Wilcox County, AL

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Population

10,919

1.8% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$27,012

10.5% growth

Poverty Rate

31.9%


Number of Employees

2,901

2.55% decline

Median Property Value

$81,600

0% growth

About

In 2017, Wilcox County, AL had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $27,012. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilcox County, AL declined from 11,119 to 10,919, a -1.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,442 to $27,012, a 10.5% increase.

The population of Wilcox County, AL is 72.1% Black or African American Alone, 26.9% White Alone, and 0.476% Hispanic or Latino. 1.58% of the people in Wilcox County, AL speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilcox County, AL is $81,600, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Wilcox County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilcox County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wilcox County, AL employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Wilcox County, AL are Manufacturing (436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (385 people), and Retail Trade (267 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,706), Utilities ($53,315), and Finance & Insurance ($50,341).

Median household income in Wilcox County, AL is $27,012. Males in Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,012

2017 value

± $3,249

10.5%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Wilcox County, AL have a median annual income of $27,012, 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 $24,442 in 2016, which represents a 10.5% 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 Wilcox County, AL 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 Wilcox 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 Wilcox 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 351

  2. Census Tract 348

  3. Census Tract 352

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilcox County, AL was Census Tract 351 with a value of $28,095, followed by Census Tract 348 and Census Tract 352, with respective values of $25,100 and $23,542.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wilcox 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

31.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilcox County, AL (3.37k out of 10.6k 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 45 - 54.

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. Black

    2,944 ± 352

  2. White

    336 ± 109

  3. Other

    52 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilcox County, AL is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

2.9k

2017 Value

± 314

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilcox County, AL declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 2.98k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilcox County, AL, are Production Occupations (402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), and Transportation Occupations (250 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilcox County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilcox County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), and Transportation Occupations (250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilcox County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.36 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilcox County, AL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,500), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($65,250), and Legal Occupations ($62,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.9k

2017 Value

± 314

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilcox County, AL declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 2.98k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilcox County, AL, are Manufacturing (436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (385 people), and Retail Trade (267 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilcox County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (385 people), and Retail Trade (267 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilcox County, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.25 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.19 times), and Public Administration (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilcox County, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,706), Utilities ($53,315), and Finance & Insurance ($50,341).

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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

85.1% of the population of Wilcox County, AL has health coverage, with 26.8% on employee plans, 31.8% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilcox County, AL see 2765 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.324% decrease from the previous year (2774 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10986 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10986 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

2765 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wilcox County, AL see an average of 2765 patients per year. This represents a 0.324% decrease from the previous year (2774 patients).

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

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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

14.9%

Uninsured

26.8%

Employer Coverage

31.8%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilcox County, AL declined by 1.82% from 15.2% to 14.9%.

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

Wilcox County, AL is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Wilcox County, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wilcox County, AL is composed of 7.87k Black or African American Alone residents (72.1%), 2.94k White Alone residents (26.9%), 52 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.476%), 50 Two or More Races residents (0.458%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.055%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wilcox County, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (130 speakers), African Languages (35 speakers), and German (2 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilcox County, AL was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Wilcox County, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wilcox County, AL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, AL was 0%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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 Wilcox County, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Wilcox County, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Wilcox County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilcox County, AL was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    7.87k ± 85

  2. White Alone

    2.94k ± 18

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52 ± 71.3

In 2017, there were 2.68 times more Black or African American Alone residents (7.87k people) in Wilcox County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.94k White Alone and 52 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    130 speakers (1.23%)

  2. African Languages

    35 speakers (0.33%)

  3. German

    2 speakers (0.0189%)

1.58% of Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.23% of the overall population of Wilcox County, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.33% speak African Languages and 0.0189% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    166 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    80 ± 39

  3. Korea

    72 ± 42

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilcox County, AL was $81,600 in 2017, which is 0.375 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,600 to $81,600, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Wilcox County, AL is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilcox County, AL have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilcox 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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$27,012

Median Household Income

± $3,249

3.84k

Number of Households

± 317

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.84k households in Wilcox County, AL grew to $27,012 from the previous year's value of $24,442.

The following chart displays the households in Wilcox 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,600

2017 Median

± $4,556

$81,600

2016 Median

± $7,267

In 2017, the median property value in Wilcox County, AL stayed at to $81,600 from the previous year's value of $81,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

62.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Wilcox County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilcox County, AL have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Wilcox County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.55%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.42%

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

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