Opportunity Zones in Alabama

Alabama has 158 designated opportunity zones, including 153 low-income communities, plus 5 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Alabama gave no preference to urban vs. rural when nominating their opportunity zones, keeping the urban-to-rural ratio consistent with the statewide ratio  — 73% urban vs. 23% rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Alabama Opportunity Zones

Alabama Opportunity Zones Map

Analysis of Alabama’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 158 677 1,181
Low-income communities 153 476 629
Contiguous 5 200 205
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $30,044 $36,542 $44,296
Poverty rate 32.79% 23.92% 20.90%
Unemployment rate 12.91% 10.77% 9.60%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $99,784 $98,909 $125,959
Median rent/month $624 $666 $738
Homeownership 51.60% 65.76% 66.95%
Severe rent burden 24.62% 21.22% 20.47%
Vacancy rate 19.26% 18.67% 16.59%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 43.56% 57.17% 61.58%
Black alone 49.18% 36.14% 31.45%
Hispanic 4.17% 3.86% 3.77%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.03% 0.77% 1.10%
Younger than 18 21.60% 22.52% 22.41%
Older than 64 14.52% 16.16% 15.91%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 53.95% 54.50% 48.42%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 17.15% 16.00% 22.05%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 1.27% 0.15% 0.59%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 72.78% 64.11% 72.90%
In a micro area 9.49% 19.20% 14.73%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 17.72% 16.69% 12.36%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Alabama Counties & Cities

List of counties in Alabama: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston

List of top 150 cities located in Alabama: Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Alabama

Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Autauga 01001020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003010400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003011501 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Baldwin 01003011502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Barbour 01005950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Bibb 01007010002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Blount 01009050500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Bullock 01011952200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Butler 01013952800 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Calhoun 01015000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Calhoun 01015000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Calhoun 01015002101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Chambers 01017954300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Cherokee 01019955900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Chilton 01021060102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Choctaw 01023956800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Clarke 01025957902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Clay 01027959000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Cleburne 01029959600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Coffee 01031010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Colbert 01033020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Conecuh 01035960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Coosa 01037961000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Covington 01039962000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Covington 01039962700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Crenshaw 01041963700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Cullman 01043964800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Cullman 01043965000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Dale 01045020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Dallas 01047956500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
DeKalb 01049960900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Elmore 01051031000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Elmore 01051031300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Escambia 01053970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Etowah 01055001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Fayette 01057020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Franklin 01059973700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Geneva 01061050300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Greene 01063060200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Hale 01065040400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Henry 01067030200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Houston 01069041500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jackson 01071950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073001902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073002200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073002303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073003001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073003002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073003200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073003900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073004200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073004500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073011209 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073011705 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073012002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073012701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Jefferson 01073013100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lamar 01075030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lauderdale 01077010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lauderdale 01077010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lawrence 01079979100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081040300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081040604 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081040700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081040800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081041100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lee 01081041300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Limestone 01083020201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Limestone 01083020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Limestone 01083020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Lowndes 01085780800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Macon 01087231500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Macon 01087231603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Macon 01087232200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089000201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089000202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089001301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089001402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089002501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089003000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089003100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Madison 01089010622 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Marengo 01091972900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Marion 01093964400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Marion 01093964500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Marshall 01095030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097000401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097001502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097002600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097002800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097003402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097006403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mobile 01097007400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Monroe 01099076000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101005603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101005902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Montgomery 01101006000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Morgan 01103000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Perry 01105687000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Pickens 01107050100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Pike 01109189100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Randolph 01111000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Russell 01113030200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
St. Clair 01115040203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Shelby 01117030703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Sumter 01119011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Talladega 01121010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tallapoosa 01123962300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125010403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125010404 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125011600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125011701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125011800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125012100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125012303 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125012405 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125012600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Tuscaloosa 01125012800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Walker 01127020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington 01129044200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wilcox 01131035100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Winston 01133965700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

About OpportunityDb

OpportunityDb.com provides world-class tools, education, and analysis to help interested parties discover opportunities in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

OpportunityDb Tools

OZ Podcast

Recent News