Butts County, GA

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Population

23,556

0.328% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$39,655

2.69% decline

Poverty Rate

23.5%


Number of Employees

8,655

0.506% decline

Median Property Value

$121,500

3.85% growth

About

In 2017, Butts County, GA had a population of 23.6k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $39,655. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Butts County, GA grew from 23,479 to 23,556, a 0.328% increase and its median household income declined from $40,753 to $39,655, a -2.69% decrease.

The population of Butts County, GA is 66.6% White Alone, 28.2% Black or African American Alone, and 3.08% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Butts County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Butts County, GA is $121,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Butts County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Butts County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Butts County, GA employs 8.66k people. The largest industries in Butts County, GA are Manufacturing (1,132 people), Retail Trade (1,101 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (968 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,397), Utilities ($68,657), and Information ($66,188).

Median household income in Butts County, GA is $39,655. Males in Butts 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 Butts County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,655

2017 value

± $2,735

-2.69%

1 Year Growth

± 10.7%

Households in Butts County, GA have a median annual income of $39,655, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,753 in 2016, which represents a -2.69% 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 Butts 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 1501

  2. Census Tract 1503

  3. Census Tract 1502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butts County, GA was Census Tract 1501 with a value of $54,035, followed by Census Tract 1503 and Census Tract 1502, with respective values of $42,533 and $35,007.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butts County, GA (4.89k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,866 ± 435

  2. Black

    1,924 ± 378

  3. Other

    102 ± 155

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

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

8.66k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.506%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butts County, GA declined at a rate of -0.506%, from 8.7k employees to 8.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butts County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,136 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,054 people), and Production Occupations (992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butts County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Butts County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,136 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,054 people), and Production Occupations (992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butts County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.3 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.28 times), and Production Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Butts County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($120,972), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,850), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($58,225).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.66k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.506%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butts County, GA declined at a rate of -0.506%, from 8.7k employees to 8.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butts County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,132 people), Retail Trade (1,101 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (968 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butts County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Butts 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 Butts County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,132 people), Retail Trade (1,101 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (968 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butts County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.86 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.42 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butts County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,397), Utilities ($68,657), and Information ($66,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

87% of the population of Butts County, GA has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Butts County, GA see 3932 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (3895 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1985 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

3,932 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Butts County, GA see an average of 3,932 patients per year. This represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (3,895 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

13%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.75%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butts County, GA declined by 17.5% from 15.8% to 13%.

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

Butts County, GA is home to a population of 23.6k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.95% of Butts County, GA residents were born outside of the country (694 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Butts County, GA is composed of 15.7k White Alone residents (66.6%), 6.64k Black or African American Alone residents (28.2%), 725 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 218 Two or More Races residents (0.925%), 140 Asian Alone residents (0.594%), 127 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.539%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0722%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Butts County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Butts County, GA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Butts County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Butts County, GA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

694 people

2.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

701 people

As of 2017, 2.95% of Butts County, GA residents (694 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 Butts County, GA was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Butts County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Butts County, GA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.7k ± 151

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.64k ± 163

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    725 ± 160

In 2017, there were 2.36 times more White Alone residents (15.7k people) in Butts County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Black or African American Alone and 725 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Butts County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Butts County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Butts County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    633 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    431 ± 229

  3. Korea

    56 ± 53

Butts County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butts County, GA was $121,500 in 2017, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $121,500, a 3.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Butts County, GA is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Butts County, GA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Butts County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,655

Median Household Income

± $2,735

8.05k

Number of Households

± 682

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.05k households in Butts County, GA declined from $39,655 from the previous year's value of $40,753.

The following chart displays the households in Butts 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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Housing

Property Value

$121,500

2017 Median

± $9,076

$117,000

2016 Median

± $8,792

In 2017, the median property value in Butts County, GA grew to to $121,500 from the previous year's value of $117,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Butts 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 Butts County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Butts County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Butts County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Butts County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butts County, GA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.73% of the workforce in Butts County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.01%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Butts County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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