Income Statistics for Alabama Zip Codes

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Richest Alabama Zip Codes (2024)

by Kristen Carney Kristen Carney

Updated: July 18, 2024

The richest zip code in Alabama is 35223 with an average household income of $237,909 and 11,226 people according to the most current Census data available (citation).

10 Richest Alabama Zip Codes

per the most current (2022) Census data with at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error

Rank Zip Code Population Mean Income Median Household Income
1 35223 11,226 $237,909 $151,550
2 35213 15,551 $233,016 $137,879
3 35242 56,466 $155,830 $115,541
4 35763 19,203 $154,191 $122,929
5 36064 13,007 $152,725 $122,500
6 35243 18,575 $149,986 $102,163
7 35406 19,062 $149,407 $117,945
8 35808 1,112 $147,294 $124,028
9 35741 4,206 $146,980 $88,979
10 35226 38,079 $144,796 $121,975

To identify the richest zip codes in Alabama, we downloaded the most current income data from the US Census Bureau, excluded zips with fewer than 500 people, excluded the zips with margins of error greater than 50% of the income estimate and sorted by mean income. Click on the links above in the chart to see more income statistics for these wealthy Alabama zips codes or learn more about the highest income zip codes in the US.

Alabama Income Statistics

The following data are the most current income statistics for Alabama from the US Census Bureau, are in 2022 inflation adjusted dollars and are from the American Community Survey 2022 5-year estimates.

  • Median Household Income: $59,609.
  • Average Household Income: $82,992.
  • Per Capita Income: $33,344.
  • 6.5% of Households in Alabama are High Income Households that make over $200,000 a year.

Median Household Income in Alabama by Age of Householder

Alabama
Householder under 25 years $29,488
Householder 25 to 44 years $65,802
Householder 45 to 64 years $72,197
Householder 65 years and over $46,134

Median Income versus Average Income: Which Should You Use?

We usually suggest using median income data – either instead of or in addition to – average income data as a true indicator of wealth. If you haven’t thought about median versus average since your last standardized test, you aren’t alone. Here’s what they are:

  • average is the sum of a set of numbers divided by the count of numbers in the set
  • median is the middle number in the set of numbers
illustration of median vs average

Now let’s say you had the following simplified set of income data.

Household 1: $30,000
Household 2: $50,000
Household 3: $1,000,000

The average income for this set is $360,000. The outlier data point ($1,000,000) skews the average WAY up. Conversely, the average income would be skewed WAY down if someone had an income of $500. The median income for the same data set is $50,000. Outlier data doesn’t skew the median.

Most Business Owners Should Use Median Income

So most business owners should use the median income as a true indicator of wealth, because it provides a more accurate representation of a typical income, especially in areas with significant income disparity.

When Should You Use Average Income

If your target market is high-income households, the average income may be more relevant. This is because the average income can highlight the presence of a higher concentration of wealthy individuals, which is beneficial for luxury goods and services marketing. We’re using average income on this page because using the Census’s highest reported median value of $250,001 could result in multiple ties for the richest geography.

Why do so many zip codes have a median value of $250,001?

The Census' American Community Survey uses $250,000+ as a jam value for median income estimates to protect privacy, ensure data consistency, and simplify reporting. A "jam value" in survey data refers to a placeholder or default value used when actual data points are unavailable, incomplete, or exceed certain thresholds. We represent this jam value as $250,001 to make it easy for you to sort.

About the Data

Sources & Margins of Error

All statistics for Alabama are the most current, comparable statistics available from the US Census Bureau and are from the American Community Survey 2022 5-year estimates. The income values are in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars and were downloaded on 7 December 2023.

The following data tables were used:

  • B01001 Sex By Age
  • B19001 Household Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2022 inflation adjusted dollars)
  • B19013 Median Household Income in the Past 12 months (in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars)
  • B19301 Per Capita Income in the Past 12 months (in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars)
  • S1902 Mean Income in the Past 12 months (in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars)
  • B19049 Median Household Income In The Past 12 Months (in 2022 Inflation-adjusted dollars) By Age Of Householder

Margins of error for the income data for Alabama

  • Median Household Income: +/-$377
  • Average Household Income: +/-$478
  • Per Capita Income: +/-$211
  • High Income Households: +/-0.1%
  • Median Household Income: Householders under 25: +/-$1,405
  • Median Household Income: Householders 25 to 44: +/-$1,042
  • Median Household Income: Householders 45 to 64: +/-$916
  • Median Household Income: Householders 65+: +/-$520

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