Bullock County, AL

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Population

10,478

0.701% decline

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$29,655

1.09% growth

Poverty Rate

28.5%


Number of Employees

4,290

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$66,800

1.76% decline

About

In 2017, Bullock County, AL had a population of 10.5k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $29,655. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bullock County, AL declined from 10,552 to 10,478, a -0.701% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,335 to $29,655, a 1.09% increase.

The population of Bullock County, AL is 75.6% Black or African American Alone, 21.6% White Alone, and 1.05% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Bullock County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bullock County, AL is $66,800, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Bullock County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bullock County, AL is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bullock County, AL employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in Bullock County, AL are Manufacturing (1,309 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (526 people), and Educational Services (368 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($104,659), Utilities ($66,944), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($45,110).

Median household income in Bullock County, AL is $29,655. Males in Bullock 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 Bullock County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,655

2017 value

± $5,376

1.09%

1 Year Growth

± 25.6%

Households in Bullock County, AL have a median annual income of $29,655, 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 $29,335 in 2016, which represents a 1.09% 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 Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Bullock 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 9525

  2. Census Tract 9522

  3. Census Tract 9521

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bullock County, AL was Census Tract 9525 with a value of $44,417, followed by Census Tract 9522 and Census Tract 9521, with respective values of $27,013 and $22,266.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bullock County, AL (2.85k out of 10k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 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

    2,711 ± 381

  2. White

    119 ± 102

  3. Hispanic

    35 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bullock 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

4.29k

2017 Value

± 604

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bullock County, AL grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 4.17k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bullock County, AL, are Production Occupations (946 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (429 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (369 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bullock County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bullock County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (946 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (429 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bullock County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.5 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.8 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bullock County, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,302), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($82,639), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($47,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k

2017 Value

± 604

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bullock County, AL grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 4.17k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bullock County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,309 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (526 people), and Educational Services (368 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bullock County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Bullock 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 Bullock County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,309 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (526 people), and Educational Services (368 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bullock County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.4 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (3.01 times), and Utilities (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bullock County, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($104,659), Utilities ($66,944), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($45,110).

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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 ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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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

85.9% of the population of Bullock County, AL has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 8.51% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bullock County, AL see 3565 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.641% decrease from the previous year (3588 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5181 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10362 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

3,565 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bullock County, AL see an average of 3,565 patients per year. This represents a 0.641% decrease from the previous year (3,588 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

14.1%

Uninsured

35.1%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

8.51%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bullock County, AL declined by 15.8% from 16.7% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bullock 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bullock County, AL is home to a population of 10.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.83% of Bullock County, AL residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bullock County, AL is composed of 7.93k Black or African American Alone residents (75.6%), 2.26k White Alone residents (21.6%), 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.05%), 73 Asian Alone residents (0.697%), 69 Two or More Races residents (0.659%), 35 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.334%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0191%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bullock County, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bullock County, AL was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Bullock County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bullock County, AL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.83%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

1.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

160 people

As of 2017, 1.83% of Bullock County, AL residents (192 people) 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 Bullock County, AL was 1.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Bullock County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bullock County, AL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    7.93k ± 190

  2. White Alone

    2.26k ± 18

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    110 ± 122

In 2017, there were 3.5 times more Black or African American Alone residents (7.93k people) in Bullock County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k White Alone and 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bullock County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bullock County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bullock County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bullock County, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    109 ± 86

  2. Vietnam

    93 ± 56

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    62 ± 60

Bullock County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bullock County, AL was $66,800 in 2017, which is 0.307 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $68,000 to $66,800, a 1.76% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bullock County, AL is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bullock County, AL have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bullock County, AL is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,655

Median Household Income

± $5,376

3.67k

Number of Households

± 419

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.67k households in Bullock County, AL grew to $29,655 from the previous year's value of $29,335.

The following chart displays the households in Bullock 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

$66,800

2017 Median

± $9,883

$68,000

2016 Median

± $11,252

In 2017, the median property value in Bullock County, AL declined from to $66,800 from the previous year's value of $68,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bullock 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 Bullock County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $25k - $30k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

73.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Bullock County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bullock County, AL have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Bullock County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Carpooled

    15.7%

  3. Walked

    6.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bullock County, AL was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.7%) and those who Walked (6.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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