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    Morgan County

    TVASites Demographic Reports

    County Seat:  Decatur
    Population
    119,490 (Source 2010 US Census)
    Median Household Income: 
    $40,317 (2009 Estimate US Census)

    Morgan County is located in the north central portion of the State of Alabama. This county is home to 119,490 people with 53,569 in the labor force. Morgan County has a strong industrial base with over 245 companies. Morgan County along with Lawrence County make up the Decatur MSA.

    Data & Statistics

    Workforce

    Morgan County Economic QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS

     

     

    Population 16 years and over

    86,074

    100

    In labor force

    53,569

    62.2

    Civilian labor force

    53,501

    62.2

    Employed

    50,604

    58.8

    Unemployed

    2,897

    3.4

    Percent of civilian labor force

    5.4

    (X)

    Armed Forces

    68

    0.1

    Not in labor force

    32,505

    37.8

    Females 16 years and over

    44,474

    100

    In labor force

    23,656

    53.2

    Civilian labor force

    23,651

    53.2

    Employed

    22,139

    49.8

    Own children under 6 years

    8,649

    100

    All parents in family in labor force

    4,730

    54.7

    COMMUTING TO WORK

     

     

    Workers 16 years and over

    49,769

    100

    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

    42,543

    85.5

    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

    5,340

    10.7

    Public transportation (including taxicab)

    82

    0.2

    Walked

    497

    1

    Other means

    337

    0.7

    Worked at home

    970

    1.9

    Mean travel time to work (minutes)

    23.3

    (X)

    Employed civilian population 16 years and over

    50,604

    100

    OCCUPATION

     

     

    Management, professional, and related occupations

    13,720

    27.1

    Service occupations

    6,355

    12.6

    Sales and office occupations

    11,959

    23.6

    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

    318

    0.6

    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations

    5,920

    11.7

    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

    12,332

    24.4

    INDUSTRY

     

     

    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

    734

    1.5

    Construction

    4,339

    8.6

    Manufacturing

    13,926

    27.5

    Wholesale trade

    1,494

    3

    Retail trade

    5,948

    11.8

    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

    2,302

    4.5

    Information

    768

    1.5

    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

    2,180

    4.3

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

    3,468

    6.9

    Educational, health and social services

    7,999

    15.8

    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services

    2,932

    5.8

    Other services (except public administration)

    2,558

    5.1

    Public administration

    1,956

    3.9

    CLASS OF WORKER

     

     

    Private wage and salary workers

    40,885

    80.8

    Government workers

    6,312

    12.5

    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

    3,290

    6.5

    Unpaid family workers

    117

    0.2

    INCOME IN 1999

     

     

    Households

    43,515

    100

    Less than $10,000

    4,944

    11.4

    $10,000 to $14,999

    3,114

    7.2

    $15,000 to $24,999

    6,148

    14.1

    $25,000 to $34,999

    5,997

    13.8

    $35,000 to $49,999

    7,264

    16.7

    $50,000 to $74,999

    8,594

    19.7

    $75,000 to $99,999

    3,731

    8.6

    $100,000 to $149,999

    2,654

    6.1

    $150,000 to $199,999

    537

    1.2

    $200,000 or more

    532

    1.2

    Median household income (dollars)

    37,803

    (X)

    With earnings

    34,896

    80.2

    Mean earnings (dollars)

    48,913

    (X)

    With Social Security income

    11,251

    25.9

    Mean Social Security income (dollars)

    10,758

    (X)

    With Supplemental Security Income

    2,093

    4.8

    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

    5,837

    (X)

    With public assistance income

    703

    1.6

    Mean public assistance income (dollars)

    3,220

    (X)

    With retirement income

    7,653

    17.6

    Mean retirement income (dollars)

    15,825

    (X)

    Families

    31,633

    100

    Less than $10,000

    1,934

    6.1

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,419

    4.5

    $15,000 to $24,999

    3,987

    12.6

    $25,000 to $34,999

    4,282

    13.5

    $35,000 to $49,999

    5,621

    17.8

    $50,000 to $74,999

    7,473

    23.6

    $75,000 to $99,999

    3,529

    11.2

    $100,000 to $149,999

    2,484

    7.9

    $150,000 to $199,999

    484

    1.5

    $200,000 or more

    420

    1.3

    Median family income (dollars)

    45,827

    (X)

    Per capita income (dollars)

    19,223

    (X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

     

     

    Male full-time, year-round workers

    35,759

    (X)

    Female full-time, year-round workers

    21,885

    (X)

    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)

     

     

    Families

    3,058

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    9.7

    With related children under 18 years

    2,259

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.3

    With related children under 5 years

    1,099

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    18.7

    Families with female householder, no husband present

    1,496

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    31.6

    With related children under 18 years

    1,316

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    39.6

    With related children under 5 years

    620

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    54.2

    Individuals

    13,476

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    12.3

    18 years and over

    8,949

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    11

    65 years and over

    1,681

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    12.8

    Related children under 18 years

    4,445

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    15.9

    Related children 5 to 17 years

    3,073

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.9

    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

    3,797

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    26.1

    Source: US Census

    Morgan County People QuickFacts

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    Population, 2009 estimate

    117,293

    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009

    5.6%

    Population, 2000

    111,064

    Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000

    11.0%

    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2008

    6.7%

    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2008

    23.8%

    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2008

    14.3%

    Female persons, percent, 2008

    50.8%

    White persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    85.5%

    Black persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    11.9%

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

    0.7%

    Asian persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.6%

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

    0.1%

    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2008

    1.2%

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

    5.9%

    White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2008

    80.0%

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

    56.8%

    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

    2.7%

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

    4.4%

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

    76.3%

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

    18.4%

    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

    22,374

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

    23.3

    Housing units, 2008

    50,417

    Homeownership rate, 2000

    73.1%

    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

    15.8%

    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

    $88,600

    Households, 2000

    43,602

    Persons per household, 2000

    2.51

    Per capita money income, 1999

    $19,223

    Median household income, 2008

    $46,284

    Persons below poverty, percent, 2007

    14.2%

    Geography QuickFacts

    Morgan County

    Land area, 2000 (square miles)

