Banks County, GA

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Population

18,363

0.147% growth

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$42,182

3.59% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

7,796

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$128,900

6.71% growth

About

In 2017, Banks County, GA had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $42,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Banks County, GA grew from 18,336 to 18,363, a 0.147% increase and its median household income grew from $40,721 to $42,182, a 3.59% increase.

The population of Banks County, GA is 88.4% White Alone, 6.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.52% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Banks County, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Banks County, GA is $128,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in Banks County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Banks County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Banks County, GA employs 7.8k people. The largest industries in Banks County, GA are Manufacturing (1,410 people), Retail Trade (1,114 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($44,706), Utilities ($42,596), and Finance & Insurance ($41,250).

Median household income in Banks County, GA is $42,182. Males in Banks 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 Banks County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,182

2017 value

± $3,151

3.59%

1 Year Growth

± 9.53%

Households in Banks County, GA have a median annual income of $42,182, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,721 in 2016, which represents a 3.59% 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 Banks 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $44,248, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $42,369 and $41,012.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Banks 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

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banks County, GA (2.63k out of 18.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    2,444 ± 296

  2. Hispanic

    237 ± 101

  3. Black

    114 ± 122

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Banks County, 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

7.8k

2017 Value

± 510

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 9.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 7.71k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banks County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (923 people), Production Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (820 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (923 people), Production Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Banks County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.85 times), and Production Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,188), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.8k

2017 Value

± 510

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 9.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 7.71k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banks County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,410 people), Retail Trade (1,114 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Banks County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Banks 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 Banks County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,410 people), Retail Trade (1,114 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Banks County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.1 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.79 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Banks County, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($44,706), Utilities ($42,596), and Finance & Insurance ($41,250).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

83% of the population of Banks County, GA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Banks County, GA see 4624 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.2% decrease from the previous year (6098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 18397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

4,624 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Banks County, GA see an average of 4,624 patients per year. This represents a 24.2% decrease from the previous year (6,098 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

17%

Uninsured

41.2%

Employer Coverage

16.3%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

2.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Banks County, GA declined by 1.28% from 17.2% to 17%.

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

Banks County, GA is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.88% of Banks County, GA residents were born outside of the country (896 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Banks County, GA is composed of 16.2k White Alone residents (88.4%), 1.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.43%), 462 Black or African American Alone residents (2.52%), 228 Asian Alone residents (1.24%), 205 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.234%), 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.109%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Banks County, GA was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Banks County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Banks County, GA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.88%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

896 people

4.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

889 people

As of 2017, 4.88% of Banks County, GA residents (896 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 Banks County, GA was 4.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Banks County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Banks County, GA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.2k ± 32

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.18k ± 219

  3. Black or African American Alone

    462 ± 60

In 2017, there were 13.8 times more White Alone residents (16.2k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Hispanic or Latino and 462 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 Banks County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    531 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    149 ± 87

  3. Korea

    119 ± 52

Banks County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Banks County, GA was $128,900 in 2017, which is 0.561 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,800 to $128,900, a 6.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Banks County, GA is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Banks County, GA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Banks County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$128,900

2017 Median

± $12,174

$120,800

2016 Median

± $10,621

In 2017, the median property value in Banks County, GA grew to to $128,900 from the previous year's value of $120,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Banks 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 Banks County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$42,182

Median Household Income

± $3,151

6.49k

Number of Households

± 437

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.49k households in Banks County, GA grew to $42,182 from the previous year's value of $40,721.

The following chart displays the households in Banks 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.2%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.2% of the housing units in Banks County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Banks County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banks County, GA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.11% of the workforce in Banks County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Banks County, GA was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.39%).

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

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