Winston County, AL

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2020 Population
23,712
0.303% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.1
1.99% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.4%
1.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,991
14.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$87,300
1.39% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,430
3.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Winston County, AL had a population of 23.7k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $40,991. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Winston County, AL declined from 23,784 to 23,712, a −0.303% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,788 to $40,991, a 14.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Winston County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), Other (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.814%).

None of the households in Winston 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.

98.9% of the residents in Winston County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Winston County, AL was $87,300, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%. Most people in Winston County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Winston County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Winston County, AL is home to a population of 23.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.35% of Winston County, AL residents were born outside of the country (319 people).

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.2k people) in Winston County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 White (Hispanic) and 419 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Winston County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 36
  2. White (Hispanic)
    482 ± 176
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    419 ± 105
3.13%
Hispanic Population
743 people

In 2020, there were 46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.2k people) in Winston County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 White (Hispanic) and 419 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.13% of the people in Winston County, AL are hispanic (743 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
319 people
1.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
357 people

As of 2020, 1.35% of Winston County, AL residents (319 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 Winston County, AL was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
54
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 20.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Winston County, AL was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Winston County, AL are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Winston County, AL residents was 45.

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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

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Winston County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Winston County, AL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 140
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    223 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    176 ± 114

Winston County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 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 Winston County, AL is $40,991. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Winston County, AL was Census Tract 9655.03 with a value of $53,025, followed by Census Tract 9655.02 and Census Tract 9657, with respective values of $49,337 and $45,500.

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 Winston County, AL employs 9.43k people. The largest industries in Winston County, AL are Manufacturing (1,951 people), Retail Trade (1,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,078 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,386), Finance & Insurance ($51,106), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,876).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,991
2020 value
± $5,537
14.5%
1 Year Growth
± 14.8%

Households in Winston County, AL have a median annual income of $40,991, 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 $35,788 in 2019, which represents a 14.5% 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 Winston 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 9655.03
  2. Census Tract 9655.02
  3. Census Tract 9657

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winston County, AL was Census Tract 9655.03 with a value of $53,025, followed by Census Tract 9655.02 and Census Tract 9657, with respective values of $49,337 and $45,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winston County, AL (4.06k out of 23.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    3,759 ± 392
  2. Two Or More
    157 ± 108
  3. Hispanic
    133 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Winston County, AL is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.43k
2020 Value
± 696
3.4%
1 Year growth
± 9.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Winston County, AL grew at a rate of 3.4%, from 9.12k employees to 9.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winston County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (995 people), Material Moving Occupations (992 people), and Production Occupations (984 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winston County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Winston County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (995 people), Material Moving Occupations (992 people), and Production Occupations (984 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winston County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.85 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.44 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Winston County, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,750), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,841), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,539).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.43k
2020 Value
± 696
3.4%
1 Year growth
± 9.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Winston County, AL grew at a rate of 3.4%, from 9.12k employees to 9.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winston County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,951 people), Retail Trade (1,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,078 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winston County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Winston 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 Winston County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,951 people), Retail Trade (1,461 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,078 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winston County, AL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.25 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.07 times), and Utilities (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Winston County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,386), Finance & Insurance ($51,106), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,876).

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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 Winston County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 90.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (8.63%), followed by Other (1.02%). 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 Winston County, AL
90.3% 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 Winston County, AL was $87,300 in 2020, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $87,300, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Winston County, AL is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Winston County, AL have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Winston County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,300
2020 Median
± $8,860
$86,100
2019 Median
± $6,184

In 2020, the median property value in Winston County, AL grew to to $87,300 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Winston 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 Winston County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.
$40,991
Median Household Income
± $5,537
9.61k
Number of Households
± 633

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.61k households in Winston County, AL grew to $40,991 from the previous year's value of $35,788.

The following chart displays the households in Winston 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
2020 Homeownership
79.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 80.3% of the housing units in Winston County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winston County, AL have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.69% of the workforce in Winston County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Carpooled (16.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.14%)

In 2020, 76% of workers in Winston County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.8%) and those who worked at home (5.14%).

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

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Health

88% of the population of Winston County, AL has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.66% 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 Winston County, AL see 2366 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.253% decrease from the previous year (2372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5907 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7876 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

2,366 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Winston County, AL

Primary care physicians in Winston County, AL see an average of 2,366 patients per year. This represents a 0.253% decrease from the previous year (2,372 patients).

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

12%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winston County, AL declined by 2.28% from 12.3% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Winston 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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