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Ward's Livability

C+
  • A
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • F
    Job Market
  • A
    Diversity
  • B-
    Crime
  • B-
    Commute
  • D+
    Education
  • B+
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Ward, AL

Ward, AL is located in Sumter County in the state of Alabama.

The total City Population for Ward is about 656 with about 15 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $63,800, which is roughly 45% lower than the Average Home Value of $115,084 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 66% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $37,823, which is roughly 14% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $43,882 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 34% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Ward Population 656
Average Home Value $63,800
Median Household Income $37,823
Median Age 47
Unemployment Rate 10.2% (Sumter County)
Politics 73.88% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.24
Male Population Estimate: 44.7%
Female Population Estimate: 55.3%
Median Age: 47
Male Median Age: 45.9
Female Median Age: 47.5

Racial Demographic Estimates

Black:69.8%
White:29.9%
Hispanic:0.5%
Asian:0.2%
Indian:0.2%
Hawaiian:0%
Other:0%

Voting

Sumter County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Tommy Tuberville
U.S. Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
Katie Britt
U.S. Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
Kay Ivey
State governor
Kay Ivey
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 73.88%
Republican: 25.4%
Other: 0.72%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Ward specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Sumter County: About 11.8 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2019)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Sumter County: About 128.415 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Sumter County is about 67% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 55% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

Alabama is ranked #49 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 10.63 out of 100.

49th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 7.82

The average living wage for the state of Alabama is $30.04/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Alabama a minimum wage score of 11.87 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Alabama a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Alabama is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 8.98 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Alabama does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Alabama does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Alabama does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Alabama does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Alabama does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Alabama does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Alabama does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Alabama does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Alabama does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Alabama does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Alabama does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
X Alabama does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Alabama does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Alabama does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Alabama does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Alabama does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Alabama does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Alabama does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Alabama does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Alabama does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 36907
Latitude: 32.362100
Longitude: -88.278100
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 249.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 205