Randolph County, AL

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Population

22,530

0.376% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$39,485

5.3% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

8,565

1.04% growth

Median Property Value

$85,200

0.467% decline

About

In 2017, Randolph County, AL had a population of 22.5k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $39,485. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Randolph County, AL declined from 22,615 to 22,530, a -0.376% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,496 to $39,485, a 5.3% increase.

The population of Randolph County, AL is 75.3% White Alone, 19.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.95% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Randolph County, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Randolph County, AL are Southern Union State Community College (1,167 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Randolph County, AL is $85,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Randolph County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Randolph County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Randolph County, AL employs 8.57k people. The largest industries in Randolph County, AL are Manufacturing (2,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (904 people), and Retail Trade (832 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($41,662), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,485), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,333).

Median household income in Randolph County, AL is $39,485. Males in Randolph 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 Randolph County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,485

2017 value

± $3,413

5.3%

1 Year Growth

± 10.8%

Households in Randolph County, AL have a median annual income of $39,485, 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 $37,496 in 2016, which represents a 5.3% 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 Randolph 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 3

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Randolph County, AL was Census Tract 2 with a value of $48,098, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $41,074 and $38,594.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Randolph 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

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Randolph County, AL (4.1k out of 22k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    2,785 ± 322

  2. Black

    970 ± 206

  3. Hispanic

    426 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Randolph 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

8.57k

2017 Value

± 624

1.04%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Randolph County, AL grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 8.48k employees to 8.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Randolph County, AL, are Production Occupations (1,510 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Randolph County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Randolph County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,510 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Randolph County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.87 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Randolph County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,556), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,500), and Management Occupations ($50,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.57k

2017 Value

± 624

1.04%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Randolph County, AL grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 8.48k employees to 8.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Randolph County, AL, are Manufacturing (2,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (904 people), and Retail Trade (832 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Randolph County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Randolph 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 Randolph County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (904 people), and Retail Trade (832 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Randolph County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.83 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.42 times), and Construction (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Randolph County, AL, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($41,662), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,485), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,333).

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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. $43.7B

  2. $29.7B

  3. $23.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $43.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.9B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

38.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 38.3% 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. $27.4B

  2. $17.9B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $27.4B, followed by Florida with $17.9B and Tennessee and $16.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.7% of the population of Randolph County, AL has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, AL see 3783 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.5% increase from the previous year (3220 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7551 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4530 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

3,783 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, AL see an average of 3,783 patients per year. This represents a 17.5% increase from the previous year (3,220 patients).

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

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

12.3%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Randolph County, AL grew by 2.64% from 11.9% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Randolph 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

Randolph County, AL is home to a population of 22.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.55% of Randolph County, AL residents were born outside of the country (349 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Randolph County, AL is composed of 17k White Alone residents (75.3%), 4.38k Black or African American Alone residents (19.4%), 665 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.95%), 395 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.213%), 36 Asian Alone residents (0.16%), 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.16%), and 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0621%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Randolph County, AL was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Randolph County, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Randolph County, AL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

349 people

1.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

361 people

As of 2017, 1.55% of Randolph County, AL residents (349 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 Randolph County, AL was 1.6%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Randolph County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Randolph County, AL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.38k ± 170

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    665 ± 258

In 2017, there were 3.87 times more White Alone residents (17k people) in Randolph County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.38k Black or African American Alone and 665 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 Randolph County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    663 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    285 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    212 ± 86

Randolph County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Randolph County, AL awarded 1,167 degrees. The student population of Randolph County, AL is skewed towards women, with 2,113 male students and 2,715 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Randolph County, AL are White (861 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (206 and 17.7%), Unknown (46 and 3.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 1.81%).

The largest universities in Randolph County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Southern Union State Community College (1,167 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Randolph County, AL are General Studies (282 and 24.2%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (149 and 12.8%), and Registered Nursing (118 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Randolph County, 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. 282 degrees awarded

  2. 118 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Randolph County, AL was General Studies with 282 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,167 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Randolph County, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Union State Community College with 1,167 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

553

Degrees Awarded to Men

614

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 553 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Randolph County, AL, which is 0.901 times less than the 614 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

    861 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    206 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Randolph County, AL were to White students. These 861 degrees mean that there were 4.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 206 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Randolph County, AL was $85,200 in 2017, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $85,200, a 0.467% decrease. The homeownership rate in Randolph County, AL is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Randolph County, AL have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Randolph County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,200

2017 Median

± $4,701

$85,600

2016 Median

± $4,513

In 2017, the median property value in Randolph County, AL declined from to $85,200 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Randolph 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 Randolph County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$39,485

Median Household Income

± $3,413

8.87k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.87k households in Randolph County, AL grew to $39,485 from the previous year's value of $37,496.

The following chart displays the households in Randolph 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Randolph County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Randolph County, AL have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Randolph County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Randolph County, AL was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (3.95%).

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

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