Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi And Florida Essay

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Alabama spans 50,645.33 square miles and is the 30th largest state in the United States of America (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015). The population density is 94.4 persons per square mile making it the 29th most population dense state (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Most of the population are of European descent, the next most common is African descent and the smallest proportion is ethnic minorities. Located in the Southern United States, the climate is temperate and there is evenly distributed precipitation, although there can be strong tropical storms in the summer months. Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida are bordering states (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016). Table 1 (below) describes the population demographics and several other social and economic characteristics for residents of Alabama in 2005 and 2010.
Alabama is the 24th most populous state in America (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). The total state population increased from 4,442,558 in 2005 to 4,785,298 in 2010. The distribution of males and females in the population, roughly 49%, and 51%, remained steady across the time periods. The distribution of age remained steady as well. Race and ethnicity distribution saw a significant change over the selected time periods. The white population lowered from 71% in 2005 to 68.5% in 2010. An increase was seen in the black and Hispanic numbers. Educational attainment had an increase; the most significant was high school graduate or higher which went from 80.3% in 2005 to…

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