Alabama Employment Background Check and Criminal Data

Alabama Employment Background CheckWelcome to the first positing of our new weekly blog series, “Criminal Data And Employment Background Check Information For Your Favorite State”!  Each blog posting will have general information on a state, like population and employment status, as well as criminal data.  We will work our way through the alphabet so our first state is Alabama.

About Alabama*

Alabama age distribution in 2012Alabama Population and Age Distribution.  Alabama’s estimated population was 4.8 million. The median age was 38.1 years.  23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.

Alabama’s Age Distribution of Population:

  • 23.4% under 18
  • 10.1% ages 18 to 24
  • 25.5% ages 25 to 44
  • 27.0% ages 45 to 64
  • 14.0% ages 65 and over

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $41,415.  The average household size was 2.5 people.

Employment and Unemployment Rate.  52% of the Alabama population over the age of 15 were employed.

Types of Employers.  The types of employers in Alabama were as follows: 104,381 (5%) were self-employed, 338,799 (17%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government, and 1,534,049 (77%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Industries.  The top five industries by percent in Alabama were: Educational Services and Health Care (22.5%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Retail (12.1%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.5%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8%).

Occupations.  Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Alabama’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.9%); Service (17.2%), Sales and Office (24.6%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (10.2%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (15.1%).

Health Insurance Coverage.  86% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (14% had no coverage).  Of those with coverage, 65% had private coverage and 33% had public coverage. 

Disability.  16% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Alabama reported a disability.

For a list of Alabama counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

Alabama Crime Data*

Total Crime Rate.  Alabama had a total crime rate of 459.9 incidents per 100,000 individuals.

Property Crime Rate. The property crime rate was 3,878 incidents per 100,000 individuals

Law Enforcement.  Alabama had the 20th most law enforcement employees per population.  Alabama ranked 23rd for the most police officers per population by state.

For more Alabama crime information, please see the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC)

Alabama Employment Background Check Products offers two Alabama employment background check products: an Alabama county criminal background check and an Alabama state criminal background check.

The Alabama county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years.  The results are provided within one to three business days.  The price of this product is $24.95.

The Alabama state criminal background check includes an Alabama corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Alabama as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List.  The corrections background check pulls from records of currently incarcerated inmates.  The Alabama state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order.  The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Alabama criminal background check webpage.

Other Alabama employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Alabama” data is from 2011. “Alabama Crime Data” data is from 2009.

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