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Lauderdale County, AL&

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0.1% decline
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Median Household Income
1.23% growth
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1.16% decline
Median Property Value
4.64% growth

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The economy of Lauderdale County, AL employs 39,275 people. The economy of Lauderdale County, AL is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 4.45; 1.32; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lauderdale County, AL are Manufacturing (5,352), Retail trade (5,264), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,034), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,149), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($39,844).

Median household income in Lauderdale County, AL is $43,657. Males in Lauderdale County, AL have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,597. The income inequality of Lauderdale County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lauderdale County, AL. In Lauderdale County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,360. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Lauderdale County, AL is home to a population of 92,641 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lauderdale County, AL is composed of 78,737 White residents (85%), 9,045 Black residents (9.8%), 2,217 Hispanic residents (2.39%), 1,454 Two+ residents (1.57%), and 629 Asian residents (0.68%). The most common foreign languages in Lauderdale County, AL are Spanish (1,687 speakers), Chinese (111 speakers), and French (104 speakers), but compared to other places, Lauderdale County, AL has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (53 speakers), Scandinavian (13 speakers), and German (95 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lauderdale County, AL awarded 1,356 degrees. The student population of Lauderdale County, AL is skewed towards females, with 544 male students and 812 female students. Most students in Lauderdale County, AL are White (1,032 and 76.1%), followed by Black or African American (121 and 8.92%), Unknown (44 and 3.24%), and Asian (36 and 2.65%). The largest universities in Lauderdale County, AL by number of graduates are University of North Alabama (1,328 and 97.9%), Heritage Christian University (28 and 2.06%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lauderdale County, AL are Registered Nursing (145 and 10.7%), General Business Administration & Management (82 and 6.05%), and Accounting (51 and 3.76%). The median tuition costs in Lauderdale County, AL are $8,952 for private four year colleges, and $6,336 and $12,672 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lauderdale County, AL is $124,100, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $118,600 to $124,100, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Lauderdale County, AL is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lauderdale County, AL have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lauderdale County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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