Choctaw County, AL

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Population

13,188

0.745% decline

Median Age

45.8


Median Household Income

$32,122

1.53% decline

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

4,301

0.962% growth

Median Property Value

$69,000

6.81% growth

About

In 2017, Choctaw County, AL had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $32,122. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Choctaw County, AL declined from 13,287 to 13,188, a -0.745% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,622 to $32,122, a -1.53% decrease.

The population of Choctaw County, AL is 56.3% White Alone, 42.1% Black or African American Alone, and 0.986% Two or More Races. 0.424% of the people in Choctaw County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Choctaw County, AL is $69,000, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Choctaw County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Choctaw County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Choctaw County, AL employs 4.3k people. The largest industries in Choctaw County, AL are Manufacturing (792 people), Retail Trade (675 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (618 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,938), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,615), and Wholesale Trade ($56,328).

Median household income in Choctaw County, AL is $32,122. Males in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,122

2017 value

± $2,797

-1.53%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Choctaw County, AL have a median annual income of $32,122, 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 $32,622 in 2016, which represents a -1.53% 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 Choctaw County, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

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

    $45,909 ± $38,465

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Choctaw 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 9569

  2. Census Tract 9567

  3. Census Tract 9568

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Choctaw County, AL was Census Tract 9569 with a value of $41,573, followed by Census Tract 9567 and Census Tract 9568, with respective values of $35,799 and $30,994.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Choctaw County, AL (2.9k out of 13k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    2,019 ± 209

  2. White

    864 ± 160

  3. Hispanic

    58 ± 96

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

4.3k

2017 Value

± 372

0.962%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, AL grew at a rate of 0.962%, from 4.26k employees to 4.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Choctaw County, AL, are Production Occupations (590 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (533 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (412 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (590 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (533 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.2 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.37 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,875), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,900).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.3k

2017 Value

± 372

0.962%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, AL grew at a rate of 0.962%, from 4.26k employees to 4.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Choctaw County, AL, are Manufacturing (792 people), Retail Trade (675 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (618 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Choctaw County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (792 people), Retail Trade (675 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.04 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.57 times), and Manufacturing (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Choctaw County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,938), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,615), and Wholesale Trade ($56,328).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

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

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

89% of the population of Choctaw County, AL has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, AL see 2634 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.16% decrease from the previous year (2665 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2166 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2634 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, AL see an average of 2634 patients per year. This represents a 1.16% decrease from the previous year (2665 patients).

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

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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%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

21.6%

Medicaid

17.7%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Choctaw County, AL declined by 4.82% from 11.5% to 11%.

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

Choctaw County, AL is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.379% of Choctaw County, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Choctaw County, AL is composed of 7.42k White Alone residents (56.3%), 5.55k Black or African American Alone residents (42.1%), 130 Two or More Races residents (0.986%), 71 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.538%), 8 Asian Alone residents (0.0607%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0303%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0152%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Choctaw County, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (44 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (4 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (3 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Choctaw County, AL was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Choctaw County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Choctaw County, AL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.379%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.166%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.379% of Choctaw County, AL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Choctaw County, AL was 0.166%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

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

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Choctaw County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Choctaw County, AL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.42k ± 6

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.55k ± 122

  3. Two or More Races

    130 ± 95.7

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more White Alone residents (7.42k people) in Choctaw County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.55k Black or African American Alone and 130 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    44 speakers (0.346%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    4 speakers (0.0314%)

  3. Other Indo-European Languages

    3 speakers (0.0236%)

0.424% of Choctaw County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Choctaw County, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.346% of the overall population of Choctaw County, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0314% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.0236% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    274 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    169 ± 92

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    113 ± 68

Choctaw County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Choctaw County, AL was $69,000 in 2017, which is 0.317 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $64,600 to $69,000, a 6.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Choctaw County, AL is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Choctaw County, AL have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Choctaw 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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$32,122

Median Household Income

± $2,797

5.46k

Number of Households

± 400

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.46k households in Choctaw County, AL declined from $32,122 from the previous year's value of $32,622.

The following chart displays the households in Choctaw 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

$69,000

2017 Median

± $6,510

$64,600

2016 Median

± $6,191

In 2017, the median property value in Choctaw County, AL grew to to $69,000 from the previous year's value of $64,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

80.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Choctaw County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Choctaw County, AL have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.06% of the workforce in Choctaw County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.7%

  3. Walked

    1.75%

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

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