Scottsboro, AL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
52,548
1.51% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
43.2
0.465% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
17.6%
1.49% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$43,785
2.83% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$114,200
5.84% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
19,836
0.456% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Scottsboro, AL had a population of 52.5k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $43,785. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Scottsboro, AL grew from 51,765 to 52,548, a 1.51% increase and its median household income grew from $42,578 to $43,785, a 2.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scottsboro, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.04%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in Scottsboro, 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.

99.1% of the residents in Scottsboro, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scottsboro, AL are Northeast Alabama Community College (1,228 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Scottsboro, AL was $114,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Scottsboro, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Scottsboro, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Scottsboro, AL is home to a population of 52.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.74% of Scottsboro, AL residents were born outside of the country (914 people).

In 2021, there were 25.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Scottsboro, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2021 Citizenship
99.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.1% of Scottsboro, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Scottsboro, AL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scottsboro, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.7k ± 37
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.83k ± 230
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.6k ± 246
3.14%
Hispanic Population
1.65k people

In 2021, there were 25.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Scottsboro, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.14% of the people in Scottsboro, AL are hispanic (1.65k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,376 ± 5,318 people
  2. Guatemala
    14,765 ± 2,979 people
  3. Korea
    9,877 ± 2,438 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,376 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,765 and Korea with 9,877.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
914 people
1.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
774 people

As of 2021, 1.74% of Scottsboro, AL residents (914 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scottsboro, AL was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,184 ± 247
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    569 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    289 ± 153

Scottsboro, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Scottsboro, AL employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Scottsboro, AL are Manufacturing (5,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,099 people), and Retail Trade (1,902 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,625), Educational Services ($53,287), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,771).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,361. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.8k
2021 Value
± 1,029
0.456%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scottsboro, AL grew at a rate of 0.456%, from 19.7k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scottsboro, AL, are Production Occupations (2,995 people), Management Occupations (1,811 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,783 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scottsboro, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2021 Value
± 1,029
0.456%
1 Year growth
± 7.38%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scottsboro, AL grew at a rate of 0.456%, from 19.7k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scottsboro, AL, are Manufacturing (5,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,099 people), and Retail Trade (1,902 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scottsboro, AL, though some of these residents may live in Scottsboro, 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

$40,875
Median earning men ± $2,557
$27,542
Median earning women ± $2,003

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,160), Information ($57,905), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,808).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Construction ($50,246), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,094), and Public Administration ($45,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 382
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 280
    Manufacturing
  3. 237
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $688k
    Manufacturing
  2. $119k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $59.5k
    Retail Trade

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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. $48.2B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $48.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($20.5B) and Mixed freight ($19.8B).

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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$267B
2020 Value in Alabama
$540B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
102% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $267B. This is expected to increase 102% to $540B by 2050.

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. $30.3B
  2. $20.6B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $30.3B, followed by Florida with $20.6B and Tennessee and $13B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, 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 Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Scottsboro, AL awarded 1,228 degrees. The student population of Scottsboro, AL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,648 male students and 3,330 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scottsboro, AL are White (975 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (168 and 13.7%), Black or African American (28 and 2.28%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (28 and 2.28%).

The largest universities in Scottsboro, AL by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Alabama Community College (1,228 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scottsboro, AL are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (274 and 22.3%), General Studies (199 and 16.2%), and Medical Assistant (110 and 8.96%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 4,978 students enrolled in Scottsboro, AL, 33.1% men and 66.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,452 records, of which 66.3% were women and 33.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 199 degree-majors awarded
  2. 88 degree-majors awarded
  3. 41 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Scottsboro, AL was General Studies with 199 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,228 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Alabama Community College with 1,228 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 500 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scottsboro, AL, which is 0.687 times less than the 728 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 975 degrees mean that there were 5.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 168 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,690) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,170) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.898% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.82% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (906k), and Secondary Education (641k).

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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The median property value in Scottsboro, AL was $114,200 in 2021, which is 0.466 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $107,900 to $114,200, a 5.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Scottsboro, AL is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Scottsboro, AL have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scottsboro, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scottsboro, AL is $43,785. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Scottsboro, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $82,592, followed by Madison County, AL and Limestone County, AL, with respective values of $71,153 and $70,736.

Property

$114,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,381
$15,329
Median Property Taxes
±$809

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 Scottsboro, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Scottsboro, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2021
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 75.6% of the housing units in Scottsboro, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scottsboro, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $82,592, followed by Madison County, AL and Limestone County, AL, with respective values of $71,153 and $70,736.

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

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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.
$43,785
Median Household Income
± $1,904
20.3k
Number of Households
± 998

In 2021, the median household income of the 20.3k households in Scottsboro, AL grew to $43,785 from the previous year's value of $42,578.

The following chart displays the households in Scottsboro, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scottsboro, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2021, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0218% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.79%)

In 2021, 85.3% of workers in Scottsboro, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.97%) and those who worked at home (3.79%).

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

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scottsboro, AL have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Scottsboro, 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 Scottsboro, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scottsboro, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scottsboro, AL (9.16k out of 52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scottsboro, AL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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89.3% of the population of Scottsboro, AL has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.33% 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 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.978% decrease from the previous year (1534 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2026 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 846 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.978% decrease from the previous year (1,534 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scottsboro, AL grew by 6.35% from 10.1% to 10.7%.

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

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