    582

    Persons per square mile, 2000

    190.8

    FIPS Code

    103

    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

    Decatur , AL Metro Area

    Source: US Census

    Morgan County Business QuickFacts

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    Private nonfarm establishments, 2007

    2,835

    Private nonfarm employment, 2007

    45,135

    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007

    -3.3%

    Nonemployer establishments, 2007

    7,868

    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)

    D

    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)

    1,204,957

    Retail sales per capita, 2002

    $10,782

    Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997

    3.8%

    Women-owned firms, percent of total, 2002

    25.8%

    Building permits, 2008

    190

    Federal spending, 2008 ($1000)

    759,223

    Source: US Census

    Morgan County Social QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

     

     

    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

    26,429

    100

    Nursery school, preschool

    1,901

    7.2

    Kindergarten

    1,617

    6.1

    Elementary school (grades 1-8)

    13,108

    49.6

    High school (grades 9-12)

    5,878

    22.2

    College or graduate school

    3,925

    14.9

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

     

     

    Population 25 years and over

    73,331

    100

    Less than 9th grade

    5,958

    8.1

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma

    11,389

    15.5

    High school graduate (includes equivalency)

    22,252

    30.3

    Some college, no degree

    16,037

    21.9

    Associate degree

    4,205

    5.7

    Bachelor's degree

    9,287

    12.7

    Graduate or professional degree

    4,203

    5.7

     

     

     

    Percent high school graduate or higher

    76.3

    (X)

    Percent bachelor's degree or higher

    18.4

    (X)

    MARITAL STATUS

     

     

    Population 15 years and over

    87,442

    100

    Never married

    17,832

    20.4

    Now married, except separated

    53,162

    60.8

    Separated

    1,452

    1.7

    Widowed

    5,910

    6.8

    Female

    5,011

    5.7

    Divorced

    9,086

    10.4

    Female

    4,964

    5.7

    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS

     

     

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

    1,849

    100

    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren

    1,000

    54.1

    VETERAN STATUS

     

     

    Civilian population 18 years and over

    82,758

    100

    Civilian veterans

    11,074

    13.4

    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION

     

     

    Population 5 to 20 years

    25,068

    100

    With a disability

    2,071

    8.3

    Population 21 to 64 years

    64,224

    100

    With a disability

    14,022

    21.8

    Percent employed

    53.8

    (X)

    No disability

    50,202

    78.2

    Percent employed

    75.8

    (X)

    Population 65 years and over

    13,120

    100

    With a disability

    6,281

    47.9

    RESIDENCE IN 1995

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    103,716

    100

    Same house in 1995

    58,935

    56.8

    Different house in the U.S. in 1995

    43,611

    42

    Same county

    27,508

    26.5

    Different county

    16,103

    15.5

    Same state

    8,768

    8.5

    Different state

    7,335

    7.1

    Elsewhere in 1995

    1,170

    1.1

    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

     

     

    Total population

    111,064

    100

    Native

    108,057

    97.3

    Born in United States

    107,619

    96.9

    State of residence

    80,000

    72

    Different state

    27,619

    24.9

    Born outside United States

    438

    0.4

    Foreign born

    3,007

    2.7

    Entered 1990 to March 2000

    1,907

    1.7

    Naturalized citizen

    1,156

    1

    Not a citizen

    1,851

    1.7

    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

     

     

    Total (excluding born at sea)

    3,002

    100

    Europe

    324

    10.8

    Asia

    438

    14.6

    Africa

    5

    0.2

    Oceania

    7

    0.2

    Latin America

    2,155

    71.8

    Northern America

    73

    2.4

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    103,716

    100

    English only

    99,165

    95.6

    Language other than English

    4,551

    4.4

    Speak English less than 'very well

    2,616

    2.5

    Spanish

    3,340

    3.2

    Speak English less than "very well"

    2,127

    2.1

    Other Indo-European languages

    724

    0.7

    Speak English less than "very well"

    205

    0.2

    Asian and Pacific Island languages

    364

    0.4

    Speak English less than "very well"

    211

    0.2

    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)

     

     

    Total population

    111,064

    100

    Total ancestries reported

    91,664

    82.5

    Arab

    89

    0.1

    Czech1

    116

    0.1

    Danish

    103

    0.1

    Dutch

    1,319

    1.2

    English

    11,014

    9.9

    French (except Basque)1

    1,719

    1.5

    French Canadian1

    203

    0.2

    German

    8,602

    7.7

    Greek

    84

    0.1

    Hungarian

    108

    0.1

    Irish1

    11,817

    10.6

    Italian

    1,261

    1.1

    Lithuanian

    64

    0.1

    Norwegian

    404

    0.4

    Polish

    721

    0.6

    Portuguese

    52

    0

    Russian

    105

    0.1

    Scotch-Irish

    2,568

    2.3

    Scottish

    1,678

    1.5

    Slovak

    40

    0

    Subsaharan African

    365

    0.3

    Swedish

    452

    0.4

    Swiss

    61

    0.1

    Ukrainian

    14

    0

    United States or American

    22,307

    20.1

    Welsh

    510

    0.5

    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

    64

    0.1

    Other ancestries

    25,824

    23.3

    Source: US Census

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