Burke County, GA

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2020 Population
22,567
0.209% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.1
1.87% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19%
14.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,699
3.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$89,900
1.35% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,510
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Burke County, GA had a population of 22.6k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $45,699. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Burke County, GA grew from 22,520 to 22,567, a 0.209% increase and its median household income grew from $44,151 to $45,699, a 3.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.12%).

None of the households in Burke County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Burke County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Burke County, GA was $89,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%. Most people in Burke County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Burke County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Burke County, GA is home to a population of 22.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.66% of Burke County, GA residents were born outside of the country (375 people).

In 2020, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 443 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 30
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 190
  3. White (Hispanic)
    443 ± 77
3.22%
Hispanic Population
727 people

In 2020, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.7k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 443 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.22% of the people in Burke County, GA are hispanic (727 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
375 people
2.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
535 people

As of 2020, 1.66% of Burke County, GA residents (375 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burke County, GA was 2.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
54
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13

In 2020, the median age of all people in Burke County, GA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Burke County, GA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Burke County, GA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Burke County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Burke County, GA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    683 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    336 ± 131
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    272 ± 134

Burke County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Economy

Median household income in Burke County, GA is $45,699. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Burke County, GA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $53,333, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $49,669 and $43,623.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Burke County, GA employs 9.51k people. The largest industries in Burke County, GA are Manufacturing (1,592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,072 people), and Retail Trade (926 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,591), Public Administration ($54,676), and Utilities ($42,679).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,699
2020 value
± $3,183
3.51%
1 Year Growth
± 8.59%

Households in Burke County, GA have a median annual income of $45,699, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,151 in 2019, which represents a 3.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,082
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,257
$51,276
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $897

In 2020, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $68,689 ± $4,099
  2. White
    $60,077 ± $1,041
  3. Two or More Races
    $48,607 ± $3,907

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burke County, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 9505
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burke County, GA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $53,333, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $49,669 and $43,623.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burke County, GA (4.2k out of 22.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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. Black
    3,051 ± 454
  2. White
    980 ± 248
  3. Two Or More
    152 ± 157

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

9.51k
2020 Value
± 797
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 9.37k employees to 9.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burke County, GA, are Production Occupations (1,184 people), Sales & Related Occupations (981 people), and Transportation Occupations (921 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,184 people), Sales & Related Occupations (981 people), and Transportation Occupations (921 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Burke County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.71 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.54 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($175,486), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.51k
2020 Value
± 797
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 9.37k employees to 9.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burke County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,072 people), and Retail Trade (926 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burke County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Burke 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 Burke County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,072 people), and Retail Trade (926 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Burke County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (11 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.05 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burke County, GA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,591), Public Administration ($54,676), and Utilities ($42,679).

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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. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Georgia.
$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

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. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Burke County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.702%). The most partisan county was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% 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 Burke County, GA
50.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% 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 the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

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 Burke County, GA was $89,900 in 2020, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $88,700 to $89,900, a 1.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Burke County, GA is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Burke County, GA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,900
2020 Median
± $13,404
$88,700
2019 Median
± $7,994

In 2020, the median property value in Burke County, GA grew to to $89,900 from the previous year's value of $88,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burke 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 Burke County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$45,699
Median Household Income
± $3,183
7.95k
Number of Households
± 677

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.95k households in Burke County, GA grew to $45,699 from the previous year's value of $44,151.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
2020 Homeownership
70.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.1% of the housing units in Burke County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Burke County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burke County, GA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Burke County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.18%)
  3. Carpooled (6.05%)

In 2020, 84.3% of workers in Burke County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.18%) and those who carpooled to work (6.05%).

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Burke County, GA has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 2.98% 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 Burke County, GA see 2803 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.426% decrease from the previous year (2815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7461 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1865 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

2,803 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Burke County, GA

Primary care physicians in Burke County, GA see an average of 2,803 patients per year. This represents a 0.426% decrease from the previous year (2,815 patients).

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

10.1%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
2.98%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burke County, GA declined by 18.1% from 12.3% to 10.1%.

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