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Jefferson County, AL Free Public Records Directory

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Jefferson County, AL Missing Children

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  • Missing: Brianna Hulmes
    Brianna Hulmes, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/17/2019. Missing From Mount Olive, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (alabama) 1-205-325-1450.
    June 28, 2019
  • Missing: Jamaal Lovelace
    Jamaal Lovelace, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/13/2019. Missing From Birmingham, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (alabama) 1-205-325-1450.
    April 01, 2019
  • Missing: Jamiya Gray
    Jamiya Gray, Age Now: 14, Missing: 12/19/2018. Missing From Mccalla, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (alabama) 1-205-325-1450.
    December 28, 2018
  • Missing Child - Ariell Matthews
     ariell Matthews, A Black Female Was Last Seen In Bessemer, Alabama.comments: On Sunday 03 August 2017, Ariell Janice Matthews Left Her Residence On Foot And Has Not Returned. She Was Last Seen Wearing Red, White And Black Design Pajama Pants, And A Gray Tee-shirt. If Anyone Has Any Information Regarding The Whereabouts Of Ariell Matthews, Please Contact The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Department At (205) 325-1450 Or Call 911.
    September 04, 2017
  • Missing: Emmalyn Brown
    Emmalyn Brown, Age Now: 18, Missing: 04/01/2017. Missing From Morris, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (alabama) 1-205-325-1450.
    April 13, 2017
  • Missing Child - Angelina Ellenburg - Destin Castens
      angelina Ellenburg, A White Female Was Last Seen In Mccalla, Alabama.destin Castens, A White Male Was Last Seen In Bessemer, Alabama.comments: On Wednesday 7 September 2016, Angelina Catherine Ellenburg Left Her Residence In The Mccalla, Alabama Area And Has Not Returned. She May Be Traveling With A Destin Castens Who Also Left His Residence In The Bessemer, Alabama Area And Has Not Returned. Their Direction Of Travel Is Unknown At This Time. If Anyone Has Any Information Regarding The Whereabouts Of Angelina Ellenburg, Please Contact The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Department At (205) 325-1450
    September 08, 2016

Jefferson County Missing People

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  •  James Hannah, a White Male was last seen in Pinson, Alabama.Comments: The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating James Edgar Hannah. James Edgar Hannah is an 83 year old white male with blue eyes and brown hair, and may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. He was last seen in Pinson, Alabama around 12:30pm on February 25, 2020 and may be traveling to Montgomery, Alabama. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of James Edgar Hannah, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office at 205-325-1450 or call 911.
    February 25, 2020
  • Michaela Lovelady, a White Female was last seen in Hayden, Alabama.Comments: On Monday, May 8, 2017, Michaela Danielle Lovelady was last seen in the Rickwood Caverns Rd area of Hayden, AL. Her direction of travel is unknown at this time. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Michaela Danielle Lovelady, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at (205) 325-1450.
    May 16, 2017
  • Shannon Stephens, a White Female was last seen in Adger, Alabama. Comments: On Wednesday, 09 September 2015, Shannon Maria Stephens was last seen in Adger, Alabama. Shannon may have traveled to the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Shannon Stephens, please contact Detective Brad Dickey with the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Department at (205) 325-1450.
    June 06, 2016

Jefferson County, AL Latest Crime Records (Updated 04/02/2020)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    705
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    5
  • Rape:
    81
  • Robbery:
    183
  • Aggravated Assault:
    436
  • Total Property Crime:
    3,678
  • Burglary:
    1,908
  • Larceny Theft:
    1,664
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    106
  • Arson:
    31

Jefferson County, AL American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau

  • Jefferson County's demographic and housing ACS survey of 658,834 being 0.21 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 47.3% males and 52.7% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Jefferson county's social characteristics data of 259,397 households, which make up 0.22 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 165,855 families with and without children. There are 168,336 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Jefferson county's American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 522,746 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.21 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 322,497 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Jefferson county's housing characteristics are collected from 302,599 dwellings making up 0.23 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 259,397 or uninhabited 43,202 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 259,397 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Jefferson County, AL Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the County
    658,466
  • Estimate of the County's total residency
    662,062
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    -1%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    -3,581
  • Complete count of Countywide resident population
    662,047
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    46,249
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    158,005
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    90,242
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    53%
  • County's white resident population
    349,166
  • County's black resident population
    276,525
  • County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    1,740
  • County's Asian resident population
    9,158
  • County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    244
  • Countywide resident population of two or more races
    7,275
  • Countywide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    25,488
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    340,213
  • Countywide percentage of white residents
    53%
  • Countywide percentage of black residents
    42%
  • Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Countywide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Countywide percentage of Two or more races
    1%
  • Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    4%
  • Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white
    52%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Jefferson County
  • Births
    9,705
  • Deaths
    6,902
  • Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less
    121
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    83%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Jefferson County Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the County
    4%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    5%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    86%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    28%
  • Total number of Veterans
    52,882
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Jefferson County
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    23
  • Housing unit estimates
    312,111
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    23,939
  • Housing unit estimates - percent change
    8%
  • Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners
    67%
  • Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners
    $132,700
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    24%
  • Total number of households
    267,675
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Jefferson County Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $26,256
  • Countywide income of median households in Jefferson County
    $43,312
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    17%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $28,220
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $42,834
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    300,663
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    29,567
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    480,231
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    -332
  • People employed by the government
    65,150
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    25,384,959
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    52,860
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    17,329
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    44,731
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    1,268,154
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Jefferson County
  • Total number of firms located in the County
    55,485
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    23%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    30%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    10,260,950
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    13,756,797
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    11,066,328
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    16,730
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Jefferson County territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    1,034
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    175,352
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    40,455
  • Size in square miles of land
    1,113
  • Population per square mile
    592
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