Marion County, AL

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Population
29,965
0.309% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Median Age
44.3

Poverty Rate
17.5%

Median Household Income
$35,392
0.915% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$86,500
0.803% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
11,980
0.681% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Marion County, AL had a population of 30k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $35,392. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Marion County, AL declined from 30,058 to 29,965, a -0.309% decrease and its median household income declined from $35,719 to $35,392, a -0.915% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (1%). NaNk% of the people in Marion County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Marion County, AL is $86,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.4%. Most people in Marion County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, AL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alabama (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 86.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (11%), followed by Other (2.14%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Marion County, AL
86.8% 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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Diversity

Marion County, AL is home to a population of 30k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.25% of Marion County, AL residents were born outside of the country (376 people).

In 2018, there were 26.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.6k people) in Marion County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 436 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.6k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 116
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    436 ± 140
2.51%
Hispanic Population
752 people

In 2018, there were 26.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.6k people) in Marion County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 436 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.51% of the people in Marion County, AL are hispanic (752 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
376 people
1.62%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
488 people

As of 2018, 1.25% of Marion County, AL residents (376 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion County, AL was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Marion County, AL was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Marion County, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Marion County, AL residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
99.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Marion County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, AL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    532 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    346 ± 136
  3. Korea
    157 ± 73

Marion County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Marion County, AL is $35,392. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, AL was Census Tract 9643 with a value of $43,761, followed by Census Tract 9645 and Census Tract 9647, with respective values of $42,308 and $41,553.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Marion County, AL employs 12k people. The largest industries in Marion County, AL are Manufacturing (2,645 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,652 people), and Retail Trade (1,517 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,300), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,542).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,392
2018 value
± $3,171
-0.915%
1 Year Growth
± 10.8%

Households in Marion County, AL have a median annual income of $35,392, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,719 in 2017, which represents a -0.915% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Marion County, AL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,465
$40,615
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alabama
  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 Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alabama.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, AL is from Alabama.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2016 Wage GINI in Alabama

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 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9643
  2. Census Tract 9645
  3. Census Tract 9647

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, AL was Census Tract 9643 with a value of $43,761, followed by Census Tract 9645 and Census Tract 9647, with respective values of $42,308 and $41,553.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, 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

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, AL (5.14k out of 29.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 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
    4,394 ± 437
  2. Black
    429 ± 182
  3. Two Or More
    200 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12k
2018 Value
± 746
0.681%
1 Year growth
± 8.94%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, AL grew at a rate of 0.681%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,751 people), Production Occupations (1,687 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (852 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,751 people), Production Occupations (1,687 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (852 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.81 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,250), Management Occupations ($57,260), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k
2018 Value
± 746
0.681%
1 Year growth
± 8.94%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, AL grew at a rate of 0.681%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, AL, are Manufacturing (2,645 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,652 people), and Retail Trade (1,517 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Marion County, 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 Marion County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,645 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,652 people), and Retail Trade (1,517 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.19 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.15 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,300), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,542).

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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 ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

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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$243B
2015 Value in Alabama
$367B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, AL was $86,500 in 2018, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $87,200 to $86,500, a 0.803% decrease. The homeownership rate in Marion County, AL is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, AL have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,500
2018 Median
± $5,299
$87,200
2017 Median
± $6,601

In 2018, the median property value in Marion County, AL declined from to $86,500 from the previous year's value of $87,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion County, 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 Marion County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$35,392
Median Household Income
± $3,171
12.2k
Number of Households
± 750

In 2018, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Marion County, AL declined from $35,392 from the previous year's value of $35,719.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
2018 Homeownership
75.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.4% of the housing units in Marion County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% of the workforce in Marion County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.1%
  2. Carpooled
    10.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.61%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, AL was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (1.61%).

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 Marion County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Marion County, AL has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.77% 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 Marion County, AL see 4310 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (3784 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5000 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9999 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

4,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, AL

Primary care physicians in Marion County, AL see an average of 4,310 patients per year. This represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (3,784 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, AL 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

10.5%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, AL grew by 9.77% from 9.58% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion County, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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