Whitfield County PUMA, GA

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Population

103,963

0.299% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$43,871

5.05% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

45,053

0.432% growth

Median Property Value

$124,300

3.41% growth

About

In 2017, Whitfield County PUMA, GA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $43,871. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA grew from 103,653 to 103,963, a 0.299% increase and its median household income grew from $41,764 to $43,871, a 5.05% increase.

The population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA is 59.5% White Alone, 34.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.86% Black or African American Alone. 31.1% of the people in Whitfield County PUMA, GA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are Dalton State College (777 degrees awarded in 2016), Georgia Beauty Academy (44 degrees), and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (33 degrees).

The median property value in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is $124,300, and the homeownership rate is 61.7%. Most people in Whitfield County PUMA, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Whitfield County PUMA, GA employs 45.1k people. The largest industries in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are Carpet & rug mills (11,057 people), Construction (2,369 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,364 people), and the highest paying industries are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($130,278), Legal services ($109,282), and Offices of physicians ($99,147).

Median household income in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is $43,871. Males in Whitfield County PUMA, GA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,138. The income inequality in Whitfield County PUMA, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.404, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,871

2017 value

± $2,436

5.05%

1 Year Growth

± 6.87%

Households in Whitfield County PUMA, GA have a median annual income of $43,871, 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 $41,764 in 2016, which represents a 5.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$45,138

Average Male Salary

± $8,177

$35,138

Average Female Salary

± $5,425

In 2017, full-time male employees in Whitfield County PUMA, GA made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Whitfield County PUMA, GA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $38,314 ± $5,200

  2. Two or More Races

    $30,090 ± $21,065

  3. Asian

    $26,108 ± $25,545

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Whitfield County PUMA, GA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.404

2017 Wage GINI

0.407

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was 0.404 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.772% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Whitfield County PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Whitfield County PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA with a value of $115,733, followed by Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA and Forsyth County PUMA, GA, with respective values of $112,433 and $102,084.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitfield County PUMA, GA (19.7k out of 103k 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

    15,393 ± 987

  2. Hispanic

    9,509 ± 777

  3. Black

    1,389 ± 269

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

45.1k

2017 Value

0.432%

1 Year growth

± 0.432%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitfield County PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 0.432%, from 44.9k employees to 45.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitfield County PUMA, GA, are Industrial truck & tractor operators (2,111 people), Sewing machine operators (1,586 people), and Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (1,506 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitfield County PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Industrial truck & tractor operators (2,111 people), Sewing machine operators (1,586 people), and Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (1,506 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Whitfield County PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (430 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (202 times), and Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders (126 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitfield County PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($255,839), Chief executives & legislators ($162,951), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($144,264).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.1k

2017 Value

0.432%

1 Year growth

± 0.432%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitfield County PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 0.432%, from 44.9k employees to 45.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitfield County PUMA, GA, are Carpet & rug mills (11,057 people), Construction (2,369 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitfield County PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Whitfield County PUMA, 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 Whitfield County PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Carpet & rug mills (11,057 people), Construction (2,369 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Whitfield County PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (683 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (111 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (28.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitfield County PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($130,278), Legal services ($109,282), and Offices of physicians ($99,147).

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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

79% of the population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 7.4% on non-group plans, and 0.938% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whitfield County PUMA, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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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

21%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

7.4%

Non-Group

0.938%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitfield County PUMA, GA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitfield County PUMA, 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

Whitfield County PUMA, GA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Whitfield County PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA is composed of 61.9k White Alone residents (59.5%), 35.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.2%), 4.01k Black or African American Alone residents (3.86%), 1.43k Asian Alone residents (1.37%), 957 Two or More Races residents (0.921%), 136 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.131%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0539%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are Spanish (28,476 speakers), Gujarati (243 speakers), and Urdu (192 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Whitfield County PUMA, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

18.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Whitfield County PUMA, GA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was 18.3%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    15,043 ± 2,785 people

  2. El Salvador

    1,230 ± 856 people

  3. Guatemala

    898 ± 733 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Whitfield County PUMA, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 15,043 Whitfield County PUMA, GA residents, followed by El Salvador with 1,230 and Guatemala with 898.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

86.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Whitfield County PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was 86.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    61.9k ± 46

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35.5k ± 1.74k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.01k ± 188

In 2017, there were 1.74 times more White Alone residents (61.9k people) in Whitfield County PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.5k Hispanic or Latino and 4.01k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    28,476 speakers (29.4%)

  2. Gujarati

    243 speakers (0.251%)

  3. Urdu

    192 speakers (0.198%)

31.1% of Whitfield County PUMA, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was Spanish. 29.4% of the overall population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.251% speak Gujarati and 0.198% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,701 ± 222

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    534 ± 194

  3. Korea

    416 ± 138

Whitfield County PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Whitfield County PUMA, GA awarded 854 degrees. The student population of Whitfield County PUMA, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,098 male students and 3,245 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are White (593 and 70.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (166 and 19.7%), Unknown (33 and 3.92%), and Black or African American (29 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Whitfield County PUMA, GA by number of degrees awarded are Dalton State College (777 and 91%), Georgia Beauty Academy (44 and 5.15%), and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (33 and 3.86%).

The most popular majors in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (197 and 23.1%), Registered Nursing (84 and 9.84%), and General Business Administration & Management (50 and 5.85%).

The median tuition costs in Whitfield County PUMA, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,452 and $9,056 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 777 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

$2,452

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Whitfield County PUMA, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dalton State College with 777 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

284

Degrees Awarded to Men

570

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 284 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whitfield County PUMA, GA, which is 0.498 times less than the 570 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

    593 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    33 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Whitfield County PUMA, GA were to White students. These 593 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was $124,300 in 2017, which is 0.571 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,200 to $124,300, a 3.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whitfield County PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitfield County PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,871

Median Household Income

± $2,436

35.4k

Number of Households

± 1,421

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Whitfield County PUMA, GA grew to $43,871 from the previous year's value of $41,764.

The following chart displays the households in Whitfield County PUMA, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$124,300

2017 Median

± $5,031

$120,200

2016 Median

± $3,778

In 2017, the median property value in Whitfield County PUMA, GA grew to to $124,300 from the previous year's value of $120,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

61.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.7% of the housing units in Whitfield County PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitfield County PUMA, GA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.659% of the workforce in Whitfield County PUMA, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whitfield County PUMA, GA was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (1.71%).

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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