Haralson County, GA

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Population

28,722

0.192% growth

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$43,663

3.27% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

11,808

3.9% growth

Median Property Value

$117,000

9.76% growth

About

In 2017, Haralson County, GA had a population of 28.7k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $43,663. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Haralson County, GA grew from 28,667 to 28,722, a 0.192% increase and its median household income grew from $42,281 to $43,663, a 3.27% increase.

The population of Haralson County, GA is 91.2% White Alone, 4.31% Black or African American Alone, and 1.74% Two or More Races. 1.96% of the people in Haralson County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Haralson County, GA are West Georgia Technical College (2,759 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Haralson County, GA is $117,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Haralson County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Haralson County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Haralson County, GA employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Haralson County, GA are Manufacturing (1,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), and Construction (1,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($74,375), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,696), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,006).

Median household income in Haralson County, GA is $43,663. Males in Haralson 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 Haralson County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,663

2017 value

± $3,367

3.27%

1 Year Growth

± 11.1%

Households in Haralson County, GA have a median annual income of $43,663, 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 $42,281 in 2016, which represents a 3.27% 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 Haralson County, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Haralson County, GA 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 Haralson County, GA 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 Haralson 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 102

  2. Census Tract 104

  3. Census Tract 103.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Haralson County, GA was Census Tract 102 with a value of $43,750, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 103.02, with respective values of $42,450 and $42,284.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Haralson County, GA (5.06k out of 28.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 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

    4,609 ± 522

  2. Black

    250 ± 155

  3. Two Or More

    131 ± 131

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Haralson County, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

11.8k

2017 Value

± 842

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Haralson County, GA grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Haralson County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,585 people), Production Occupations (1,188 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Haralson County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Haralson County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,585 people), Production Occupations (1,188 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (960 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Haralson County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Haralson County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($156,167), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,370), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 842

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Haralson County, GA grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 11.4k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Haralson County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), and Construction (1,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Haralson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Haralson 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 Haralson County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,898 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,533 people), and Construction (1,386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Haralson County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.14 times higher than expected), Construction (1.87 times), and Manufacturing (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Haralson County, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($74,375), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,696), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,006).

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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 with $38B and Electronics and $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

87.1% of the population of Haralson County, GA has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Haralson County, GA see 2061 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.96% increase from the previous year (1909 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4840 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1613 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

2,061 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Haralson County, GA see an average of 2,061 patients per year. This represents a 7.96% increase from the previous year (1,909 patients).

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

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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

12.9%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Haralson County, GA declined by 17.3% from 15.6% to 12.9%.

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

Haralson County, GA is home to a population of 28.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.39% of Haralson County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Haralson County, GA is composed of 26.2k White Alone residents (91.2%), 1.24k Black or African American Alone residents (4.31%), 501 Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 420 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.46%), 221 Asian Alone residents (0.769%), 81 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.282%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.233%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Haralson County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (303 speakers), Vietnamese (54 speakers), and Gujarati (50 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Haralson County, GA was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Haralson County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Haralson County, GA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.39% of Haralson County, GA residents 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 Haralson County, GA was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Haralson County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Haralson County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Haralson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Haralson County, GA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.2k ± 69

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.24k ± 135

  3. Two or More Races

    501 ± 168

In 2017, there were 21.2 times more White Alone residents (26.2k people) in Haralson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Black or African American Alone and 501 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    303 speakers (1.13%)

  2. Vietnamese

    54 speakers (0.201%)

  3. Gujarati

    50 speakers (0.186%)

1.96% of Haralson County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Haralson County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.13% of the overall population of Haralson County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.201% speak Vietnamese and 0.186% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    753 ± 225

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    226 ± 120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    185 ± 94

Haralson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Haralson County, GA awarded 2,759 degrees. The student population of Haralson County, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,376 male students and 4,367 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Haralson County, GA are White (1,748 and 63.6%), followed by Black or African American (784 and 28.5%), Hispanic or Latino (115 and 4.19%), and Two or More Races (37 and 1.35%).

The largest universities in Haralson County, GA by number of degrees awarded are West Georgia Technical College (2,759 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Haralson County, GA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (313 and 11.3%), Welding Technology (264 and 9.57%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (191 and 6.92%).

The median tuition costs in Haralson County, GA are $N/A 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 < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Haralson County, GA was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 313 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,759 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Haralson County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was West Georgia Technical College with 2,759 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,091

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,668

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,091 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Haralson County, GA, which is 0.654 times less than the 1,668 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

    1,748 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    784 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    115 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Haralson County, GA were to White students. These 1,748 degrees mean that there were 2.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 784 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Haralson County, GA was $117,000 in 2017, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,600 to $117,000, a 9.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Haralson County, GA is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Haralson County, GA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Haralson 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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$43,663

Median Household Income

± $3,367

11k

Number of Households

± 763

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Haralson County, GA grew to $43,663 from the previous year's value of $42,281.

The following chart displays the households in Haralson 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

$117,000

2017 Median

± $10,398

$106,600

2016 Median

± $12,385

In 2017, the median property value in Haralson County, GA grew to to $117,000 from the previous year's value of $106,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Haralson 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 Haralson County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Haralson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Haralson 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 Haralson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Haralson County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Haralson County, GA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.37% of the workforce in Haralson County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.09%

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

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