Richmond County, GA

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Population

201,568

0.0745% growth

Median Age

33.7


Median Household Income

$39,430

2.16% growth

Poverty Rate

24.2%


Number of Employees

78,704

1.72% growth

Median Property Value

$100,200

0.398% decline

About

In 2017, Richmond County, GA had a population of 202k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $39,430. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richmond County, GA grew from 201,418 to 201,568, a 0.0745% increase and its median household income grew from $38,595 to $39,430, a 2.16% increase.

The population of Richmond County, GA is 55.2% Black or African American Alone, 35.5% White Alone, and 4.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Richmond County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richmond County, GA are Augusta Technical College (1,874 degrees awarded in 2016), Augusta University (1,861 degrees), and Virginia College-Augusta (340 degrees).

The median property value in Richmond County, GA is $100,200, and the homeownership rate is 53.1%. Most people in Richmond County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond County, GA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Downtown Augusta Skyline from the Walton Way Bridge over Sixth Street and the Augusta & Summerville Railroad.

Economy

The economy of Richmond County, GA employs 78.7k people. The largest industries in Richmond County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,782 people), Retail Trade (10,724 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,077 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,652), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,390), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,656).

Median household income in Richmond County, GA is $39,430. Males in Richmond 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 Richmond County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,430

2017 value

± $1,339

2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Richmond County, GA have a median annual income of $39,430, 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 $38,595 in 2016, which represents a 2.16% 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 Richmond 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 102.01

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 16.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond County, GA was Census Tract 102.01 with a value of $78,782, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 16.02, with respective values of $72,837 and $60,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Richmond 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

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond County, GA (46.7k out of 193k 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 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

    33,073 ± 1,397

  2. White

    11,400 ± 797

  3. Hispanic

    2,215 ± 373

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richmond 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

78.7k

2017 Value

± 2,306

1.72%

1 Year growth

± 4.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, GA grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 77.4k employees to 78.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,306 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,152 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (6,431 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richmond County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,306 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,152 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (6,431 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.65 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richmond County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,300), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,944), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.7k

2017 Value

± 2,306

1.72%

1 Year growth

± 4.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, GA grew at a rate of 1.72%, from 77.4k employees to 78.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,782 people), Retail Trade (10,724 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,077 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Richmond 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 Richmond County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,782 people), Retail Trade (10,724 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,077 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.61 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.49 times), and Public Administration (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richmond County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,652), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,390), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,656).

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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

85.6% of the population of Richmond County, GA has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 8.15% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 5.75% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, GA see 1057 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (1043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 376 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

1,057 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, GA see an average of 1,057 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (1,043 patients).

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

14.4%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

8.15%

Medicare

15.9%

Non-Group

5.75%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond County, GA declined by 5.29% from 15.2% to 14.4%.

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

Richmond County, GA is home to a population of 202k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.65% of Richmond County, GA residents were born outside of the country (7.36k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond County, GA is composed of 111k Black or African American Alone residents (55.2%), 71.6k White Alone residents (35.5%), 9.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.78%), 4.17k Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 3.6k Asian Alone residents (1.78%), 442 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.219%), 400 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.198%), and 367 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.182%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richmond County, GA was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Richmond County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Richmond County, GA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.36k people

3.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.05k people

As of 2017, 3.65% of Richmond County, GA residents (7.36k 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 Richmond County, GA was 3.5%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Richmond County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond County, GA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    111k ± 622

  2. White Alone

    71.6k ± 87

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.65k ± 997

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more Black or African American Alone residents (111k people) in Richmond County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.6k White Alone and 9.65k 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Richmond 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

    5,535 ± 439

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,080 ± 622

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,887 ± 461

Richmond County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Richmond County, GA awarded 4,380 degrees. The student population of Richmond County, GA is skewed towards women, with 5,234 male students and 8,803 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richmond County, GA are White (2,070 and 47.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,691 and 38.9%), Asian (165 and 3.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (159 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Richmond County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Augusta Technical College (1,874 and 42.8%), Augusta University (1,861 and 42.5%), and Virginia College-Augusta (340 and 7.76%).

The most popular majors in Richmond County, GA are Registered Nursing (305 and 6.96%), Medicine (232 and 5.3%), and Medical Assistant (225 and 5.14%).

The median tuition costs in Richmond County, GA are $12,705 for private four year colleges, and $6,382 and $20,778 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 139 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Richmond County, GA was Welding Technology with 139 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,874 degrees awarded

  2. 1,861 degrees awarded

  3. 340 degrees awarded

$6,382

Median In-State Public

$12,705

Median Private

In 2016, the Richmond County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Augusta Technical College with 1,874 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,768

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,612

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,768 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richmond County, GA, which is 0.677 times less than the 2,612 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

    2,070 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,691 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    165 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Richmond County, GA were to White students. These 2,070 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,691 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond County, GA was $100,200 in 2017, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,600 to $100,200, a 0.398% decrease. The homeownership rate in Richmond County, GA is 53.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richmond County, GA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond 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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$39,430

Median Household Income

± $1,339

72.4k

Number of Households

± 1,929

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.4k households in Richmond County, GA grew to $39,430 from the previous year's value of $38,595.

The following chart displays the households in Richmond 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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Housing

Property Value

$100,200

2017 Median

± $2,419

$100,600

2016 Median

± $2,842

In 2017, the median property value in Richmond County, GA declined from to $100,200 from the previous year's value of $100,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Richmond County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.1%

2017 Homeownership

52.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.1% of the housing units in Richmond County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Richmond 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 Richmond County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Richmond County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond County, GA have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Richmond County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.65%

  3. Walked

    3.47%

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

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