Goodwater, AL

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Population

1,664

9.26% growth

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$22,284

5.46% decline

Poverty Rate

31.8%


Number of Employees

465

21.7% growth

Median Property Value

$74,300

11.4% growth

About

In 2017, Goodwater, AL had a population of 1.66k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $22,284. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Goodwater, AL grew from 1,523 to 1,664, a 9.26% increase and its median household income declined from $23,571 to $22,284, a -5.46% decrease.

The population of Goodwater, AL is 88.1% Black or African American Alone, 11.9% White Alone, and 0% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Goodwater, AL speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Goodwater, AL is $74,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Goodwater, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Goodwater, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Goodwater, AL employs 465 people. The largest industries in Goodwater, AL are Manufacturing (236 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (43 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,031), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,031), and Manufacturing ($26,500).

Median household income in Goodwater, AL is $22,284. Males in Goodwater, 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 Goodwater, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$22,284

2017 value

± $6,624

-5.46%

1 Year Growth

± 35%

Households in Goodwater, AL have a median annual income of $22,284, 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 $23,571 in 2016, which represents a -5.46% 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 Goodwater, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, 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

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goodwater, AL (513 out of 1.61k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 75+.

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

    510 ± 148

  2. White

    3 ± 55

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

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

465

2017 Value

± 139

21.7%

1 Year growth

± 35.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goodwater, AL grew at a rate of 21.7%, from 382 employees to 465 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goodwater, AL, are Production Occupations (138 people), Transportation Occupations (47 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (45 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 (138 people), Transportation Occupations (47 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Goodwater, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (5.12 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (3.21 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Goodwater, AL, by median earnings, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($47,750), Sales & Office Occupations ($47,750), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($39,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

465

2017 Value

± 139

21.7%

1 Year growth

± 35.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goodwater, AL grew at a rate of 21.7%, from 382 employees to 465 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goodwater, AL, are Manufacturing (236 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (43 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 (236 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (54 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (43 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Goodwater, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (5.01 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.65 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (2.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Goodwater, AL, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,031), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,031), and Manufacturing ($26,500).

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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).

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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

87.6% of the population of Goodwater, AL has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 8.31% on non-group plans, and 4.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Goodwater, 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

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

12.4%

Uninsured

29.4%

Employer Coverage

26.7%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

8.31%

Non-Group

4.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goodwater, AL grew by 47.4% from 8.42% to 12.4%.

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. 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

Goodwater, AL is home to a population of 1.66k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.19% of Goodwater, AL residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Goodwater, AL is composed of 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents (88.1%), 198 White Alone residents (11.9%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.4

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Goodwater, AL was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Goodwater, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Goodwater, AL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

53 people

3.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

50 people

As of 2017, 3.19% of Goodwater, AL residents (53 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 Goodwater, AL was 3.28%, 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

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Goodwater, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Goodwater, AL was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.47k ± 305

  2. White Alone

    198 ± 99

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 15.6

In 2017, there were 7.4 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.47k people) in Goodwater, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198 White Alone and 0 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Goodwater, 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 Goodwater, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Goodwater, 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. Gulf War (1990s)

    47 ± 52

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    26 ± 28

  3. Korea

    16 ± 27

Goodwater, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Goodwater, AL was $74,300 in 2017, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $66,700 to $74,300, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Goodwater, AL is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Goodwater, AL have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Goodwater, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$22,284

Median Household Income

± $6,624

629

Number of Households

± 142

In 2017, the median household income of the 629 households in Goodwater, AL declined from $22,284 from the previous year's value of $23,571.

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Housing

Property Value

$74,300

2017 Median

± $13,268

$66,700

2016 Median

± $13,679

In 2017, the median property value in Goodwater, AL grew to to $74,300 from the previous year's value of $66,700.

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 $100k - $125k 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

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Goodwater, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goodwater, AL have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Public Transit

    5.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Goodwater, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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