Butler County, AL

County

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Population
20,025
0.502% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Median Age
40.7

Poverty Rate
23.5%

Median Household Income
$39,109
7.66% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$88,300
0.563% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
7,885
2.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Butler County, AL had a population of 20k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $39,109. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Butler County, AL declined from 20,126 to 20,025, a -0.502% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,326 to $39,109, a 7.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and White (Hispanic) (0.15%). 0% of the households in Butler County, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Butler County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Butler County, AL was $88,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%. Most people in Butler County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, AL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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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.

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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

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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.

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US Senators from Alabama

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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.

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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.

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Diversity

Butler County, AL is home to a population of 20k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.37% of Butler County, AL residents were born outside of the country (275 people).

In 2018, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Butler County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 314 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)
    10.4k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.03k ± 106
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    314 ± 96.5
0.335%
Hispanic Population
67 people

In 2018, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Butler County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 314 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.335% of the people in Butler County, AL are hispanic (67 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.37%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
275 people
1.05%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
211 people

As of 2018, 1.37% of Butler County, AL residents (275 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Butler County, AL was 1.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.6

In 2018, 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 38. But people in Butler County, AL are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Butler County, AL residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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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.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Butler County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, AL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    422 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    204 ± 78
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    130 ± 73

Butler County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Butler County, AL is $39,109. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Butler County, AL was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $53,125, followed by Census Tract 9527 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $51,406 and $51,058.

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 7.89k people. The largest industries in Butler County, AL are Manufacturing (1,895 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,023 people), and Retail Trade (886 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,696), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,534).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,109
2018 value
± $2,026
7.66%
1 Year Growth
± 8.42%

Households in Butler County, AL have a median annual income of $39,109, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,326 in 2017, which represents a 7.66% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$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.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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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.

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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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9533
  2. Census Tract 9527
  3. Census Tract 9528

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, AL was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $53,125, followed by Census Tract 9527 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $51,406 and $51,058.

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

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, AL (4.64k out of 19.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    3,076 ± 323
  2. White
    1,359 ± 202
  3. Two Or More
    148 ± 115

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

7.89k
2018 Value
± 547
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 9.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Butler County, AL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 7.73k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,240 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (661 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 (1,240 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (661 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 (2.74 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times), and Material Moving Occupations (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 ($77,955), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,132), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.89k
2018 Value
± 547
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 9.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Butler County, AL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 7.73k employees to 7.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,895 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,023 people), and Retail Trade (886 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 (1,895 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,023 people), and Retail Trade (886 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butler County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.4 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.39 times), and Utilities (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butler County, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,696), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,534).

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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. $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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$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.

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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. $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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butler County, AL was $88,300 in 2018, which is 0.384 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $88,300, a 0.563% decrease. The homeownership rate in Butler County, AL is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Butler County, AL have an average commute time of 23.6 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

$88,300
2018 Median
± $8,202
$88,800
2017 Median
± $7,151

In 2018, the median property value in Butler County, AL declined from to $88,300 from the previous year's value of $88,800.

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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Household Income

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$39,109
Median Household Income
± $2,026
6.71k
Number of Households
± 398

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.71k households in Butler County, AL grew to $39,109 from the previous year's value of $36,326.

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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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

69.9%
2018 Homeownership
70.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.9% of the housing units in Butler County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Butler County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.57%)

In 2018, 83.8% of workers in Butler County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (1.57%).

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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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 3 cars.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Butler County, AL has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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.

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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%).

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

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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%).

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.

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Health Care Spending

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$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.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, AL declined by 10.5% from 11.4% to 10.2%.

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. 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.

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