DeKalb County, AL

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Population
71,200
0.00843% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Doug Jones
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.3

Poverty Rate
22.1%

Median Household Income
$39,233
1.01% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$102,700
0.194% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
28,637
0.778% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, DeKalb County, AL had a population of 71.2k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $39,233. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of DeKalb County, AL grew from 71,194 to 71,200, a 0.00843% increase and its median household income grew from $38,842 to $39,233, a 1.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.7%), Other (Hispanic) (8.27%), White (Hispanic) (4.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%). NaNk% of the people in DeKalb County, AL speak a non-English language, and 93.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in DeKalb County, AL is $102,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in DeKalb County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb 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 82.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14%), followed by Other (3.09%). 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.

DeKalb 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
82.9% 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 DeKalb County, AL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

DeKalb County, AL is home to a population of 71.2k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.48% of DeKalb County, AL residents were born outside of the country (5.33k people).

In 2018, there were 9.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in DeKalb County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.89k Other (Hispanic) and 3.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.4k ± 24
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    5.89k ± 927
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.53k ± 880
14.4%
Hispanic Population
10.2k people

In 2018, there were 9.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in DeKalb County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.89k Other (Hispanic) and 3.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.4% of the people in DeKalb County, AL are hispanic (10.2k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.48%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.33k people
7.46%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.31k people

As of 2018, 7.48% of DeKalb County, AL residents (5.33k 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 DeKalb County, AL was 7.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in DeKalb County, AL was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in DeKalb County, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all DeKalb County, AL residents was 39.

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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

93.9%
2018 Citizenship
93.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.9% of DeKalb County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, AL was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,373 ± 226
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    573 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 145

DeKalb County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in DeKalb County, AL is $39,233. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeKalb County, AL was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $69,261, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $44,489 and $44,286.

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 DeKalb County, AL employs 28.6k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, AL are Manufacturing (8,143 people), Retail Trade (3,590 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,205 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($123,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,500), and Information ($54,225).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,233
2018 value
± $2,081
1.01%
1 Year Growth
± 7.6%

Households in DeKalb County, AL have a median annual income of $39,233, 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 $38,842 in 2017, which represents a 1.01% annual growth.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeKalb 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 9612
  2. Census Tract 9611
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, AL was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $69,261, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $44,489 and $44,286.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DeKalb 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

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, AL (15.5k out of 70.2k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    11,342 ± 732
  2. Hispanic
    4,857 ± 554
  3. Other
    3,305 ± 495

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

28.6k
2018 Value
± 1,254
0.778%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DeKalb County, AL grew at a rate of 0.778%, from 28.4k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, AL, are Production Occupations (5,176 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,948 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,580 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,176 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,948 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,580 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.15 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.73 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,348), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,854), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,727).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.6k
2018 Value
± 1,254
0.778%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DeKalb County, AL grew at a rate of 0.778%, from 28.4k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, AL, are Manufacturing (8,143 people), Retail Trade (3,590 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,205 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, AL, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,143 people), Retail Trade (3,590 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,205 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.4 times), and Utilities (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DeKalb County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($123,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,500), and Information ($54,225).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, AL was $102,700 in 2018, which is 0.447 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $102,900 to $102,700, a 0.194% decrease. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, AL is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in DeKalb County, AL have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeKalb County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,700
2018 Median
± $5,532
$102,900
2017 Median
± $5,534

In 2018, the median property value in DeKalb County, AL declined from to $102,700 from the previous year's value of $102,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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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$39,233
Median Household Income
± $2,081
26.1k
Number of Households
± 1,118

In 2018, the median household income of the 26.1k households in DeKalb County, AL grew to $39,233 from the previous year's value of $38,842.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2018 Homeownership
71.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.2% of the housing units in DeKalb County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in DeKalb County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.7%
  2. Carpooled
    10.3%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.61%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in DeKalb County, AL was Drove Alone (85.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.61%).

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

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Health

85.5% of the population of DeKalb County, AL has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.42% 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 DeKalb County, AL see 2453 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (2369 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3545 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5908 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

2,453 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, AL

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, AL see an average of 2,453 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (2,369 patients).

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

14.5%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, AL declined by 3.66% from 15.1% to 14.5%.

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