Colbert County, AL

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2022 Population
57,270
0.847% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42
0.238% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
4.93% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,149
7.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,500
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,589
2.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colbert County, AL had a population of 57.3k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $56,149. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colbert County, AL grew from 56,789 to 57,270, a 0.847% increase and its median household income grew from $52,017 to $56,149, a 7.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colbert County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16%), Other (Hispanic) (2.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.498%).

None of the households in Colbert County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Colbert County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colbert County, AL are Northwest-Shoals Community College (1,443 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Colbert County, AL was $148,500, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

Most people in Colbert County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Colbert County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Colbert County, AL is home to a population of 57.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.74% of Colbert County, AL residents were born outside of the country (995 people).

In 2022, there were 4.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.5k people) in Colbert County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.32k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Colbert County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colbert County, AL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colbert County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.5k ± 46
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.17k ± 259
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 243
3.21%
Hispanic Population
1.84k people

In 2022, there were 4.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.5k people) in Colbert County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.32k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.21% of the people in Colbert County, AL are hispanic (1.84k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
995 people
1.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
972 people

As of 2022, 1.74% of Colbert County, AL residents (995 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colbert County, AL was 1.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,057 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    791 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    344 ± 126

Colbert County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colbert County, AL employs 25.6k people. The largest industries in Colbert County, AL are Manufacturing (4,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,682 people), and Retail Trade (2,521 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,628), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,079), and Utilities ($77,300).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.6k
2022 Value
± 1,418
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colbert County, AL grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 25k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colbert County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,067 people), Production Occupations (2,969 people), and Management Occupations (2,095 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colbert County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.6k
2022 Value
± 1,418
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colbert County, AL grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 25k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colbert County, AL, are Manufacturing (4,752 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,682 people), and Retail Trade (2,521 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colbert County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Colbert County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,567
Median earning men ± $1,692
$29,544
Median earning women ± $2,202

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,184), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,644), and Information ($66,458).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,828), Public Administration ($44,209), and Construction ($43,370).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 432
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 426
    Manufacturing
  3. 371
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colbert County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 68.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.9%), followed by Other (1.22%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

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

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Colbert County, AL awarded 1,443 degrees. The student population of Colbert County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,853 male students and 2,179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colbert County, AL are White (1,128 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (114 and 8.02%), Hispanic or Latino (97 and 6.82%), and Two or More Races (31 and 2.18%).

The largest universities in Colbert County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest-Shoals Community College (1,443 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Colbert County, AL are General Studies (564 and 39.1%), Welding Technology (180 and 12.5%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (85 and 5.89%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,032 students enrolled in Colbert County, AL, 46% men and 54% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,016 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 59 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Colbert County, AL was General Studies with 173 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Colbert County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,443 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest-Shoals Community College with 1,443 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 755 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colbert County, AL, which is 1.1 times more than the 688 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,128 degrees mean that there were 9.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 114 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,261) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colbert County, AL was $148,500 in 2022, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,700 to $148,500, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Colbert County, AL is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colbert County, AL have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colbert County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Colbert County, AL is $56,149. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Colbert County, AL was Census Tract 204 with a value of $84,750, followed by Census Tract 207.03 and Census Tract 207.04, with respective values of $71,992 and $68,173.

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.2%.

Property

$148,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,814
$16,520
Median Property Taxes
±$951

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colbert County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71% of the housing units in Colbert County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 204
  2. Census Tract 207.03
  3. Census Tract 207.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colbert County, AL was Census Tract 204 with a value of $84,750, followed by Census Tract 207.03 and Census Tract 207.04, with respective values of $71,992 and $68,173.

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

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Household Income

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$56,149
Median Household Income
± $3,200
23.3k
Number of Households
± 1,235

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Colbert County, AL grew to $56,149 from the previous year's value of $52,017.

The following chart displays the households in Colbert 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colbert County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.06%)

In 2022, 85.4% of workers in Colbert County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.76%) and those who worked at home (5.06%).

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colbert County, AL have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Colbert County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.2%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colbert County, AL (9k out of 56.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colbert County, AL is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 400 in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 35.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Colbert County, AL has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colbert County, AL see 1625 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.83% increase from the previous year (1565 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1911 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2309 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,625 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colbert County, AL

Primary care physicians in Colbert County, AL see an average of 1,625 patients per year. This represents a 3.83% increase from the previous year (1,565 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.95%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colbert County, AL grew by 20.1% from 6.62% to 7.95%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.7 in Colbert County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.9% in Colbert County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.8% in Colbert County, AL.

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