Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Alabama

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August 9, 2021
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Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Alabama

In certain corners of the U.S., the only way you’ll ever be considered a local is if you were born there. Elsewhere, particularly in major metropolitan centers, the constant influx of new businesses, college students, and families can transform neighborhoods every few years and certainly decade over decade.

Americans change their addresses at higher rates than most other countries, but that “move, move, move” mentality may be shifting. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that only 11.2% of respondents had moved within the last year. Additionally, 72% of Americans reported living in or close to the city they grew up in. To learn more about where people are staying put, Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Alabama using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percentage of residents that were born in the state as of 2019.

Keep reading to discover which counties in your state have the most born-and-bred residents.

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#30. Escambia County

- Population: 37,057
- Born in Alabama: 28,348 (76.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 8,269 (22.3% of population)
--- Midwest (2.9%), Northeast (1.5%), South (16.3%), West (1.4%)
- Born in another country: 258 (0.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#29. Colbert County

- Population: 54,771
- Born in Alabama: 42,280 (77.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 11,104 (20.3% of population)
--- Midwest (5.4%), Northeast (1.4%), South (11.7%), West (1.7%)
- Born in another country: 1,063 (1.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#28. St. Clair County

- Population: 87,989
- Born in Alabama: 68,154 (77.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 18,101 (20.6% of population)
--- Midwest (4.2%), Northeast (2.0%), South (12.3%), West (2.2%)
- Born in another country: 1,405 (1.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.6%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.8%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#27. Covington County

- Population: 37,200
- Born in Alabama: 28,832 (77.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 7,861 (21.1% of population)
--- Midwest (2.7%), Northeast (2.4%), South (13.8%), West (2.1%)
- Born in another country: 310 (0.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (0.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#26. Winston County

- Population: 23,784
- Born in Alabama: 18,495 (77.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 4,793 (20.2% of population)
--- Midwest (4.9%), Northeast (1.0%), South (12.7%), West (1.4%)
- Born in another country: 357 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#25. Etowah County

- Population: 102,748
- Born in Alabama: 79,955 (77.8% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 19,169 (18.7% of population)
--- Midwest (4.6%), Northeast (1.8%), South (10.3%), West (1.8%)
- Born in another country: 2,908 (2.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.3%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.6%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#24. Pike County

- Population: 33,333
- Born in Alabama: 26,111 (78.3% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 5,687 (17.1% of population)
--- Midwest (2.6%), Northeast (1.9%), South (11.3%), West (1.3%)
- Born in another country: 1,415 (4.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (3.0%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (0.8%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#23. Chilton County

- Population: 44,055
- Born in Alabama: 34,533 (78.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 7,333 (16.6% of population)
--- Midwest (3.8%), Northeast (2.1%), South (9.0%), West (1.7%)
- Born in another country: 2,007 (4.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (3.8%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#22. Fayette County

- Population: 16,494
- Born in Alabama: 13,194 (80.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,091 (18.7% of population)
--- Midwest (5.5%), Northeast (0.9%), South (11.2%), West (1.1%)
- Born in another country: 154 (0.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#21. Blount County

- Population: 57,681
- Born in Alabama: 46,239 (80.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 8,680 (15.0% of population)
--- Midwest (2.7%), Northeast (1.2%), South (9.1%), West (1.9%)
- Born in another country: 2,619 (4.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (3.8%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#20. Clay County

- Population: 13,337
- Born in Alabama: 10,756 (80.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,307 (17.3% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (0.9%), South (12.3%), West (1.6%)
- Born in another country: 267 (2.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#19. Perry County

- Population: 9,293
- Born in Alabama: 7,497 (80.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,578 (17.0% of population)
--- Midwest (6.3%), Northeast (4.0%), South (6.1%), West (0.6%)
- Born in another country: 199 (2.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (1.7%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.4%)
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#18. Talladega County

- Population: 80,387
- Born in Alabama: 65,216 (81.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 13,607 (16.9% of population)
--- Midwest (3.4%), Northeast (1.8%), South (10.0%), West (1.5%)
- Born in another country: 1,230 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.7%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#17. Walker County

- Population: 64,110
- Born in Alabama: 52,354 (81.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 10,590 (16.5% of population)
--- Midwest (4.9%), Northeast (1.0%), South (9.1%), West (1.3%)
- Born in another country: 952 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#16. Tallapoosa County

