Prichard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,428 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Prichard is the 23rd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prichard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prichard is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Prichard who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), maintenance occupations (9.06%), and sales jobs (8.05%).
The citizens of Prichard have a very low rate of college education: just 9.19% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Prichard in 2018 was $15,719, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,876 for a family of four. Prichard also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Prichard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prichard residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Prichard include Irish, German, African, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Prichard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.