Alabama Information and Facts
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Per Capita Personal Income
In 2002 Alabama had a per capita personal income of $25,548. This per capita personal income ranked 41st in the United States and was 83 percent of the national average, $30,906. The 2002 per capita personal income reflected an increase of 2.8 percent from 2001. The 2001-2002 national change was 1.2 percent. In 1992 the per capita personal income of Alabama was $17,327 and ranked 41st in the United States. The 1992-2002 average annual growth rate of per capita personal income was 4.0 percent. The average annual growth rate for the nation was 4.0 percent.
Total Personal Income
In 2002 Alabama had a total personal income of $114,427,602. This total personal income ranked 24th in the United States. In 1992 the total personal income of Alabama was $71,977,381 and ranked 24th in the United States. The 2002 total personal income reflected an increase of 3.1 percent from 2001. The 2001-2002 national change was 2.3 percent. The 1992-2002 average annual growth rate of total personal income was 4.7 percent. The average annual growth rate for the nation was 5.2 percent.
Components of Personal Income
Total personal income includes net earnings by place of residence; dividends, interest, and rent; and personal current transfer receipts received by the residents of Alabama. In 2002 net earnings accounted for 65.3 percent of total personal income (compared with 67.3 in 1992); dividends, interest, and rent were 16.6 percent (compared with 16.6 in 1992); and personal current transfer receipts were 18.0 percent (compared with 16.1 in 1992). From 2001 to 2002 net earnings increased 2.5 percent; dividends, interest, and rent increased 0.5 percent; and personal current transfer receipts increased 8.2 percent. From 1992 to 2002 net earnings increased on average 4.4 percent each year; dividends, interest, and rent increased on average 4.7 percent; and personal current transfer receipts increased on average 5.9 percent.
Climate - Alabama has a humid subtropical climate, with
short, relatively mild winters and long warm summers. Temperature differences between the
coastal and inland areas, however, are small. January averages range from about 11° C (57° F)
at Mobile to about 7° C (44° F) at Birmingham. July averages are in the upper 20°s C (low 80°s
F) at Mobile and at Birmingham. Very low or very high temperatures are unusual. The growing
season, the period between the last killing frost of spring and the first killing frost of
fall, ranges from about 200 days in the north to more than 300 days in the southwest. During
the summer, daytime temperatures are frequently in the upper 20°s C (mid-80°s F) or higher and
afternoon thundershowers are common. In winter, mild humid air masses from the gulf alternate
with cold air masses from the north. Snow occasionally falls in the north.
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