Alabama Birth Records Search
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You, if you 18 or older, your parent(s) or legal guardian, your spouse, children, siblings or an authorized legal representative.
When you go to get a copy of your birth record, you will need to bring a valid, photo ID.
The Center for Health Statistics handles birth certificates for adopted individuals, certificates for foreign births and other unusual situations.
Types of Alabama Birth Records
If you need a copy of your Alabama birth record and have an unusual situation don’t worry, they have it covered. There are a few different types of birth records that you can request:
Certified Copy - this is a certified copy of your birth record that you can use to apply for official permits and licenses.
Keepsake Birth Certificate - this decorative type of certificate is only for framing not for official government use.
Adoptee Birth Certificate - Alabama offers an information-only copy birth certificate until you reach the age of 19. After that, you can obtain an official copy.
Foreign Birth Certificate - Alabama has the resources to issue a Certificate of Foreign Birth upon request for children born outside the U.S. who immigrated or were adopted into America.
As of 2018, Alabama’s population has reached 4.89 million people. This ranks Alabama 24th nationwide. Of those 4.89 million, 51.6% are female, so there are slightly more women living in Alabama than men.
The U.S. census ranks Alabama’s growth rate to be 0.26% a year which means they are the 36th fastest growing state in the U.S. Regarding population density, Alabama chimes in at 94.4 people per square mile, making them 27th in the nation. Overall growth is steady but unremarkable.
Experts estimate Alabama’s population to hit 5 million by 2020.
Population change from 2010-2016
Population by Gender
There are more women than men in Alabama. The total population of Alabama is estimated at 4,860,545 people with 2,354,189 male and 2,506,356 female. There are 152,167 more more women than men in the state, which is 51.57% of the total population.
The Alabama Gender Ratio is 94 men to 100 women (99:100) or 0.94. State’s gender ratio is lower than the national average of 97 men to 100 women (97:100) or 0.97.
Gender ratio in 2016
Total population in 2016
Timeline of male/female population from 2010-2016
Alabama Birth Statistics
The state's birth rate decreased to 12.25 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 59,151 total births making it higher than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 59,151, 1.50% of the number of nationwide registered births.
State Birth Rate
Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Alabama
Top 5 Counties in Alabama with the lowest/highest Birth Rate
|Top 5 counties in Alabama with the lowest birth rate||Top 5 counties in Alabama with the highest birth rate|
|Shelby County - 11.33||Montgomery County - 13.87|
|Madison County - 11.84||Mobile County - 13.27|
|Etowah County - 11.84||Jefferson County - 13.12|
|Calhoun County - 11.84||Houston County - 12.81|
|Lee County - 11.94||Tuscaloosa County - 12.57|
Alabama Fertility Rate
In Alabama the fertility rate based on historical data went from 60.50 to 61.22 from 2010-2016, and currently is higher than the crude fertility rate of the US - 62.08 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 26.52 to 27.36.
State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother
Fertility Rate By County
The top reproductive counties of Alabama are Morgan - 68.26, Houston - 66.12 and Mobile - 65.87. For the fertility rates of the rest of the counties, please see the table below:
State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age
Where to Obtain an Alabama Birth Certificate
You can obtain a copy of your Alabama birth certificate pretty quickly at any county public health office. You can fill out the application ahead of time by downloading it online and then bringing it with you. You will have to pay a $15 state birth record search fee for your copy. Be sure to bring a valid, photo ID. You can also mail in your application, ID, and payment to: Alabama Vital Records P.O. Box 5625 Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5625. The entire process should take less than 30 minutes if you do it in person. You can also use VitalChek online to order a copy.