Dade County, GA

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Population

16,282

0.452% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$43,163

0.69% decline

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Number of Employees

7,719

0.516% decline

Median Property Value

$122,500

2.77% growth

About

In 2017, Dade County, GA had a population of 16.3k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $43,163. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dade County, GA declined from 16,356 to 16,282, a -0.452% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,463 to $43,163, a -0.69% decrease.

The population of Dade County, GA is 93.8% White Alone, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Dade County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dade County, GA are Covenant College (274 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Dade County, GA is $122,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Dade County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Dade County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dade County, GA employs 7.72k people. The largest industries in Dade County, GA are Manufacturing (1,153 people), Educational Services (1,114 people), and Construction (758 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,917), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,409).

Median household income in Dade County, GA is $43,163. Males in Dade County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Dade County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,163

2017 value

± $4,466

-0.69%

1 Year Growth

± 18.1%

Households in Dade County, GA have a median annual income of $43,163, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,463 in 2016, which represents a -0.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dade County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 403

  2. Census Tract 402

  3. Census Tract 401.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dade County, GA was Census Tract 403 with a value of $52,145, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 401.02, with respective values of $46,020 and $45,481.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dade County, GA (2.62k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,336 ± 337

  2. Pacific Islander

    137 ± 172

  3. Asian

    62 ± 115

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dade County, GA is White, followed by Pacific Islander and Asian.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.72k

2017 Value

± 562

-0.516%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dade County, GA declined at a rate of -0.516%, from 7.76k employees to 7.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dade County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (942 people), Production Occupations (816 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (726 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dade County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dade County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (942 people), Production Occupations (816 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (726 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dade County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.82 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dade County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,774), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($58,142), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,961).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.72k

2017 Value

± 562

-0.516%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dade County, GA declined at a rate of -0.516%, from 7.76k employees to 7.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dade County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,153 people), Educational Services (1,114 people), and Construction (758 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dade County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dade County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Dade County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,153 people), Educational Services (1,114 people), and Construction (758 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dade County, GA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.57 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.56 times), and Utilities (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dade County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,917), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,409).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.7% of the population of Dade County, GA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Dade County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Dade County, GA see 3253 patients per year on average, which represents a 40.5% decrease from the previous year (5463 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3251 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 16257 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,253 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dade County, GA see an average of 3,253 patients per year. This represents a 40.5% decrease from the previous year (5,463 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dade County, GA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.3%

Uninsured

44.8%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

2.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dade County, GA declined by 4.46% from 16% to 15.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dade County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Dade County, GA is home to a population of 16.3k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.16% of Dade County, GA residents were born outside of the country (352 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dade County, GA is composed of 15.3k White Alone residents (93.8%), 355 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.18%), 183 Asian Alone residents (1.12%), 134 Two or More Races residents (0.823%), 118 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.725%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.669%), 84 Black or African American Alone residents (0.516%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dade County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dade County, GA was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Dade County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dade County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

352 people

2.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

371 people

As of 2017, 2.16% of Dade County, GA residents (352 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dade County, GA was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Dade County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dade County, GA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.3k ± 47

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    355 ± 150

  3. Asian Alone

    183 ± 144

In 2017, there were 43 times more White Alone residents (15.3k people) in Dade County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 355 Hispanic or Latino and 183 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dade County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Dade County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Dade County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dade County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    496 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    163 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    129 ± 77

Dade County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dade County, GA awarded 274 degrees. The student population of Dade County, GA is skewed towards women, with 477 male students and 581 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dade County, GA are White (240 and 89.2%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 2.97%), Two or More Races (8 and 2.97%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 2.23%).

The largest universities in Dade County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Covenant College (274 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dade County, GA are Elementary Education & Teaching (27 and 9.85%), General English Language & Literature (26 and 9.49%), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (21 and 7.66%).

The median tuition costs in Dade County, GA are $31,320 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dade County, GA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 27 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dade County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

274 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,320

Median Private

In 2016, the Dade County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Covenant College with 274 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

101

Degrees Awarded to Men

173

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 101 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dade County, GA, which is 0.584 times less than the 173 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    240 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dade County, GA were to White students. These 240 degrees mean that there were 30 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dade County, GA was $122,500 in 2017, which is 0.563 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,200 to $122,500, a 2.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Dade County, GA is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dade County, GA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dade County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,163

Median Household Income

± $4,466

6.09k

Number of Households

± 482

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.09k households in Dade County, GA declined from $43,163 from the previous year's value of $43,463.

The following chart displays the households in Dade County, GA 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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Housing

Property Value

$122,500

2017 Median

± $8,769

$119,200

2016 Median

± $10,313

In 2017, the median property value in Dade County, GA grew to to $122,500 from the previous year's value of $119,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dade County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dade County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dade County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dade County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

76.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Dade County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dade County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dade County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dade County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dade County, GA have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Dade County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Walked

    7.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dade County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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