Covington County, AL

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2022 Population
37,542
0.139% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
18.8%
4.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,772
5.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$124,300
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,090
0.139% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Covington County, AL had a population of 37.5k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $48,772. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Covington County, AL grew from 37,490 to 37,542, a 0.139% increase and its median household income grew from $46,186 to $48,772, a 5.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Covington County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.581%).

None of the households in Covington 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 Covington County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Covington County, AL are Lurleen B Wallace Community College (541 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Covington County, AL was $124,300, and the homeownership rate was 75%.

Most people in Covington County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Covington County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Covington County, AL is home to a population of 37.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.15% of Covington County, AL residents were born outside of the country (433 people).

In 2022, there were 6.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Covington County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 825 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Covington County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Covington County, AL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Covington County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31k ± 85
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.61k ± 233
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    825 ± 263
2%
Hispanic Population
749 people

In 2022, there were 6.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Covington County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 825 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2% of the people in Covington County, AL are hispanic (749 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
433 people
0.939%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
352 people

As of 2022, 1.15% of Covington County, AL residents (433 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 Covington County, AL was 0.939%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    931 ± 191
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    375 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    293 ± 85

Covington County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Covington County, AL employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Covington County, AL are Manufacturing (2,067 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,833 people), and Retail Trade (1,690 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,390), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,381), and Utilities ($58,371).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.1k
2022 Value
± 811
−0.139%
1 Year decline
± 7.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington County, AL declined at a rate of −0.139%, from 15.1k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Covington County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,752 people), Production Occupations (1,652 people), and Management Occupations (1,277 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Covington County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.1k
2022 Value
± 811
−0.139%
1 Year decline
± 7.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington County, AL declined at a rate of −0.139%, from 15.1k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Covington County, AL, are Manufacturing (2,067 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,833 people), and Retail Trade (1,690 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Covington County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Covington 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

$42,268
Median earning men ± $4,690
$30,747
Median earning women ± $2,697

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,607), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,758), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,412).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,059), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,876), and Public Administration ($37,230).

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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. 266
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 247
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 216
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Covington County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 83.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.6%), followed by Other (0.706%).

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

In 2022, universities in Covington County, AL awarded 541 degrees. The student population of Covington County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 878 male students and 1,051 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Covington County, AL are White (399 and 73.9%), followed by Black or African American (99 and 18.3%), Two or More Races (30 and 5.56%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Covington County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Lurleen B Wallace Community College (541 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Covington County, AL are General Studies (131 and 24.2%), Industrial Electronics Technology (68 and 12.6%), and Welding Technology (67 and 12.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,929 students enrolled in Covington County, AL, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,390 records, of which 53.3% were women and 46.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Covington County, AL was General Studies with 131 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Covington County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
541 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lurleen B Wallace Community College with 541 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 247 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Covington County, AL, which is 0.84 times less than the 294 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 399 degrees mean that there were 4.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 99 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,170) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,192) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Covington County, AL was $124,300 in 2022, which is 0.441 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,900 to $124,300, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Covington County, AL is 75%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Covington County, AL have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Covington County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Covington County, AL is $48,772. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Covington County, AL was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $73,305, followed by Census Tract 9616 and Census Tract 9623, with respective values of $66,000 and $60,000.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Covington County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.61%.

Property

$124,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,199
$10,642
Median Property Taxes
±$533

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

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

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Rent vs Own

75%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75% of the housing units in Covington County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9629
  2. Census Tract 9616
  3. Census Tract 9623

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Covington County, AL was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $73,305, followed by Census Tract 9616 and Census Tract 9623, with respective values of $66,000 and $60,000.

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

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Household Income

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$48,772
Median Household Income
± $4,644
14.2k
Number of Households
± 749

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Covington County, AL grew to $48,772 from the previous year's value of $46,186.

The following chart displays the households in Covington 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 Covington 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 (87.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.26%)

In 2022, 87.5% of workers in Covington County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.99%) and those who worked at home (2.26%).

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Covington County, AL have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4% of the workforce in Covington 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 Covington County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Covington County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Covington County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.61%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Covington County, AL (6.92k out of 36.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Covington 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.6% of the children was living in poverty in Covington County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 331 in Covington County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 19.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Covington County, AL has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Covington County, AL see 2179 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.03% increase from the previous year (2055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1319 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Covington County, AL

Primary care physicians in Covington County, AL see an average of 2,179 patients per year. This represents a 6.03% increase from the previous year (2,055 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Covington County, AL declined by 8.01% from 11.1% to 10.3%.

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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 80.2 in Covington 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 36.6% in Covington 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 12.5% in Covington County, AL.

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