Prichard is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 22,351 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 (12.44%), sales jobs (12.32%), and food service (8.97%).
In Prichard, just 9.60% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Prichard in 2010 was $12,944, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,776 for a family of four. Prichard also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Prichard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 African, English, German, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Prichard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.