Washington County, AL

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2022 Population
15,434
0.899% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.7
0.456% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
5.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,184
15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,100
23.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, AL had a population of 15.4k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $51,184. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, AL declined from 15,574 to 15,434, a −0.899% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,512 to $51,184, a 15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), and White (Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Washington County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Washington County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, AL was $138,100, and the homeownership rate was 88.4%.

Most people in Washington County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, AL is home to a population of 15.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.739% of Washington County, AL residents were born outside of the country (114 people).

In 2022, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Washington County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Washington County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, AL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 31
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.61k ± 121
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 181
1.69%
Hispanic Population
261 people

In 2022, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Washington County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.69% of the people in Washington County, AL are hispanic (261 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.739%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
114 people
0.514%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
80 people

As of 2022, 0.739% of Washington County, AL residents (114 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, AL was 0.514%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    250 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    221 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 52

Washington County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, AL employs 5.6k people. The largest industries in Washington County, AL are Manufacturing (1,060 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), and Construction (542 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($151,000), Utilities ($138,571), and Wholesale Trade ($106,364).

Occupations

5.6k
2022 Value
± 576
5.11%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, AL grew at a rate of 5.11%, from 5.33k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (586 people), Management Occupations (579 people), and Transportation Occupations (513 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.6k
2022 Value
± 576
5.11%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, AL grew at a rate of 5.11%, from 5.33k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,060 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (550 people), and Construction (542 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,672
Median earning men ± $13,321
$33,000
Median earning women ± $5,056

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($110,757), Manufacturing ($75,787), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($75,359).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($100,665), Public Administration ($56,139), and Wholesale Trade ($42,938).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 59
    Manufacturing
  2. 54
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  3. 47
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 74% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.4%), followed by Other (0.608%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt 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 Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, AL was $138,100 in 2022, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,600 to $138,100, a 23.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, AL is 88.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, AL have an average commute time of 34.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, AL is $51,184. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, AL was Census Tract 440 with a value of $60,885, followed by Census Tract 443 and Census Tract 442, with respective values of $52,625 and $47,875.

Property

$138,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,203
$4,868
Median Property Taxes
±$442

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Washington County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

88.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 88.4% of the housing units in Washington County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 91.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 440
  2. Census Tract 443
  3. Census Tract 442

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, AL was Census Tract 440 with a value of $60,885, followed by Census Tract 443 and Census Tract 442, with respective values of $52,625 and $47,875.

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

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Household Income

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$51,184
Median Household Income
± $5,632
5.51k
Number of Households
± 529

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.51k households in Washington County, AL grew to $51,184 from the previous year's value of $44,512.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.2%)
  3. Carpooled (4.08%)

In 2022, 86.5% of workers in Washington County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.2%) and those who carpooled to work (4.08%).

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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Commute Time

34.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, AL have a longer commute time (34.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Washington County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, AL (2.42k out of 15.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, AL is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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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Health

90.8% of the population of Washington County, AL has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AL see 8163 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.317% decrease from the previous year (8189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7988 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3195 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

8,163 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, AL

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AL see an average of 8,163 patients per year. This represents a 0.317% decrease from the previous year (8,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.24%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, AL declined by 18.1% from 11.3% to 9.24%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 84.1 in Washington County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.3% in Washington County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.8% in Washington County, AL.

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