Change Indicator

Child population under age 20 in Alabama

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Why This Indicator Matters

Alabama's child population has been on a downward trend. This decrease will result in fewer workers to fill the vacancies of those retiring. We must ensure that all children are successful in school and able to go on to higher learning or obtain skills that will allow them to participate as a part of our our future workforce.
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Definition and Source



Population is defined as all people, male and female, child and adult, living in a given geographic area.Unless otherwise noted, this Data Book defines a child as a person under 20 years of age.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, CO-EST00INT-AGESEX-5YR: Intercensal Estimates of the Resident Population by Five-Year Age Groups and Sex for Counties: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2010.

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, CC-EST2022-ALLDATA-[ST-FIPS]: Annual County Resident Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2022. 

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2022.


Population sub-groups are listed and referred to the way the agency or organization providing the data references the sub-groups. Though you will see varying nomenclature used, the way we refer to population sub-groups throughout the 2023 Alabama Kids Count Data Book is intentional in order to be as accurate as possible in representing the data.

Last Updated

May 2024