Montgomery, AL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
373,401
0.131% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Doug Jones
Democratic Party
Median Age
37.9

Median Household Income
$51,943
5.74% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$144,600
4.71% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Montgomery, AL had a population of 373k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $51,943. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Montgomery, AL declined from 373,889 to 373,401, a -0.131% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,123 to $51,943, a 5.74% increase.

N/A NaNk% of the people in Montgomery, AL speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery, AL are Alabama State University (928 degrees awarded in 2017), Auburn University at Montgomery (898 degrees), and Faulkner University (799 degrees).

The median property value in Montgomery, AL is $144,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Montgomery, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery, AL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

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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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.

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

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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 Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.09%). 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 Doug Jones 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.

Montgomery, AL 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alabama
62.1% 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
Doug Jones
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Elected to the seat to succeed Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat following Jeff Sessions's resignation.

Richard Shelby and Doug Jones 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, 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 Montgomery, AL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Montgomery, AL is home to a population of 373k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Montgomery, AL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Montgomery, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

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Hispanic Population
N/A people

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Montgomery, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

N/A% of the people in Montgomery, AL are hispanic (N/A people).

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Montgomery, AL was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Montgomery, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Montgomery, AL residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Montgomery, AL.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montgomery, AL was N/A, the natal country of N/A Montgomery, AL residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Montgomery, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery, AL was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,874 ± 1,622
  2. Vietnam
    6,712 ± 1,111
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,587 ± 1,351

Montgomery, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Montgomery, AL is $51,943. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $71,230, followed by Limestone County, AL and Madison County, AL, with respective values of $67,000 and $63,111.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Montgomery, AL employs N/A people. The largest industries in Montgomery, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,188 people), Manufacturing (19,101 people), and Public Administration (16,844 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,611), Utilities ($65,781), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,286).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,943
2018 value
± $1,629
5.74%
1 Year Growth
± 6.54%

Households in Montgomery, AL have a median annual income of $51,943, 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 $49,123 in 2017, which represents a 5.74% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery, AL is from Montgomery, AL.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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  2. N/A

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This chart shows the number of workers in Montgomery, AL 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $71,230, followed by Limestone County, AL and Madison County, AL, with respective values of $67,000 and $63,111.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery, AL (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in Montgomery, AL stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery, AL, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery, AL, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Montgomery, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,971), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,917), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,758).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in Montgomery, AL stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,188 people), Manufacturing (19,101 people), and Public Administration (16,844 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery, AL, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,188 people), Manufacturing (19,101 people), and Public Administration (16,844 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Montgomery, AL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.3 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.22 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,611), Utilities ($65,781), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,286).

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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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Education

In 2017, universities in Montgomery, AL awarded 4,854 degrees. The student population of Montgomery, AL is skewed towards women, with 7,138 male students and 11,332 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery, AL are Black or African American (2,574 and 54.2%), followed by White (1,767 and 37.2%), Unknown (212 and 4.46%), and Hispanic or Latino (77 and 1.62%).

The largest universities in Montgomery, AL by number of degrees awarded are Alabama State University (928 and 19.1%), Auburn University at Montgomery (898 and 18.5%), and Faulkner University (799 and 16.5%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery, AL are General Business Administration & Management (405 and 8.34%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (210 and 4.33%), and Registered Nursing (189 and 3.89%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery, AL are $19,160 for private four year colleges, and $7,824 and $16,548 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 153 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 346 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 186 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery, AL was Registered Nursing with 153 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 928 degrees awarded
  2. 898 degrees awarded
  3. 799 degrees awarded
$7,824
Median In-State Public
$19,160
Median Private

In 2017, the Montgomery, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alabama State University with 928 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,047
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,807
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,047 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery, AL, which is 0.729 times less than the 2,807 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Montgomery, AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    2,574 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,767 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    212 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery, AL were to Black or African American students. These 2,574 degrees mean that there were 1.46 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,767 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery, AL was $144,600 in 2018, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,100 to $144,600, a 4.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery, AL is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montgomery, AL have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montgomery, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$144,600
2018 Median
± $6,167
$138,100
2017 Median
± $6,260

In 2018, the median property value in Montgomery, AL grew to to $144,600 from the previous year's value of $138,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$51,943
Median Household Income
± $1,629
143k
Number of Households
± 6,278

In 2018, the median household income of the 143k households in Montgomery, AL grew to $51,943 from the previous year's value of $49,123.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
2018 Homeownership
63.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.2% of the housing units in Montgomery, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery, AL have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Montgomery, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.4%
  2. Carpooled
    7.86%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.82%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Montgomery, AL was Drove Alone (86.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.86%) and those who Worked At Home (2.82%).

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Montgomery, AL has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% 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 Alabama see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 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

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1,535 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery, AL N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery, 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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