Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL

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2019 Population
194,005
1.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11%
1.28% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$67,155
3.67% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$165,200
2.99% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
86,932
1.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL had a population of 194k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $67,155. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew from 191,502 to 194,005, a 1.31% increase and its median household income grew from $64,779 to $67,155, a 3.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%). 5.03% of the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.4% of the residents in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are John C Calhoun State Community College (2,199 degrees awarded in 2019) and Athens State University (749 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was $165,200, and the homeownership rate was 79.1%. Most people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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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

Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is home to a population of 194k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.62% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents were born outside of the country (14.8k people).

In 2019, there were 4.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (143k people) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are Spanish (5,762 speakers), Korean (350 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (325 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    143k ± 1.62k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 1.09k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.56k ± 799
4.42%
Hispanic Population
8.58k people

In 2019, there were 4.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (143k people) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.42% of the people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are hispanic (8.58k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,762 speakers (3.15%)
  2. Korean
    350 speakers (0.191%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    325 speakers (0.178%)

5.03% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Spanish. 3.15% of the overall population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are native Spanish speakers. 0.191% speak Korean and 0.178% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.62%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.8k people
3.34%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.4k people

As of 2019, 7.62% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents (14.8k 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 3.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,422 ± 922 people
  2. Philippines
    687 ± 642 people
  3. Korea
    389 ± 484 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 1,422 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents, followed by Philippines with 687 and Korea with 389.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2019 Citizenship
98.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.4% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,465 ± 473
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,214 ± 581
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,891 ± 459

Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is $67,155. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Hoover (North), Vestavia Hills & Homewood Cities PUMA, AL with a value of $91,027, followed by Shelby County PUMA, AL and Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, with respective values of $75,614 and $74,518.

Males in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,023. The income inequality in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL employs 86.9k people. The largest industries in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are Construction (5,552 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,718 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,372 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($173,561), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($134,651), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($113,538).

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,155
2019 value
± $2,093
3.67%
1 Year Growth
± 4.98%

Households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have a median annual income of $67,155, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,779 in 2018, which represents a 3.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,847
Average Male Salary in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
± $6,370
$51,023
Average Female Salary in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
± $5,582

In 2019, full-time male employees in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
  1. White
    $54,047 ± $4,908
  2. Asian
    $52,546 ± $26,741
  3. American Indian
    $50,759 ± $32,856

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL.

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Wage Distribution

0.435
2019 Wage GINI in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
0.435
2018 Wage GINI in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL

In 2019, the income inequality in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.1% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Hoover (North), Vestavia Hills & Homewood Cities PUMA, AL with a value of $91,027, followed by Shelby County PUMA, AL and Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, with respective values of $75,614 and $74,518.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL (20.9k out of 190k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    15,033 ± 1,043
  2. Black
    4,170 ± 584
  3. Hispanic
    1,969 ± 343

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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

86.9k
2019 Value
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 1.26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 85.8k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, are Other managers (2,232 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,185 people), and Registered nurses (1,967 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Other managers (2,232 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,185 people), and Registered nurses (1,967 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Budget analysts (9.41 times higher than expected), Materials engineers (9.12 times), and Aerospace engineers (8.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Physicians ($187,931), Chief executives & legislators ($170,567), and Physical therapists ($159,836).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

86.9k
2019 Value
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 1.26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 85.8k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, are Construction (5,552 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,718 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,372 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, though some of these residents may live in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Construction (5,552 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,718 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of Other transportation equipment manufacturing (12.4 times higher than expected), National security & international affairs (7.01 times), and Ordnance (6.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($173,561), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($134,651), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($113,538).

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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 Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.09%). 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 Alabama
62.1% 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL awarded 2,948 degrees. The student population of Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is skewed towards women, with 5,306 male students and 6,950 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are White (2,181 and 74.3%), followed by Black or African American (363 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (137 and 4.67%), and Two or More Races (100 and 3.41%).

The largest universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL by number of degrees awarded are John C Calhoun State Community College (2,199 and 74.6%) and Athens State University (749 and 25.4%).

The most popular majors in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are General Studies (695 and 23.6%), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (519 and 17.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (297 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,180 and $12,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 695 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 130 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was General Studies with 695 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,199 degrees awarded
  2. 749 degrees awarded
$6,180
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was John C Calhoun State Community College with 2,199 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,498
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,450
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,498 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, which is 1.03 times more than the 1,450 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,181 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    363 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    137 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was White students. These 2,181 degrees mean that there were 6.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 363 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was $165,200 in 2019, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $160,400 to $165,200, a 2.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is 79.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,200
2019 Median
± $2,934
$160,400
2018 Median
± $3,260

In 2019, the median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew to to $165,200 from the previous year's value of $160,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$67,155
Median Household Income
± $2,093
70.5k
Number of Households
± 2,097

In 2019, the median household income of the 70.5k households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew to $67,155 from the previous year's value of $64,779.

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%
2019 Homeownership
79.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 79.1% of the housing units in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (89.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.33%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.87%)

In 2019, 89.4% of workers in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.33%) and those who worked at home (2.87%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 3.07% 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).

Primary care physicians in Alabama see 1534 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2005 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 923 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,534 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,534 patients per year. This represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alabama in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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

8.56%
Uninsured
52.8%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
3.07%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL declined by 3.33% from 8.86% to 8.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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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