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    Jackson County

    TVASites Demographic Reports

    County Seat:  Scottsboro
    Population:
    53,227 (Source 2010 US Census)
    Median Household Income:  $3
    5,015 (2009 Estimate US Census)

    Jackson County is located in the northeastern portion of the State of Alabama. This county is home to 53,227 people with 26,344 in the labor force. Jackson County has a strong industrial base made up of more than 80 companies.

    Data & Statistics

    Workforce

    Jackson County Economic QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS

     

     

    Population 16 years and over

    42,472

    100

    In labor force

    26,344

    62

    Civilian labor force

    26,333

    62

    Employed

    24,982

    58.8

    Unemployed

    1,351

    3.2

    Percent of civilian labor force

    5.1

    (X)

    Armed Forces

    11

    0

    Not in labor force

    16,128

    38

    Females 16 years and over

    22,126

    100

    In labor force

    11,854

    53.6

    Civilian labor force

    11,854

    53.6

    Employed

    11,208

    50.7

    Own children under 6 years

    3,906

    100

    All parents in family in labor force

    2,432

    62.3

    COMMUTING TO WORK

     

     

    Workers 16 years and over

    24,394

    100

    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

    20,348

    83.4

    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

    3,080

    12.6

    Public transportation (including taxicab)

    42

    0.2

    Walked

    320

    1.3

    Other means

    184

    0.8

    Worked at home

    420

    1.7

    Mean travel time to work (minutes)

    27

    (X)

    Employed civilian population 16 years and over

    24,982

    100

    OCCUPATION

     

     

    Management, professional, and related occupations

    5,431

    21.7

    Service occupations

    2,872

    11.5

    Sales and office occupations

    5,177

    20.7

    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

    276

    1.1

    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations

    3,263

    13.1

    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

    7,963

    31.9

    INDUSTRY

     

     

    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

    651

    2.6

    Construction

    1,915

    7.7

    Manufacturing

    8,793

    35.2

    Wholesale trade

    577

    2.3

    Retail trade

    2,575

    10.3

    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

    1,615

    6.5

    Information

    220

    0.9

    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

    925

    3.7

    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services

    977

    3.9

    Educational, health and social services

    3,783

    15.1

    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services

    1,168

    4.7

    Other services (except public administration)

    988

    4

    Public administration

    795

    3.2

    CLASS OF WORKER

     

     

    Private wage and salary workers

    19,560

    78.3

    Government workers

    3,541

    14.2

    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

    1,792

    7.2

    Unpaid family workers

    89

    0.4

    INCOME IN 1999

     

     

    Households

    21,611

    100

    Less than $10,000

    3,016

    14

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,818

    8.4

    $15,000 to $24,999

    3,727

    17.2

    $25,000 to $34,999

    3,152

    14.6

    $35,000 to $49,999

    3,914

    18.1

    $50,000 to $74,999

    3,637

    16.8

    $75,000 to $99,999

    1,346

    6.2

    $100,000 to $149,999

    714

    3.3

    $150,000 to $199,999

    114

    0.5

    $200,000 or more

    173

    0.8

    Median household income (dollars)

    32,020

    (X)

    With earnings

    16,771

    77.6

    Mean earnings (dollars)

    41,389

    (X)

    With Social Security income

    6,360

    29.4

    Mean Social Security income (dollars)

    9,552

    (X)

    With Supplemental Security Income

    1,283

    5.9

    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

    5,774

    (X)

    With public assistance income

    370

    1.7

    Mean public assistance income (dollars)

    1,674

    (X)

    With retirement income

    3,432

    15.9

    Mean retirement income (dollars)

    15,759

    (X)

    Families

    15,859

    100

    Less than $10,000

    1,102

    6.9

    $10,000 to $14,999

    995

    6.3

    $15,000 to $24,999

    2,509

    15.8

    $25,000 to $34,999

    2,529

    15.9

    $35,000 to $49,999

    3,364

    21.2

    $50,000 to $74,999

    3,227

    20.3

    $75,000 to $99,999

    1,249

    7.9

    $100,000 to $149,999

    634

    4

    $150,000 to $199,999

    107

    0.7

    $200,000 or more

    143

    0.9

    Median family income (dollars)

    38,082

    (X)

    Per capita income (dollars)

    16,000

    (X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

     

     

    Male full-time, year-round workers

    29,777

    (X)

    Female full-time, year-round workers

    20,990

    (X)

    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)

     

     

    Families

    1,640

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    10.3

    With related children under 18 years

    1,025

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    13.9

    With related children under 5 years

    495

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    19.3

    Families with female householder, no husband present

    648

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    28.6

    With related children under 18 years

    516

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    38.1

    With related children under 5 years

    260

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    52.2

    Individuals

    7,293

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    13.7

    18 years and over

    5,084

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    12.5

    65 years and over

    1,488

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    21

    Related children under 18 years

    2,178

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    17.2

    Related children 5 to 17 years

    1,474

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    15.8

    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

    2,181

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    31.2

    Source: US Census

    Jackson CountyPeople QuickFacts

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    Population, 2009 estimate

    52,838

    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008

    -2.0%

    Population, 2000

    53,926

    Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000

    12.8%

    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2008

    5.8%

    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2008

    22.4%

    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2008

    16.0%

    Female persons, percent, 2008

    51.3%

    White persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    91.9%

    Black persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    3.7%

    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    1.9%

    Asian persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.3%

    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.0%

    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2008

    2.2%

    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2008 (b)

