Alexander City, AL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
51,580
0.282% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.5
0.432% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
0.276% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,054
5.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$122,900
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,468
2.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Alexander City, AL had a population of 51.6k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $53,054. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alexander City, AL declined from 51,726 to 51,580, a −0.282% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,417 to $53,054, a 5.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexander City, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.929%), and White (Hispanic) (0.849%).

None of the households in Alexander City, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Alexander City, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexander City, AL are Central Alabama Community College (560 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alexander City, AL was $122,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Alexander City, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexander City, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alexander City, AL is home to a population of 51.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.46% of Alexander City, AL residents were born outside of the country (751 people).

In 2022, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Alexander City, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 961 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Alexander City, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alexander City, AL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexander City, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.9k ± 129
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 206
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    961 ± 244
2.51%
Hispanic Population
1.29k people

In 2022, there were 2.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Alexander City, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 961 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.51% of the people in Alexander City, AL are hispanic (1.29k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
751 people
1.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
754 people

As of 2022, 1.46% of Alexander City, AL residents (751 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexander City, AL was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,284 ± 192
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    692 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    520 ± 158

Alexander City, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alexander City, AL employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Alexander City, AL are Manufacturing (4,389 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,015 people), and Retail Trade (2,048 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,617), Information ($64,300), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,848).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,119
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± 8.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexander City, AL declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 20k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexander City, AL, are Production Occupations (2,619 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,276 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,244 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexander City, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,119
−2.5%
1 Year decline
± 8.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexander City, AL declined at a rate of −2.5%, from 20k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexander City, AL, are Manufacturing (4,389 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,015 people), and Retail Trade (2,048 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexander City, AL, though some of these residents may live in Alexander City, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,930
Median earning men ± $2,097
$30,959
Median earning women ± $1,786

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($112,866), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,444), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,118).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($62,850), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,542), and Public Administration ($43,029).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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Establishments by Size

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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.

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

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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 Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alexander City, AL awarded 560 degrees. The student population of Alexander City, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 751 male students and 1,026 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexander City, AL are White (443 and 79.5%), followed by Black or African American (87 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 2.87%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.08%).

The largest universities in Alexander City, AL by number of degrees awarded are Central Alabama Community College (560 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alexander City, AL are General Studies (207 and 37%), Welding Technology (64 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (60 and 10.7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,777 students enrolled in Alexander City, AL, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,268 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alexander City, AL was General Studies with 124 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
560 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Alabama Community College with 560 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 273 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexander City, AL, which is 0.951 times less than the 287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 443 degrees mean that there were 5.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 87 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,230) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexander City, AL was $122,900 in 2022, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $122,900, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexander City, AL is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alexander City, AL have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexander City, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alexander City, AL is $53,054. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Alexander City, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $90,618, followed by Limestone County, AL and Madison County, AL, with respective values of $80,146 and $78,058.

Property

$122,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,302
$15,658
Median Property Taxes
±$837

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexander City, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alexander City, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Alexander City, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexander City, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $90,618, followed by Limestone County, AL and Madison County, AL, with respective values of $80,146 and $78,058.

The following map shows all of the counties in Alexander City, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,054
Median Household Income
± $2,593
20.4k
Number of Households
± 1,071

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Alexander City, AL grew to $53,054 from the previous year's value of $50,417.

The following chart displays the households in Alexander City, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alexander City, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.31%)

In 2022, 82.8% of workers in Alexander City, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (4.31%).

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexander City, AL have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Alexander City, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexander City, AL (7.93k out of 50.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexander City, AL is Black, followed by White 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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Health

91.1% of the population of Alexander City, AL has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alabama see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.978% decrease from the previous year (1534 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2026 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 846 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.978% decrease from the previous year (1,534 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.89%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexander City, AL grew by 3.44% from 8.59% to 8.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alexander City, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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