Fairhope, AL

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2019 Population
21,083
3.72% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
43.7
2.67% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
6.66%
2.04% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$75,197
6.92% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$299,200
16.7% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
8,525
4.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Fairhope, AL had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $75,197. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Fairhope, AL grew from 20,327 to 21,083, a 3.72% increase and its median household income grew from $70,330 to $75,197, a 6.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairhope, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.44%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%), White (Hispanic) (2.9%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.43%). 0% of the households in Fairhope, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.9% of the residents in Fairhope, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Fairhope, AL was $299,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%. Most people in Fairhope, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairhope, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Fairhope, AL is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.65% of Fairhope, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2019, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Fairhope, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 936 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 631 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairhope, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 700
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    936 ± 526
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    631 ± 350
5.21%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2019, there were 19.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Fairhope, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 936 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 631 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.21% of the people in Fairhope, AL are hispanic (1.1k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
4.96%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.01k people

As of 2019, 6.65% of Fairhope, AL residents (1.4k 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 Fairhope, AL was 4.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.6
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Fairhope, AL was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fairhope, AL are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Fairhope, AL residents was 45.

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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

97.9%
2019 Citizenship
98.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.9% of Fairhope, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Fairhope, AL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    783 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    322 ± 154
  3. Korea
    156 ± 123

Fairhope, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Economy

Median household income in Fairhope, AL is $75,197. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Fairhope, AL was Census Tract 107.03 with a value of $94,611, followed by Census Tract 113 and Census Tract 111.01, with respective values of $82,434 and $80,941.

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 Fairhope, AL employs 8.53k people. The largest industries in Fairhope, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,400 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (958 people), and Retail Trade (942 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($106,500), Wholesale Trade ($94,444), and Public Administration ($88,098).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,197
2019 value
± $9,303
6.92%
1 Year Growth
± 13.4%

Households in Fairhope, AL have a median annual income of $75,197, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,330 in 2018, which represents a 6.92% annual growth.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairhope, 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 107.03
  2. Census Tract 113
  3. Census Tract 111.01

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairhope, AL was Census Tract 107.03 with a value of $94,611, followed by Census Tract 113 and Census Tract 111.01, with respective values of $82,434 and $80,941.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairhope, AL (1.38k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. White
    795 ± 293
  2. Black
    586 ± 292
  3. Hispanic
    56 ± 116

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairhope, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.53k
2019 Value
± 799
4.49%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairhope, AL grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 8.16k employees to 8.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairhope, AL, are Management Occupations (1,044 people), Sales & Related Occupations (927 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (823 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairhope, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fairhope, AL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,044 people), Sales & Related Occupations (927 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (823 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairhope, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.36 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.14 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairhope, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($122,188), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($88,232), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,641).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.53k
2019 Value
± 799
4.49%
1 Year growth
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Fairhope, AL grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 8.16k employees to 8.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairhope, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,400 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (958 people), and Retail Trade (942 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairhope, AL, though some of these residents may live in Fairhope, 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 Fairhope, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,400 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (958 people), and Retail Trade (942 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairhope, AL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.86 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.55 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairhope, AL, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($106,500), Wholesale Trade ($94,444), and Public Administration ($88,098).

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Baldwin County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 76.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (19.4%), followed by Other (4.07%). 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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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 Baldwin County, AL
76.5% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairhope, AL was $299,200 in 2019, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $256,400 to $299,200, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairhope, AL is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Fairhope, AL have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairhope, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$299,200
2019 Median
± $20,094
$256,400
2018 Median
± $22,096

In 2019, the median property value in Fairhope, AL grew to to $299,200 from the previous year's value of $256,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fairhope, 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 Fairhope, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$75,197
Median Household Income
± $9,303
7.79k
Number of Households
± 649

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.79k households in Fairhope, AL grew to $75,197 from the previous year's value of $70,330.

The following chart displays the households in Fairhope, 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 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fairhope, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairhope, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
2019 Homeownership
76.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.1% of the housing units in Fairhope, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairhope, AL have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.884% of the workforce in Fairhope, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.14%)

In 2019, 79.5% of workers in Fairhope, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.14%).

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Fairhope, AL has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 7.56% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 24.5% on non-group plans, and 1.96% 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 Baldwin County, AL see 1425 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2029 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1015 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

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1,425 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baldwin County, AL

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see an average of 1,425 patients per year. This represents a 3.86% increase from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baldwin 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

3.53%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
7.56%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
24.5%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairhope, AL declined by 24.4% from 4.67% to 3.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairhope, 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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