Butler County, AL

County

Add Comparison
2019 Population
19,828
0.984% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.8
0.246% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
22.5%
4.43% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$40,688
4.04% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$95,900
8.61% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
7,930
0.571% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Butler County, AL had a population of 19.8k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $40,688. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Butler County, AL declined from 20,025 to 19,828, a −0.984% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,109 to $40,688, a 4.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.575%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.368%). 0% of the households in Butler County, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.6% of the residents in Butler County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Butler County, AL was $95,900, and the homeownership rate was 70%. Most people in Butler County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Butler County, AL is home to a population of 19.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.772% of Butler County, AL residents were born outside of the country (153 people).

In 2019, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Butler County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 311 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 19
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.93k ± 133
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    311 ± 103
1.4%
Hispanic Population
277 people

In 2019, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Butler County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 311 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.4% of the people in Butler County, AL are hispanic (277 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Butler County, AL as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.772%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
153 people
1.37%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
275 people

As of 2019, 0.772% of Butler County, AL residents (153 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Butler County, AL was 1.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Butler County, AL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
57
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 37

In 2019, the median age of all people in Butler County, AL was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Butler County, AL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Butler County, AL residents was 41.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Alabama.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    48,648 ± 5,388 people
  2. Guatemala
    13,164 ± 2,813 people
  3. India
    9,844 ± 2,433 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 48,648 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 13,164 and India with 9,844.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99.6%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.6% of Butler County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, AL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Butler County, AL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    434 ± 99
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    146 ± 89
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    114 ± 61

Butler County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Alabama. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alabama (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

Median household income in Butler County, AL is $40,688. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Butler County, AL was Census Tract 9528 with a value of $51,689, followed by Census Tract 9533 and Census Tract 9527, with respective values of $51,583 and $46,618.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,012. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Butler County, AL employs 7.93k people. The largest industries in Butler County, AL are Manufacturing (1,984 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (991 people), and Retail Trade (893 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,375), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,773).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,688
2019 value
± $2,858
4.04%
1 Year Growth
± 8.39%

Households in Butler County, AL have a median annual income of $40,688, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,109 in 2018, which represents a 4.04% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Butler County, AL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Alabama.
$61,746
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,542
$43,012
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $1,077

In 2019, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Alabama.
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alabama
  1. Asian
    $59,683 ± $10,574
  2. White
    $50,914 ± $1,134
  3. American Indian
    $44,130 ± $8,792

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alabama.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Butler County, AL is from Alabama.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2019, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.143% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9528
  2. Census Tract 9533
  3. Census Tract 9527

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, AL was Census Tract 9528 with a value of $51,689, followed by Census Tract 9533 and Census Tract 9527, with respective values of $51,583 and $46,618.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, AL (4.4k out of 19.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    2,931 ± 348
  2. White
    1,221 ± 210
  3. Two Or More
    218 ± 123

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.93k
2019 Value
± 544
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Butler County, AL grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 7.89k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,159 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (867 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (721 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,159 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (867 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (721 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butler County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.89 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.71 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Butler County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,611), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,188), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,059).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

7.93k
2019 Value
± 544
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Butler County, AL grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 7.89k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,984 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (991 people), and Retail Trade (893 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Butler County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,984 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (991 people), and Retail Trade (893 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butler County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.12 times), and Utilities (1.65 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butler County, AL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,375), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,773).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $52.4B
  2. $29.3B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.3B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.2B).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Alabama.
$280B
2018 Value in Alabama
$481B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
71.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alabama trade was $280B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $481B by 2045.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $31.8B
  2. $17.8B
  3. $14.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.8B, followed by Florida with $17.8B and Tennessee and $14.7B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Butler County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 56.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (42.7%), followed by Other (1.2%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Alabama.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Butler County, AL
56.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alabama
  1. 89.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alabama was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Alabama colored by their party leaning.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Senators from Alabama

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.
Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Butler County, AL was $95,900 in 2019, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $88,300 to $95,900, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Butler County, AL is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Butler County, AL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butler County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,900
2019 Median
± $8,498
$88,300
2018 Median
± $8,202

In 2019, the median property value in Butler County, AL grew to to $95,900 from the previous year's value of $88,300.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,688
Median Household Income
± $2,858
6.51k
Number of Households
± 416

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.51k households in Butler County, AL grew to $40,688 from the previous year's value of $39,109.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

70%
2019 Homeownership
69.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70% of the housing units in Butler County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Butler County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Butler County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Butler County, AL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Other (1.3%)

In 2019, 86% of workers in Butler County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (1.3%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 false.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

91.3% of the population of Butler County, AL has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 0.972% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama 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 3936 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.731% decrease from the previous year (3965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3241 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1768 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (29.5%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,936 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Butler County, AL

Primary care physicians in Butler County, AL see an average of 3,936 patients per year. This represents a 0.731% decrease from the previous year (3,965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Butler County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.
$7,281
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alabama
$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

8.67%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
0.972%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, AL declined by 14.7% from 10.2% to 8.67%.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 29.5% prevalence
  2. 25.6% prevalence
  3. 24.8% prevalence

Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 29.5%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart