Ben Hill County, GA

County

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Population
17,154
0.683% 1-year decline
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.7

Poverty Rate
31.6%

Median Household Income
$32,705
1.12% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$80,100
1.35% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
6,313
2.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ben Hill County, GA had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $32,705. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ben Hill County, GA declined from 17,272 to 17,154, a -0.683% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,344 to $32,705, a 1.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ben Hill County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.19%), Other (Hispanic) (1.61%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.834%). 0% of the households in Ben Hill County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.8% of the residents in Ben Hill County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Ben Hill County, GA was $80,100, and the homeownership rate was 59.4%. Most people in Ben Hill County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ben Hill County, GA was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ben Hill County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 63% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.4%), followed by Other (1.62%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff 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 Ben Hill County, GA
63% 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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Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff 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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Diversity

Ben Hill County, GA is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.14% of Ben Hill County, GA residents were born outside of the country (538 people).

In 2018, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.66k people) in Ben Hill County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 719 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ben Hill County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.66k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.29k ± 110
  3. White (Hispanic)
    719 ± 175
6.07%
Hispanic Population
1.04k people

In 2018, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.66k people) in Ben Hill County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 719 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.07% of the people in Ben Hill County, GA are hispanic (1.04k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
538 people
3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
518 people

As of 2018, 3.14% of Ben Hill County, GA residents (538 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ben Hill County, GA was 3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ben Hill County, GA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Ben Hill County, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ben Hill County, GA residents was 39.

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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

97.8%
2018 Citizenship
98%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.8% of Ben Hill County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ben Hill County, GA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    363 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 62
  3. Korea
    71 ± 53

Ben Hill County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ben Hill County, GA is $32,705. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ben Hill County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $50,319, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $43,333 and $35,870.

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 Ben Hill County, GA employs 6.31k people. The largest industries in Ben Hill County, GA are Manufacturing (1,291 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (716 people), and Retail Trade (692 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,438), Utilities ($51,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,273).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,705
2018 value
± $2,957
1.12%
1 Year Growth
± 12.8%

Households in Ben Hill County, GA have a median annual income of $32,705, 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 $32,344 in 2017, which represents a 1.12% 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 Ben Hill 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. Census Tract 9603

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ben Hill County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $50,319, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $43,333 and $35,870.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ben Hill 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

31.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ben Hill County, GA (5.3k out of 16.8k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    3,087 ± 416
  2. White
    2,187 ± 294
  3. Hispanic
    454 ± 153

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.31k
2018 Value
± 569
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 12.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ben Hill County, GA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 6.13k employees to 6.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ben Hill County, GA, are Production Occupations (942 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (621 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ben Hill County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ben Hill County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (942 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (621 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ben Hill County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.6 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ben Hill County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,167), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,588), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,941).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.31k
2018 Value
± 569
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 12.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ben Hill County, GA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 6.13k employees to 6.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ben Hill County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,291 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (716 people), and Retail Trade (692 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ben Hill County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Ben Hill 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 Ben Hill County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,291 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (716 people), and Retail Trade (692 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ben Hill County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.37 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.03 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ben Hill County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,438), Utilities ($51,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,273).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ben Hill County, GA was $80,100 in 2018, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $81,200 to $80,100, a 1.35% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ben Hill County, GA is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ben Hill County, GA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ben Hill County, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,100
2018 Median
± $7,092
$81,200
2017 Median
± $5,123

In 2018, the median property value in Ben Hill County, GA declined from to $80,100 from the previous year's value of $81,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ben Hill 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 Ben Hill County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$32,705
Median Household Income
± $2,957
6.57k
Number of Households
± 568

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.57k households in Ben Hill County, GA grew to $32,705 from the previous year's value of $32,344.

The following chart displays the households in Ben Hill 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.4%
2018 Homeownership
60.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.4% of the housing units in Ben Hill County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ben Hill County, GA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.757% of the workforce in Ben Hill County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (9.72%)
  3. Other (2.81%)

In 2018, 85% of workers in Ben Hill County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.72%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.81%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ben Hill County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ben Hill County, GA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

82.8% of the population of Ben Hill County, GA has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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).

Primary care physicians in Ben Hill County, GA see 2098 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (2124 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2386 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2783 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,098 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ben Hill County, GA

Primary care physicians in Ben Hill County, GA see an average of 2,098 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (2,124 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ben Hill County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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

17.2%
Uninsured
34.8%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ben Hill County, GA declined by 5.9% from 18.3% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ben Hill 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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