Dougherty County, GA

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Population

91,522

0.871% decline

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$34,541

2.79% growth

Poverty Rate

30.5%


Number of Employees

34,494

0.0319% decline

Median Property Value

$102,100

1.59% growth

About

In 2017, Dougherty County, GA had a population of 91.5k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $34,541. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dougherty County, GA declined from 92,326 to 91,522, a -0.871% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,605 to $34,541, a 2.79% increase.

The population of Dougherty County, GA is 68.4% Black or African American Alone, 26.2% White Alone, and 2.64% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Dougherty County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dougherty County, GA are Albany Technical College (2,164 degrees awarded in 2017) and Albany State University (1,664 degrees).

The median property value in Dougherty County, GA is $102,100, and the homeownership rate is 45.1%. Most people in Dougherty County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dougherty County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dougherty County, GA employs 34.5k people. The largest industries in Dougherty County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,253 people), Educational Services (4,535 people), and Retail Trade (4,188 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($42,993), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,188), and Utilities ($41,838).

Median household income in Dougherty County, GA is $34,541. Males in Dougherty 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 Dougherty County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,541

2017 value

± $1,950

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 7.23%

Households in Dougherty County, GA have a median annual income of $34,541, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,605 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% 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 Dougherty 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 104.01

  2. Census Tract 104.03

  3. Census Tract 5.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dougherty County, GA was Census Tract 104.01 with a value of $79,442, followed by Census Tract 104.03 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $66,167 and $64,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dougherty County, GA (26.8k out of 87.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Black

    21,375 ± 1,001

  2. White

    4,262 ± 402

  3. Hispanic

    949 ± 185

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dougherty County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

34.5k

2017 Value

± 1,371

-0.0319%

1 Year decline

± 5.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dougherty County, GA declined at a rate of -0.0319%, from 34.5k employees to 34.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dougherty County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,406 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,498 people), and Production Occupations (3,084 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dougherty County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dougherty County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,406 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,498 people), and Production Occupations (3,084 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dougherty County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.65 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.62 times), and Production Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dougherty County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($90,865), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,625), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,570).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.5k

2017 Value

± 1,371

-0.0319%

1 Year decline

± 5.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dougherty County, GA declined at a rate of -0.0319%, from 34.5k employees to 34.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dougherty County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,253 people), Educational Services (4,535 people), and Retail Trade (4,188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dougherty County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dougherty 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 Dougherty County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,253 people), Educational Services (4,535 people), and Retail Trade (4,188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dougherty County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.97 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.91 times), and Educational Services (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dougherty County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($42,993), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,188), and Utilities ($41,838).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

82% of the population of Dougherty County, GA has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 9.66% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 2.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dougherty County, GA see 1142 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.53% increase from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1500 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 874 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

1,142 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dougherty County, GA see an average of 1,142 patients per year. This represents a 7.53% increase from the previous year (1,062 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dougherty 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

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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

18%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

25.8%

Medicaid

9.66%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

2.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dougherty County, GA declined by 7.65% from 19.5% to 18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dougherty 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

Dougherty County, GA is home to a population of 91.5k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.54% of Dougherty County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dougherty County, GA is composed of 62.6k Black or African American Alone residents (68.4%), 24k White Alone residents (26.2%), 2.42k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.64%), 1.54k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 775 Asian Alone residents (0.847%), 119 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.13%), 62 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0677%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00219%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dougherty County, GA was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Dougherty County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dougherty County, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.33k people

2.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.18k people

As of 2017, 2.54% of Dougherty County, GA residents (2.33k 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 Dougherty County, GA was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Dougherty County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dougherty County, GA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    62.6k ± 506

  2. White Alone

    24k ± 82

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.42k ± 474

In 2017, there were 2.61 times more Black or African American Alone residents (62.6k people) in Dougherty County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24k White Alone and 2.42k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,093 ± 256

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,091 ± 245

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,071 ± 227

Dougherty County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Dougherty County, GA awarded 3,828 degrees. The student population of Dougherty County, GA is skewed towards women, with 3,004 male students and 6,778 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dougherty County, GA are Black or African American (2,633 and 69.1%), followed by White (1,001 and 26.3%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 2.05%), and Asian (33 and 0.866%).

The largest universities in Dougherty County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Albany Technical College (2,164 and 56.5%) and Albany State University (1,664 and 43.5%).

The most popular majors in Dougherty County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (428 and 11.2%), Registered Nursing (413 and 10.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (330 and 8.62%).

The median tuition costs in Dougherty County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,965 and $14,426 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 176 degrees awarded

  3. 105 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Dougherty County, GA was Child Care Provider with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Dougherty County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,164 degrees awarded

  2. 1,664 degrees awarded

$3,965

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Dougherty County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Albany Technical College with 2,164 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,396

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,432

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,396 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dougherty County, GA, which is 0.574 times less than the 2,432 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,633 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,001 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dougherty County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 2,633 degrees mean that there were 2.63 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,001 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dougherty County, GA was $102,100 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,500 to $102,100, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Dougherty County, GA is 45.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dougherty County, GA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dougherty County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,100

2017 Median

± $4,237

$100,500

2016 Median

± $3,519

In 2017, the median property value in Dougherty County, GA grew to to $102,100 from the previous year's value of $100,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dougherty 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 Dougherty County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$34,541

Median Household Income

± $1,950

34.8k

Number of Households

± 1,303

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.8k households in Dougherty County, GA grew to $34,541 from the previous year's value of $33,605.

The following chart displays the households in Dougherty 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dougherty County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dougherty County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

45.1%

2017 Homeownership

45.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.1% of the housing units in Dougherty County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.8%.

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

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dougherty County, GA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Dougherty County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dougherty County, GA was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (4.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dougherty County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dougherty County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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