Samson, Alabama Population 2020

1,849

Samson is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,849, it is the 195th largest city in Alabama and the 7921st largest city in the United States. Samson is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -4.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,940 in 2010. Samson reached it's highest population of 1,940 in 2012. Spanning over 4 miles, Samson has a population density of 511 people per square mile.

The average household income in Samson is $34,853 with a poverty rate of 41.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $472 per month, and the median house value is $65,200. The median age in Samson is 33.7 years, 28.8 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.4 males.

Samson Demographics

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

  • White: 74.35%
  • Black or African American: 16.97%
  • Two or more races: 5.08%
  • Other race: 3.60%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Samson, Alabama is 1,849, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,873.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,940.

Samson, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,55174.35%
Black or African American35416.97%
Two or More Races1065.08%
Some Other Race753.60%

Samson Population Pyramid 2020

Samson Median Age

33.7


Total

28.8


Male

35.8


Female

Samson Adults

There are 1,450 adults, (311 of whom are seniors) in Samson.

Samson Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Samson Sex Ratio

Female

1,119

53.64%

Male

967

46.36%

Samson Households and Families

Samson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Samson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male80.5%19.5%
Married78.5%21.5%
All54.8%45.2%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Female28.3%71.7%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8322.5154.8
Non Family2821.1651.8
Married2653.1278.5
Female2443.3828.3
Male412.6680.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Samson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1007.86%
9th to 12th Grade26120.52%
High School Graduate44034.59%
Some College26520.83%
Associates Degree1028.02%
Bachelors Degree564.40%
Graduate Degree483.77%

Samson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,01276295
Black2111319
Hispanic3315
Other Race2915
Multiple Races163

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,523$26,838$20,870
Less Than High School$12,188$$
High School Grad$21,711$25,357$20,000
Some College$27,500$41,932$25,313
Bachelors Degree$44,750$56,786$26,250
Graduate Degree$55,893$$56,429

$23,523

Average Earnings

$26,838

Average Male

$20,870

Average Female

Samson Language

Samson Language by Age

Samson Language

93.46% of Samson residents speak only English, while 6.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.86% of the population.

Samson Poverty

Samson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,47854136.60%
Black35418251.41%
Multiple1068681.13%
Hispanic1354734.81%

41.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.69%

Male Poverty Rate

41.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Samson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Samson is Multiple, with 81.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Samson is Hispanic, with 34.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.52%
Some College24.52%
High School24.32%
Bachelors or Greater9.62%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed76.47%
Female Unemployed69.49%
Female Employed27.22%
Male Employed11.19%

Samson Income

Samson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,907$34,853
Families$28,846$42,557
Married Families$47,125-
Non Families$15,867$19,014

Samson Marital Status

Samson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Samson Married by Age and Sex

Samson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Samson Marital Status by Race

Samson Veterans

105

Number of Veterans

99

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam63
Second Gulf War13
First Gulf War12
Korea10
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7449
75+30
35 to 5419
55 to 647
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White968.48%
Black93.30%

$Samson Veterans by Education

7.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Samson Employment Status

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

16.6%

Unemployment Rate

Samson 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

78.19%

Born in Alabama

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.37% of Samson residents were born in the United States, with 78.19% having been born in Alabama. 1.39% 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
20201,849-12-0.64%
20191,861-12-0.64%
20181,873-13-0.69%
20171,886-12-0.63%
20161,898-15-0.78%
20151,91310.05%
20141,912-6-0.31%
20131,918-22-1.13%
20121,94070.36%
20111,933-6-0.31%
20101,9390.00%