Calhoun County, GA

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Population

6,503

0.931% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$29,617

5.02% growth

Poverty Rate

32.2%


Number of Employees

1,612

3.76% decline

Median Property Value

$49,000

11.9% decline

About

In 2017, Calhoun County, GA had a population of 6.5k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $29,617. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calhoun County, GA grew from 6,443 to 6,503, a 0.931% increase and its median household income grew from $28,200 to $29,617, a 5.02% increase.

The population of Calhoun County, GA is 60.5% Black or African American Alone, 32.5% White Alone, and 4.8% Hispanic or Latino. 7.06% of the people in Calhoun County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Calhoun County, GA is $49,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Calhoun County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, GA employs 1.61k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (293 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (251 people), and Educational Services (184 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($70,750), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,231).

Median household income in Calhoun County, GA is $29,617. Males in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,617

2017 value

± $2,794

5.02%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Calhoun County, GA have a median annual income of $29,617, 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 $28,200 in 2016, which represents a 5.02% 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 Calhoun County, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Calhoun County, GA 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

  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 Calhoun County, GA 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 Calhoun 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calhoun County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $36,250, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $22,043 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, GA (1.47k out of 4.58k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    1,257 ± 173

  2. White

    126 ± 90

  3. Hispanic

    109 ± 90

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

1.61k

2017 Value

± 211

-3.76%

1 Year decline

± 19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, GA declined at a rate of -3.76%, from 1.68k employees to 1.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (150 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (140 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (150 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (140 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.9 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (3.56 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, GA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($53,750), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($43,828), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($43,598).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.61k

2017 Value

± 211

-3.76%

1 Year decline

± 19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, GA declined at a rate of -3.76%, from 1.68k employees to 1.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (293 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (251 people), and Educational Services (184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calhoun County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (293 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (251 people), and Educational Services (184 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.2 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.21 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calhoun County, GA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($70,750), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,231).

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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 with $38B and Electronics and $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

81.2% of the population of Calhoun County, GA has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 7.52% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, GA see 6479 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% increase from the previous year (3232 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6324 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

6,479 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, GA see an average of 6,479 patients per year. This represents a 100% increase from the previous year (3,232 patients).

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

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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

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

18.8%

Uninsured

31.3%

Employer Coverage

26%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

7.52%

Non-Group

2.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, GA declined by 4.61% from 19.7% to 18.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calhoun County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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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

Calhoun County, GA is home to a population of 6.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.11% of Calhoun County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Calhoun County, GA is composed of 3.93k Black or African American Alone residents (60.5%), 2.11k White Alone residents (32.5%), 312 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.8%), 88 Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 35 Asian Alone residents (0.538%), 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.338%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Calhoun County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (299 speakers), Tagalog (27 speakers), and French Creole (26 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calhoun County, GA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Calhoun County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Calhoun County, GA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.11% of Calhoun County, GA residents 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 Calhoun County, GA was 4.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Calhoun County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Calhoun County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Calhoun County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, GA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    3.93k ± 98

  2. White Alone

    2.11k ± 18

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    312 ± 104

In 2017, there were 1.86 times more Black or African American Alone residents (3.93k people) in Calhoun County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.11k White Alone and 312 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 Calhoun County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    299 speakers (4.77%)

  2. Tagalog

    27 speakers (0.431%)

  3. French Creole

    26 speakers (0.415%)

7.06% of Calhoun County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Calhoun County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.77% of the overall population of Calhoun County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.431% speak Tagalog and 0.415% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    147 ± 52

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    62 ± 36

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    30 ± 30

Calhoun County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calhoun County, GA was $49,000 in 2017, which is 0.225 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $55,600 to $49,000, a 11.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, GA is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calhoun County, GA have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calhoun 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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$29,617

Median Household Income

± $2,794

1.87k

Number of Households

± 198

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.87k households in Calhoun County, GA grew to $29,617 from the previous year's value of $28,200.

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun 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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Housing

Property Value

$49,000

2017 Median

± $7,498

$55,600

2016 Median

± $5,995

In 2017, the median property value in Calhoun County, GA declined from to $49,000 from the previous year's value of $55,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%

2017 Homeownership

65.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.4% of the housing units in Calhoun County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calhoun County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, GA have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Calhoun County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.85%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.59%

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

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