- Population: 40,541
- Born in Alabama: 33,133 (81.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 6,633 (16.4% of population)
--- Midwest (3.7%), Northeast (1.6%), South (9.8%), West (1.3%)
- Born in another country: 594 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.1%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#15. Coosa County

- Population: 10,757
- Born in Alabama: 8,826 (82.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,806 (16.8% of population)
--- Midwest (3.9%), Northeast (0.6%), South (10.4%), West (1.8%)
- Born in another country: 53 (0.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.5%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#14. Lawrence County

- Population: 33,058
- Born in Alabama: 27,511 (83.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 5,240 (15.9% of population)
--- Midwest (5.0%), Northeast (1.2%), South (8.7%), West (0.9%)
- Born in another country: 298 (0.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#13. Bibb County

- Population: 22,493
- Born in Alabama: 18,742 (83.3% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,299 (14.7% of population)
--- Midwest (3.0%), Northeast (1.7%), South (8.1%), West (1.8%)
- Born in another country: 340 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#12. Monroe County

- Population: 21,270
- Born in Alabama: 17,973 (84.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,165 (14.9% of population)
--- Midwest (3.3%), Northeast (0.5%), South (9.7%), West (1.4%)
- Born in another country: 110 (0.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.1%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#11. Crenshaw County

- Population: 13,844
- Born in Alabama: 11,703 (84.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,929 (13.9% of population)
--- Midwest (3.0%), Northeast (1.2%), South (8.4%), West (1.4%)
- Born in another country: 192 (1.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (1.1%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#10. Butler County

- Population: 19,828
- Born in Alabama: 17,094 (86.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,533 (12.8% of population)
--- Midwest (2.5%), Northeast (2.2%), South (6.9%), West (1.1%)
- Born in another country: 153 (0.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (0.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#9. Bullock County

- Population: 10,248
- Born in Alabama: 8,837 (86.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,305 (12.7% of population)
--- Midwest (2.4%), Northeast (1.8%), South (6.3%), West (1.9%)
- Born in another country: 72 (0.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#8. Conecuh County

- Population: 12,394
- Born in Alabama: 10,709 (86.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,521 (12.3% of population)
--- Midwest (1.4%), Northeast (3.1%), South (7.4%), West (0.4%)
- Born in another country: 116 (0.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#7. Marengo County

- Population: 19,321
- Born in Alabama: 16,824 (87.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,416 (12.5% of population)
--- Midwest (1.8%), Northeast (1.3%), South (9.0%), West (0.3%)
- Born in another country: 73 (0.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#6. Clarke County

- Population: 24,128
- Born in Alabama: 21,043 (87.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,012 (12.5% of population)
--- Midwest (1.7%), Northeast (1.4%), South (8.4%), West (1.1%)
- Born in another country: 57 (0.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#5. Wilcox County

- Population: 10,681
- Born in Alabama: 9,348 (87.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,251 (11.7% of population)
--- Midwest (1.3%), Northeast (4.1%), South (5.6%), West (0.5%)
- Born in another country: 66 (0.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.6%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#4. Dallas County

- Population: 39,149
- Born in Alabama: 34,507 (88.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 4,112 (10.5% of population)
--- Midwest (2.1%), Northeast (1.8%), South (5.6%), West (0.9%)
- Born in another country: 505 (1.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.5%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#3. Hale County

- Population: 14,809
- Born in Alabama: 13,128 (88.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,592 (10.8% of population)
--- Midwest (3.0%), Northeast (1.5%), South (5.6%), West (0.6%)
- Born in another country: 36 (0.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#2. Greene County

- Population: 8,324
- Born in Alabama: 7,501 (90.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 797 (9.6% of population)
--- Midwest (3.6%), Northeast (1.3%), South (3.1%), West (1.2%)
- Born in another country: 23 (0.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#1. Lowndes County

- Population: 10,079
- Born in Alabama: 9,194 (91.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 809 (8.0% of population)
--- Midwest (1.5%), Northeast (0.5%), South (5.6%), West (0.4%)
- Born in another country: 76 (0.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.0%), North America (0.7%), Oceania (0.0%)

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