Fort Payne, AL

Census Place

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Population
14,006
0.0785% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Median Age
38.7

Poverty Rate
23.3%

Median Household Income
$40,382
2.27% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$119,400
5.31% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
5,655
2.85% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Fort Payne, AL had a population of 14k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $40,382. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fort Payne, AL declined from 14,017 to 14,006, a -0.0785% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,320 to $40,382, a -2.27% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Payne, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (73%), White (Hispanic) (9.39%), Other (Hispanic) (6.44%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Hispanic) (3.73%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%). 0% of the households in Fort Payne, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 94% of the residents in Fort Payne, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Fort Payne, AL was $119,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%. Most people in Fort Payne, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Payne, AL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 82.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14%), followed by Other (3.09%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 89.5% 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 DeKalb County, AL
82.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Alabama
  1. 89.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alabama was Winston County, AL with 89.5% 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
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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Diversity

Fort Payne, AL is home to a population of 14k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2018, 9% of Fort Payne, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.26k people).

In 2018, there were 7.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Fort Payne, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k White (Hispanic) and 902 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Payne, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 602
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 599
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    902 ± 536
20.5%
Hispanic Population
2.87k people

In 2018, there were 7.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Fort Payne, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k White (Hispanic) and 902 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.5% of the people in Fort Payne, AL are hispanic (2.87k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people
10%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people

As of 2018, 9% of Fort Payne, AL residents (1.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Payne, AL was 10%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.1
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fort Payne, AL was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Fort Payne, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fort Payne, AL residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    48,648 ± 5,388 people
  2. Guatemala
    13,164 ± 2,813 people
  3. India
    9,844 ± 2,433 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 48,648 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 13,164 and India with 9,844.

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Citizenship

94%
2018 Citizenship
93%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94% of Fort Payne, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Payne, AL was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    302 ± 120
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    60 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    49 ± 44

Fort Payne, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Fort Payne, AL is $40,382. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Fort Payne, AL was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $69,261, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9614, with respective values of $44,489 and $40,550.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,012. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fort Payne, AL employs 5.66k people. The largest industries in Fort Payne, AL are Manufacturing (1,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (844 people), and Retail Trade (663 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,104), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,350).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,382
2018 value
± $2,744
-2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 11.7%

Households in Fort Payne, AL have a median annual income of $40,382, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,320 in 2017, which represents a -2.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,746
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,542
$43,012
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $1,077

In 2019, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $59,683 ± $10,574
  2. White
    $50,914 ± $1,134
  3. American Indian
    $44,130 ± $8,792

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Fort Payne, AL is from Alabama.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2019, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.143% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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 9612
  2. Census Tract 9611
  3. Census Tract 9614

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Payne, AL was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $69,261, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9614, with respective values of $44,489 and $40,550.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Payne, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Payne, AL (3.16k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    2,492 ± 413
  2. Hispanic
    1,322 ± 336
  3. Other
    346 ± 208

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Payne, AL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.66k
2018 Value
± 551
-2.85%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fort Payne, AL declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 5.82k employees to 5.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Payne, AL, are Production Occupations (935 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (538 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Payne, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Payne, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (935 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (538 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Payne, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.93 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Payne, AL, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($67,979), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,538), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,650).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.66k
2018 Value
± 551
-2.85%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fort Payne, AL declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 5.82k employees to 5.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Payne, AL, are Manufacturing (1,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (844 people), and Retail Trade (663 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Payne, AL, though some of these residents may live in Fort Payne, 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 Fort Payne, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (844 people), and Retail Trade (663 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Payne, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.91 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.27 times), and Public Administration (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Payne, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,104), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,350).

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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. $29.3B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.3B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.2B).

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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$280B
2018 Value in Alabama
$481B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
71.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alabama trade was $280B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $481B by 2045.

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. $31.8B
  2. $17.8B
  3. $14.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.8B, followed by Florida with $17.8B and Tennessee and $14.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Payne, AL was $119,400 in 2018, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $126,100 to $119,400, a 5.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fort Payne, AL is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Payne, AL have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Payne, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,400
2018 Median
± $13,298
$126,100
2017 Median
± $13,150

In 2018, the median property value in Fort Payne, AL declined from to $119,400 from the previous year's value of $126,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Payne, 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 Fort Payne, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$40,382
Median Household Income
± $2,744
5.19k
Number of Households
± 478

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.19k households in Fort Payne, AL declined from $40,382 from the previous year's value of $41,320.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Payne, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
2018 Homeownership
61.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.7% of the housing units in Fort Payne, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Payne, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Payne, AL have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Fort Payne, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.05%)

In 2018, 85.6% of workers in Fort Payne, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (2.05%).

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 Fort Payne, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Payne, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

85.7% of the population of Fort Payne, AL has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 0.603% 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 DeKalb County, AL see 2549 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.79% increase from the previous year (2387 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3405 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3764 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

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2,549 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, AL

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, AL see an average of 2,549 patients per year. This represents a 6.79% increase from the previous year (2,387 patients).

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

14.3%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
0.603%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Payne, AL declined by 1.13% from 14.5% to 14.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Payne, 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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