    1.8%

    White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2008

    90.3%

    Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000

    61.6%

    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

    0.7%

    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000

    2.1%

    High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000

    67.0%

    Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000

    10.4%

    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

    11,842

    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000

    27

    Housing units, 2008

    25,057

    Homeownership rate, 2000

    77.9%

    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

    7.1%

    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

    $72,400

    Households, 2000

    21,615

    Persons per household, 2000

    2.47

    Per capita money income, 1999

    $16,000

    Median household income, 2008

    $36,597

    Persons below poverty, percent, 2007

    17.6%

    Geography QuickFacts

    Jackson County

    Land area, 2000 (square miles)

    1,079

    Persons per square mile, 2000

    50

    FIPS Code

    71

    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

    Scottsboro , AL Micro Area

    Source: US Census

    Jackson County Business QuickFacts

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    Private nonfarm establishments, 2007

    894

    Private nonfarm employment, 2007

    13,576

    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007

    -8.2%

    Nonemployer establishments, 2007

    3,493

    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)

    1,408,841

    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)

    353,987

    Retail sales per capita, 2002

    $6,564

    Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997

    5.1%

    Women-owned firms, percent of total, 2002

    22.1%

    Building permits, 2008

    63

    Federal spending, 2008 ($1000)

    590,485

    Source: US Census

    Jackson County Social QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

     

     

    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

    11,505

    100

    Nursery school, preschool

    702

    6.1

    Kindergarten

    741

    6.4

    Elementary school (grades 1-8)

    5,975

    51.9

    High school (grades 9-12)

    2,652

    23.1

    College or graduate school

    1,435

    12.5

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

     

     

    Population 25 years and over

    36,435

    100

    Less than 9th grade

    4,762

    13.1

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma

    7,244

    19.9

    High school graduate (includes equivalency)

    12,707

    34.9

    Some college, no degree

    6,039

    16.6

    Associate degree

    1,885

    5.2

    Bachelor's degree

    2,400

    6.6

    Graduate or professional degree

    1,398

    3.8

    Percent high school graduate or higher

    67

    (X)

    Percent bachelor's degree or higher

    10.4

    (X)

    MARITAL STATUS

     

     

    Population 15 years and over

    43,225

    100

    Never married

    7,450

    17.2

    Now married, except separated

    26,380

    61

    Separated

    797

    1.8

    Widowed

    3,612

    8.4

    Female

    2,952

    6.8

    Divorced

    4,986

    11.5

    Female

    2,640

    6.1

    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS

     

     

    Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years

    1,278

    100

    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren

    834

    65.3

    VETERAN STATUS

     

     

    Civilian population 18 years and over

    40,924

    100

    Civilian veterans

    4,923

    12

    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION

     

     

    Population 5 to 20 years

    11,423

    100

    With a disability

    750

    6.6

    Population 21 to 64 years

    31,529

    100

    With a disability

    7,230

    22.9

    Percent employed

    50.2

    (X)

    No disability

    24,299

    77.1

    Percent employed

    77.4

    (X)

    Population 65 years and over

    7,082

    100

    With a disability

    3,862

    54.5

    RESIDENCE IN 1995

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    50,517

    100

    Same house in 1995

    31,121

    61.6

    Different house in the U.S. in 1995

    19,194

    38

    Same county

    11,904

    23.6

    Different county

    7,290

    14.4

    Same state

    3,658

    7.2

    Different state

    3,632

    7.2

    Elsewhere in 1995

    202

    0.4

    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

     

     

    Total population

    53,926

    100

    Native

    53,531

    99.3

    Born in United States

    53,356

    98.9

    State of residence

    36,920

    68.5

    Different state

    16,436

    30.5

    Born outside United States

    175

    0.3

    Foreign born

    395

    0.7

    Entered 1990 to March 2000

    132

    0.2

    Naturalized citizen

    181

    0.3

    Not a citizen

    214

    0.4

    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

     

     

    Total (excluding born at sea)

    395

    100

    Europe

    71

    18

    Asia

    95

    24.1

    Africa

    2

    0.5

    Oceania

    1

    0.3

    Latin America

    215

    54.4

    Northern America

    11

    2.8

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    50,517

    100

    English only

    49,458

    97.9

    Language other than English

    1,059

    2.1

    Speak English less than 'very well

    333

    0.7

    Spanish

    694

    1.4

    Speak English less than "very well"

    226

    0.4

    Other Indo-European languages

    281

    0.6

    Speak English less than "very well"

    72

    0.1

    Asian and Pacific Island languages

    60

    0.1

    Speak English less than "very well"

    29

    0.1

    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)

     

     

    Total population

    53,926

    100

    Total ancestries reported

    39,702

    73.6

    Arab

    69

    0.1

    Czech1

    35

    0.1

    Danish

    19

    0

    Dutch

    833

    1.5

    English

    3,954

    7.3

    French (except Basque)1

    471

    0.9

    French Canadian1

    77

    0.1

    German

    3,173

    5.9

    Greek

    37

    0.1

    Hungarian

    60

    0.1

    Irish1

    5,714

    10.6

    Italian

    550

    1

    Lithuanian

    13

    0

    Norwegian

    57

    0.1

    Polish

    183

    0.3

    Portuguese

    7

    0

    Russian

    22

    0

    Scotch-Irish

    857

    1.6

    Scottish

    513

    1

    Slovak

    8

    0

    Subsaharan African

    93

    0.2

    Swedish

    97

    0.2

    Swiss

    11

    0

    Ukrainian

    14

    0

    United States or American

    13,069

    24.2

    Welsh

    170

    0.3

    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

    26

    0

    Other ancestries

    9,570

    17.7

    Source: US Census

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