Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL

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Population
191,502
1.53% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Doug Jones
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.2

Poverty Rate
11.1%

Median Household Income
$64,779
8.2% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$160,400
5.25% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
84,228
3.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL had a population of 192k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $64,779. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew from 188,610 to 191,502, a 1.53% increase and its median household income grew from $59,871 to $64,779, a 8.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%). 4.92% of the people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are John C Calhoun State Community College (1,460 degrees awarded in 2017) and Athens State University (790 degrees).

The median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is $160,400, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.09%). 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 Doug Jones 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.

Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL 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 Alabama
62.1% 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
Doug Jones
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Elected to the seat to succeed Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat following Jeff Sessions's resignation.

Richard Shelby and Doug Jones 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is home to a population of 192k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.34% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents were born outside of the country (6.4k people).

In 2018, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are Spanish (5,585 speakers), German (400 speakers), and Korean (351 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    141k ± 1.71k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    31.8k ± 1.63k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.6k ± 793
4.36%
Hispanic Population
8.36k people

In 2018, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are hispanic (8.36k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,585 speakers (3.08%)
  2. German
    400 speakers (0.221%)
  3. Korean
    351 speakers (0.194%)

4.92% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Spanish. 3.08% of the overall population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are native Spanish speakers. 0.221% speak German and 0.194% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.4k people
3.78%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
6.99k people

As of 2018, 3.34% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents (6.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,416 ± 920 people
  2. Philippines
    492 ± 544 people
  3. Guatemala
    450 ± 520 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 1,416 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents, followed by Philippines with 492 and Guatemala with 450.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2018 Citizenship
98.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.4% of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,566 ± 462
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,833 ± 560
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,905 ± 424

Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is $64,779. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Hoover (North), Vestavia Hills & Homewood Cities PUMA, AL with a value of $83,496, followed by Shelby County PUMA, AL and Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, with respective values of $71,230 and $70,994.

Males in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,670. The income inequality in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL employs 84.2k people. The largest industries in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are Elementary & secondary schools (5,131 people), Construction (5,038 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,345 people), and the highest paying industries are Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($126,384), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($113,137), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($111,284).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,779
2018 value
± $2,670
8.2%
1 Year Growth
± 5.34%

Households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have a median annual income of $64,779, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,871 in 2017, which represents a 8.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,953
Average Male Salary in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
± $6,547
$47,670
Average Female Salary in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
± $5,380

In 2017, full-time male employees in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $68,787 ± $192,533
  2. White
    $51,374 ± $4,814
  3. Two or More Races
    $47,446 ± $18,667

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL.

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Wage Distribution

0.446
2017 Wage GINI in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL
0.444
2016 Wage GINI in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL

In 2017, the income inequality in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.393% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Hoover (North), Vestavia Hills & Homewood Cities PUMA, AL with a value of $83,496, followed by Shelby County PUMA, AL and Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, with respective values of $71,230 and $70,994.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL (20.9k out of 188k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    14,676 ± 1,038
  2. Black
    4,315 ± 627
  3. Hispanic
    1,772 ± 320

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is White, followed by Black 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

84.2k
2017 Value
3.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 81.6k employees to 84.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, are Miscellaneous managers (3,019 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,014 people), and Registered nurses (2,009 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,019 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,014 people), and Registered nurses (2,009 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Materials engineers (10.9 times higher than expected), Aerospace engineers (7.67 times), and Logisticians (7.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($172,562), Operations research analysts ($169,432), and Physicians & surgeons ($167,206).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

84.2k
2017 Value
3.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 81.6k employees to 84.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,131 people), Construction (5,038 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,345 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, though some of these residents may live in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,131 people), Construction (5,038 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of National security & international affairs (6.45 times higher than expected), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing (5.5 times), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (5.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($126,384), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($113,137), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($111,284).

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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. $40.7B
  2. $28B
  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

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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$243B
2015 Value in Alabama
$367B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B 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. $25.3B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL awarded 2,250 degrees. The student population of Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is skewed towards women, with 5,692 male students and 7,283 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are White (1,670 and 74.7%), followed by Black or African American (284 and 12.7%), Hispanic or Latino (80 and 3.58%), and Two or More Races (69 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL by number of degrees awarded are John C Calhoun State Community College (1,460 and 64.9%) and Athens State University (790 and 35.1%).

The most popular majors in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are General Studies (634 and 28.2%), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (220 and 9.78%), and General Business Administration & Management (180 and 8%).

The median tuition costs in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,940 and $11,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 634 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 158 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 144 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was General Studies with 634 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,460 degrees awarded
  2. 790 degrees awarded
$5,940
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was John C Calhoun State Community College with 1,460 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

971
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,279
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 971 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, which is 0.759 times less than the 1,279 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,670 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    284 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Limestone & Madison (Outer) Counties--Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL were to White students. These 1,670 degrees mean that there were 5.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 284 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was $160,400 in 2018, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $152,400 to $160,400, a 5.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$160,400
2018 Median
± $3,260
$152,400
2017 Median
± $3,688

In 2018, the median property value in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew to to $160,400 from the previous year's value of $152,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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 Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$64,779
Median Household Income
± $2,670
69.8k
Number of Households
± 1,985

In 2018, the median household income of the 69.8k households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL grew to $64,779 from the previous year's value of $59,871.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
2018 Homeownership
79.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.2% of the housing units in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    88.7%
  2. Carpooled
    6.58%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.24%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL was Drove Alone (88.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.58%) and those who Worked At Home (3.24%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.67% 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 Alabama see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,535 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

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

8.86%
Uninsured
53.3%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
9.9%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.67%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL N/A by N/A from N/A% to 8.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, 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. 21.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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