Economic Abstract of Alabama Now Available

  • April 6th, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With all the current attention focused on game shows testing your knowledge on various subjects, let’s see how well you do with this question:

What one reference book contains:

  • ACT scores by Alabama school system?
  • Average sales price of new manufactured homes?
  • Information on museums in Alabama?
  • Local dollars per capita spent on public libraries in Alabama?
  • Number of marriages and divorces by county for Alabama?
  • Per capita personal income for Alabama counties?
  • Population of Alabama’s cities and towns?
  • Top 100 manufacturing companies in Alabama?
  • Quarterly Alabama catfish inventory?

Do you need to use a lifeline?

Or, did you say the Economic Abstract of Alabama 2000? Final answer? If so, you are correct.

The newly updated Economic Abstract of Alabama 2000, a comprehensive reference with more than 500 pages of demographic and economic information on Alabama and its counties, is now available. The book is published by the Center for Business and Economic Research, which is part of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama, every two or three years, according to Deborah Hamilton, assistant director of the center.

Topics range from funding for education by district, to retail sales by county, to a variety of statistics on employment, health care, manufacturing, and population. Many of the data items are presented at national, state, MSA, and county or city levels and cover several years to facilitate comparisons and trend analysis.

Included are chapters on agriculture, communication, construction, education, employment, finance, health and human services, income, law enforcement, manufacturing, mineral industries, population, price indexes, trade, transportation, travel, tourism, and recreation, and vital statistics.

The 2000 edition is printed in 8-‡ by 11-inch format. A CD-ROM package is available (including the Abstract book and a CD-ROM) which makes the wealth of data instantly available for computer analysis.

For a brochure with ordering information, send your name and mailing address to or to the Center for Business and Economic Research, The University of Alabama, Box 870221, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.


Bill Gerdes, UA Business Writer, 205/348-8318

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.