Barbour County, AL

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Population

26,201

1.55% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$33,368

1.73% decline

Poverty Rate

27.2%


Number of Employees

8,878

1.28% decline

Median Property Value

$89,300

1.11% decline

About

In 2017, Barbour County, AL had a population of 26.2k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $33,368. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barbour County, AL declined from 26,614 to 26,201, a -1.55% decrease and its median household income declined from $33,956 to $33,368, a -1.73% decrease.

The population of Barbour County, AL is 47.8% Black or African American Alone, 45.7% White Alone, and 4.21% Hispanic or Latino. 5.75% of the people in Barbour County, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Barbour County, AL is $89,300, and the homeownership rate is 62.5%. Most people in Barbour County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Barbour County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Barbour County, AL employs 8.88k people. The largest industries in Barbour County, AL are Manufacturing (2,109 people), Retail Trade (1,021 people), and Educational Services (870 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($130,313), Utilities ($51,169), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,083).

Median household income in Barbour County, AL is $33,368. Males in Barbour County, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Barbour County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,368

2017 value

± $2,551

-1.73%

1 Year Growth

± 11.1%

Households in Barbour County, AL have a median annual income of $33,368, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,956 in 2016, which represents a -1.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Barbour County, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Barbour County, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barbour County, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9508

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barbour County, AL was Census Tract 9508 with a value of $38,389, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $38,365 and $38,311.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barbour County, AL (6.33k out of 23.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,522 ± 354

  2. White

    1,513 ± 202

  3. Hispanic

    412 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barbour County, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.88k

2017 Value

± 547

-1.28%

1 Year decline

± 8.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbour County, AL declined at a rate of -1.28%, from 8.99k employees to 8.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barbour County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,231 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (778 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barbour County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barbour County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,231 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (778 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barbour County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.87 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.77 times), and Production Occupations (2.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barbour County, AL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($154,375), Legal Occupations ($78,355), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.88k

2017 Value

± 547

-1.28%

1 Year decline

± 8.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barbour County, AL declined at a rate of -1.28%, from 8.99k employees to 8.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barbour County, AL, are Manufacturing (2,109 people), Retail Trade (1,021 people), and Educational Services (870 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barbour County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Barbour County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Barbour County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,109 people), Retail Trade (1,021 people), and Educational Services (870 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barbour County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.35 times), and Utilities (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barbour County, AL, by median earnings, are Information ($130,313), Utilities ($51,169), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,083).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.7% of the population of Barbour County, AL has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Barbour County, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Barbour County, AL see 2408 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (2444 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2885 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12982 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2408 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Barbour County, AL see an average of 2408 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (2444 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.3%

Uninsured

32.2%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barbour County, AL declined by 5.3% from 13% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barbour County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Barbour County, AL is home to a population of 26.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.66% of Barbour County, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Barbour County, AL is composed of 12.5k Black or African American Alone residents (47.8%), 12k White Alone residents (45.7%), 1.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.21%), 210 Two or More Races residents (0.801%), 176 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.672%), 152 Asian Alone residents (0.58%), 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Barbour County, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,118 speakers), Vietnamese (174 speakers), and German (53 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barbour County, AL was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Barbour County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Barbour County, AL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.86%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.66% of Barbour County, AL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barbour County, AL was 2.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Barbour County, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Barbour County, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Barbour County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barbour County, AL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    12.5k ± 164

  2. White Alone

    12k ± 145

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.1k ± 227

In 2017, there were 1.05 times more Black or African American Alone residents (12.5k people) in Barbour County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k White Alone and 1.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,118 speakers (4.39%)

  2. Vietnamese

    174 speakers (0.684%)

  3. German

    53 speakers (0.208%)

5.75% of Barbour County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Barbour County, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.39% of the overall population of Barbour County, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.684% speak Vietnamese and 0.208% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    608 ± 132

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    307 ± 95

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    143 ± 79

Barbour County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barbour County, AL was $89,300 in 2017, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,300 to $89,300, a 1.11% decrease. The homeownership rate in Barbour County, AL is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barbour County, AL have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barbour County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,368

Median Household Income

± $2,551

9.19k

Number of Households

± 508

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.19k households in Barbour County, AL declined from $33,368 from the previous year's value of $33,956.

The following chart displays the households in Barbour County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,300

2017 Median

± $5,605

$90,300

2016 Median

± $7,258

In 2017, the median property value in Barbour County, AL declined from to $89,300 from the previous year's value of $90,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barbour County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barbour County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Barbour County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barbour County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.5% of the housing units in Barbour County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Barbour County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barbour County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barbour County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barbour County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Barbour County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Walked

    2.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Barbour County, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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