Cherokee County, GA

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2019 Population
247,515
2.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.7
1.04% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
7.48%
7.65% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$82,740
3.85% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$253,500
8.19% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
127,265
3.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Cherokee County, GA had a population of 248k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $82,740. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Cherokee County, GA grew from 241,910 to 247,515, a 2.32% increase and its median household income grew from $79,670 to $82,740, a 3.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%). 0% of the households in Cherokee County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

95% of the residents in Cherokee County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, GA are Reinhardt University (335 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Cherokee County, GA was $253,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%. Most people in Cherokee County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cherokee County, GA is home to a population of 248k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.83% of Cherokee County, GA residents were born outside of the country (21.8k people).

In 2019, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (195k people) in Cherokee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.8k White (Hispanic) and 16.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    195k ± 534
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18.8k ± 1.35k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 530
10.5%
Hispanic Population
26k people

In 2019, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (195k people) in Cherokee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.8k White (Hispanic) and 16.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Cherokee County, GA are hispanic (26k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.8k people
8.79%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
21.3k people

As of 2019, 8.83% of Cherokee County, GA residents (21.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, GA was 8.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Cherokee County, GA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Cherokee County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Cherokee County, GA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

95%
2019 Citizenship
94.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95% of Cherokee County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, GA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,609 ± 505
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,628 ± 478
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,561 ± 497

Cherokee County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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 Cherokee County, GA is $82,740. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Cherokee County, GA was Census Tract 905.02 with a value of $126,988, followed by Census Tract 910.06 and Census Tract 909.01, with respective values of $111,574 and $105,368.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cherokee County, GA employs 127k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, GA are Retail Trade (14,989 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,600 people), and Manufacturing (12,425 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,938), Utilities ($78,036), and Information ($70,709).

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,740
2019 value
± $1,762
3.85%
1 Year Growth
± 3.09%

Households in Cherokee County, GA have a median annual income of $82,740, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,670 in 2018, which represents a 3.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 905.02
  2. Census Tract 910.06
  3. Census Tract 909.01

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, GA was Census Tract 905.02 with a value of $126,988, followed by Census Tract 910.06 and Census Tract 909.01, with respective values of $111,574 and $105,368.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee 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

7.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, GA (18.4k out of 246k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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
    14,268 ± 1,122
  2. Hispanic
    5,379 ± 655
  3. Black
    1,886 ± 477

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

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

127k
2019 Value
± 3,247
3.84%
1 Year growth
± 3.42%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cherokee County, GA grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 123k employees to 127k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, GA, are Management Occupations (18,181 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,927 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,998 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (18,181 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,927 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,998 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.41 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, GA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($82,513), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,363), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,086).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

127k
2019 Value
± 3,247
3.84%
1 Year growth
± 3.42%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cherokee County, GA grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 123k employees to 127k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, GA, are Retail Trade (14,989 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,600 people), and Manufacturing (12,425 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (14,989 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (12,600 people), and Manufacturing (12,425 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.86 times higher than expected), Construction (1.42 times), and Information (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cherokee County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,938), Utilities ($78,036), and Information ($70,709).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T by 2045.

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 72% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.5%), followed by Other (5.5%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Cherokee County, GA
72% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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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 Johnny Isakson's resignation.

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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Education

In 2019, universities in Cherokee County, GA awarded 335 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, GA is skewed towards men, with 774 male students and 747 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, GA are White (243 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 13.4%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 5.49%), and Unknown (16 and 4.88%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Reinhardt University (335 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (82 and 24.5%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (50 and 14.9%), and Sport & Fitness Management (30 and 8.96%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, GA for private four year colleges is $23,300.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cherokee County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
335 degrees awarded
$23,300
Median Private

In 2019, the Cherokee County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Reinhardt University with 335 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

167
Degrees Awarded to Men
168
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, GA, which is 0.994 times less than the 168 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cherokee County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    243 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Cherokee County, GA was White students. These 243 degrees mean that there were 5.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, GA was $253,500 in 2019, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $234,300 to $253,500, a 8.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, GA is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Cherokee County, GA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$253,500
2019 Median
± $4,283
$234,300
2018 Median
± $4,368

In 2019, the median property value in Cherokee County, GA grew to to $253,500 from the previous year's value of $234,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,740
Median Household Income
± $1,762
88.1k
Number of Households
± 2,523

In 2019, the median household income of the 88.1k households in Cherokee County, GA grew to $82,740 from the previous year's value of $79,670.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cherokee County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
2019 Homeownership
76.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.8% of the housing units in Cherokee County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cherokee County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, GA have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.06% of the workforce in Cherokee County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.51%)
  3. Carpooled (8.54%)

In 2019, 79.5% of workers in Cherokee County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.51%) and those who carpooled to work (8.54%).

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

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Health

89.2% of the population of Cherokee County, GA has health coverage, with 57.4% on employee plans, 6.89% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.66% 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 Cherokee County, GA see 2444 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.23% decrease from the previous year (2579 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2022 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1083 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

2,444 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, GA

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, GA see an average of 2,444 patients per year. This represents a 5.23% decrease from the previous year (2,579 patients).

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

10.8%
Uninsured
57.4%
Employer Coverage
6.89%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, GA declined by 1.32% from 10.9% to 10.8%.

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