Troup County, GA

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Population

69,433

0.172% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$43,597

2.47% growth

Poverty Rate

21.3%


Number of Employees

29,630

0.413% growth

Median Property Value

$125,000

3.91% growth

About

In 2017, Troup County, GA had a population of 69.4k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $43,597. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Troup County, GA grew from 69,314 to 69,433, a 0.172% increase and its median household income grew from $42,545 to $43,597, a 2.47% increase.

The population of Troup County, GA is 57.3% White Alone, 35.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.69% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Troup County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Troup County, GA are Point University (321 degrees awarded in 2016) and LaGrange College (236 degrees).

The median property value in Troup County, GA is $125,000, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in Troup County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Troup County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Troup County, GA employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in Troup County, GA are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($52,625), and Information ($51,765).

Median household income in Troup County, GA is $43,597. Males in Troup 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 Troup County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,597

2017 value

± $2,067

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 6.28%

Households in Troup County, GA have a median annual income of $43,597, 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 $42,545 in 2016, which represents a 2.47% 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.

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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 Troup 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9602.01

  3. Census Tract 9602.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Troup County, GA was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $70,057, followed by Census Tract 9602.01 and Census Tract 9602.02, with respective values of $67,844 and $58,047.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Troup 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

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Troup County, GA (14.4k out of 67.6k 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 Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,298 ± 642

  2. White

    6,019 ± 573

  3. Hispanic

    1,038 ± 297

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

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,266

0.413%

1 Year growth

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Troup County, GA grew at a rate of 0.413%, from 29.5k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Troup County, GA, are Production Occupations (4,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,680 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,629 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Troup County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Troup County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,680 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Troup County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.56 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Troup County, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,563), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,841), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,604).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,266

0.413%

1 Year growth

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Troup County, GA grew at a rate of 0.413%, from 29.5k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Troup County, GA, are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Troup County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Troup 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 Troup County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Troup County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.57 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.11 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Troup County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($52,625), and Information ($51,765).

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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

86.7% of the population of Troup County, GA has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Troup County, GA see 1938 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1985 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1842 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1077 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

1,938 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Troup County, GA see an average of 1,938 patients per year. This represents a 2.37% decrease from the previous year (1,985 patients).

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

13.3%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

9.8%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Troup County, GA declined by 4.12% from 13.9% to 13.3%.

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

Troup County, GA is home to a population of 69.4k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.95% of Troup County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Troup County, GA is composed of 39.8k White Alone residents (57.3%), 24.3k Black or African American Alone residents (35.1%), 2.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.69%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (1.86%), 1.28k Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 166 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.239%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.049%), and 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0202%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Troup County, GA was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Troup County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Troup County, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.74k people

4.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.8k people

As of 2017, 3.95% of Troup County, GA residents (2.74k 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 Troup County, GA was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

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

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Troup County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Troup County, GA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.8k ± 93

  2. Black or African American Alone

    24.3k ± 294

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.56k ± 483

In 2017, there were 1.63 times more White Alone residents (39.8k people) in Troup County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Black or African American Alone and 2.56k 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 Troup 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 Troup 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 Troup County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Troup 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

    1,494 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    661 ± 199

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    650 ± 153

Troup County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Troup County, GA awarded 557 degrees. The student population of Troup County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,421 male students and 1,591 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Troup County, GA are White (317 and 57.2%), followed by Black or African American (155 and 28%), Unknown (37 and 6.68%), and Two or More Races (22 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Troup County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Point University (321 and 57.6%) and LaGrange College (236 and 42.4%).

The most popular majors in Troup County, GA are Biblical Studies (92 and 16.5%), General Business Administration & Management (63 and 11.3%), and General Studies (61 and 11%).

The median tuition costs in Troup County, GA are $23,130 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

Most Common

  1. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Troup County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 61 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 321 degrees awarded

  2. 236 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,130

Median Private

In 2016, the Troup County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Point University with 321 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

202

Degrees Awarded to Men

355

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 202 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Troup County, GA, which is 0.569 times less than the 355 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

    317 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    37 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Troup County, GA were to White students. These 317 degrees mean that there were 2.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 155 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Troup County, GA was $125,000 in 2017, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $125,000, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Troup County, GA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Troup County, GA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Troup 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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$43,597

Median Household Income

± $2,067

24.7k

Number of Households

± 1,068

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Troup County, GA grew to $43,597 from the previous year's value of $42,545.

The following chart displays the households in Troup 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

$125,000

2017 Median

± $5,374

$120,300

2016 Median

± $5,800

In 2017, the median property value in Troup County, GA grew to to $125,000 from the previous year's value of $120,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in Troup County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Troup County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Troup County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Troup County, GA was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.71%) and those who Worked At Home (1.68%).

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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