Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL

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Population
117,640
0.916% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Median Age
43.2

Poverty Rate
19.3%

Median Household Income
$39,850
5.44% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$88,400
3.03% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
42,588
0.335% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL had a population of 118k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $39,850. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL declined from 118,728 to 117,640, a -0.916% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,795 to $39,850, a 5.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), White (Hispanic) (1.32%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.464%). 2.09% of the people in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are Bevill State Community College (814 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is $88,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.6%. Most people in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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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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 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
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
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

Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is home to a population of 118k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.26% of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

In 2018, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are Spanish (1,584 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (182 speakers), and Vietnamese (75 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 491
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.42k ± 263
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.79k ± 266
2.27%
Hispanic Population
2.67k people

In 2018, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.27% of the people in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are hispanic (2.67k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,584 speakers (1.43%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    182 speakers (0.164%)
  3. Vietnamese
    75 speakers (0.0676%)

2.09% of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was Spanish. 1.43% of the overall population of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are native Spanish speakers. 0.164% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.0676% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people
1.36%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
1.62k people

As of 2018, 1.26% of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL residents (1.48k 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was 1.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    579 ± 589 people
  2. Guatemala
    197 ± 344 people
  3. Honduras
    136 ± 286 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 579 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 197 and Honduras with 136.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,935 ± 305
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,082 ± 206
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    700 ± 168

Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is $39,850. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,279. The income inequality in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL employs 42.6k people. The largest industries in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are Elementary & secondary schools (3,162 people), Construction (2,876 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,412 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($111,452), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($86,567), and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($74,026).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,850
2018 value
± $1,197
5.44%
1 Year Growth
± 4.25%

Households in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have a median annual income of $39,850, 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 $37,795 in 2017, which represents a 5.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$48,334
Average Male Salary in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL
± $7,482
$35,279
Average Female Salary in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL
± $5,957

In 2017, full-time male employees in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL
  1. Asian
    $45,688 ± $85,110
  2. White
    $38,691 ± $4,817
  3. Black
    $24,927 ± $10,665

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL.

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Wage Distribution

0.42
2017 Wage GINI in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL
0.434
2016 Wage GINI in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL

In 2017, the income inequality in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was 0.42 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.31% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL (22.3k out of 116k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    18,027 ± 865
  2. Black
    3,198 ± 359
  3. Two Or More
    886 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is White, followed by Black 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

42.6k
2017 Value
-0.335%
1 Year decline
± -0.335%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL declined at a rate of -0.335%, from 42.7k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,669 people), Registered nurses (1,503 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,669 people), Registered nurses (1,503 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (14 times higher than expected), Logging workers (10.9 times), and Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators (7.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($258,646), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($134,497), and Chief executives & legislators ($121,654).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.6k
2017 Value
-0.335%
1 Year decline
± -0.335%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL declined at a rate of -0.335%, from 42.7k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,162 people), Construction (2,876 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, though some of these residents may live in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,162 people), Construction (2,876 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL has an unusually high number of Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes (87.3 times higher than expected), Coal mining (48.6 times), and Logging (13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, by average salary, are Computer Systems Design ($111,452), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($86,567), and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($74,026).

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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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL awarded 814 degrees. The student population of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is skewed towards women, with 1,583 male students and 2,289 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are White (618 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (138 and 17%), Unknown (25 and 3.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (22 and 2.71%).

The largest universities in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL by number of degrees awarded are Bevill State Community College (814 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL are Registered Nursing (154 and 18.9%), General Studies (125 and 15.4%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (119 and 14.6%).

The median tuition costs in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, 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

Most Common
  1. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was Registered Nursing with 154 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
814 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bevill State Community College with 814 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

428
Degrees Awarded to Men
386
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 428 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL, which is 1.11 times more than the 386 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    618 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    25 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL were to White students. These 618 degrees mean that there were 4.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 138 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was $88,400 in 2018, which is 0.385 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $85,800 to $88,400, a 3.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,400
2018 Median
± $2,466
$85,800
2017 Median
± $2,056

In 2018, the median property value in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL grew to to $88,400 from the previous year's value of $85,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$39,850
Median Household Income
± $1,197
47k
Number of Households
± 1,312

In 2018, the median household income of the 47k households in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL grew to $39,850 from the previous year's value of $37,795.

The following chart displays the households in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
2018 Homeownership
75.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.6% of the housing units in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.9%
  2. Carpooled
    10.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.93%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (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 Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.
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

10.2%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties PUMA, AL declined by 9.46% from 11.3% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walker, Marion (South & West), Fayette & Lamar Counties 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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