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Midfield, Alabama

Midfield is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 5,626.

Geography Midfield is located at 33°27'21" North, 86°55'37" West (33.455874, -86.927044)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²). 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,626 people, 2,186 households, and 1,532 families residing in the city. The population density is 835.5/km² (2,167.1/mi²). There are 2,393 housing units at an average density of 355.4/km² (921.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 39.28% White, 59.49% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,186 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% are married couples living together, 21.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,378, and the median income for a family is $36,281. Males have a median income of $30,087 versus $25,386 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,729. 16.0% of the population and 12.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.

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