Ware County, GA

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Population

35,688

0.0477% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$36,962

6.5% growth

Poverty Rate

24.8%


Number of Employees

13,208

0.563% growth

Median Property Value

$78,500

1.82% growth

About

In 2017, Ware County, GA had a population of 35.7k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $36,962. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ware County, GA grew from 35,671 to 35,688, a 0.0477% increase and its median household income grew from $34,705 to $36,962, a 6.5% increase.

The population of Ware County, GA is 63.8% White Alone, 29.5% Black or African American Alone, and 3.99% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ware County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ware County, GA are Coastal Pines Technical College (1,677 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ware County, GA is $78,500, and the homeownership rate is 63.1%. Most people in Ware County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ware County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ware County, GA employs 13.2k people. The largest industries in Ware County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,034 people), Manufacturing (1,703 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,320), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,500), and Manufacturing ($37,036).

Median household income in Ware County, GA is $36,962. Males in Ware 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 Ware County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,962

2017 value

± $3,361

6.5%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Ware County, GA have a median annual income of $36,962, 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 $34,705 in 2016, which represents a 6.5% 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 Ware 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ware County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $48,156, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $46,884 and $46,835.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ware 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

24.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ware County, GA (8.24k out of 33.2k 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 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. White

    4,571 ± 502

  2. Black

    3,216 ± 370

  3. Two Or More

    319 ± 198

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

13.2k

2017 Value

± 969

0.563%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ware County, GA grew at a rate of 0.563%, from 13.1k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ware County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,498 people), and Production Occupations (1,450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ware County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ware County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,498 people), and Production Occupations (1,450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ware County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.89 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ware County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,112), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,196).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.2k

2017 Value

± 969

0.563%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ware County, GA grew at a rate of 0.563%, from 13.1k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ware County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,034 people), Manufacturing (1,703 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ware County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Ware 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 Ware County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,034 people), Manufacturing (1,703 people), and Retail Trade (1,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ware County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.88 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.58 times), and Public Administration (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ware County, GA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,320), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,500), and Manufacturing ($37,036).

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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

83.6% of the population of Ware County, GA has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ware County, GA see 1220 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.408% decrease from the previous year (1225 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1881 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 777 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

1,220 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ware County, GA see an average of 1,220 patients per year. This represents a 0.408% decrease from the previous year (1,225 patients).

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

Data only available at state level.

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

16.4%

Uninsured

33.4%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ware County, GA declined by 9.09% from 18.1% to 16.4%.

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

Ware County, GA is home to a population of 35.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.74% of Ware County, GA residents were born outside of the country (977 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ware County, GA is composed of 22.8k White Alone residents (63.8%), 10.5k Black or African American Alone residents (29.5%), 1.43k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.99%), 406 Asian Alone residents (1.14%), 349 Two or More Races residents (0.978%), 146 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.409%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0925%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0476%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ware County, GA was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Ware County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ware County, GA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

977 people

3.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.21k people

As of 2017, 2.74% of Ware County, GA residents (977 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 Ware County, GA was 3.39%, 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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Ware County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ware County, GA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.8k ± 52

  2. Black or African American Alone

    10.5k ± 243

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.43k ± 719

In 2017, there were 2.16 times more White Alone residents (22.8k people) in Ware County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Black or African American Alone and 1.43k 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 Ware 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 Ware 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 Ware County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ware 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

    742 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    294 ± 118

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    216 ± 89

Ware County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ware County, GA awarded 1,677 degrees. The student population of Ware County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,118 male students and 1,657 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ware County, GA are White (1,130 and 67.5%), followed by Black or African American (407 and 24.3%), Hispanic or Latino (73 and 4.36%), and Two or More Races (29 and 1.73%).

The largest universities in Ware County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Pines Technical College (1,677 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ware County, GA are Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (159 and 9.48%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (155 and 9.24%), and General Cosmetology (127 and 7.57%).

The median tuition costs in Ware 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 Ware County, GA was Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services with 159 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,677 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ware County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Pines Technical College with 1,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

762

Degrees Awarded to Men

915

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 762 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ware County, GA, which is 0.833 times less than the 915 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

    1,130 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    407 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    73 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ware County, GA were to White students. These 1,130 degrees mean that there were 2.78 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 407 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ware County, GA was $78,500 in 2017, which is 0.361 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,100 to $78,500, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Ware County, GA is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ware County, GA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ware 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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$36,962

Median Household Income

± $3,361

13.9k

Number of Households

± 869

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Ware County, GA grew to $36,962 from the previous year's value of $34,705.

The following chart displays the households in Ware 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

$78,500

2017 Median

± $4,418

$77,100

2016 Median

± $4,145

In 2017, the median property value in Ware County, GA grew to to $78,500 from the previous year's value of $77,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

63.1%

2017 Homeownership

61.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.1% of the housing units in Ware County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ware County, GA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Ware County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ware County, GA was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.94%) and those who Worked At Home (2.41%).

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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