St. Clair County, AL

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2022 Population
91,719
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41
1.23% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
9.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,218
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$202,000
18.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Clair County, AL had a population of 91.7k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $73,218. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Clair County, AL grew from 90,412 to 91,719, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $65,070 to $73,218, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Clair County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), Other (Hispanic) (0.987%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.716%).

None of the households in St. Clair 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.

99.4% of the residents in St. Clair County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in St. Clair County, AL was $202,000, and the homeownership rate was 81.7%.

Most people in St. Clair County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Clair County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Clair County, AL is home to a population of 91.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.46% of St. Clair County, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

In 2022, there were 8.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.6k people) in St. Clair County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of St. Clair County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    77.6k ± 169
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.84k ± 382
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.95k ± 481
2.53%
Hispanic Population
2.33k people

In 2022, there were 8.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.6k people) in St. Clair County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.53% of the people in St. Clair County, AL are hispanic (2.33k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people
1.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.42k people

As of 2022, 1.46% of St. Clair County, AL residents (1.34k 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 St. Clair County, AL was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,655 ± 237
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,174 ± 319
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    844 ± 232

St. Clair County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Clair County, AL employs 41.8k people. The largest industries in St. Clair County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,995 people), Manufacturing (5,553 people), and Construction (4,380 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,688), Utilities ($101,250), and Information ($64,262).

Occupations

41.8k
2022 Value
± 1,866
4.62%
1 Year growth
± 6.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Clair County, AL grew at a rate of 4.62%, from 40k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Clair County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,353 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,961 people), and Management Occupations (3,778 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.8k
2022 Value
± 1,866
4.62%
1 Year growth
± 6.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Clair County, AL grew at a rate of 4.62%, from 40k employees to 41.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Clair County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,995 people), Manufacturing (5,553 people), and Construction (4,380 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Clair County, AL, though some of these residents may live in St. Clair 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

$56,019
Median earning men ± $3,259
$36,426
Median earning women ± $2,705

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,424), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,516), and Manufacturing ($65,492).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($57,137), Public Administration ($56,468), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,226).

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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. 341
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 322
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 318
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Clair County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 81.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.4%), followed by Other (1.19%).

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 St. Clair County, AL was $202,000 in 2022, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,900 to $202,000, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Clair County, AL is 81.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Clair County, AL have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Clair County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Clair County, AL is $73,218. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Clair County, AL was Census Tract 401.05 with a value of $78,929, followed by Census Tract 401.04 and Census Tract 404.02, with respective values of $76,659 and $68,403.

Property

$202,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,193
$27,658
Median Property Taxes
±$1,326

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

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

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Rent vs Own

81.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.7% of the housing units in St. Clair County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401.05
  2. Census Tract 401.04
  3. Census Tract 404.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Clair County, AL was Census Tract 401.05 with a value of $78,929, followed by Census Tract 401.04 and Census Tract 404.02, with respective values of $76,659 and $68,403.

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

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Household Income

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$73,218
Median Household Income
± $4,451
33.8k
Number of Households
± 1,576

In 2022, the median household income of the 33.8k households in St. Clair County, AL grew to $73,218 from the previous year's value of $65,070.

The following chart displays the households in St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.44%)
  3. Carpooled (6.41%)

In 2022, 85% of workers in St. Clair County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.44%) and those who carpooled to work (6.41%).

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

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Clair County, AL have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Clair County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Clair County, AL (9.79k out of 89.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

91.8% of the population of St. Clair County, AL has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, AL see 6394 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (5913 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3361 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3945 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,394 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Clair County, AL

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, AL see an average of 6,394 patients per year. This represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (5,913 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Clair 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 23.8% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.22%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Clair County, AL grew by 0.352% from 8.19% to 8.22%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.3 in St. Clair 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 35.2% in St. Clair County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in St. Clair County, AL.

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