Lowndes County, AL

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Population
10,236
1.22% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Doug Jones
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.6

Poverty Rate
27.9%

Median Household Income
$30,833
3.52% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$66,300
5.24% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,457
2.15% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lowndes County, AL had a population of 10.2k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $30,833. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lowndes County, AL declined from 10,362 to 10,236, a -1.22% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,785 to $30,833, a 3.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (74.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.606%), White (Hispanic) (0.401%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.147%). NaNk% of the people in Lowndes County, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lowndes County, AL is $66,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Lowndes County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lowndes County, AL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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 Hillary Rodham Clinton with 73.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.2%), followed by Other (0.748%). 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.

Lowndes County, 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Alabama
73.1% for the Democratic 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 Lowndes County, AL have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lowndes County, AL is home to a population of 10.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.313% of Lowndes County, AL residents were born outside of the country (32 people).

In 2018, there were 3.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.59k people) in Lowndes County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Non-Hispanic) and 62 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.59k ± 89
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.51k ± 19
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    62 ± 60.1
0.684%
Hispanic Population
70 people

In 2018, there were 3.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.59k people) in Lowndes County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Non-Hispanic) and 62 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.684% of the people in Lowndes County, AL are hispanic (70 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.313%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
32 people
0.328%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
34 people

As of 2018, 0.313% of Lowndes County, AL residents (32 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 Lowndes County, AL was 0.328%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 37.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lowndes County, AL was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Lowndes County, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lowndes County, AL residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    51,837 ± 5,560 people
  2. Guatemala
    11,080 ± 2,581 people
  3. India
    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

99.9%
2018 Citizenship
99.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.9% of Lowndes County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lowndes County, AL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    123 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 38

Lowndes County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lowndes County, AL is $30,833. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lowndes County, AL was Census Tract 7812 with a value of $36,920, followed by Census Tract 7810 and Census Tract 7808, with respective values of $36,250 and $30,301.

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lowndes County, AL employs 3.46k people. The largest industries in Lowndes County, AL are Manufacturing (642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (494 people), and Retail Trade (417 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($53,058), Finance & Insurance ($50,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,833
2018 value
± $3,373
3.52%
1 Year Growth
± 16.9%

Households in Lowndes County, AL have a median annual income of $30,833, 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 $29,785 in 2017, which represents a 3.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,465
$40,615
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $997

In 2017, 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
    $58,018 ± $10,489
  2. White
    $47,885 ± $1,063
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alabama.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lowndes County, AL is from Alabama.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2016 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 7812
  2. Census Tract 7810
  3. Census Tract 7808

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lowndes County, AL was Census Tract 7812 with a value of $36,920, followed by Census Tract 7810 and Census Tract 7808, with respective values of $36,250 and $30,301.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lowndes County, AL (2.82k out of 10.1k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Black
    2,639 ± 264
  2. White
    142 ± 89
  3. Two Or More
    39 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lowndes County, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

3.46k
2018 Value
± 338
-2.15%
1 Year decline
± 13.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lowndes County, AL declined at a rate of -2.15%, from 3.53k employees to 3.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lowndes County, AL, are Production Occupations (572 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (295 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (572 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (295 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.21 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.88 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, AL, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($64,901), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,539), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.46k
2018 Value
± 338
-2.15%
1 Year decline
± 13.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lowndes County, AL declined at a rate of -2.15%, from 3.53k employees to 3.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lowndes County, AL, are Manufacturing (642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (494 people), and Retail Trade (417 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lowndes County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (642 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (494 people), and Retail Trade (417 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, AL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.12 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.08 times), and Manufacturing (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lowndes County, AL, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($53,058), Finance & Insurance ($50,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,250).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lowndes County, AL was $66,300 in 2018, which is 0.289 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $63,000 to $66,300, a 5.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Lowndes County, AL is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lowndes County, AL have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lowndes County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$66,300
2018 Median
± $8,763
$63,000
2017 Median
± $7,922

In 2018, the median property value in Lowndes County, AL grew to to $66,300 from the previous year's value of $63,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, 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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$30,833
Median Household Income
± $3,373
4.18k
Number of Households
± 339

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.18k households in Lowndes County, AL grew to $30,833 from the previous year's value of $29,785.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
2018 Homeownership
73.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.7% of the housing units in Lowndes County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lowndes County, AL have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Lowndes County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.5%
  2. Carpooled
    10.7%
  3. Other
    1.93%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lowndes County, AL was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Other (1.93%).

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

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Health

90.8% of the population of Lowndes County, AL has health coverage, with 31.2% on employee plans, 30.8% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.94% 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 Lowndes County, AL see 10458 patients per year on average, which represents a Infinityk% increase from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10358 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

10,458 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lowndes County, AL

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, AL see an average of 10,458 patients per year. This represents a Infinityk% increase from the previous year (0 patients).

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

9.24%
Uninsured
31.2%
Employer Coverage
30.8%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.94%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lowndes County, AL declined by 24.9% from 12.3% to 9.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lowndes 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. 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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