Goodwater, AL

Census Place

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2019 Population
1,261
3.81% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
44.2
4.33% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
28.6%
3.99% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$25,000
14.2% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$73,300
1.95% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
377
2.84% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Goodwater, AL had a population of 1.26k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $25,000. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Goodwater, AL declined from 1,311 to 1,261, a −3.81% decrease and its median household income declined from $29,148 to $25,000, a −14.2% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Goodwater, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (79.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (20.7%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Goodwater, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.1% of the residents in Goodwater, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Goodwater, AL was $73,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%. Most people in Goodwater, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Goodwater, AL was 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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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Diversity

Goodwater, AL is home to a population of 1.26k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 11.7% of Goodwater, AL residents were born outside of the country (147 people).

In 2019, there were 3.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1k people) in Goodwater, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261 White (Non-Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Goodwater, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1k ± 279
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    261 ± 125
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 12
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2019, there were 3.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1k people) in Goodwater, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261 White (Non-Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Goodwater, AL are hispanic (0 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
147 people
3.66%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48 people

As of 2019, 11.7% of Goodwater, AL residents (147 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Goodwater, AL was 3.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.6
58
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Goodwater, AL was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Goodwater, AL are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Goodwater, AL residents was 46.

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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

96.1%
2019 Citizenship
96.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.1% of Goodwater, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Goodwater, AL was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    34 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    10 ± 19
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 21

Goodwater, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Goodwater, AL is $25,000. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Goodwater, AL was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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 Goodwater, AL employs 377 people. The largest industries in Goodwater, AL are Manufacturing (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52 people), and Educational Services (27 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($26,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,625), and Total ($25,063).

Wages

Median Household Income

$25,000
2019 value
± $9,875
−14.2%
1 Year Growth
± 58.8%

Households in Goodwater, AL have a median annual income of $25,000, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $29,148 in 2018, which represents a −14.2% 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 Goodwater, 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.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Goodwater, AL was N/A with a value of N/A, 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

Males 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goodwater, AL (346 out of 1.21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 75+, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 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. Black
    301 ± 119
  2. White
    45 ± 69
  3. Native American
    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Goodwater, AL is Black, followed by White and Native American.

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

377
2019 Value
± 139
−2.84%
1 Year decline
± 52.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Goodwater, AL declined at a rate of −2.84%, from 388 employees to 377 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goodwater, AL, are Production Occupations (149 people), Material Moving Occupations (45 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (34 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Goodwater, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Goodwater, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (149 people), Material Moving Occupations (45 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (34 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Goodwater, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (6.98 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5 times), and Material Moving Occupations (3.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Goodwater, AL, by median earnings, are Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($42,083), Transportation Occupations ($41,141), and Total ($25,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

377
2019 Value
± 139
−2.84%
1 Year decline
± 52.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Goodwater, AL declined at a rate of −2.84%, from 388 employees to 377 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goodwater, AL, are Manufacturing (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52 people), and Educational Services (27 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Goodwater, AL, though some of these residents may live in Goodwater, 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 Goodwater, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52 people), and Educational Services (27 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Goodwater, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (5.15 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.28 times), and Public Administration (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Goodwater, AL, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($26,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,625), and Total ($25,063).

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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. $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 Coosa County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 64.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (33.9%), followed by Other (1.69%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Coosa County, AL
64.4% 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 Goodwater, AL was $73,300 in 2019, which is 0.305 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $71,900 to $73,300, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Goodwater, AL is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Goodwater, AL have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Goodwater, AL is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$73,300
2019 Median
± $9,962
$71,900
2018 Median
± $13,409

In 2019, the median property value in Goodwater, AL grew to to $73,300 from the previous year's value of $71,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Goodwater, 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 Goodwater, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$25,000
Median Household Income
± $9,875
484
Number of Households
± 124

In 2019, the median household income of the 484 households in Goodwater, AL declined from $25,000 from the previous year's value of $29,148.

The following chart displays the households in Goodwater, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
2019 Homeownership
75.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.9% of the housing units in Goodwater, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goodwater, AL have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Goodwater, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (92.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.02%)

In 2019, 92.4% of workers in Goodwater, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.6%) and those who worked at home (1.02%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

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Health

88.2% of the population of Goodwater, AL has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 20.4% on Medicare, 9.92% on non-group plans, and 1.44% 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).

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%)

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

11.8%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
20.4%
Medicare
9.92%
Non-Group
1.44%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goodwater, AL grew by 83% from 6.44% to 11.8%.

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