Employed11.06%
Male Employed4.86%

Phenix City Income

Phenix City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,218$54,407
Families$48,552$65,720
Married Families$69,199-
Non Families$27,052$35,023

Phenix City Marital Status

Phenix City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Phenix City Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Phenix City Marital Status by Race

Phenix City Veterans

3,252

Number of Veterans

2,526

Male Veterans

726

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,577
First Gulf War1,171
Vietnam686
Korea220
World War II18
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,59913.75%
White1,52711.35%
Hispanic16914.56%
2 or More9914.80%
Other196.79%
Asian83.81%

$Phenix City Veterans by Education

10.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phenix City Employment Status

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Phenix City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

32.83%

Born in Alabama

97.21%

Native Born

2.79%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.21% of Phenix City residents were born in the United States, with 32.83% having been born in Alabama. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202035,007-714-2.00%
201935,721-714-1.96%
201836,4353530.98%
201736,082-714-1.94%
201636,796-19-0.05%
201536,815-251-0.68%
201437,0661080.29%
201336,9581,0302.87%
201235,9281,5164.41%
201134,4121,2463.76%
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%