Geneva County, AL

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Population

26,572

0.721% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$39,293

7.6% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

10,306

0.881% growth

Median Property Value

$87,800

7.73% growth

About

In 2017, Geneva County, AL had a population of 26.6k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $39,293. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Geneva County, AL declined from 26,765 to 26,572, a -0.721% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,519 to $39,293, a 7.6% increase.

The population of Geneva County, AL is 84% White Alone, 9.18% Black or African American Alone, and 3.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Geneva County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Geneva County, AL is $87,800, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Geneva County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Geneva County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Geneva County, AL employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Geneva County, AL are Manufacturing (1,544 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people), and Retail Trade (988 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,278), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,736), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,304).

Median household income in Geneva County, AL is $39,293. Males in Geneva 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 Geneva County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,293

2017 value

± $2,810

7.6%

1 Year Growth

± 8.91%

Households in Geneva County, AL have a median annual income of $39,293, 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 $36,519 in 2016, which represents a 7.6% 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 Geneva 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 502

  2. Census Tract 505

  3. Census Tract 504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Geneva County, AL was Census Tract 502 with a value of $60,852, followed by Census Tract 505 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $44,570 and $43,304.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Geneva 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

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Geneva County, AL (5.9k out of 26.3k 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 6 - 11.

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

    4,743 ± 405

  2. Black

    897 ± 188

  3. Two Or More

    228 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Geneva County, 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

10.3k

2017 Value

± 654

0.881%

1 Year growth

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Geneva County, AL grew at a rate of 0.881%, from 10.2k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Geneva County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,360 people), Production Occupations (1,096 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Geneva County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Geneva County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,360 people), Production Occupations (1,096 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (960 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Geneva County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.01 times), and Production Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Geneva County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,063), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,075).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 654

0.881%

1 Year growth

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Geneva County, AL grew at a rate of 0.881%, from 10.2k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Geneva County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,544 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people), and Retail Trade (988 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Geneva County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Geneva 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 Geneva County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,544 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people), and Retail Trade (988 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Geneva County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.81 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.19 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Geneva County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,278), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,736), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,304).

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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

86.1% of the population of Geneva County, AL has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Geneva County, AL see 3825 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.236% increase from the previous year (3816 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13307 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6654 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

3,825 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Geneva County, AL see an average of 3,825 patients per year. This represents a 0.236% increase from the previous year (3,816 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

13.9%

Uninsured

37.2%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Geneva County, AL declined by 5.33% from 14.7% to 13.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Geneva 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

Geneva County, AL is home to a population of 26.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.46% of Geneva County, AL residents were born outside of the country (389 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Geneva County, AL is composed of 22.3k White Alone residents (84%), 2.44k Black or African American Alone residents (9.18%), 1k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.78%), 542 Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 162 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.61%), 106 Asian Alone residents (0.399%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Geneva County, AL was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Geneva County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Geneva County, AL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.46%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

389 people

1.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

449 people

As of 2017, 1.46% of Geneva County, AL residents (389 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 Geneva County, AL was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Geneva County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Geneva County, AL was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.3k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.44k ± 128

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1k ± 220

In 2017, there were 9.15 times more White Alone residents (22.3k people) in Geneva County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.44k Black or African American Alone and 1k 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Geneva 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

    814 ± 167

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    335 ± 99

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    322 ± 105

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Geneva County, AL was $87,800 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 $81,500 to $87,800, a 7.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Geneva County, AL is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Geneva County, AL have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Geneva 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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$39,293

Median Household Income

± $2,810

10.7k

Number of Households

± 630

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.7k households in Geneva County, AL grew to $39,293 from the previous year's value of $36,519.

The following chart displays the households in Geneva 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,800

2017 Median

± $5,009

$81,500

2016 Median

± $4,359

In 2017, the median property value in Geneva County, AL grew to to $87,800 from the previous year's value of $81,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Geneva County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Geneva County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Geneva County, AL have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.32% of the workforce in Geneva County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Geneva County, AL was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.11%).

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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