Marengo County, AL

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2022 Population
19,180
1.12% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
21.5%
3.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,975
21.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,600
10.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marengo County, AL had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $42,975. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marengo County, AL declined from 19,397 to 19,180, a −1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,379 to $42,975, a 21.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marengo County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%), White (Hispanic) (0.865%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.85%).

None of the households in Marengo 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.

99.3% of the residents in Marengo County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Marengo County, AL was $98,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Marengo County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Marengo County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marengo County, AL is home to a population of 19.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.44% of Marengo County, AL residents were born outside of the country (277 people).

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.75k people) in Marengo County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 206 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Marengo County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marengo County, AL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marengo County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.75k ± 237
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.54k ± 3
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    206 ± 143
2.83%
Hispanic Population
542 people

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.75k people) in Marengo County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 206 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.83% of the people in Marengo County, AL are hispanic (542 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
277 people
1.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
302 people

As of 2022, 1.44% of Marengo County, AL residents (277 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 Marengo County, AL was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    443 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    307 ± 151
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 47

Marengo County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marengo County, AL employs 7.59k people. The largest industries in Marengo County, AL are Manufacturing (1,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and Retail Trade (854 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,205), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,137), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,944).

Occupations

7.59k
2022 Value
± 752
3.27%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marengo County, AL grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 7.35k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marengo County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,052 people), Production Occupations (684 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (564 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marengo County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.59k
2022 Value
± 752
3.27%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marengo County, AL grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 7.35k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marengo County, AL, are Manufacturing (1,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and Retail Trade (854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marengo County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Marengo 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

$49,569
Median earning men ± $11,205
$28,456
Median earning women ± $2,104

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,071), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,042), and Manufacturing ($58,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($53,750), Wholesale Trade ($41,350), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,559).

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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. 166
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 121
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 118
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marengo County, AL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49%), followed by Other (0.633%).

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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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 Marengo County, AL was $98,600 in 2022, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,500 to $98,600, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Marengo County, AL is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marengo County, AL have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marengo County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marengo County, AL is $42,975. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marengo County, AL was Census Tract 9734 with a value of $71,569, followed by Census Tract 9733 and Census Tract 9732, with respective values of $61,250 and $40,610.

Property

$98,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,117
$5,038
Median Property Taxes
±$455

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Marengo County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9734
  2. Census Tract 9733
  3. Census Tract 9732

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marengo County, AL was Census Tract 9734 with a value of $71,569, followed by Census Tract 9733 and Census Tract 9732, with respective values of $61,250 and $40,610.

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

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Household Income

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$42,975
Median Household Income
± $5,993
7.38k
Number of Households
± 636

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.38k households in Marengo County, AL grew to $42,975 from the previous year's value of $35,379.

The following chart displays the households in Marengo County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marengo 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (6.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Marengo County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.62%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

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

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marengo County, AL have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Marengo 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 Marengo County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marengo County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marengo County, AL (4.06k out of 18.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marengo County, AL is Black, followed by White 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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Health

90.7% of the population of Marengo County, AL has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marengo County, AL see 2695 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.2% increase from the previous year (2118 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3747 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3122 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,695 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marengo County, AL

Primary care physicians in Marengo County, AL see an average of 2,695 patients per year. This represents a 27.2% increase from the previous year (2,118 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marengo 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 25.1% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.27%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marengo County, AL declined by 10.4% from 10.3% to 9.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marengo 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 87.5 in Marengo County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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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 43.6% in Marengo County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Marengo County, AL.

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