Lauderdale County, AL

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2022 Population
94,329
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.246% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
0.294% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,081
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,800
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,474
3.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lauderdale County, AL had a population of 94.3k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $56,081. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lauderdale County, AL grew from 93,342 to 94,329, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $50,000 to $56,081, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lauderdale County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.15%), and White (Hispanic) (0.981%).

None of the households in Lauderdale 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.

98.4% of the residents in Lauderdale County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lauderdale County, AL are University of North Alabama (101879) (2,050 degrees awarded in 2022) and Heritage Christian University (23 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lauderdale County, AL was $174,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Lauderdale County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lauderdale County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lauderdale County, AL is home to a population of 94.3k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.35% of Lauderdale County, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.22k people).

In 2022, there were 8.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.7k people) in Lauderdale County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Lauderdale County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lauderdale County, AL was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lauderdale County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.7k ± 510
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.2k ± 383
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 636
2.97%
Hispanic Population
2.8k people

In 2022, there were 8.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.7k people) in Lauderdale County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.97% of the people in Lauderdale County, AL are hispanic (2.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lauderdale County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.22k people
2.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.97k people

As of 2022, 2.35% of Lauderdale County, AL residents (2.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lauderdale County, AL was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,911 ± 326
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,081 ± 369
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    954 ± 289

Lauderdale County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lauderdale County, AL employs 43.5k people. The largest industries in Lauderdale County, AL are Retail Trade (7,088 people), Manufacturing (6,567 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,573 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,420), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,300), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,365).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.5k
2022 Value
± 1,826
3.56%
1 Year growth
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lauderdale County, AL grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 42k employees to 43.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lauderdale County, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,035 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,707 people), and Production Occupations (4,500 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lauderdale County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.5k
2022 Value
± 1,826
3.56%
1 Year growth
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lauderdale County, AL grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 42k employees to 43.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lauderdale County, AL, are Retail Trade (7,088 people), Manufacturing (6,567 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lauderdale County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Lauderdale 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

$43,523
Median earning men ± $2,702
$30,020
Median earning women ± $1,282

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,226), Public Administration ($64,178), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,846).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($85,551), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,176), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,962).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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. 926
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 689
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 509
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lauderdale County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 71.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.9%), followed by Other (1.59%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lauderdale County, AL awarded 2,073 degrees. The student population of Lauderdale County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,614 male students and 6,359 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lauderdale County, AL are White (1,574 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (235 and 11.7%), Hispanic or Latino (73 and 3.63%), and Two or More Races (69 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Lauderdale County, AL by number of degrees awarded are University of North Alabama (101879) (2,050 and 98.9%) and Heritage Christian University (23 and 1.11%).

The most popular majors in Lauderdale County, AL are General Business Administration & Management (383 and 18.5%), Registered Nursing (314 and 15.1%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (121 and 5.84%).

The median tuition costs in Lauderdale County, AL are $10,152 for private four year colleges, and $10,200 and $20,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lauderdale County, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,973 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,973 students enrolled in Lauderdale County, AL, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,045 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lauderdale County, AL was General Business Administration & Management with 75 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lauderdale County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,050 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Alabama (101879) with 2,050 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 745 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lauderdale County, AL, which is 0.561 times less than the 1,328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,574 degrees mean that there were 6.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 235 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lauderdale County, AL was $174,800 in 2022, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,800 to $174,800, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lauderdale County, AL is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lauderdale County, AL have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lauderdale County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lauderdale County, AL is $56,081. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lauderdale County, AL was Census Tract 115.02 with a value of $94,016, followed by Census Tract 116.03 and Census Tract 118.02, with respective values of $85,634 and $71,328.

In 2022, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lauderdale County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.78%.

Property

$174,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,892
$25,815
Median Property Taxes
±$1,083

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 Lauderdale County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Lauderdale County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 115.02
  2. Census Tract 116.03
  3. Census Tract 118.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lauderdale County, AL was Census Tract 115.02 with a value of $94,016, followed by Census Tract 116.03 and Census Tract 118.02, with respective values of $85,634 and $71,328.

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

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Household Income

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$56,081
Median Household Income
± $3,092
38.2k
Number of Households
± 1,567

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.2k households in Lauderdale County, AL grew to $56,081 from the previous year's value of $50,000.

The following chart displays the households in Lauderdale 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lauderdale County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.21%)

In 2022, 83.1% of workers in Lauderdale County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.66%) and those who worked at home (5.21%).

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

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lauderdale County, AL have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Lauderdale County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lauderdale County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.78%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lauderdale County, AL (12.2k out of 91.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lauderdale 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.9% of the children was living in poverty in Lauderdale County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 269 in Lauderdale County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 109 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Lauderdale County, AL has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, AL see 1818 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.46% decrease from the previous year (2008 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1796 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,818 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lauderdale County, AL

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, AL see an average of 1,818 patients per year. This represents a 9.46% decrease from the previous year (2,008 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.52%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lauderdale County, AL declined by 2.49% from 9.76% to 9.52%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44 in Lauderdale County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 32.7% in Lauderdale County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Lauderdale County, AL.

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