Walker County, AL

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Population
64,493
0.668% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Doug Jones
Democratic Party
Median Age
42.4

Poverty Rate
19.7%

Median Household Income
$41,748
7.4% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$93,100
6.64% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
24,707
1.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Walker County, AL had a population of 64.5k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $41,748. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Walker County, AL declined from 64,927 to 64,493, a -0.668% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,872 to $41,748, a 7.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.479%). NaNk% of the people in Walker County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walker County, AL are Bevill State Community College (814 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Walker County, AL is $93,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Walker County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker County, AL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 82.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.3%), followed by Other (2.41%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Shelby and Doug Jones 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.

Walker County, AL is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alabama
82.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alabama
  1. 89.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alabama was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Alabama colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Doug Jones
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Elected to the seat to succeed Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat following Jeff Sessions's resignation.

Richard Shelby and Doug Jones are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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 Walker County, AL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Walker County, AL is home to a population of 64.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.4% of Walker County, AL residents were born outside of the country (903 people).

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.5k people) in Walker County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.5k ± 113
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.95k ± 170
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.08k ± 193
2.4%
Hispanic Population
1.55k people

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.5k people) in Walker County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.4% of the people in Walker County, AL are hispanic (1.55k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walker County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
903 people
1.42%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
924 people

As of 2018, 1.4% of Walker County, AL residents (903 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walker County, AL was 1.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Walker County, AL was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Walker County, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Walker County, AL residents was 42.

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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

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Walker County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Walker County, AL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,754 ± 238
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    521 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    416 ± 137

Walker County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Walker County, AL is $41,748. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walker County, AL was Census Tract 209 with a value of $56,538, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $50,685 and $50,446.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Walker County, AL employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Walker County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,360 people), Retail Trade (3,339 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,201), Utilities ($63,362), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,259).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,748
2018 value
± $1,803
7.4%
1 Year Growth
± 5.85%

Households in Walker County, AL have a median annual income of $41,748, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,872 in 2017, which represents a 7.4% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Walker County, AL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,465
$40,615
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama 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 in Alabama
  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 in Alabama.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alabama by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walker County, AL is from Alabama.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2016 Wage GINI in Alabama

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 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 209
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 206

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walker County, AL was Census Tract 209 with a value of $56,538, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $50,685 and $50,446.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Walker 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

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker County, AL (12.5k out of 63.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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
    10,430 ± 667
  2. Black
    1,522 ± 253
  3. Two Or More
    516 ± 147

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker County, AL is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.7k
2018 Value
± 1,040
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 5.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Walker County, AL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 24.3k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,583 people), and Production Occupations (2,363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walker County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,583 people), and Production Occupations (2,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walker County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.86 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.7 times), and Production Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walker County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,458), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.7k
2018 Value
± 1,040
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 5.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Walker County, AL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 24.3k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,360 people), Retail Trade (3,339 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Walker 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 Walker County, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,360 people), Retail Trade (3,339 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walker County, AL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.04 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.02 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walker County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,201), Utilities ($63,362), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,259).

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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 in Alabama
$367B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Walker County, AL awarded 814 degrees. The student population of Walker County, AL is skewed towards women, with 1,583 male students and 2,289 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walker County, AL are White (618 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (138 and 17%), Unknown (25 and 3.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (22 and 2.71%).

The largest universities in Walker County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Bevill State Community College (814 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walker County, AL are Registered Nursing (154 and 18.9%), General Studies (125 and 15.4%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (119 and 14.6%).

The median tuition costs in Walker County, AL are $N/A 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. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Walker County, AL was Registered Nursing with 154 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
814 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Walker County, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bevill State Community College with 814 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

428
Degrees Awarded to Men
386
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 428 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walker County, AL, which is 1.11 times more than the 386 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    618 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    25 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Walker County, AL were to White students. These 618 degrees mean that there were 4.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 138 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker County, AL was $93,100 in 2018, which is 0.405 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $87,300 to $93,100, a 6.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker County, AL is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walker County, AL have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walker County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,100
2018 Median
± $5,677
$87,300
2017 Median
± $2,735

In 2018, the median property value in Walker County, AL grew to to $93,100 from the previous year's value of $87,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walker 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 Walker County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$41,748
Median Household Income
± $1,803
25k
Number of Households
± 985

In 2018, the median household income of the 25k households in Walker County, AL grew to $41,748 from the previous year's value of $38,872.

The following chart displays the households in Walker 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
2018 Homeownership
75.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.1% of the housing units in Walker County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker County, AL have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Walker County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.2%
  2. Carpooled
    10.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Walker County, AL was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (2.2%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Walker County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walker County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89% of the population of Walker County, AL has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.67% 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 Walker County, AL see 2176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.275% decrease from the previous year (2182 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2240 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

2,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walker County, AL

Primary care physicians in Walker County, AL see an average of 2,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.275% decrease from the previous year (2,182 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walker County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alabama
$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

11%
Uninsured
41.5%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker County, AL declined by 5.61% from 11.6% to 11%.

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