St. Clair County, AL

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Population

86,937

0.417% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$53,483

1.03% decline

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

38,522

0.32% growth

Median Property Value

$142,800

0% growth

About

In 2017, St. Clair County, AL had a population of 86.9k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $53,483. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Clair County, AL grew from 86,576 to 86,937, a 0.417% increase and its median household income declined from $54,042 to $53,483, a -1.03% decrease.

The population of St. Clair County, AL is 86.2% White Alone, 9.3% Black or African American Alone, and 2.3% Hispanic or Latino. 2.54% of the people in St. Clair County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in St. Clair County, AL is $142,800, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in St. Clair County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Clair County, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Clair County, AL employs 38.5k people. The largest industries in St. Clair County, AL are Manufacturing (6,143 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,761 people), and Retail Trade (4,699 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,188), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,609), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,944).

Median household income in St. Clair County, AL is $53,483. Males in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,483

2017 value

± $2,225

-1.03%

1 Year Growth

± 6.16%

Households in St. Clair County, AL have a median annual income of $53,483, 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 $54,042 in 2016, which represents a -1.03% 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 St. Clair County, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in St. Clair County, AL by number of full-time 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 St. Clair County, 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 St. Clair 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 401.04

  2. Census Tract 405.01

  3. Census Tract 401.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Clair County, AL was Census Tract 401.04 with a value of $66,754, followed by Census Tract 405.01 and Census Tract 401.03, with respective values of $63,256 and $61,219.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Clair County, AL (11.7k out of 85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    9,995 ± 766

  2. Black

    1,311 ± 367

  3. Hispanic

    334 ± 150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Clair 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

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,611

0.32%

1 Year growth

± 5.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, AL grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 38.4k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Clair County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,121 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,794 people), and Production Occupations (4,017 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,121 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,794 people), and Production Occupations (4,017 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.61 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,362), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,293), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,246).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,611

0.32%

1 Year growth

± 5.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, AL grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 38.4k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Clair County, AL, are Manufacturing (6,143 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,761 people), and Retail Trade (4,699 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Clair County, AL, though some of these residents may live in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,143 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,761 people), and Retail Trade (4,699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.16 times higher than expected), Construction (1.58 times), and Manufacturing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Clair County, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,188), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,609), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,944).

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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.

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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$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

92.1% of the population of St. Clair County, AL has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, AL see 5442 patients per year on average, which represents a 13% increase from the previous year (4816 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3260 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6771 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

5,442 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, AL see an average of 5,442 patients per year. This represents a 13% increase from the previous year (4,816 patients).

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

7.86%

Uninsured

53%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Clair County, AL declined by 12.5% from 8.99% to 7.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Clair 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

St. Clair County, AL is home to a population of 86.9k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.74% of St. Clair County, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Clair County, AL is composed of 75k White Alone residents (86.2%), 8.08k Black or African American Alone residents (9.3%), 2k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.3%), 968 Two or More Races residents (1.11%), 684 Asian Alone residents (0.787%), 215 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.247%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0127%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Clair County, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,303 speakers), Chinese (186 speakers), and German (128 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Clair County, AL was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in St. Clair County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Clair County, AL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.74% of St. Clair County, 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 St. Clair County, AL was 1.76%, 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 St. Clair County, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 St. Clair County, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of St. Clair County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Clair County, AL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    75k ± 26

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.08k ± 202

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2k ± 459

In 2017, there were 9.27 times more White Alone residents (75k people) in St. Clair County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.08k Black or African American Alone and 2k 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 St. Clair County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,303 speakers (1.62%)

  2. Chinese

    186 speakers (0.231%)

  3. German

    128 speakers (0.159%)

2.54% of St. Clair County, 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 St. Clair County, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.62% of the overall population of St. Clair County, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.231% speak Chinese and 0.159% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,334 ± 270

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    779 ± 211

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    760 ± 238

St. Clair County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Clair County, AL was $142,800 in 2017, which is 0.656 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $142,800, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in St. Clair County, AL is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Clair County, AL have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Clair County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,483

Median Household Income

± $2,225

32.5k

Number of Households

± 1,381

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.5k households in St. Clair County, AL declined from $53,483 from the previous year's value of $54,042.

The following chart displays the households in St. Clair 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$142,800

2017 Median

± $4,938

$142,800

2016 Median

± $4,290

In 2017, the median property value in St. Clair County, AL stayed at to $142,800 from the previous year's value of $142,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, 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 St. Clair County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Clair County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

81.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in St. Clair County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Clair County, 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 St. Clair County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Clair County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Clair County, AL have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in St. Clair County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.92%

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

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