Congressional District 1, AL

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2019 Population
717,438
0.292% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Representative
Jerry Carl
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.4
0.248% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.7%
3.61% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$50,663
9.08% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$160,600
5.59% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 1, AL had a population of 717k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $50,663. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 1, AL grew from 715,346 to 717,438, a 0.292% increase and its median household income grew from $46,445 to $50,663, a 9.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 1, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 1, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.4% of the residents in Congressional District 1, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 1, AL was $160,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%. Most people in Congressional District 1, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 1, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 1, AL is home to a population of 717k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.03% of Congressional District 1, AL residents were born outside of the country (21.7k people).

In 2019, there were 2.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (466k people) in Congressional District 1, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 1, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    466k ± 2.29k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    195k ± 3.94k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 3.24k
3.29%
Hispanic Population
23.6k people

In 2019, there were 2.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (466k people) in Congressional District 1, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.29% of the people in Congressional District 1, AL are hispanic (23.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 1, AL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.03%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.7k people
3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
21.5k people

As of 2019, 3.03% of Congressional District 1, AL residents (21.7k 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 Congressional District 1, AL was 3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 1, AL was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Congressional District 1, AL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 1, AL residents was 40.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2019 Citizenship
98.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.4% of Congressional District 1, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 1, AL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    18,576 ± 1,815
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,772 ± 2,297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,213 ± 1,673

Congressional District 1, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 1, AL is $50,663. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 1, AL was Congressional District 6, AL with a value of $69,072, followed by Congressional District 5, AL and Congressional District 3, AL, with respective values of $59,950 and $51,925.

The economy of Congressional District 1, AL employs 304k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 1, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,790 people), Retail Trade (39,612 people), and Manufacturing (33,117 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,254), Utilities ($52,511), and Manufacturing ($51,776).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,663
2019 value
± $1,500
9.08%
1 Year Growth
± 4.64%

Households in Congressional District 1, AL have a median annual income of $50,663, 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 $46,445 in 2018, which represents a 9.08% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 1, AL (116k out of 695k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    55,050 ± 1,749
  2. White
    54,106 ± 1,906
  3. Hispanic
    5,275 ± 640

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 1, 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

304k
2019 Value
± 10,809
0.671%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 1, AL grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 302k employees to 304k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 1, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (35,432 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,822 people), and Management Occupations (28,844 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 1, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 1, AL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (35,432 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,822 people), and Management Occupations (28,844 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 1, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,258), Legal Occupations ($70,193), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,956).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

304k
2019 Value
± 10,809
0.671%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 1, AL grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 302k employees to 304k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 1, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,790 people), Retail Trade (39,612 people), and Manufacturing (33,117 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 1, AL, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 1, 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 Congressional District 1, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,790 people), Retail Trade (39,612 people), and Manufacturing (33,117 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 1, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,254), Utilities ($52,511), and Manufacturing ($51,776).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 90.3% 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.

Congressional District 1, AL is currently represented by Jerry Carl 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 Alabama
62% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alabama
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alabama was Winston County, AL with 90.3% 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

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
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 1, AL

Jerry Carl
District 1 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 1, AL is currently represented by Jerry Carl (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 1, AL was $160,600 in 2019, which is 0.668 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $152,100 to $160,600, a 5.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 1, AL is 69.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 1, AL have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 1, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$160,600
2019 Median
± $4,427
$152,100
2018 Median
± $3,571

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 1, AL grew to to $160,600 from the previous year's value of $152,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 1, 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 Congressional District 1, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,663
Median Household Income
± $1,500
268k
Number of Households
± 9,398

In 2019, the median household income of the 268k households in Congressional District 1, AL grew to $50,663 from the previous year's value of $46,445.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 1, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 1, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 1, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
2019 Homeownership
66.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.1% of the housing units in Congressional District 1, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 1, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 1, AL have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Congressional District 1, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.19%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2019, 85.2% of workers in Congressional District 1, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.19%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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 Congressional District 1, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 1, AL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

10.2%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 1, AL declined by 17.2% from 12.3% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 1, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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