Lamar County, AL

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2020 Population
13,854
0.223% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.3
1.12% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17.7%
14.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,688
11.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$95,400
17.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lamar County, AL had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $42,688. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lamar County, AL declined from 13,885 to 13,854, a −0.223% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,364 to $42,688, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.967%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.282%).

None of the households in Lamar County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Lamar County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lamar County, AL was $95,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Lamar County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamar County, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lamar County, AL is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.852% of Lamar County, AL residents were born outside of the country (118 people).

In 2020, there were 7.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lamar County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 201 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Lamar County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lamar County, AL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 97
  3. White (Hispanic)
    201 ± 58
1.73%
Hispanic Population
240 people

In 2020, there were 7.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lamar County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 201 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.73% of the people in Lamar County, AL are hispanic (240 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.852%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
118 people
0.85%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
118 people

As of 2020, 0.852% of Lamar County, AL residents (118 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lamar County, AL was 0.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    237 ± 100
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    137 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    111 ± 64

Lamar County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lamar County, AL employs 5.27k people. The largest industries in Lamar County, AL are Manufacturing (1,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (606 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (430 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,425), Public Administration ($45,363), and Manufacturing ($43,429).

Occupations

5.27k
2020 Value
± 490
0.477%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lamar County, AL grew at a rate of 0.477%, from 5.24k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamar County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,221 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (586 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamar County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.27k
2020 Value
± 490
0.477%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lamar County, AL grew at a rate of 0.477%, from 5.24k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamar County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,485 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (606 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamar County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Lamar County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,178
Median earning men ± $4,364
$30,769
Median earning women ± $5,029

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,098), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,388), and Manufacturing ($45,837).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($57,625), Public Administration ($44,194), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($42,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 90
    Manufacturing
  2. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 58
    Retail Trade

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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. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

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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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

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. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lamar County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 85.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.6%), followed by Other (0.57%).

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.

US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lamar County, AL was $95,400 in 2020, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $80,900 to $95,400, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamar County, AL is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lamar County, AL have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamar County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$95,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,370
$4,100
Median Property Taxes
±$400

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lamar County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lamar County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2020
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.8% of the housing units in Lamar County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302
  2. Census Tract 300

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lamar County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,688
Median Household Income
± $5,653
5.63k
Number of Households
± 538

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.63k households in Lamar County, AL grew to $42,688 from the previous year's value of $38,364.

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lamar County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (90.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.75%)

In 2020, 90.4% of workers in Lamar County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.23%) and those who worked at home (2.75%).

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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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamar County, AL have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Lamar County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lamar County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lamar County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamar County, AL (2.41k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lamar County, AL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.4% of the population of Lamar County, AL has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.59% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.56%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
2.59%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamar County, AL declined by 47.5% from 10.6% to 5.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lamar County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.9% in Lamar County, AL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Lamar County, AL.

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