Moving to Alabama

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Bordered to the south with white-sand Gulf Coast beaches and to the north by serene mountains, Alabama brims with recreational opportunities for families and young couples alike. Visiting (or moving to) Alabama should mean stopping by one of the several rock formations where Native Americans lived long ago or seeing the Natural Bridge Rock, the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies.

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USA Alabama
Population: 311,591,917 4,557,808
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 71.1%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 84.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 21.7%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.53
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 94.4
Average Commute (min.) 25.2 22.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $117,600
Media Household Income: $51,914 $33,945
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 17.0%
Features of Car Insurance*: 25/50/25
Alabama Compared to USA Averages

Key Facts About Alabama
State Capital: Montgomery
Top 5 Cities: Birmingham
Major Newspapers: Birmingham News
Huntsville Times
Montgomery Advertiser
Tuscaloosa News
Major Sports Teams: None

*Car insurance requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

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