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0.81% decline
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Median Household Income
2.73% decline
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Number of Employees
3.29% decline
Median Property Value
5.73% growth

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The economy of Choctaw County, AL employs 4,260 people. The economy of Choctaw County, AL is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 4.61; 4.21; and 1.89 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Choctaw County, AL are Manufacturing (832), Healthcare & Social Assistance (667), and Retail trade (534), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($153,519), Utilities ($50,227), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,278).

Median household income in Choctaw County, AL is $32,622. Males in Choctaw County, AL have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,386. The income inequality of Choctaw County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Choctaw County, AL. In Choctaw County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 38 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,424. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Choctaw County, AL is home to a population of 13,287 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Choctaw County, AL is composed of 7,468 White residents (56.2%), 5,611 Black residents (42.2%), 124 Two+ residents (0.93%), 74 Hispanic residents (0.56%), and 6 Asian residents (0.05%). The most common foreign languages in Choctaw County, AL are Spanish (44 speakers), Portuguese (4 speakers), and Other Indo-European (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Choctaw County, AL has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (3 speakers), Portuguese (4 speakers), and Japanese (1 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL awarded 762 degrees. The student population of Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL is skewed towards females, with 352 male students and 410 female students. Most students in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL are White (445 and 58.4%), followed by Black or African American (264 and 34.6%), Unknown (20 and 2.62%), and American Indian (11 and 1.44%). The largest universities in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL by number of graduates are Alabama Southern Community College (354 and 46.5%), Jefferson Davis Community College (248 and 32.5%), and Reid State Technical College (160 and 21%). The most popular majors in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL are General Studies (145 and 19%), Registered Nursing (79 and 10.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (48 and 6.3%). The median tuition costs in Southwest Alabama PUMA, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Choctaw County, AL is $64,600, which is 0.32 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $61,100 to $64,600, a 5.73% increase. The homeownership rate of Choctaw County, AL is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Choctaw County, AL have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Choctaw County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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