Foley, AL

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Population

17,315

3.43% growth

Median Age

50.2


Median Household Income

$42,468

0.702% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

6,931

6.06% growth

Median Property Value

$161,200

5.02% growth

About

In 2017, Foley, AL had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 50.2 and a median household income of $42,468. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Foley, AL grew from 16,741 to 17,315, a 3.43% increase and its median household income grew from $42,172 to $42,468, a 0.702% increase.

The population of Foley, AL is 78.5% White Alone, 15.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.91% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Foley, AL speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Foley, AL are Fortis College-Foley (83 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Foley, AL is $161,200, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Foley, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Foley, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Foley, AL employs 6.93k people. The largest industries in Foley, AL are Accommodation & Food Services (958 people), Retail Trade (855 people), and Educational Services (695 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,071), Information ($55,456), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($53,750).

Median household income in Foley, AL is $42,468. Males in Foley, 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 Foley, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,468

2017 value

± $4,394

0.702%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Foley, AL have a median annual income of $42,468, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,172 in 2016, which represents a 0.702% 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 Foley, 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 115.02

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Foley, AL was Census Tract 115.02 with a value of $37,237, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Foley, AL (2.28k out of 17.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 12 - 14 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

    1,208 ± 387

  2. Black

    1,049 ± 392

  3. Two Or More

    22 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Foley, AL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

6.93k

2017 Value

± 921

6.06%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Foley, AL grew at a rate of 6.06%, from 6.54k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Foley, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,245 people), Management Occupations (717 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (651 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Foley, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Foley, AL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,245 people), Management Occupations (717 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (651 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Foley, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Sales & Related Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.67 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Foley, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,310), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($58,672).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.93k

2017 Value

± 921

6.06%

1 Year growth

± 18.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Foley, AL grew at a rate of 6.06%, from 6.54k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Foley, AL, are Accommodation & Food Services (958 people), Retail Trade (855 people), and Educational Services (695 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Foley, AL, though some of these residents may live in Foley, 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 Foley, AL, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (958 people), Retail Trade (855 people), and Educational Services (695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Foley, AL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.38 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.82 times), and Information (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Foley, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,071), Information ($55,456), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($53,750).

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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. $43.7B

  2. $29.7B

  3. $23.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $43.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.9B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

38.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 38.3% 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. $27.4B

  2. $17.9B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $27.4B, followed by Florida with $17.9B and Tennessee and $16.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Foley, AL has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 2.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Foley, AL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (1352 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2025 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1121 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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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Baldwin County, AL see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (1,352 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 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%).

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 

$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

12.9%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

19.8%

Non-Group

2.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Foley, AL declined by 7.53% from 13.9% to 12.9%.

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

Foley, AL is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.43% of Foley, AL residents were born outside of the country (767 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Foley, AL is composed of 13.6k White Alone residents (78.5%), 2.73k Black or African American Alone residents (15.8%), 677 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.91%), 114 Asian Alone residents (0.658%), 73 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.422%), 72 Two or More Races residents (0.416%), 56 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.323%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.1

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Foley, AL was 50.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Foley, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Foley, AL residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

767 people

3.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

668 people

As of 2017, 4.43% of Foley, AL residents (767 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 Foley, AL was 3.99%, 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%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Foley, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Foley, AL was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.6k ± 803

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.73k ± 722

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    677 ± 447

In 2017, there were 4.98 times more White Alone residents (13.6k people) in Foley, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k Black or African American Alone and 677 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    927 ± 249

  2. Korea

    195 ± 130

  3. World War II

    150 ± 133

Foley, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Foley, AL awarded 83 degrees. The student population of Foley, AL is skewed towards women, with 47 male students and 102 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Foley, AL are White (59 and 71.1%), followed by Black or African American (14 and 16.9%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 9.64%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.2%).

The largest universities in Foley, AL by number of degrees awarded are Fortis College-Foley (83 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Foley, AL are Medical Assistant (70 and 84.3%) and HVAC Maintenance (13 and 15.7%).

The median tuition costs in Foley, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Foley, AL was Medical Assistant with 70 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Foley, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

83 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Foley, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fortis College-Foley with 83 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

70

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Foley, AL, which is 0.186 times less than the 70 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Foley, AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    59 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Foley, AL were to White students. These 59 degrees mean that there were 4.21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Foley, AL was $161,200 in 2017, which is 0.702 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,500 to $161,200, a 5.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Foley, AL is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Foley, AL have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Foley, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$161,200

2017 Median

± $9,106

$153,500

2016 Median

± $12,512

In 2017, the median property value in Foley, AL grew to to $161,200 from the previous year's value of $153,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Foley, 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 Foley, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k 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.

$42,468

Median Household Income

± $4,394

7.78k

Number of Households

± 876

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.78k households in Foley, AL grew to $42,468 from the previous year's value of $42,172.

The following chart displays the households in Foley, 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 Foley, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Foley, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Foley, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Foley, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Foley, AL have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.613% of the workforce in Foley, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Foley, AL was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.27%) and those who Worked At Home (5.45%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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