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DRY COUNTY - INCOME COMPARISONS
COUNTY POPULATION 2009 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2008 DIFFERENCE FROM STATEWIDE AVERAGE PER CAPITA MONEY INCOME 1999 DIFFERENCE FROM STATEWIDE AVERAGE PERSONS BELOW POVERTY 2008 AS PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE FROM STATEWIDE AVERAGE
STATEWIDE 18537969 $47,802.00 $21,557.00 13.3
MADISON 18901 $32,502.00 -32.01% $12,511.00 -41.96% 23.6 77.44%
SUWANNEE 40149 $34,427.00 -27.98% $14,678.00 -31.91% 19.9 49.62%
LAFAYETTE 7949 $39,293.00 -17.80% $13,087.00 -39.29% 25.6 92.48%
LIBERTY 7983 $38,608.00 -19.23% $17,225.00 -20.10% 21.5 61.65%
WASHINGTON 23916 $34,632.00 -27.55% $14,980.00 -30.51% 23.2 74.44%

  • The median household income and per capital income in Madison County is 1/3 less than the statewide average. Madison Countians make 30% LESS income than people living in counties that have voted to allow liquor.

  • Statewide the percentage of persons living below the poverty level is 13.3%. In Madison County that percentage is nearly 50% higher than the statewide average. Overall, dry counties demonstrate a substantially higher percentage of persons living below the poverty level than do counties that allow the sale of intoxicating liquor.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Non-employer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report.

Last Revised: Thursday, 04-Nov-2010 12:46:17 EDT