Marion County, AL

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2019 Population
29,866
0.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
44.3
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
17.5%
0.126% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$35,930
1.52% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$92,800
7.28% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
11,851
1.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Marion County, AL had a population of 29.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $35,930. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Marion County, AL declined from 29,965 to 29,866, a −0.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,392 to $35,930, a 1.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), Other (Hispanic) (1.19%), and White (Hispanic) (1.02%). 0% of the households in Marion County, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

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

In 2019, the median property value in Marion County, AL was $92,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%. Most people in Marion County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Marion County, AL is home to a population of 29.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.62% of Marion County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.08k people).

In 2019, there were 26.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.4k people) in Marion County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k 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)
    27.4k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 116
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    436 ± 138
2.6%
Hispanic Population
777 people

In 2019, there were 26.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.4k people) in Marion County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 436 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.6% of the people in Marion County, AL are hispanic (777 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

3.62%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people
1.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
376 people

As of 2019, 3.62% of Marion County, AL residents (1.08k 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 Marion County, AL was 1.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.4

In 2019, 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 foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Marion County, AL are getting staying the same age. In 2018, 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
    48,648 ± 5,388 people
  2. Guatemala
    13,164 ± 2,813 people
  3. India
    9,844 ± 2,433 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 48,648 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 13,164 and India with 9,844.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of Marion County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, AL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    520 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 120
  3. Korea
    118 ± 52

Marion County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Marion County, AL is $35,930. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Marion County, AL was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $45,107, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9643, with respective values of $43,864 and $43,438.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,012. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Marion County, AL employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Marion County, AL are Manufacturing (2,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,705 people), and Retail Trade (1,281 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,125), Information ($56,667), and Utilities ($51,285).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,930
2019 value
± $3,370
1.52%
1 Year Growth
± 12.8%

Households in Marion County, AL have a median annual income of $35,930, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,392 in 2018, which represents a 1.52% 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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$61,746
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,542
$43,012
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $1,077

In 2019, 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
    $59,683 ± $10,574
  2. White
    $50,914 ± $1,134
  3. American Indian
    $44,130 ± $8,792

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2019, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.143% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9645
  2. Census Tract 9647
  3. Census Tract 9643

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, AL was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $45,107, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9643, with respective values of $43,864 and $43,438.

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

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, AL (5.14k out of 29.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    4,281 ± 443
  2. Black
    499 ± 196
  3. Two Or More
    227 ± 137

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

11.9k
2019 Value
± 773
−1.08%
1 Year decline
± 9.12%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Marion County, AL declined at a rate of −1.08%, from 12k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,716 people), Production Occupations (1,669 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (851 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 (1,716 people), Production Occupations (1,669 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (851 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 (2.49 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 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 ($64,688), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($53,250), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,979).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k
2019 Value
± 773
−1.08%
1 Year decline
± 9.12%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Marion County, AL declined at a rate of −1.08%, from 12k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, AL, are Manufacturing (2,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,705 people), and Retail Trade (1,281 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 (2,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,705 people), and Retail Trade (1,281 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.63 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.18 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, AL, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,125), Information ($56,667), and Utilities ($51,285).

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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

Showing data for Alabama.
$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 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, AL was $92,800 in 2019, which is 0.386 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $86,500 to $92,800, a 7.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, AL is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Marion County, AL have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$92,800
2019 Median
± $8,911
$86,500
2018 Median
± $5,299

In 2019, the median property value in Marion County, AL grew to to $92,800 from the previous year's value of $86,500.

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 $100k - $125k 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.
$35,930
Median Household Income
± $3,370
12k
Number of Households
± 753

In 2019, the median household income of the 12k households in Marion County, AL grew to $35,930 from the previous year's value of $35,392.

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 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

75.1%
2019 Homeownership
75.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.1% of the housing units in Marion County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.46% of the workforce in Marion County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.85%)

In 2019, 86.2% of workers in Marion County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (1.85%).

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 false.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Marion County, AL has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% 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 2976 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.235% decrease from the previous year (2983 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4952 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5942 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

2,976 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, AL

Primary care physicians in Marion County, AL see an average of 2,976 patients per year. This represents a 0.235% decrease from the previous year (2,983 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

8.74%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, AL declined by 16.8% from 10.5% to 8.74%.

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. 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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