Blount County, AL

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2020 Population
57,755
0.128% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41
0.737% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.7%
1.36% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$48,922
0.883% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$135,300
5.87% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
22,836
4.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Blount County, AL had a population of 57.8k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $48,922. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Blount County, AL grew from 57,681 to 57,755, a 0.128% increase and its median household income declined from $49,358 to $48,922, a −0.883% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), Other (Hispanic) (1.49%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%).

None of the households in Blount 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.

97.5% of the residents in Blount County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Blount County, AL was $135,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%. Most people in Blount County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Blount County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Blount County, AL is home to a population of 57.8k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.35% of Blount County, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.51k people).

In 2020, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.1k people) in Blount County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k White (Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    50.1k ± 250
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.21k ± 443
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 186
9.28%
Hispanic Population
5.36k people

In 2020, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.1k people) in Blount County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k White (Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.28% of the people in Blount County, AL are hispanic (5.36k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.51k people
4.54%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.62k people

As of 2020, 4.35% of Blount County, AL residents (2.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blount County, AL was 4.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Blount County, AL was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Blount County, AL are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Blount County, AL residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.5% of Blount County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Blount County, AL was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    994 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    706 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    399 ± 155

Blount County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alabama (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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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Economy

Median household income in Blount County, AL is $48,922. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Blount County, AL was Census Tract 506.01 with a value of $55,690, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 502, with respective values of $44,044 and $42,042.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Blount County, AL employs 22.8k people. The largest industries in Blount County, AL are Manufacturing (3,968 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,201 people), and Retail Trade (2,376 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,609), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,203), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,417).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,922
2020 value
± $2,269
−0.883%
1 Year Growth
± 6.4%

Households in Blount County, AL have a median annual income of $48,922, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,358 in 2019, which represents a −0.883% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,401
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,583
$44,111
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $1,091

In 2020, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $63,120 ± $11,157
  2. White
    $52,572 ± $1,171
  3. American Indian
    $40,602 ± $8,445

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Blount County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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 506.01
  2. Census Tract 504
  3. Census Tract 502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blount County, AL was Census Tract 506.01 with a value of $55,690, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 502, with respective values of $44,044 and $42,042.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blount County, AL (7.85k out of 57.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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
    7,373 ± 664
  2. Hispanic
    1,431 ± 293
  3. Other
    249 ± 162

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blount 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

22.8k
2020 Value
± 1,118
4.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Blount County, AL grew at a rate of 4.19%, from 21.9k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blount County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,581 people), Production Occupations (2,485 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,986 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blount County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blount County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,581 people), Production Occupations (2,485 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,986 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blount County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.95 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blount County, AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,431), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,505).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.8k
2020 Value
± 1,118
4.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Blount County, AL grew at a rate of 4.19%, from 21.9k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blount County, AL, are Manufacturing (3,968 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,201 people), and Retail Trade (2,376 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blount County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Blount 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 Blount County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,968 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,201 people), and Retail Trade (2,376 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blount County, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.82 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.73 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blount County, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,609), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,203), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,417).

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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. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

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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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

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. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blount County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 89.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (9.57%), followed by Other (0.859%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Blount County, AL
89.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alabama
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alabama was Winston County, AL with 90.3% 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
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blount County, AL was $135,300 in 2020, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $127,800 to $135,300, a 5.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Blount County, AL is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Blount County, AL have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blount County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,300
2020 Median
± $5,396
$127,800
2019 Median
± $6,694

In 2020, the median property value in Blount County, AL grew to to $135,300 from the previous year's value of $127,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blount 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 Blount County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$48,922
Median Household Income
± $2,269
21.2k
Number of Households
± 1,142

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Blount County, AL declined from $48,922 from the previous year's value of $49,358.

The following chart displays the households in Blount 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
2020 Homeownership
78.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 76.1% of the housing units in Blount County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blount County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blount County, AL have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Blount County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.05%)

In 2020, 88.3% of workers in Blount County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.49%) and those who worked at home (2.05%).

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

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Health

90% of the population of Blount County, AL has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.13% 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 Blount County, AL see 4820 patients per year on average, which represents a 8% increase from the previous year (4463 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5257 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5783 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (29.5%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,820 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blount County, AL

Primary care physicians in Blount County, AL see an average of 4,820 patients per year. This represents a 8% increase from the previous year (4,463 patients).

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

10%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blount County, AL declined by 6.8% from 10.8% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blount 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. 29.5% prevalence
  2. 25.6% prevalence
  3. 24.8% prevalence

Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 29.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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