Carroll County, GA

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Population

114,898

1% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$46,844

2.99% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

49,458

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$119,600

5.19% growth

About

In 2017, Carroll County, GA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $46,844. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carroll County, GA grew from 113,756 to 114,898, a 1% increase and its median household income grew from $45,486 to $46,844, a 2.99% increase.

The population of Carroll County, GA is 71.1% White Alone, 18.7% Black or African American Alone, and 6.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Carroll County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carroll County, GA are University of West Georgia (2,501 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Carroll County, GA is $119,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.1%. Most people in Carroll County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carroll County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Carroll County, GA employs 49.5k people. The largest industries in Carroll County, GA are Manufacturing (8,592 people), Retail Trade (5,281 people), and Educational Services (5,232 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,917), Utilities ($55,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,935).

Median household income in Carroll County, GA is $46,844. Males in Carroll 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 Carroll County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,844

2017 value

± $1,697

2.99%

1 Year Growth

± 5.09%

Households in Carroll County, GA have a median annual income of $46,844, 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 $45,486 in 2016, which represents a 2.99% 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 Carroll 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 9107.02

  2. Census Tract 9101.04

  3. Census Tract 9101.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carroll County, GA was Census Tract 9107.02 with a value of $62,079, followed by Census Tract 9101.04 and Census Tract 9101.03, with respective values of $59,662 and $58,617.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carroll County, GA (20.7k out of 111k 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 18 - 24, 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. White

    13,213 ± 1,033

  2. Black

    5,726 ± 693

  3. Hispanic

    2,274 ± 428

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

49.5k

2017 Value

± 1,882

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 5.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, GA grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 48.4k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carroll County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,457 people), Production Occupations (5,367 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,733 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carroll County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carroll County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,457 people), Production Occupations (5,367 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,733 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.87 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carroll County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,147), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,114), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.5k

2017 Value

± 1,882

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 5.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, GA grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 48.4k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carroll County, GA, are Manufacturing (8,592 people), Retail Trade (5,281 people), and Educational Services (5,232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carroll County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Carroll 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 Carroll County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,592 people), Retail Trade (5,281 people), and Educational Services (5,232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.72 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carroll County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,917), Utilities ($55,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,935).

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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

86.2% of the population of Carroll County, GA has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, GA see 2246 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.37% increase from the previous year (2194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3419 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1057 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

2,246 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, GA see an average of 2,246 patients per year. This represents a 2.37% increase from the previous year (2,194 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.8%

Uninsured

46.2%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carroll County, GA declined by 10.9% from 15.5% to 13.8%.

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

Carroll County, GA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.87% of Carroll County, GA residents were born outside of the country (4.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carroll County, GA is composed of 81.7k White Alone residents (71.1%), 21.4k Black or African American Alone residents (18.7%), 7.68k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.68%), 2.04k Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 901 Asian Alone residents (0.784%), 727 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.633%), 303 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.264%), and 108 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.094%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carroll County, GA was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Carroll County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carroll County, GA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.45k people

3.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.22k people

As of 2017, 3.87% of Carroll County, GA residents (4.45k 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 Carroll County, GA was 3.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Carroll County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carroll County, GA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.7k ± 254

  2. Black or African American Alone

    21.4k ± 578

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.68k ± 1.19k

In 2017, there were 3.81 times more White Alone residents (81.7k people) in Carroll County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American Alone and 7.68k 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Carroll 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

    2,295 ± 327

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,008 ± 282

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    868 ± 221

Carroll County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carroll County, GA awarded 2,501 degrees. The student population of Carroll County, GA is skewed towards women, with 4,575 male students and 8,733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carroll County, GA are White (1,464 and 59.8%), followed by Black or African American (759 and 31%), Hispanic or Latino (100 and 4.08%), and Two or More Races (63 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Carroll County, GA by number of degrees awarded are University of West Georgia (2,501 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carroll County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (265 and 10.6%), Registered Nursing (192 and 7.68%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (174 and 6.96%).

The median tuition costs in Carroll County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,181 and $14,755 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 169 degrees awarded

  2. 156 degrees awarded

  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carroll County, GA was Registered Nursing with 169 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Carroll County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,501 degrees awarded

$4,181

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Carroll County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of West Georgia with 2,501 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

831

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,670

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 831 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carroll County, GA, which is 0.498 times less than the 1,670 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,464 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    759 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    100 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carroll County, GA were to White students. These 1,464 degrees mean that there were 1.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 759 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carroll County, GA was $119,600 in 2017, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,700 to $119,600, a 5.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Carroll County, GA is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carroll County, GA have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carroll 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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$46,844

Median Household Income

± $1,697

41.1k

Number of Households

± 1,587

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.1k households in Carroll County, GA grew to $46,844 from the previous year's value of $45,486.

The following chart displays the households in Carroll 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$119,600

2017 Median

± $3,220

$113,700

2016 Median

± $3,694

In 2017, the median property value in Carroll County, GA grew to to $119,600 from the previous year's value of $113,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carroll 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 Carroll County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.1% of the housing units in Carroll County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carroll 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 Carroll County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carroll County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carroll County, GA have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Carroll County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carroll County, GA was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.4%).

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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