Guntersville, AL

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Population

8,333

0.323% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$42,308

0.0828% growth

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

3,158

5.34% decline

Median Property Value

$175,500

4.78% growth

About

In 2017, Guntersville, AL had a population of 8.33k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $42,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Guntersville, AL declined from 8,360 to 8,333, a -0.323% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,273 to $42,308, a 0.0828% increase.

The population of Guntersville, AL is 81.9% White Alone, 12.2% Black or African American Alone, and 2.71% Hispanic or Latino. 6.39% of the people in Guntersville, AL speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Guntersville, AL is $175,500, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Guntersville, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Guntersville, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Guntersville, AL employs 3.16k people. The largest industries in Guntersville, AL are Manufacturing (674 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (394 people), and Retail Trade (392 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,484), Public Administration ($48,125), and Wholesale Trade ($43,750).

Median household income in Guntersville, AL is $42,308. Males in Guntersville, 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 Guntersville, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,308

2017 value

± $4,026

0.0828%

1 Year Growth

± 13.5%

Households in Guntersville, AL have a median annual income of $42,308, 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 $42,273 in 2016, which represents a 0.0828% 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 Guntersville, AL 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 Guntersville, AL 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 Guntersville, 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. Census Tract 303

  2. Census Tract 302.02

  3. Census Tract 307.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Guntersville, AL was Census Tract 303 with a value of $50,595, followed by Census Tract 302.02 and Census Tract 307.01, with respective values of $46,044 and $40,104.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Guntersville, AL (1.47k out of 8.06k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    991 ± 123

  2. Black

    412 ± 105

  3. Hispanic

    73 ± 62

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

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

3.16k

2017 Value

± 238

-5.34%

1 Year decline

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Guntersville, AL declined at a rate of -5.34%, from 3.34k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Guntersville, AL, are Management Occupations (405 people), Production Occupations (354 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (344 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Guntersville, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Guntersville, AL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (405 people), Production Occupations (354 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Guntersville, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.12 times), and Production Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Guntersville, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,167), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,750), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.16k

2017 Value

± 238

-5.34%

1 Year decline

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Guntersville, AL declined at a rate of -5.34%, from 3.34k employees to 3.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Guntersville, AL, are Manufacturing (674 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (394 people), and Retail Trade (392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Guntersville, AL, though some of these residents may live in Guntersville, 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 Guntersville, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (674 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (394 people), and Retail Trade (392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Guntersville, AL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.4 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.11 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Guntersville, AL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,484), Public Administration ($48,125), and Wholesale Trade ($43,750).

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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. $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 with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $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

88.5% of the population of Guntersville, AL has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Guntersville, 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

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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

11.5%

Uninsured

38.9%

Employer Coverage

19.1%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Guntersville, AL declined by 20.6% from 14.5% to 11.5%.

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

Guntersville, AL is home to a population of 8.33k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.38% of Guntersville, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Guntersville, AL is composed of 6.82k White Alone residents (81.9%), 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents (12.2%), 226 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.71%), 148 Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 98 Asian Alone residents (1.18%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.276%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.024%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Guntersville, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (144 speakers), African Languages (124 speakers), and French Creole (66 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Guntersville, AL was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Guntersville, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Guntersville, AL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.38% of Guntersville, AL residents 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 Guntersville, AL was 6.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Guntersville, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Guntersville, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Guntersville, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Guntersville, AL was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.82k ± 245

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.01k ± 206

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    226 ± 98.3

In 2017, there were 6.74 times more White Alone residents (6.82k people) in Guntersville, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.01k Black or African American Alone and 226 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 Guntersville, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    144 speakers (1.85%)

  2. African Languages

    124 speakers (1.59%)

  3. French Creole

    66 speakers (0.848%)

6.39% of Guntersville, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Guntersville, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.85% of the overall population of Guntersville, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.59% speak African Languages and 0.848% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    240 ± 66

  2. Korea

    67 ± 31

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    63 ± 25

Guntersville, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Guntersville, AL was $175,500 in 2017, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $167,500 to $175,500, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Guntersville, AL is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Guntersville, AL have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Guntersville, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,308

Median Household Income

± $4,026

3.34k

Number of Households

± 229

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.34k households in Guntersville, AL grew to $42,308 from the previous year's value of $42,273.

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Housing

Property Value

$175,500

2017 Median

± $20,343

$167,500

2016 Median

± $11,872

In 2017, the median property value in Guntersville, AL grew to to $175,500 from the previous year's value of $167,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Guntersville, 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 Guntersville, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2017 Homeownership

61.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.9% of the housing units in Guntersville, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Guntersville, 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 Guntersville, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Guntersville, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Guntersville, AL have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Guntersville, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Guntersville, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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