Dawson County, GA

County

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2019 Population
24,536
2.83% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
43.6
0.461% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.58%
0.956% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$66,281
0.723% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$230,300
6.87% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
12,035
7.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Dawson County, GA had a population of 24.5k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $66,281. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Dawson County, GA grew from 23,861 to 24,536, a 2.83% increase and its median household income grew from $65,805 to $66,281, a 0.723% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.587%). 0% of the households in Dawson County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Dawson County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Dawson County, GA was $230,300, and the homeownership rate was 81.5%. Most people in Dawson County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dawson County, GA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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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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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Dawson County, GA is home to a population of 24.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 9.63% of Dawson County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.36k people).

In 2019, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Dawson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k White (Hispanic) and 347 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.6k ± 15
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 144
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    347 ± 142
4.7%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2019, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Dawson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.03k White (Hispanic) and 347 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.7% of the people in Dawson County, GA are hispanic (1.15k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.36k people
2.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
702 people

As of 2019, 9.63% of Dawson County, GA residents (2.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dawson County, GA was 2.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Dawson County, GA was 43.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Dawson County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Dawson County, GA residents was 43.

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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

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Dawson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Dawson County, GA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    447 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    163 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    156 ± 84

Dawson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Dawson County, GA is $66,281. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dawson County, GA was Census Tract 9702.01 with a value of $81,979, followed by Census Tract 9702.02 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $68,011 and $61,507.

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 Dawson County, GA employs 12k people. The largest industries in Dawson County, GA are Manufacturing (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,502 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,265 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($76,083), Finance & Insurance ($64,920), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,697).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,281
2019 value
± $5,007
0.723%
1 Year Growth
± 11%

Households in Dawson County, GA have a median annual income of $66,281, 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 $65,805 in 2018, which represents a 0.723% 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 Dawson 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 9702.01
  2. Census Tract 9702.02
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dawson County, GA was Census Tract 9702.01 with a value of $81,979, followed by Census Tract 9702.02 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $68,011 and $61,507.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dawson County, GA (2.08k out of 24.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    1,862 ± 378
  2. Hispanic
    97 ± 143
  3. Black
    84 ± 127

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

12k
2019 Value
± 902
7.17%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Dawson County, GA grew at a rate of 7.17%, from 11.2k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dawson County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,723 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,233 people), and Management Occupations (1,120 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dawson County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dawson County, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,723 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,233 people), and Management Occupations (1,120 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dawson County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.52 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dawson County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($98,100), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,542), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,524).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k
2019 Value
± 902
7.17%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Dawson County, GA grew at a rate of 7.17%, from 11.2k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dawson County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,502 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,265 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dawson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dawson 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 Dawson County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,558 people), Retail Trade (1,502 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dawson County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.57 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.82 times), and Manufacturing (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dawson County, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($76,083), Finance & Insurance ($64,920), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,697).

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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 Dawson County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 84.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.3%), followed by Other (3.54%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Dawson County, GA
84.1% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dawson County, GA was $230,300 in 2019, which is 0.958 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $215,500 to $230,300, a 6.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Dawson County, GA is 81.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Dawson County, GA have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dawson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$230,300
2019 Median
± $13,429
$215,500
2018 Median
± $14,396

In 2019, the median property value in Dawson County, GA grew to to $230,300 from the previous year's value of $215,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dawson 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 Dawson County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$66,281
Median Household Income
± $5,007
9.04k
Number of Households
± 730

In 2019, the median household income of the 9.04k households in Dawson County, GA grew to $66,281 from the previous year's value of $65,805.

The following chart displays the households in Dawson 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.5%
2019 Homeownership
81.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.5% of the housing units in Dawson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dawson County, GA have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.08% of the workforce in Dawson County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.35%)

In 2019, 79.7% of workers in Dawson County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.5%) and those who worked at home (9.35%).

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 Dawson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dawson County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Dawson County, GA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.683% 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 Dawson County, GA see 1394 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.79% decrease from the previous year (1434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 932 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

1,394 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawson County, GA

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, GA see an average of 1,394 patients per year. This represents a 2.79% decrease from the previous year (1,434 patients).

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

12.1%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.683%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dawson County, GA grew by 8.4% from 11.2% to 12.1%.

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