Pickens County, AL

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2020 Population
20,049
0.958% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.5
0.711% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
24.7%
8.9% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$40,362
1.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$100,000
4.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Pickens County, AL had a population of 20k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $40,362. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pickens County, AL declined from 20,243 to 20,049, a −0.958% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,848 to $40,362, a 1.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.15%), Other (Hispanic) (1.3%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.24%).

None of the households in Pickens 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.

96.6% of the residents in Pickens County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Pickens County, AL was $100,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Pickens County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pickens County, AL was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pickens County, AL is home to a population of 20k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.72% of Pickens County, AL residents were born outside of the country (745 people).

In 2020, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Pickens County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 632 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Pickens County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pickens County, AL was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 17
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.01k ± 132
  3. White (Hispanic)
    632 ± 132
4.93%
Hispanic Population
989 people

In 2020, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Pickens County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 632 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.93% of the people in Pickens County, AL are hispanic (989 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.72%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
745 people
3.44%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
696 people

As of 2020, 3.72% of Pickens County, AL residents (745 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 Pickens County, AL was 3.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    446 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    229 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    174 ± 81

Pickens County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Pickens County, AL employs 6.85k people. The largest industries in Pickens County, AL are Manufacturing (1,353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,166 people), and Retail Trade (812 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,179), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($95,179), and Utilities ($87,125).

Occupations

6.85k
2020 Value
± 553
−2.32%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pickens County, AL declined at a rate of −2.32%, from 7.02k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pickens County, AL, are Management Occupations (837 people), Production Occupations (777 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (752 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pickens County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.85k
2020 Value
± 553
−2.32%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pickens County, AL declined at a rate of −2.32%, from 7.02k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pickens County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,166 people), and Retail Trade (812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pickens County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Pickens 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

$40,732
Median earning men ± $2,601
$26,006
Median earning women ± $2,334

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,143), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,083), and Manufacturing ($44,914).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250), Public Administration ($38,542), and Manufacturing ($33,237).

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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. 85
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 71
    Manufacturing
  3. 69
    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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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pickens County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Other (0.538%).

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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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 Pickens County, AL was $100,000 in 2020, which is 0.435 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $96,000 to $100,000, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Pickens County, AL is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pickens County, AL have an average commute time of 35.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pickens County, AL is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Pickens County, AL is $40,362. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pickens County, AL was Census Tract 500 with a value of $44,422, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $41,758 and $40,404.

Property

$100,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,729
$5,870
Median Property Taxes
±$444

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

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2020
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.9% of the housing units in Pickens County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 500
  2. Census Tract 502
  3. Census Tract 501

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pickens County, AL was Census Tract 500 with a value of $44,422, followed by Census Tract 502 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $41,758 and $40,404.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pickens 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.
$40,362
Median Household Income
± $2,740
7.73k
Number of Households
± 547

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.73k households in Pickens County, AL grew to $40,362 from the previous year's value of $39,848.

The following chart displays the households in Pickens 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 Pickens 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 (84%)
  2. Carpooled (7.35%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.53%)

In 2020, 84% of workers in Pickens County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.35%) and those who worked at home (6.53%).

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

35.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pickens County, AL have a longer commute time (35.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.71% of the workforce in Pickens County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pickens County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pickens County, AL have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pickens County, AL (4.55k out of 18.4k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pickens 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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90.6% of the population of Pickens County, AL has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.6% 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 Pickens County, AL see 2492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (2522 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4982 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4982 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% 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

2,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pickens County, AL

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, AL see an average of 2,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (2,522 patients).

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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 22.6% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

9.38%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pickens County, AL grew by 2.65% from 9.14% to 9.38%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 120 in Pickens 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 38.8% in Pickens County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Pickens County, AL.

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