Clarke County, GA

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2020 Population
126,952
0.615% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
28.3
1.07% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
31.3%
8.14% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,363
4.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$186,800
9.43% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
61,052
0.604% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Clarke County, GA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $40,363. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Clarke County, GA grew from 126,176 to 126,952, a 0.615% increase and its median household income grew from $38,623 to $40,363, a 4.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28%), White (Hispanic) (7.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.15%).

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

93.6% of the residents in Clarke County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarke County, GA are University of Georgia (12,804 degrees awarded in 2020), Athens Technical College (2,168 degrees), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (118 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Clarke County, GA was $186,800, and the homeownership rate was 40.5%.

Most people in Clarke County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarke County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Clarke County, GA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.48% of Clarke County, GA residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

In 2020, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.7k people) in Clarke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.6%
2020 Citizenship
93%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.6% of Clarke County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Clarke County, GA was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.7k ± 258
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35.6k ± 290
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9k ± 815
10.8%
Hispanic Population
13.7k people

In 2020, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.7k people) in Clarke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Clarke County, GA are hispanic (13.7k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.48%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12k people
10%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people

As of 2020, 9.48% of Clarke County, GA residents (12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarke County, GA was 10%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,633 ± 316
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,150 ± 323
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    935 ± 345

Clarke County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Clarke County, GA employs 61.1k people. The largest industries in Clarke County, GA are Educational Services (13,850 people), Accommodation & Food Services (7,308 people), and Retail Trade (6,996 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($136,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,778), and Finance & Insurance ($45,705).

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

Occupations

61.1k
2020 Value
± 2,039
−0.604%
1 Year decline
± 4.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clarke County, GA declined at a rate of −0.604%, from 61.4k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarke County, GA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (7,912 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,746 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (5,569 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarke County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.1k
2020 Value
± 2,039
−0.604%
1 Year decline
± 4.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clarke County, GA declined at a rate of −0.604%, from 61.4k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarke County, GA, are Educational Services (13,850 people), Accommodation & Food Services (7,308 people), and Retail Trade (6,996 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarke County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Clarke County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,432
Median earning men ± $2,158
$24,100
Median earning women ± $1,242

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($46,350), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,472), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,635).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($37,353), Wholesale Trade ($35,275), and Construction ($34,688).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,789
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 782
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 644
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.25M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1M
    Manufacturing
  3. $298k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

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

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

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

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clarke County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

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.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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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In 2020, universities in Clarke County, GA awarded 15,090 degrees. The student population of Clarke County, GA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 17,715 male students and 26,028 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarke County, GA are White (10,247 and 70.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,471 and 10.1%), Asian (1,213 and 8.34%), and Hispanic or Latino (927 and 6.38%).

The largest universities in Clarke County, GA by number of degrees awarded are University of Georgia (12,804 and 84.9%), Athens Technical College (2,168 and 14.4%), and Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (118 and 0.782%).

The most popular majors in Clarke County, GA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (652 and 4.32%), General Finance (608 and 4.03%), and General Biological Sciences (546 and 3.62%).

The median tuition cost in Clarke County, GA for a public four year colleges is $9,790 for in-state students and $28,830 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Clarke County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 41.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 43,743 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 43,743 students enrolled in Clarke County, GA, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 28,642 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 546 degree-majors awarded
  2. 473 degree-majors awarded
  3. 608 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarke County, GA was General Biological Sciences with 546 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,804 degrees awarded
  2. 2,168 degrees awarded
  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Georgia with 12,804 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarke County, GA, which is 0.703 times less than the 8,861 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 10,247 degrees mean that there were 6.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,471 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,790) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,290) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($990) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Clarke County, GA was $186,800 in 2020, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $170,700 to $186,800, a 9.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarke County, GA is 40.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Clarke County, GA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clarke County, GA is $40,363. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clarke County, GA was Census Tract 1508 with a value of $80,744, followed by Census Tract 1509 and Census Tract 1305, with respective values of $74,063 and $61,490.

In 2021, 25.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clarke County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.832%.

Property

$186,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,359
$20,388
Median Property Taxes
±$1,090

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarke County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clarke County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40.5%
Homeownership
2020
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.5% of the housing units in Clarke County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1508
  2. Census Tract 1509
  3. Census Tract 1305

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarke County, GA was Census Tract 1508 with a value of $80,744, followed by Census Tract 1509 and Census Tract 1305, with respective values of $74,063 and $61,490.

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

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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.
$40,363
Median Household Income
± $2,053
50.3k
Number of Households
± 1,858

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.3k households in Clarke County, GA grew to $40,363 from the previous year's value of $38,623.

The following chart displays the households in Clarke 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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Wage Distribution

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

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.85%)

In 2020, 72.8% of workers in Clarke County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who worked at home (7.85%).

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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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarke County, GA have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Clarke County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 25.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clarke County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.832%.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarke County, GA (35.7k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarke 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 27.3% of the children was living in poverty in Clarke County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 405 in Clarke County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 35 per 100,000 population.

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87.6% of the population of Clarke County, GA has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 7.8% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.4% 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 Clarke County, GA see 1481 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1860 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 369 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,481 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clarke County, GA

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, GA see an average of 1,481 patients per year. This represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 38.4% between 18 and 34 years, 29.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
7.8%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarke County, GA declined by 7.74% from 13.5% to 12.4%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.7 in Clarke County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25% in Clarke County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.2% in Clarke County, GA.

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