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Decatur County, GA&

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0.52% decline
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7.13% growth
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0.18% growth
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2.88% decline


The economy of Decatur County, GA employs 9,910 people. The economy of Decatur County, GA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 5.58; 1.93; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Decatur County, GA are Retail trade (1,433), Manufacturing (1,413), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,285), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($42,544), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,431), and Utilities ($36,250).

Median household income in Decatur County, GA is $33,514. Males in Decatur County, GA have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,044. The income inequality of Decatur County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Decatur County, GA. In Decatur County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,009. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Decatur County, GA is home to a population of 27,237 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur County, GA is composed of 13,943 White residents (51.2%), 11,405 Black residents (41.9%), 1,533 Hispanic residents (5.63%), 155 Two+ residents (0.57%), and 124 Asian residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Decatur County, GA are Spanish (674 speakers), German (67 speakers), and Japanese (43 speakers), but compared to other places, Decatur County, GA has a relative high number of Japanese (43 speakers), Other Indo-European (36 speakers), and German (67 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Decatur County, GA awarded 652 degrees. The student population of Decatur County, GA is skewed towards females, with 178 male students and 474 female students. Most students in Decatur County, GA are Black or African American (336 and 51.5%), followed by White (279 and 42.8%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 3.37%), and Unknown (9 and 1.38%). The largest universities in Decatur County, GA by number of graduates are Bainbridge State College (652 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Decatur County, GA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (46 and 7.06%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (45 and 6.9%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (35 and 5.37%). The median tuition costs in Decatur County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,181 and $8,256 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Decatur County, GA is $111,100, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $114,400 to $111,100, a 2.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Decatur County, GA is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Decatur County, GA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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