Toombs County, GA

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Population

27,160

0% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$35,750

8.07% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

10,574

1.97% growth

Median Property Value

$97,500

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Toombs County, GA had a population of 27.2k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $35,750. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Toombs County, GA stayed from 27,160 to 27,160, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $33,081 to $35,750, a 8.07% increase.

The population of Toombs County, GA is 60.5% White Alone, 25.4% Black or African American Alone, and 11.6% Hispanic or Latino. 9.32% of the people in Toombs County, GA speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Toombs County, GA are Southeastern Technical College (924 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Toombs County, GA is $97,500, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Toombs County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Toombs County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Toombs County, GA employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Toombs County, GA are Retail Trade (1,284 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Manufacturing (1,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,065), and Finance & Insurance ($60,994).

Median household income in Toombs County, GA is $35,750. Males in Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,750

2017 value

± $3,133

8.07%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Toombs County, GA have a median annual income of $35,750, 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 $33,081 in 2016, which represents a 8.07% 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 Toombs 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 Toombs 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 Toombs 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 Toombs 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 9703

  2. Census Tract 9706

  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Toombs County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $42,378, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $41,000 and $34,516.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Toombs 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

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Toombs County, GA (6.53k out of 26.8k 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 18 - 24 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

    2,791 ± 354

  2. Black

    2,623 ± 410

  3. Hispanic

    1,194 ± 273

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

10.6k

2017 Value

± 805

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Toombs County, GA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Toombs County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,492 people), Sales & Related Occupations (907 people), and Management Occupations (875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Toombs County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Toombs County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,492 people), Sales & Related Occupations (907 people), and Management Occupations (875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Toombs County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.21 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.1 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Toombs County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,625), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,921), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.6k

2017 Value

± 805

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Toombs County, GA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Toombs County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,284 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Manufacturing (1,102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Toombs County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,284 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Manufacturing (1,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Toombs County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (6.15 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.92 times), and Public Administration (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Toombs County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,065), and Finance & Insurance ($60,994).

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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

79.1% of the population of Toombs County, GA has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 9.44% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 2.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Toombs County, GA see 1090 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1137 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1943 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2092 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

1,090 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Toombs County, GA see an average of 1,090 patients per year. This represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1,137 patients).

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

20.9%

Uninsured

32.8%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

9.44%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

2.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Toombs County, GA declined by 6.6% from 22.4% to 20.9%.

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

Toombs County, GA is home to a population of 27.2k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.55% of Toombs County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Toombs County, GA is composed of 16.4k White Alone residents (60.5%), 6.89k Black or African American Alone residents (25.4%), 3.14k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.6%), 275 Two or More Races residents (1.01%), 249 Asian Alone residents (0.917%), 170 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.626%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00736%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Toombs County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,053 speakers), Chinese (171 speakers), and Tagalog (43 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Toombs County, GA was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Toombs County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Toombs County, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.55% of Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA was 6.16%, 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 Toombs County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Toombs County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Toombs County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Toombs County, GA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.4k ± 49

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.89k ± 239

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.14k ± 531

In 2017, there were 2.39 times more White Alone residents (16.4k people) in Toombs County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.89k Black or African American Alone and 3.14k 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 Toombs County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,053 speakers (8.18%)

  2. Chinese

    171 speakers (0.681%)

  3. Tagalog

    43 speakers (0.171%)

9.32% of Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.18% of the overall population of Toombs County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.681% speak Chinese and 0.171% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    576 ± 152

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    368 ± 192

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    296 ± 139

Toombs County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Toombs County, GA awarded 924 degrees. The student population of Toombs County, GA is skewed towards women, with 432 male students and 1,131 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Toombs County, GA are White (623 and 67.4%), followed by Black or African American (242 and 26.2%), Hispanic or Latino (51 and 5.52%), and Asian (4 and 0.433%).

The largest universities in Toombs County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern Technical College (924 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Toombs County, GA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (86 and 9.31%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (70 and 7.58%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (68 and 7.36%).

The median tuition costs in Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 86 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

924 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Toombs County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern Technical College with 924 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

303

Degrees Awarded to Men

621

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 303 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Toombs County, GA, which is 0.488 times less than the 621 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

    623 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    242 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Toombs County, GA were to White students. These 623 degrees mean that there were 2.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 242 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Toombs County, GA was $97,500 in 2017, which is 0.448 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,600 to $97,500, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Toombs County, GA is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Toombs County, GA have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Toombs 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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$35,750

Median Household Income

± $3,133

10.5k

Number of Households

± 731

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Toombs County, GA grew to $35,750 from the previous year's value of $33,081.

The following chart displays the households in Toombs 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

$97,500

2017 Median

± $6,869

$93,600

2016 Median

± $8,423

In 2017, the median property value in Toombs County, GA grew to to $97,500 from the previous year's value of $93,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

61.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Toombs County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.1%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Toombs County, GA have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Toombs County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.32%

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

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