Blount County, AL

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2022 Population
59,077
0.328% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.2%
7.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,440
8.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$159,800
15.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blount County, AL had a population of 59.1k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $57,440. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blount County, AL grew from 58,884 to 59,077, a 0.328% increase and its median household income grew from $52,830 to $57,440, a 8.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.63%), Other (Hispanic) (3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%).

None of the households in Blount 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.

96.8% of the residents in Blount County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Blount County, AL was $159,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%.

Most people in Blount County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Blount County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Blount County, AL is home to a population of 59.1k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.81% of Blount County, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.84k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Blount County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Blount County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blount County, AL was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    50.6k ± 377
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 572
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 536
9.68%
Hispanic Population
5.72k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Blount County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.68% of the people in Blount County, AL are hispanic (5.72k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.84k people
4.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.65k people

As of 2022, 4.81% of Blount County, AL residents (2.84k 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 Blount County, AL was 4.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    968 ± 232
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    665 ± 251
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    406 ± 160

Blount County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blount County, AL employs 24.9k people. The largest industries in Blount County, AL are Manufacturing (4,172 people), Retail Trade (3,268 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,206 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,313), Wholesale Trade ($74,957), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,893).

Occupations

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,245
2.52%
1 Year growth
± 6.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blount County, AL grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 24.2k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blount County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,124 people), Production Occupations (2,659 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,526 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blount County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,245
2.52%
1 Year growth
± 6.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blount County, AL grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 24.2k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blount County, AL, are Manufacturing (4,172 people), Retail Trade (3,268 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blount County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Blount 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

$44,834
Median earning men ± $2,740
$33,037
Median earning women ± $2,014

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($84,056), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,833), and Information ($73,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,338), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,355), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,491).

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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. 181
    Manufacturing
  2. 159
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 153
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blount County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 89.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (9.57%), followed by Other (0.859%).

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 Blount County, AL was $159,800 in 2022, which is 0.567 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,100 to $159,800, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Blount County, AL is 79.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blount County, AL have an average commute time of 34.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blount County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Blount County, AL is $57,440. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Blount County, AL was Census Tract 506.01 with a value of $70,625, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 502, with respective values of $59,722 and $58,466.

Property

$159,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,189
$17,144
Median Property Taxes
±$874

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 Blount County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.3% of the housing units in Blount County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 506.01
  2. Census Tract 504
  3. Census Tract 502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blount County, AL was Census Tract 506.01 with a value of $70,625, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 502, with respective values of $59,722 and $58,466.

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

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Household Income

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$57,440
Median Household Income
± $3,308
21.6k
Number of Households
± 1,124

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Blount County, AL grew to $57,440 from the previous year's value of $52,830.

The following chart displays the households in Blount 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blount 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 (84.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.09%)

In 2022, 84.9% of workers in Blount County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.42%) and those who worked at home (4.09%).

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

34.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blount County, AL have a longer commute time (34.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Blount 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 Blount County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blount County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blount County, AL (8.28k out of 58.4k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blount County, AL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

89.8% of the population of Blount County, AL has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Blount County, AL see 4448 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.72% decrease from the previous year (4820 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5262 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5788 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

4,448 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blount County, AL

Primary care physicians in Blount County, AL see an average of 4,448 patients per year. This represents a 7.72% decrease from the previous year (4,820 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Blount 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 24.1% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% 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

10.2%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blount County, AL grew by 1.35% from 10% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blount County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 71.2 in Blount 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 38.7% in Blount County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Blount County, AL.

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