The state saw impressive growth over a ten year period, with a twelve and a half percent increase in population overall since one decade prior. Four cities within the state saw growth of fifty percent or more.
The population of this southern state reached 2,348,174- over half a million more people than two decades earlier. The odds continued to work in the men's favor in this state, as it reported a slightly larger female population than male. Much unlike the ratios in other states at the time, there were just 99.8 males for every one hundred Alabama females.
Although not that small in population, this was a relatively rural state, which was shown by the Alabama census records reports. The residents had moved in and spread themselves fairly evenly throughout the state. In 1910, there were 1,787,682 residents reported to be living in rural areas of the state versus just 370,481 in urban settings.
Alabama had a respectable number of residents as compared to the country as a whole. In 1900, the census reported 1,828,697 residents for the state and 176,303,387 for the country. That gave the state claim to more than one percent of the country's population.
The 1890 census showed a bit of depressing news for the state. Alabama's death toll in this year was quite high. It reached a staggering 20,898. That was nearly fourteen people per one thousand that were lost to a variety of diseases and other health related issues.
There were fifteen states and territories with populations larger than Alabama in this decade, which had a count of 1,262,505. Few of the people who resided in the state at that time were born on foreign soil. It was recorded that just 9,734, or less than one percent of the whole population- were not native to the country.
There were 63,894 agricultural laborers reported in this state in 1870, which was a relatively small number considering the impressive 5,062,204 acres of working farm land reported.
The county of Mobile, Alabama was broken up seven times to form different wards. Together they held the greatest proportion of the population. The combined number of residents of the county was 11,509. That number was most heavily concentrated in five of the seven wards.
Health care was still a major issue in this early stage of American history. A large portion of the population was still falling ill to diseases that are easily treated today. Diarrhea and Dysentery killed over five hundred people in that year alone.
The population was sure to be on an upswing after this year, as the largest portion of the population was white males under the ages of five. The total number in this category was 36,611 according to Alabama census records.
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