Pickens County, AL

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2022 Population
18,925
1.64% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0.233% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.3%
1.49% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,339
4.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$119,800
14% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pickens County, AL had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $45,339. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pickens County, AL declined from 19,240 to 18,925, a −1.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,389 to $45,339, a 4.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.608%).

None of the households in Pickens County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Pickens County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pickens County, AL was $119,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%.

Most people in Pickens County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pickens County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pickens County, AL is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.13% of Pickens County, AL residents were born outside of the country (781 people).

In 2022, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Pickens County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 739 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Pickens County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pickens County, AL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 20
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.42k ± 125
  3. White (Hispanic)
    739 ± 107
5.22%
Hispanic Population
987 people

In 2022, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Pickens County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 739 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.22% of the people in Pickens County, AL are hispanic (987 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
781 people
4.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
835 people

As of 2022, 4.13% of Pickens County, AL residents (781 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pickens County, AL was 4.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    463 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    178 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 81

Pickens County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pickens County, AL employs 6.95k people. The largest industries in Pickens County, AL are Manufacturing (1,464 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,084 people), and Retail Trade (654 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($59,926), Utilities ($59,659), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,935).

Occupations

6.95k
2022 Value
± 524
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pickens County, AL grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 6.9k employees to 6.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pickens County, AL, are Production Occupations (830 people), Management Occupations (803 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (649 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pickens County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.95k
2022 Value
± 524
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pickens County, AL grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 6.9k employees to 6.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pickens County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,464 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,084 people), and Retail Trade (654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pickens County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Pickens County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,681
Median earning men ± $2,122
$31,889
Median earning women ± $4,470

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($85,184), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,096), and Public Administration ($59,191).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,250), Construction ($58,173), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,379).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 85
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 71
    Manufacturing
  3. 69
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pickens County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Other (0.538%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pickens County, AL was $119,800 in 2022, which is 0.425 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,100 to $119,800, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Pickens County, AL is 74.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pickens County, AL have an average commute time of 36.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pickens County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pickens County, AL is $45,339. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pickens County, AL was Census Tract 502 with a value of $62,072, followed by Census Tract 500 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $57,703 and $40,536.

Property

$119,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,267
$5,253
Median Property Taxes
±$394

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pickens County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
Homeownership
2022
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.2% of the housing units in Pickens County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 502
  2. Census Tract 500
  3. Census Tract 501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pickens County, AL was Census Tract 502 with a value of $62,072, followed by Census Tract 500 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $57,703 and $40,536.

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

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Household Income

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$45,339
Median Household Income
± $2,865
7.08k
Number of Households
± 492

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.08k households in Pickens County, AL grew to $45,339 from the previous year's value of $43,389.

The following chart displays the households in Pickens 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pickens County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.17%)
  3. Carpooled (3.99%)

In 2022, 88.2% of workers in Pickens County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.17%) and those who carpooled to work (3.99%).

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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Commute Time

36.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pickens County, AL have a longer commute time (36.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.7% of the workforce in Pickens County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pickens County, AL (3.86k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

91.5% of the population of Pickens County, AL has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, AL see 2491 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0401% decrease from the previous year (2492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2828 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,491 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pickens County, AL

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, AL see an average of 2,491 patients per year. This represents a 0.0401% decrease from the previous year (2,492 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.54%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pickens County, AL declined by 6.49% from 9.13% to 8.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pickens County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.9 in Pickens County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.1% in Pickens County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Pickens County, AL.

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