Clarke County, AL

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2022 Population
23,058
1.23% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
0.235% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.4%
2.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,549
7.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$126,200
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clarke County, AL had a population of 23.1k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $47,549. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clarke County, AL declined from 23,346 to 23,058, a −1.23% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,108 to $47,549, a 7.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.967%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.798%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.633%).

None of the households in Clarke 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.

99.6% of the residents in Clarke County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarke County, AL are Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology (21 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Clarke County, AL was $126,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Clarke County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarke County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clarke County, AL is home to a population of 23.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.789% of Clarke County, AL residents were born outside of the country (182 people).

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Clarke County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 223 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Clarke County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clarke County, AL was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 99
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 91
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    223 ± 136
1.45%
Hispanic Population
335 people

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Clarke County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 223 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.45% of the people in Clarke County, AL are hispanic (335 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.789%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
182 people
0.681%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
159 people

As of 2022, 0.789% of Clarke County, AL residents (182 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarke County, AL was 0.681%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    450 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    410 ± 158
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    110 ± 62

Clarke County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clarke County, AL employs 7.84k people. The largest industries in Clarke County, AL are Manufacturing (1,224 people), Retail Trade (1,115 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,837), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,625), and Manufacturing ($61,288).

Occupations

7.84k
2022 Value
± 679
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarke County, AL declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 7.94k employees to 7.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarke County, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (979 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (929 people), and Production Occupations (768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarke County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.84k
2022 Value
± 679
−1.26%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarke County, AL declined at a rate of −1.26%, from 7.94k employees to 7.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarke County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,224 people), Retail Trade (1,115 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarke County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Clarke 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

$48,136
Median earning men ± $6,124
$30,660
Median earning women ± $5,136

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($81,938), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($71,676), and Public Administration ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,052), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,097).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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. 252
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 190
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 161
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clarke County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 55.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.8%), followed by Other (0.426%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Clarke County, AL awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Clarke County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 43 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarke County, AL are White (13 and 61.9%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 38.1%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Clarke County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clarke County, AL are General Cosmetology (21 and 100%) and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarke County, AL was $126,200 in 2022, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,700 to $126,200, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarke County, AL is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clarke County, AL have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarke County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clarke County, AL is $47,549. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clarke County, AL was Census Tract 9579.01 with a value of $57,415, followed by Census Tract 9576.01 and Census Tract 9575, with respective values of $55,268 and $53,250.

Property

$126,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,557
$5,916
Median Property Taxes
±$472

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

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.3% of the housing units in Clarke County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Clarke County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9579.01
  2. Census Tract 9576.01
  3. Census Tract 9575

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarke County, AL was Census Tract 9579.01 with a value of $57,415, followed by Census Tract 9576.01 and Census Tract 9575, with respective values of $55,268 and $53,250.

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

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Household Income

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$47,549
Median Household Income
± $7,087
8.19k
Number of Households
± 638

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.19k households in Clarke County, AL grew to $47,549 from the previous year's value of $44,108.

The following chart displays the households in Clarke 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 Clarke County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (90.5%)
  2. Carpooled (5.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.94%)

In 2022, 90.5% of workers in Clarke County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.06%) and those who worked at home (1.94%).

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

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarke County, AL have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% of the workforce in Clarke 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 Clarke County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarke County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarke County, AL (5.07k out of 22.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarke County, AL is Black, followed by White 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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Health

90.5% of the population of Clarke County, AL has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.897% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, AL see 2147 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.7% increase from the previous year (1840 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2911 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1109 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,147 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clarke County, AL

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, AL see an average of 2,147 patients per year. This represents a 16.7% increase from the previous year (1,840 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.52%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.897%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarke County, AL declined by 12.3% from 10.9% to 9.52%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 108 in Clarke County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 44.4% in Clarke County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12% in Clarke County, AL.

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