Orange Beach, AL

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Population

5,826

0.604% growth

Median Age

53.9


Median Household Income

$69,388

16.6% growth

Poverty Rate

7.55%


Number of Employees

2,717

4.06% decline

Median Property Value

$256,600

3.38% growth

About

In 2017, Orange Beach, AL had a population of 5.83k people with a median age of 53.9 and a median household income of $69,388. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orange Beach, AL grew from 5,791 to 5,826, a 0.604% increase and its median household income grew from $59,523 to $69,388, a 16.6% increase.

The population of Orange Beach, AL is 96.4% White Alone, 1.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.824% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Orange Beach, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL are Columbia Southern University (7,424 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Orange Beach, AL is $256,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Orange Beach, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange Beach, AL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Orange Beach, AL employs 2.72k people. The largest industries in Orange Beach, AL are Accommodation & Food Services (398 people), Retail Trade (376 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (305 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,774), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,081), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,375).

Median household income in Orange Beach, AL is $69,388. Males in Orange Beach, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Orange Beach, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,388

2017 value

± $16,245

16.6%

1 Year Growth

± 23.1%

Households in Orange Beach, AL have a median annual income of $69,388, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,523 in 2016, which represents a 16.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orange Beach, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 114.05

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange Beach, AL was Census Tract 114.05 with a value of $78,578, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.55% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange Beach, AL (440 out of 5.83k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 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

    399 ± 154

  2. Two Or More

    35 ± 99

  3. Hispanic

    35 ± 99

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange Beach, AL is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.72k

2017 Value

± 385

-4.06%

1 Year decline

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange Beach, AL declined at a rate of -4.06%, from 2.83k employees to 2.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange Beach, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (439 people), Management Occupations (329 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange Beach, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orange Beach, AL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (439 people), Management Occupations (329 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Orange Beach, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.01 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orange Beach, AL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($122,708), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($113,750), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($103,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.72k

2017 Value

± 385

-4.06%

1 Year decline

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange Beach, AL declined at a rate of -4.06%, from 2.83k employees to 2.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange Beach, AL, are Accommodation & Food Services (398 people), Retail Trade (376 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (305 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange Beach, AL, though some of these residents may live in Orange Beach, 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 Orange Beach, AL, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (398 people), Retail Trade (376 people), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (305 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Orange Beach, AL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (5.75 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.92 times), and Utilities (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orange Beach, AL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,774), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,081), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,375).

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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

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

88.7% of the population of Orange Beach, AL has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 7.55% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 22.5% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Orange Beach, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Orange Beach, AL 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

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).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

11.3%

Uninsured

37.4%

Employer Coverage

7.55%

Medicaid

19.3%

Medicare

22.5%

Non-Group

1.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange Beach, AL declined by 14.3% from 13.2% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orange Beach, 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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Diversity

Orange Beach, AL is home to a population of 5.83k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Orange Beach, AL residents were born outside of the country (143 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Orange Beach, AL is composed of 5.62k White Alone residents (96.4%), 100 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.72%), 48 Two or More Races residents (0.824%), 39 Black or African American Alone residents (0.669%), 13 Asian Alone residents (0.223%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.137%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Orange Beach, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

54

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.6

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orange Beach, AL was 53.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Orange Beach, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Orange Beach, AL residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    143 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Orange Beach, AL residents (143 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange Beach, AL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Orange Beach, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orange Beach, AL was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.62k ± 126

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    100 ± 117

  3. Two or More Races

    48 ± 59.2

In 2017, there were 56.2 times more White Alone residents (5.62k people) in Orange Beach, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100 Hispanic or Latino and 48 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Orange Beach, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Orange Beach, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Orange Beach, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Orange Beach, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    376 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    146 ± 161

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    92 ± 56

Orange Beach, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Orange Beach, AL awarded 7,424 degrees. The student population of Orange Beach, AL is skewed towards men, with 12,968 male students and 8,474 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange Beach, AL are White (4,129 and 55.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,719 and 23.2%), Unknown (600 and 8.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (466 and 6.28%).

The largest universities in Orange Beach, AL by number of degrees awarded are Columbia Southern University (7,424 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Orange Beach, AL are General Business Administration & Management (2,437 and 32.8%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (1,788 and 24.1%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (610 and 8.22%).

The median tuition costs in Orange Beach, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange Beach, AL was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 377 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Orange Beach, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

7,424 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Orange Beach, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia Southern University with 7,424 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,758

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,666

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,758 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange Beach, AL, which is 1.78 times more than the 2,666 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,129 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,719 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    600 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orange Beach, AL were to White students. These 4,129 degrees mean that there were 2.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,719 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange Beach, AL was $256,600 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $248,200 to $256,600, a 3.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange Beach, AL is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orange Beach, AL have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orange Beach, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,388

Median Household Income

± $16,245

2.58k

Number of Households

± 322

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.58k households in Orange Beach, AL grew to $69,388 from the previous year's value of $59,523.

The following chart displays the households in Orange Beach, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$256,600

2017 Median

± $25,306

$248,200

2016 Median

± $32,544

In 2017, the median property value in Orange Beach, AL grew to to $256,600 from the previous year's value of $248,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Orange Beach, 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 Orange Beach, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

64.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Orange Beach, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orange Beach, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orange Beach, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange Beach, AL have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.32% of the workforce in Orange Beach, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.92%

  3. Carpooled

    6.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Orange Beach, AL was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.92%) and those who Carpooled (6.18%).

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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