Jackson County, AL

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2022 Population
52,618
0.133% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43
0.463% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.6%
5.68% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,748
6.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$126,900
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,405
2.87% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, AL had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $46,748. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, AL grew from 52,548 to 52,618, a 0.133% increase and its median household income grew from $43,785 to $46,748, a 6.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), Other (Hispanic) (1.69%), and White (Hispanic) (0.967%).

None of the households in Jackson County, 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 Jackson County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, AL are Northeast Alabama Community College (1,127 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, AL was $126,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Jackson County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, AL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Jackson County, AL is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.64% of Jackson County, AL residents were born outside of the country (863 people).

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Jackson County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.84k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k Black or African American (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 Jackson County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, AL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.7k ± 77
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 247
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.71k ± 206
3.2%
Hispanic Population
1.69k people

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Jackson County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.84k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.2% of the people in Jackson County, AL are hispanic (1.69k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson County, 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

1.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
863 people
1.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
914 people

As of 2022, 1.64% of Jackson County, AL residents (863 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 Jackson County, AL was 1.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,091 ± 218
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    534 ± 158
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    358 ± 165

Jackson County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, AL employs 20.4k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, AL are Manufacturing (5,331 people), Retail Trade (2,179 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,986 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,365), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), and Educational Services ($55,662).

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

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,049
2.87%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, AL grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 19.8k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, AL, are Production Occupations (3,141 people), Management Occupations (1,766 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,746 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,049
2.87%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, AL grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 19.8k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, AL, are Manufacturing (5,331 people), Retail Trade (2,179 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,986 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Jackson County, 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

$44,523
Median earning men ± $2,761
$29,886
Median earning women ± $2,449

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,315), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,456), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,200), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,033), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,722).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 382
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 280
    Manufacturing
  3. 237
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 83.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.7%), followed by Other (1.05%).

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 Jackson County, AL awarded 1,127 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 902 male students and 1,688 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, AL are White (867 and 77.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (156 and 13.9%), American Indian or Alaska Native (39 and 3.48%), and Two or More Races (28 and 2.5%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Alabama Community College (1,127 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, AL are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (314 and 27.9%), General Studies (189 and 16.8%), and Medical Assistant (111 and 9.85%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,590 students enrolled in Jackson County, AL, 34.8% men and 65.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,813 records, of which 64.5% were women and 35.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 189 degrees awarded
  2. 105 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jackson County, AL was General Studies with 189 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Alabama Community College with 1,127 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 434 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, AL, which is 0.626 times less than the 693 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 867 degrees mean that there were 5.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 156 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 ($1,170) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, AL was $126,900 in 2022, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,200 to $126,900, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, AL is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, AL have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, AL is $46,748. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, AL was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $58,750, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $50,795 and $46,212.

In 2022, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.982%.

Property

$126,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,288
$15,733
Median Property Taxes
±$849

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 Jackson County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Jackson County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9510
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, AL was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $58,750, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $50,795 and $46,212.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jackson County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,748
Median Household Income
± $2,079
20.7k
Number of Households
± 1,011

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Jackson County, AL grew to $46,748 from the previous year's value of $43,785.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson County, 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 (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.53%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.87%)

In 2022, 85.2% of workers in Jackson County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.53%) and those who worked at home (3.87%).

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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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, AL have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Jackson County, 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 Jackson County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.982%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, AL (9.68k out of 52k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.4% of the children was living in poverty in Jackson County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 317 in Jackson County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 75.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89% of the population of Jackson County, AL has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, AL see 1844 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.216% decrease from the previous year (1848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2715 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1779 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,844 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, AL

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, AL see an average of 1,844 patients per year. This represents a 0.216% decrease from the previous year (1,848 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, AL grew by 2.11% from 10.7% to 11%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.1 in Jackson County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.6% in Jackson County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.8% in Jackson County, AL.

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