Spanish Fort, AL

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Population

8,017

2.45% growth

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$74,731

6.08% growth

Poverty Rate

5.41%


Number of Employees

3,975

0.873% decline

Median Property Value

$259,200

7.33% growth

About

In 2017, Spanish Fort, AL had a population of 8.02k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $74,731. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Spanish Fort, AL grew from 7,825 to 8,017, a 2.45% increase and its median household income grew from $70,448 to $74,731, a 6.08% increase.

The population of Spanish Fort, AL is 83% White Alone, 5.44% Two or More Races, and 5.15% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Spanish Fort, AL speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Spanish Fort, AL is $259,200, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Spanish Fort, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Spanish Fort, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Spanish Fort, AL employs 3.98k people. The largest industries in Spanish Fort, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (540 people), Manufacturing (515 people), and Educational Services (397 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($94,070), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,625), and Manufacturing ($71,463).

Median household income in Spanish Fort, AL is $74,731. Males in Spanish Fort, 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 Spanish Fort, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,731

2017 value

± $11,335

6.08%

1 Year Growth

± 21.3%

Households in Spanish Fort, AL have a median annual income of $74,731, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,448 in 2016, which represents a 6.08% 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 Spanish Fort, 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 107.01

  2. Census Tract 107.05

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spanish Fort, AL was Census Tract 107.01 with a value of $80,800, followed by Census Tract 107.05 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $55,217 and $49,583.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spanish Fort, AL (432 out of 7.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    367 ± 183

  2. Black

    65 ± 120

  3. Native American

    0 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spanish Fort, AL is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

3.98k

2017 Value

± 490

-0.873%

1 Year decline

± 17.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spanish Fort, AL declined at a rate of -0.873%, from 4.01k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spanish Fort, AL, are Management Occupations (695 people), Sales & Related Occupations (533 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (371 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spanish Fort, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spanish Fort, AL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (695 people), Sales & Related Occupations (533 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spanish Fort, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.71 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.98 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spanish Fort, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,750), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($93,108).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.98k

2017 Value

± 490

-0.873%

1 Year decline

± 17.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spanish Fort, AL declined at a rate of -0.873%, from 4.01k employees to 3.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spanish Fort, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (540 people), Manufacturing (515 people), and Educational Services (397 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spanish Fort, AL, though some of these residents may live in Spanish Fort, 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 Spanish Fort, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (540 people), Manufacturing (515 people), and Educational Services (397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spanish Fort, AL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.47 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.52 times), and Public Administration (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spanish Fort, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($94,070), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,625), and Manufacturing ($71,463).

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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).

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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.

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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

92.8% of the population of Spanish Fort, AL has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 3.67% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 3.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Spanish Fort, 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

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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

7.22%

Uninsured

58.6%

Employer Coverage

3.67%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

3.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spanish Fort, AL declined by 37.4% from 11.5% to 7.22%.

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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

Spanish Fort, AL is home to a population of 8.02k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.31% of Spanish Fort, AL residents were born outside of the country (506 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Spanish Fort, AL is composed of 6.66k White Alone residents (83%), 436 Two or More Races residents (5.44%), 413 Black or African American Alone residents (5.15%), 365 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.55%), 125 Asian Alone residents (1.56%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.274%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Spanish Fort, AL was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Spanish Fort, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Spanish Fort, AL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

506 people

5.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

433 people

As of 2017, 6.31% of Spanish Fort, AL residents (506 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 Spanish Fort, AL was 5.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Spanish Fort, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Spanish Fort, AL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.66k ± 493

  2. Two or More Races

    436 ± 348

  3. Black or African American Alone

    413 ± 250

In 2017, there were 15.3 times more White Alone residents (6.66k people) in Spanish Fort, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 436 Two or More Races and 413 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    203 ± 101

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    154 ± 102

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    95 ± 80

Spanish Fort, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spanish Fort, AL was $259,200 in 2017, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $241,500 to $259,200, a 7.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Spanish Fort, AL is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spanish Fort, AL have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spanish Fort, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$259,200

2017 Median

± $17,578

$241,500

2016 Median

± $23,448

In 2017, the median property value in Spanish Fort, AL grew to to $259,200 from the previous year's value of $241,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Spanish Fort, 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 Spanish Fort, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$74,731

Median Household Income

± $11,335

3.23k

Number of Households

± 452

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.23k households in Spanish Fort, AL grew to $74,731 from the previous year's value of $70,448.

The following chart displays the households in Spanish Fort, 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

53.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Spanish Fort, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spanish Fort, AL have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.769% of the workforce in Spanish Fort, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    90.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    4.05%

  3. Carpooled

    3.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Spanish Fort, AL was Drove Alone (90.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (4.05%) and those who Carpooled (3.67%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Spanish Fort, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Spanish Fort, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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