Northport, AL

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Population

24,708

0.668% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$55,969

7.05% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

11,957

1.17% growth

Median Property Value

$164,100

1.05% growth

About

In 2017, Northport, AL had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $55,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northport, AL grew from 24,544 to 24,708, a 0.668% increase and its median household income grew from $52,281 to $55,969, a 7.05% increase.

The population of Northport, AL is 69% White Alone, 26.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.99% Hispanic or Latino. 3.59% of the people in Northport, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northport, AL are University Academy of Hair Design (30 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Northport, AL is $164,100, and the homeownership rate is 66.2%. Most people in Northport, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Northport, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Northport, AL employs 12k people. The largest industries in Northport, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Educational Services (2,008 people), and Retail Trade (1,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,240), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,969), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,281).

Median household income in Northport, AL is $55,969. Males in Northport, 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 Northport, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,969

2017 value

± $4,747

7.05%

1 Year Growth

± 8.94%

Households in Northport, AL have a median annual income of $55,969, 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 $52,281 in 2016, which represents a 7.05% 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 Northport, AL 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 Northport, AL 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 Northport, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 104.06

  2. Census Tract 102.03

  3. Census Tract 102.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northport, AL was Census Tract 104.06 with a value of $81,957, followed by Census Tract 102.03 and Census Tract 102.02, with respective values of $79,167 and $76,188.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northport, AL (3.12k out of 24.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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. Black

    1,925 ± 352

  2. White

    1,132 ± 300

  3. Hispanic

    169 ± 190

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northport, AL is Black, followed by White 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

12k

2017 Value

± 851

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 9.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northport, AL grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 11.8k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northport, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,244 people), and Management Occupations (1,176 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northport, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northport, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,244 people), and Management Occupations (1,176 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Northport, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.84 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.76 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northport, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,198), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,907).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 851

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 9.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northport, AL grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 11.8k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northport, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Educational Services (2,008 people), and Retail Trade (1,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northport, AL, though some of these residents may live in Northport, 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 Northport, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Educational Services (2,008 people), and Retail Trade (1,405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Northport, AL has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.81 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times), and Public Administration (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northport, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,240), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,969), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,281).

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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 with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

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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

93.3% of the population of Northport, AL has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 9.7% on Medicaid, 9.86% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 0.693% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Northport, AL 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

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).

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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%).

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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%).

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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

6.69%

Uninsured

57.6%

Employer Coverage

9.7%

Medicaid

9.86%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

0.693%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northport, AL declined by 4.4% from 7% to 6.69%.

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

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Diversity

Northport, AL is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.61% of Northport, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Northport, AL is composed of 17.1k White Alone residents (69%), 6.51k Black or African American Alone residents (26.4%), 740 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.99%), 189 Two or More Races residents (0.765%), 138 Asian Alone residents (0.559%), 73 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.295%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northport, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (447 speakers), Other Indic Languages (72 speakers), and African Languages (57 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northport, AL was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Northport, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northport, AL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.61% of Northport, AL residents 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 Northport, AL was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Northport, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northport, AL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.1k ± 675

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.51k ± 575

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    740 ± 461

In 2017, there were 2.62 times more White Alone residents (17.1k people) in Northport, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.51k Black or African American Alone and 740 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 Northport, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    447 speakers (1.97%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    72 speakers (0.317%)

  3. African Languages

    57 speakers (0.251%)

3.59% of Northport, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Northport, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.97% of the overall population of Northport, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.317% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.251% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    274 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    264 ± 118

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    182 ± 80

Northport, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Northport, AL awarded 30 degrees. The student population of Northport, AL is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 45 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northport, AL are White (23 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (7 and 23.3%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Northport, AL by number of degrees awarded are University Academy of Hair Design (30 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Northport, AL are General Cosmetology (30 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Northport, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Northport, AL was General Cosmetology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

30 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Northport, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University Academy of Hair Design with 30 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

30

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northport, AL, which is 0 times less than the 30 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    23 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northport, AL were to White students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 3.29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northport, AL was $164,100 in 2017, which is 0.754 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,400 to $164,100, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Northport, AL is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northport, AL have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northport, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,969

Median Household Income

± $4,747

9.47k

Number of Households

± 683

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.47k households in Northport, AL grew to $55,969 from the previous year's value of $52,281.

The following chart displays the households in Northport, 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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Housing

Property Value

$164,100

2017 Median

± $3,477

$162,400

2016 Median

± $3,587

In 2017, the median property value in Northport, AL grew to to $164,100 from the previous year's value of $162,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northport, 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 Northport, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.2%

2017 Homeownership

67%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.2% of the housing units in Northport, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northport, 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 Northport, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northport, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northport, AL have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.04% of the workforce in Northport, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    90%

  2. Carpooled

    6.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northport, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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