Talladega County, AL

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Population

80,888

0.208% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$39,219

3.42% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

30,937

0.272% growth

Median Property Value

$95,200

1.06% growth

About

In 2017, Talladega County, AL had a population of 80.9k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $39,219. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Talladega County, AL declined from 81,057 to 80,888, a -0.208% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,923 to $39,219, a 3.42% increase.

The population of Talladega County, AL is 63.1% White Alone, 32.1% Black or African American Alone, and 2.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Talladega County, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Talladega County, AL are Talladega College (127 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Talladega County, AL is $95,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Talladega County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Talladega County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Talladega County, AL employs 30.9k people. The largest industries in Talladega County, AL are Manufacturing (6,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,970 people), and Retail Trade (3,645 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,380), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,477), and Information ($48,164).

Median household income in Talladega County, AL is $39,219. Males in Talladega 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 Talladega County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,219

2017 value

± $2,277

3.42%

1 Year Growth

± 7.17%

Households in Talladega County, AL have a median annual income of $39,219, 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 $37,923 in 2016, which represents a 3.42% 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 Talladega 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 101.01

  2. Census Tract 103.02

  3. Census Tract 102.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Talladega County, AL was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $72,801, followed by Census Tract 103.02 and Census Tract 102.02, with respective values of $52,926 and $50,063.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Talladega 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

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Talladega County, AL (14.9k out of 77.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    7,033 ± 601

  2. Black

    6,932 ± 619

  3. Hispanic

    546 ± 199

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

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,327

0.272%

1 Year growth

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Talladega County, AL grew at a rate of 0.272%, from 30.9k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Talladega County, AL, are Production Occupations (4,402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,899 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Talladega County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Talladega County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,899 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Talladega County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Talladega County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,156), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,790), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,368).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,327

0.272%

1 Year growth

± 5.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Talladega County, AL grew at a rate of 0.272%, from 30.9k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Talladega County, AL, are Manufacturing (6,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,970 people), and Retail Trade (3,645 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Talladega County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Talladega 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 Talladega County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,970 people), and Retail Trade (3,645 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Talladega County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.09 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.89 times), and Utilities (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Talladega County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,380), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,477), and Information ($48,164).

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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 ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($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

89.8% of the population of Talladega County, AL has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Talladega County, AL see 3110 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (3012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3814 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8900 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

3,110 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Talladega County, AL see an average of 3,110 patients per year. This represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (3,012 patients).

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

10.2%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Talladega County, AL declined by 8.28% from 11.1% to 10.2%.

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

Talladega County, AL is home to a population of 80.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Talladega County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Talladega County, AL is composed of 51.1k White Alone residents (63.1%), 26k Black or African American Alone residents (32.1%), 1.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.21%), 1.27k Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 446 Asian Alone residents (0.551%), 235 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.291%), 68 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0841%), and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0272%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Talladega County, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Talladega County, AL was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Talladega County, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Talladega County, AL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.34k people

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.25k people

As of 2017, 1.66% of Talladega County, AL residents (1.34k 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 Talladega County, AL was 1.54%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Talladega County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Talladega County, AL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.1k ± 58

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26k ± 298

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.79k ± 386

In 2017, there were 1.96 times more White Alone residents (51.1k people) in Talladega County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26k Black or African American Alone and 1.79k 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 Talladega County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Talladega County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Talladega County, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Talladega County, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,128 ± 292

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    815 ± 188

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    706 ± 197

Talladega County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Talladega County, AL awarded 127 degrees. The student population of Talladega County, AL is skewed towards men, with 352 male students and 323 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Talladega County, AL are Black or African American (119 and 93.7%), followed by White (5 and 3.94%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.36%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Talladega County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Talladega College (127 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Talladega County, AL are General Business Administration & Management (31 and 24.4%), General Biological Sciences (22 and 17.3%), and General Music (22 and 17.3%).

The median tuition costs in Talladega County, AL are $11,192 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. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Talladega County, AL was General Business Administration & Management with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

127 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,192

Median Private

In 2016, the Talladega County, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Talladega College with 127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

64

Degrees Awarded to Men

63

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 64 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Talladega County, AL, which is 1.02 times more than the 63 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Talladega County, AL were to Black or African American students. These 119 degrees mean that there were 23.8 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Talladega County, AL was $95,200 in 2017, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,200 to $95,200, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Talladega County, AL is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Talladega County, AL have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Talladega 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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$39,219

Median Household Income

± $2,277

31.7k

Number of Households

± 1,270

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.7k households in Talladega County, AL grew to $39,219 from the previous year's value of $37,923.

The following chart displays the households in Talladega 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

$95,200

2017 Median

± $5,365

$94,200

2016 Median

± $4,350

In 2017, the median property value in Talladega County, AL grew to to $95,200 from the previous year's value of $94,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Talladega 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 Talladega County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Talladega County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Talladega County, AL have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Talladega County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Talladega County, AL was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.64%).

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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