Hale County, AL

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2022 Population
14,742
0.52% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
1.22% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25%
0.379% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$35,851
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$109,400
22% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hale County, AL had a population of 14.7k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $35,851. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hale County, AL declined from 14,819 to 14,742, a −0.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,294 to $35,851, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hale County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.285%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.095%).

None of the households in Hale 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.

99.8% of the residents in Hale County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hale County, AL was $109,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in Hale County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hale County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hale County, AL is home to a population of 14.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.624% of Hale County, AL residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.37k people) in Hale County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.66k White (Non-Hispanic) and 630 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Hale County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hale County, AL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hale County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.37k ± 277
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.66k ± 159
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    630 ± 297
0.17%
Hispanic Population
25 people

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.37k people) in Hale County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.66k White (Non-Hispanic) and 630 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.17% of the people in Hale County, AL are hispanic (25 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.624%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
92 people
0.567%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
84 people

As of 2022, 0.624% of Hale County, AL residents (92 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 Hale County, AL was 0.567%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    314 ± 140
  2. Vietnam
    241 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    124 ± 68

Hale County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hale County, AL employs 5.43k people. The largest industries in Hale County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (997 people), Manufacturing (956 people), and Retail Trade (781 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($93,750), Wholesale Trade ($72,813), and Utilities ($66,905).

Occupations

5.43k
2022 Value
± 587
0.221%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hale County, AL grew at a rate of 0.221%, from 5.42k employees to 5.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hale County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (469 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (464 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hale County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.43k
2022 Value
± 587
0.221%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hale County, AL grew at a rate of 0.221%, from 5.42k employees to 5.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hale County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (997 people), Manufacturing (956 people), and Retail Trade (781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hale County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Hale 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

$41,170
Median earning men ± $8,153
$24,461
Median earning women ± $3,843

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($72,813), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,110), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($55,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,500), Public Administration ($35,625), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($33,333).

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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. 57
    Manufacturing
  2. 47
    Retail Trade
  3. 46
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hale County, AL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Other (0.57%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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).

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 Hale County, AL was $109,400 in 2022, which is 0.388 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,700 to $109,400, a 22% increase. The homeownership rate in Hale County, AL is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hale County, AL have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hale County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hale County, AL is $35,851. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hale County, AL was Census Tract 402 with a value of $59,517, followed by Census Tract 400 and Census Tract 401, with respective values of $59,333 and $53,750.

Property

$109,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,425
$4,187
Median Property Taxes
±$388

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2022
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.5% of the housing units in Hale County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402
  2. Census Tract 400
  3. Census Tract 401

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hale County, AL was Census Tract 402 with a value of $59,517, followed by Census Tract 400 and Census Tract 401, with respective values of $59,333 and $53,750.

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

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Household Income

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$35,851
Median Household Income
± $7,915
5.4k
Number of Households
± 519

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.4k households in Hale County, AL grew to $35,851 from the previous year's value of $32,294.

The following chart displays the households in Hale 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hale 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 (86.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.35%)

In 2022, 86.9% of workers in Hale County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who worked at home (2.35%).

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

33.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hale County, AL have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Hale 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 Hale County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hale County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hale County, AL (3.61k out of 14.4k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hale County, 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

93% of the population of Hale County, AL has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 2.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hale County, AL see 4884 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.509% decrease from the previous year (4909 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3668 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,884 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hale County, AL

Primary care physicians in Hale County, AL see an average of 4,884 patients per year. This represents a 0.509% decrease from the previous year (4,909 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hale 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 25.2% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.97%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
2.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hale County, AL declined by 2.12% from 7.12% to 6.97%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 103 in Hale County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 43.8% in Hale County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.6% in Hale County, AL.

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