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About Alabama - Alabama is a state located in the Southern alabamaUnited States.

Alabama is the 30th largest state in the United States with the second largest inland waterway system in the United States. About three-fifths of the land area is a gentle plain with a general decline towards the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The North Alabama region is mostly mountainous, with the Tennessee River cutting a large valley creating numerous creeks, streams, rivers, mountains, and lakes. The lowest point east of the Mississippi River lies in Dekalb County along a creek cutting tower ridges, and creating Buck's Pocket State Park. Another natural wonder is "Land Bridge", the longest natural bridge span east of the Mississippi River. Alabama generally ranges in elevation from sea level at Mobile Bay, to a little more than 1,800 feet (550 m) in the Appalachian mountains in the northeast. The highest point is Mount Cheaha.

Important cities and towns in Alabama

The capital of Alabama is Montgomery and the largest city Birmingham

Living in Alabama

People of Alabama - Alabama has an estimated population of 4,557,808, which is an increase of 32,433, or 0.7%, from the prior year and an increase of 110,457, or 2.5%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 77,418 people (that is 319,544 births minus 242,126 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 36,457 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 25,936 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 10,521 people.

The state had 108,000 foreign-born (2.4% of the state population), of which an estimated 22.2% were illegal aliens (24,000).

The racial makeup of the state and comparison to the prior census:

  • Census year: 2000 1990
  • White 71.1% 73.6%
  • Black 26.0% 25.3%
  • Asian 0.7% 0.5%
  • Native American 0.5% 0.4%
  • Other race 0.7% 0.1%
  • Mixed race 1.0% *
  • White, non-Hispanic 70.3% 73.3%
  • Hispanic‡ 1.7% 0.6%

The largest reported ancestry groups in Alabama: American (17.0%), English (7.8%), Irish (7.7%), German (5.7%), and Scotch-Irish (2.0%). 'American' includes those reported as Native American or African American.

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