Butler County, AL

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Population

20,126

0.759% decline

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$36,326

5.86% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

7,727

1.06% decline

Median Property Value

$88,800

6.99% growth

About

In 2017, Butler County, AL had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $36,326. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Butler County, AL declined from 20,280 to 20,126, a -0.759% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,315 to $36,326, a 5.86% increase.

The population of Butler County, AL is 52.2% White Alone, 44.7% Black or African American Alone, and 1.48% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Butler County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Butler County, AL is $88,800, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Butler County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Butler County, AL employs 7.73k people. The largest industries in Butler County, AL are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (814 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($49,539), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,278).

Median household income in Butler County, AL is $36,326. Males in Butler 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 Butler County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,326

2017 value

± $2,701

5.86%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Butler County, AL have a median annual income of $36,326, 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 $34,315 in 2016, which represents a 5.86% 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 Butler 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9530

  2. Census Tract 9533

  3. Census Tract 9529

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, AL was Census Tract 9530 with a value of $49,107, followed by Census Tract 9533 and Census Tract 9529, with respective values of $48,450 and $45,433.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Butler County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, AL (4.84k out of 19.8k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    3,072 ± 327

  2. White

    1,644 ± 213

  3. Two Or More

    115 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Butler County, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

7.73k

2017 Value

± 502

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butler County, AL declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 7.81k employees to 7.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,210 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (887 people), and Management Occupations (580 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,210 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (887 people), and Management Occupations (580 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butler County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.7 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.67 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,679), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,821).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.73k

2017 Value

± 502

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butler County, AL declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 7.81k employees to 7.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (814 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butler County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Butler 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 Butler County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (814 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butler County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.91 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.18 times), and Utilities (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butler County, AL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($49,539), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,278).

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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).

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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

88.6% of the population of Butler County, AL has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Butler County, AL see 2879 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.7% increase from the previous year (2255 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3333 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4000 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

2,879 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Butler County, AL see an average of 2,879 patients per year. This represents a 27.7% increase from the previous year (2,255 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

Data only available at state level.

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

11.4%

Uninsured

37.8%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, AL declined by 3.66% from 11.8% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Butler 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

Butler County, AL is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.05% of Butler County, AL residents were born outside of the country (211 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Butler County, AL is composed of 10.5k White Alone residents (52.2%), 9k Black or African American Alone residents (44.7%), 298 Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 224 Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 64 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.318%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0696%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0646%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Butler County, AL was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Butler County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Butler County, AL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

211 people

1.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

283 people

As of 2017, 1.05% of Butler County, AL residents (211 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 Butler County, AL was 1.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Butler County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, AL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.5k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9k ± 97

  3. Two or More Races

    298 ± 97.3

In 2017, there were 1.17 times more White Alone residents (10.5k people) in Butler County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9k Black or African American Alone and 298 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Butler 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 Butler County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Butler 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. Vietnam

    429 ± 99

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    224 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    164 ± 84

Butler County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butler County, AL was $88,800 in 2017, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,000 to $88,800, a 6.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Butler County, AL is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Butler County, AL have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Butler 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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$36,326

Median Household Income

± $2,701

7.05k

Number of Households

± 434

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.05k households in Butler County, AL grew to $36,326 from the previous year's value of $34,315.

The following chart displays the households in Butler 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

$88,800

2017 Median

± $7,151

$83,000

2016 Median

± $6,582

In 2017, the median property value in Butler County, AL grew to to $88,800 from the previous year's value of $83,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Butler County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Butler County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Butler 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 Butler County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Butler County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, AL have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Butler County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Butler County, AL was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (1.98%).

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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