College Park, GA

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Population

14,360

0.513% decline

Median Age

31.8


Median Household Income

$29,087

3.18% growth

Poverty Rate

35.1%


Number of Employees

6,180

0.977% decline

Median Property Value

$154,700

0.514% decline

About

In 2017, College Park, GA had a population of 14.4k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $29,087. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of College Park, GA declined from 14,434 to 14,360, a -0.513% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,191 to $29,087, a 3.18% increase.

The population of College Park, GA is 78.5% Black or African American Alone, 14.1% White Alone, and 5.06% Hispanic or Latino. 10.4% of the people in College Park, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Park, GA are Omnitech Institute (63 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in College Park, GA is $154,700, and the homeownership rate is 26.6%. Most people in College Park, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in College Park, GA is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of College Park, GA employs 6.18k people. The largest industries in College Park, GA are Accommodation & Food Services (856 people), Transportation & Warehousing (730 people), and Retail Trade (726 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($45,795), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,083), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($37,708).

Median household income in College Park, GA is $29,087. Males in College Park, 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 College Park, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,087

2017 value

± $2,546

3.18%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in College Park, GA have a median annual income of $29,087, 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 $28,191 in 2016, which represents a 3.18% 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 College Park, GA 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 College Park, 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 College Park, 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 123

  2. Census Tract 105.11

  3. Census Tract 105.07

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in College Park, GA was Census Tract 123 with a value of $56,912, followed by Census Tract 105.11 and Census Tract 105.07, with respective values of $50,432 and $31,768.

The following map shows all of the places in College Park, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Park, GA (5.03k out of 14.3k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,575 ± 586

  2. White

    256 ± 143

  3. Two Or More

    126 ± 192

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in College Park, GA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

6.18k

2017 Value

± 617

-0.977%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Park, GA declined at a rate of -0.977%, from 6.24k employees to 6.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Park, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (779 people), and Management Occupations (581 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Park, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of College Park, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (779 people), and Management Occupations (581 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Park, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.49 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.46 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of College Park, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($135,132), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,400), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,800).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.18k

2017 Value

± 617

-0.977%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Park, GA declined at a rate of -0.977%, from 6.24k employees to 6.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Park, GA, are Accommodation & Food Services (856 people), Transportation & Warehousing (730 people), and Retail Trade (726 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of College Park, GA, though some of these residents may live in College Park, 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 College Park, GA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (856 people), Transportation & Warehousing (730 people), and Retail Trade (726 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Park, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.77 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.82 times), and Information (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in College Park, GA, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($45,795), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,083), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($37,708).

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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

82.8% of the population of College Park, GA has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 35.4% on Medicaid, 6.02% on Medicare, 7.97% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in College Park, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

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1519 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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

17.2%

Uninsured

31.7%

Employer Coverage

35.4%

Medicaid

6.02%

Medicare

7.97%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Park, GA declined by 16.1% from 20.5% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in College Park, 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

College Park, GA is home to a population of 14.4k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.45% of College Park, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of College Park, GA is composed of 11.3k Black or African American Alone residents (78.5%), 2.03k White Alone residents (14.1%), 727 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.06%), 235 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.279%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.251%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.202%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in College Park, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (863 speakers), African Languages (146 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (141 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in College Park, GA was 31.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in College Park, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all College Park, GA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.45% of College Park, 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 College Park, GA was 5.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of College Park, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in College Park, GA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    11.3k ± 718

  2. White Alone

    2.03k ± 430

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    727 ± 404

In 2017, there were 5.56 times more Black or African American Alone residents (11.3k people) in College Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k White Alone and 727 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 College Park, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    863 speakers (6.81%)

  2. African Languages

    146 speakers (1.15%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    141 speakers (1.11%)

10.4% of College Park, 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 College Park, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.81% of the overall population of College Park, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.15% speak African Languages and 1.11% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    138 ± 89

  2. Vietnam

    135 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    113 ± 69

College Park, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in College Park, GA awarded 63 degrees. The student population of College Park, GA is skewed towards men, with 43 male students and 38 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Park, GA are Black or African American (61 and 96.8%), followed by Two or More Races (2 and 3.17%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in College Park, GA by number of degrees awarded are Omnitech Institute (63 and 100%).

The most popular majors in College Park, GA are Computer Engineering Technology (33 and 52.4%), Digital Communication & Multimedia (18 and 28.6%), and Medical Assistant (12 and 19%).

The median tuition costs in College Park, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in College Park, GA was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in College Park, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

63 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the College Park, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Omnitech Institute with 63 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

41

Degrees Awarded to Men

22

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Park, GA, which is 1.86 times more than the 22 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    61 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in College Park, GA were to Black or African American students. These 61 degrees mean that there were 30.5 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Park, GA was $154,700 in 2017, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,500 to $154,700, a 0.514% decrease. The homeownership rate in College Park, GA is 26.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in College Park, GA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in College Park, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,087

Median Household Income

± $2,546

5.73k

Number of Households

± 558

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.73k households in College Park, GA grew to $29,087 from the previous year's value of $28,191.

The following chart displays the households in College Park, 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

$154,700

2017 Median

± $21,996

$155,500

2016 Median

± $23,796

In 2017, the median property value in College Park, GA declined from to $154,700 from the previous year's value of $155,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

26.6%

2017 Homeownership

26.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 26.6% of the housing units in College Park, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in College Park, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in College Park, GA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Park, GA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.17% of the workforce in College Park, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    56.2%

  2. Public Transit

    22.6%

  3. Carpooled

    11.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in College Park, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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