Franklin County, AL

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Population

31,507

0.209% decline

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$39,501

9.31% growth

Poverty Rate

23%


Number of Employees

12,534

1.92% growth

Median Property Value

$87,600

0.69% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, AL had a population of 31.5k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $39,501. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, AL declined from 31,573 to 31,507, a -0.209% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,138 to $39,501, a 9.31% increase.

The population of Franklin County, AL is 77.7% White Alone, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.67% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, AL speak a non-English language, and 92.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Franklin County, AL is $87,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Franklin County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, AL employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, AL are Manufacturing (3,553 people), Retail Trade (1,373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,506), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,348), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,212).

Median household income in Franklin County, AL is $39,501. Males in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,501

2017 value

± $2,912

9.31%

1 Year Growth

± 9.56%

Households in Franklin County, AL have a median annual income of $39,501, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,138 in 2016, which represents a 9.31% 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 Franklin County, 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 9732

  2. Census Tract 9729

  3. Census Tract 9731

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, AL was Census Tract 9732 with a value of $50,244, followed by Census Tract 9729 and Census Tract 9731, with respective values of $41,838 and $41,409.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, AL (7.18k out of 31.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    5,785 ± 599

  2. Hispanic

    2,067 ± 539

  3. Other

    854 ± 428

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, AL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

12.5k

2017 Value

± 821

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 9.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, AL grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 12.3k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, AL, are Production Occupations (2,162 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,359 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,162 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,359 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.36 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($111,042), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($54,063), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,207).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 821

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 9.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, AL grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 12.3k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, AL, are Manufacturing (3,553 people), Retail Trade (1,373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,553 people), Retail Trade (1,373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.91 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,506), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,348), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,212).

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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

88% of the population of Franklin County, AL has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AL see 2113 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.285% increase from the previous year (2107 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10543 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

2,113 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AL see an average of 2,113 patients per year. This represents a 0.285% increase from the previous year (2,107 patients).

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

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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%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, AL declined by 14.8% from 14.1% to 12%.

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

Franklin County, AL is home to a population of 31.5k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.68% of Franklin County, AL residents were born outside of the country (3.05k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, AL is composed of 24.5k White Alone residents (77.7%), 5.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents (4.67%), 201 Two or More Races residents (0.638%), 117 Asian Alone residents (0.371%), 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.165%), 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.102%), and 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0444%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, AL was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Franklin County, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, AL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.05k people

8.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.81k people

As of 2017, 9.68% of Franklin County, AL residents (3.05k 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 Franklin County, AL was 8.88%, 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

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

92.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.7% of Franklin County, AL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, AL was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.5k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.15k ± 913

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.47k ± 191

In 2017, there were 4.76 times more White Alone residents (24.5k people) in Franklin County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.15k Hispanic or Latino and 1.47k 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin County, 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

    367 ± 89

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    258 ± 126

  3. Korea

    216 ± 104

Franklin County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, AL was $87,600 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,000 to $87,600, a 0.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, AL is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, AL have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,501

Median Household Income

± $2,912

11.5k

Number of Households

± 734

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.5k households in Franklin County, AL grew to $39,501 from the previous year's value of $36,138.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,600

2017 Median

± $4,315

$87,000

2016 Median

± $4,692

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, AL grew to to $87,600 from the previous year's value of $87,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Franklin County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, AL have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.78% of the workforce in Franklin County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Other

    2.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, AL was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Other (2.21%).

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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