Fairhope, AL

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Population

19,561

8.7% growth

Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$66,074

7.05% growth

Poverty Rate

8.9%


Number of Employees

7,992

11.7% growth

Median Property Value

$239,000

2.01% decline

About

In 2017, Fairhope, AL had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $66,074. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fairhope, AL grew from 17,996 to 19,561, a 8.7% increase and its median household income grew from $61,723 to $66,074, a 7.05% increase.

The population of Fairhope, AL is 87.6% White Alone, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.92% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fairhope, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fairhope, AL is $239,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Fairhope, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairhope, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fairhope, AL employs 7.99k people. The largest industries in Fairhope, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,449 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (847 people), and Retail Trade (825 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($80,625), Information ($70,385), and Transportation & Warehousing ($69,063).

Median household income in Fairhope, AL is $66,074. Males in Fairhope, 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 Fairhope, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,074

2017 value

± $9,169

7.05%

1 Year Growth

± 15.7%

Households in Fairhope, AL have a median annual income of $66,074, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,723 in 2016, which represents a 7.05% 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 Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Fairhope, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 107.03

  2. Census Tract 111.01

  3. Census Tract 111.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairhope, AL was Census Tract 107.03 with a value of $82,985, followed by Census Tract 111.01 and Census Tract 111.02, with respective values of $61,590 and $60,807.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairhope, AL (1.72k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,144 ± 319

  2. Black

    576 ± 321

  3. Hispanic

    54 ± 100

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

7.99k

2017 Value

± 759

11.7%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairhope, AL grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 7.15k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairhope, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,099 people), Management Occupations (802 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (802 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,099 people), Management Occupations (802 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (802 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairhope, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.18 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.08 times), and Legal Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairhope, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,681), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,526), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,497).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.99k

2017 Value

± 759

11.7%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairhope, AL grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 7.15k employees to 7.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairhope, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,449 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (847 people), and Retail Trade (825 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 (1,449 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (847 people), and Retail Trade (825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fairhope, AL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.8 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.51 times), and Public Administration (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairhope, AL, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($80,625), Information ($70,385), and Transportation & Warehousing ($69,063).

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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 ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($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

93.4% of the population of Fairhope, AL has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 21.1% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fairhope, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 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

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1,535 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

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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

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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

6.57%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

21.1%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairhope, AL declined by 2.95% from 6.77% to 6.57%.

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. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Fairhope, AL is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.11% of Fairhope, AL residents were born outside of the country (1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fairhope, AL is composed of 17.1k White Alone residents (87.6%), 1.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.21%), 962 Black or African American Alone residents (4.92%), 189 Asian Alone residents (0.966%), 131 Two or More Races residents (0.67%), 101 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.516%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0818%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fairhope, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fairhope, AL was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Fairhope, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fairhope, AL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1k people

3.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

644 people

As of 2017, 5.11% of Fairhope, AL residents (1k people) 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 Fairhope, AL was 3.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Fairhope, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fairhope, AL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.1k ± 718

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.02k ± 526

  3. Black or African American Alone

    962 ± 531

In 2017, there were 16.8 times more White Alone residents (17.1k people) in Fairhope, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.02k Hispanic or Latino and 962 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fairhope, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fairhope, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fairhope, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    595 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    239 ± 131

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    143 ± 98

Fairhope, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairhope, AL was $239,000 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,900 to $239,000, a 2.01% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fairhope, AL is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fairhope, AL have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairhope, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,074

Median Household Income

± $9,169

7.14k

Number of Households

± 620

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.14k households in Fairhope, AL grew to $66,074 from the previous year's value of $61,723.

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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Housing

Property Value

$239,000

2017 Median

± $11,031

$243,900

2016 Median

± $12,823

In 2017, the median property value in Fairhope, AL declined from to $239,000 from the previous year's value of $243,900.

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 $200k - $250k 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

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Fairhope, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fairhope, 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 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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairhope, AL have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Fairhope, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.94%

  3. Carpooled

    6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fairhope, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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