Colbert County, AL

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2020 Population
54,957
0.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.5
0.236% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
0.325% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,962
0.214% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$125,400
3.81% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,563
3.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Colbert County, AL had a population of 55k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $47,962. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Colbert County, AL grew from 54,771 to 54,957, a 0.34% increase and its median household income declined from $48,065 to $47,962, a −0.214% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colbert County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), Other (Hispanic) (1.73%), and White (Hispanic) (0.733%).

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

The largest universities in Colbert County, AL are Northwest-Shoals Community College (883 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Colbert County, AL was $125,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Colbert County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Colbert County, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Colbert County, AL is home to a population of 55k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.58% of Colbert County, AL residents were born outside of the country (869 people).

In 2020, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Colbert County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Colbert County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Colbert County, AL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colbert County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.9k ± 42
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.82k ± 297
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1k ± 370
2.89%
Hispanic Population
1.59k people

In 2020, there were 4.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Colbert County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.89% of the people in Colbert County, AL are hispanic (1.59k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

1.58%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
869 people
1.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 1.58% of Colbert County, AL residents (869 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 Colbert County, AL was 1.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,111 ± 200
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    651 ± 203
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    449 ± 192

Colbert County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Colbert County, AL employs 23.6k people. The largest industries in Colbert County, AL are Manufacturing (4,533 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,527 people), and Retail Trade (2,581 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,108), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,734), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,969).

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.

Occupations

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,285
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Colbert County, AL grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 22.8k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colbert County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,817 people), Production Occupations (2,769 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,832 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colbert County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.6k
2020 Value
± 1,285
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Colbert County, AL grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 22.8k employees to 23.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colbert County, AL, are Manufacturing (4,533 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,527 people), and Retail Trade (2,581 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colbert County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Colbert 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

$40,524
Median earning men ± $2,177
$26,108
Median earning women ± $2,330

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($64,570), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,893).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($39,485), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,801), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,322).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 432
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 426
    Manufacturing
  3. 371
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.36M
    Manufacturing
  2. $275k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $121k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colbert County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 68.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.9%), followed by Other (1.22%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Colbert County, AL awarded 883 degrees. The student population of Colbert County, AL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,346 male students and 2,014 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colbert County, AL are White (700 and 80.1%), followed by Black or African American (95 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 4%), and Unknown (23 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Colbert County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest-Shoals Community College (883 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Colbert County, AL are General Studies (178 and 20.2%), Welding Technology (136 and 15.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (81 and 9.17%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,360 students enrolled in Colbert County, AL, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,562 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 178 degree-majors awarded
  2. 59 degree-majors awarded
  3. 43 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Colbert County, AL was General Studies with 178 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
883 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest-Shoals Community College with 883 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 468 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colbert County, AL, which is 1.13 times more than the 415 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 700 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($841) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Colbert County, AL was $125,400 in 2020, which is 0.546 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $120,800 to $125,400, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Colbert County, AL is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Colbert County, AL have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colbert County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Colbert County, AL is $47,962. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Colbert County, AL was Census Tract 204 with a value of $76,286, followed by Census Tract 208.01 and Census Tract 207.04, with respective values of $63,211 and $60,657.

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.177%.

Property

$125,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,594
$15,609
Median Property Taxes
±$847

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

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.6% of the housing units in Colbert County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 204
  2. Census Tract 208.01
  3. Census Tract 207.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colbert County, AL was Census Tract 204 with a value of $76,286, followed by Census Tract 208.01 and Census Tract 207.04, with respective values of $63,211 and $60,657.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Colbert 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.
$47,962
Median Household Income
± $3,470
21.8k
Number of Households
± 1,119

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.8k households in Colbert County, AL declined from $47,962 from the previous year's value of $48,065.

The following chart displays the households in Colbert 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 Colbert 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.71%)

In 2020, 86.6% of workers in Colbert County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.93%) and those who worked at home (3.71%).

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

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colbert County, AL have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Colbert 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 Colbert County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colbert County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.177%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colbert County, AL (8.43k out of 54.3k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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 2021, 19.4% of the children was living in poverty in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 400 in Colbert County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 35.3 per 100,000 population.

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91.9% of the population of Colbert County, AL has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.07% 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 Colbert County, AL see 1565 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.514% increase from the previous year (1557 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2762 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,565 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colbert County, AL

Primary care physicians in Colbert County, AL see an average of 1,565 patients per year. This represents a 0.514% increase from the previous year (1,557 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.06%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colbert County, AL declined by 6.61% from 8.63% to 8.06%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.5 in Colbert County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 37% in Colbert County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.3% in Colbert County, AL.

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