Baker County, GA

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2019 Population
3,132
1.79% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
46.1
1.91% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
22.9%
7.36% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$32,917
11.5% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$81,800
8.34% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,092
12.7% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Baker County, GA had a population of 3.13k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $32,917. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Baker County, GA declined from 3,189 to 3,132, a −1.79% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,188 to $32,917, a −11.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.44%). 0% of the households in Baker County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.8% of the residents in Baker County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Baker County, GA was $81,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%. Most people in Baker County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Baker County, GA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Baker County, GA is home to a population of 3.13k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 15.9% of Baker County, GA residents were born outside of the country (497 people).

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.59k people) in Baker County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 124 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baker County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 220
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 227
  3. White (Hispanic)
    124 ± 108
5.49%
Hispanic Population
172 people

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.59k people) in Baker County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 124 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.49% of the people in Baker County, GA are hispanic (172 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baker County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
497 people
4.05%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
129 people

As of 2019, 15.9% of Baker County, GA residents (497 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baker County, GA was 4.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.6
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Baker County, GA was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Baker County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Baker County, GA residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

96.8%
2019 Citizenship
97.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.8% of Baker County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Baker County, GA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    73 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    37 ± 39
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    21 ± 34

Baker County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Baker County, GA is $32,917. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baker County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $41,063, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $27,266 and N/A.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Baker County, GA employs 1.09k people. The largest industries in Baker County, GA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (177 people), Retail Trade (174 people), and Manufacturing (151 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,391), Other Services Except Public Administration ($66,250), and Construction ($65,313).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,917
2019 value
± $6,967
−11.5%
1 Year Growth
± 42.3%

Households in Baker County, GA have a median annual income of $32,917, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,188 in 2018, which represents a −11.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, 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 in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baker County, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baker County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $41,063, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $27,266 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Baker County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baker County, GA (717 out of 3.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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
    369 ± 130
  2. White
    332 ± 109
  3. Two Or More
    15 ± 69

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

1.09k
2019 Value
± 212
−12.7%
1 Year decline
± 28.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baker County, GA declined at a rate of −12.7%, from 1.25k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baker County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (135 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (114 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (99 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baker County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baker County, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (135 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (114 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (99 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baker County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.7 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.71 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baker County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,152), Management Occupations ($57,933), and Material Moving Occupations ($57,571).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.09k
2019 Value
± 212
−12.7%
1 Year decline
± 28.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baker County, GA declined at a rate of −12.7%, from 1.25k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baker County, GA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (177 people), Retail Trade (174 people), and Manufacturing (151 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baker County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Baker 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 Baker County, GA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (177 people), Retail Trade (174 people), and Manufacturing (151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Baker County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.7 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.86 times), and Retail Trade (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baker County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,391), Other Services Except Public Administration ($66,250), and Construction ($65,313).

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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. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

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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$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T 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. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Baker County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 53.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.1%), followed by Other (1.04%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Baker County, GA
53.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following Johnny Isakson's resignation.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baker County, GA was $81,800 in 2019, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $75,500 to $81,800, a 8.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Baker County, GA is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Baker County, GA have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baker County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$81,800
2019 Median
± $23,140
$75,500
2018 Median
± $3,768

In 2019, the median property value in Baker County, GA grew to to $81,800 from the previous year's value of $75,500.

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

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Household Income

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$32,917
Median Household Income
± $6,967
1.43k
Number of Households
± 231

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.43k households in Baker County, GA declined from $32,917 from the previous year's value of $37,188.

The following chart displays the households in Baker 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
2019 Homeownership
67.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 65.3% of the housing units in Baker County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baker County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baker County, GA have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.64% of the workforce in Baker County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (87.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.2%)

In 2019, 87.3% of workers in Baker County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.1%) and those who worked at home (3.2%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baker County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baker County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Baker County, GA has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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

11.6%
Uninsured
33.6%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baker County, GA declined by 17.2% from 14% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baker 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. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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