Morgan County, AL

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Population

119,157

0.333% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$47,529

1.38% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

50,611

0.0079% decline

Median Property Value

$128,200

2.64% growth

About

In 2017, Morgan County, AL had a population of 119k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $47,529. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgan County, AL declined from 119,555 to 119,157, a -0.333% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,883 to $47,529, a 1.38% increase.

The population of Morgan County, AL is 76.4% White Alone, 12.3% Black or African American Alone, and 7.96% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Morgan County, AL speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morgan County, AL is $128,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Morgan County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Morgan County, AL employs 50.6k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, AL are Manufacturing (10,205 people), Retail Trade (7,094 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,329), and Public Administration ($53,279).

Median household income in Morgan County, AL is $47,529. Males in Morgan County, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Morgan County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,529

2017 value

± $1,678

1.38%

1 Year Growth

± 5.27%

Households in Morgan County, AL have a median annual income of $47,529, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,883 in 2016, which represents a 1.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan County, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 2

  2. Census Tract 53.02

  3. Census Tract 51.07

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan County, AL was Census Tract 2 with a value of $77,939, followed by Census Tract 53.02 and Census Tract 51.07, with respective values of $68,438 and $68,114.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morgan 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

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, AL (19.4k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    11,794 ± 840

  2. Black

    4,763 ± 540

  3. Hispanic

    3,791 ± 453

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morgan County, AL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,675

-0.0079%

1 Year decline

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, AL declined at a rate of -0.0079%, from 50.6k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, AL, are Production Occupations (6,149 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,950 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,935 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (6,149 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,950 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,935 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,474), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,684).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,675

-0.0079%

1 Year decline

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, AL declined at a rate of -0.0079%, from 50.6k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, AL, are Manufacturing (10,205 people), Retail Trade (7,094 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Morgan 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 Morgan County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,205 people), Retail Trade (7,094 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.99 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.49 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,329), and Public Administration ($53,279).

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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

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

88.8% of the population of Morgan County, AL has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Morgan County, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, AL see 1898 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.15% increase from the previous year (1840 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 783 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

1,898 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, AL see an average of 1,898 patients per year. This represents a 3.15% increase from the previous year (1,840 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morgan County, AL in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

11.2%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, AL declined by 11.1% from 12.6% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgan 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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Diversity

Morgan County, AL is home to a population of 119k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.29% of Morgan County, AL residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan County, AL is composed of 91k White Alone residents (76.4%), 14.7k Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 9.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.96%), 2.41k Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 779 Asian Alone residents (0.654%), 641 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.538%), 87 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.073%), and 55 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0462%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morgan County, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morgan County, AL was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Morgan County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morgan County, AL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.11k people

4.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.16k people

As of 2017, 4.29% of Morgan County, AL residents (5.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morgan County, AL was 4.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Morgan County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, AL was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    91k ± 107

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.7k ± 297

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.49k ± 1.14k

In 2017, there were 6.19 times more White Alone residents (91k people) in Morgan County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.7k Black or African American Alone and 9.49k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Morgan County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Morgan County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Morgan County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Morgan County, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,765 ± 302

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,348 ± 305

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,246 ± 329

Morgan County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, AL was $128,200 in 2017, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $124,900 to $128,200, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, AL is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, AL have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,529

Median Household Income

± $1,678

45.9k

Number of Households

± 1,440

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Morgan County, AL grew to $47,529 from the previous year's value of $46,883.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$128,200

2017 Median

± $4,364

$124,900

2016 Median

± $3,830

In 2017, the median property value in Morgan County, AL grew to to $128,200 from the previous year's value of $124,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morgan 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 Morgan County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Morgan County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Morgan County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morgan County, AL was Drove Alone (89.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.11%) and those who Worked At Home (1.48%).

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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