DeKalb County, GA

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2019 Population
759,297
0.362% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.3
1.11% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.1%
8.84% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$63,652
1.26% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$252,200
7.27% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
393,493
0.593% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, DeKalb County, GA had a population of 759k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $63,652. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of DeKalb County, GA grew from 756,558 to 759,297, a 0.362% increase and its median household income declined from $64,461 to $63,652, a −1.26% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.63%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%). 0% of the households in DeKalb County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

91.1% of the residents in DeKalb County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DeKalb County, GA are Emory University (4,966 degrees awarded in 2020), Georgia Piedmont Technical College (1,825 degrees), and Strayer University-Georgia (1,119 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in DeKalb County, GA was $252,200, and the homeownership rate was 56.9%. Most people in DeKalb County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, GA was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

DeKalb County, GA is home to a population of 759k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 15.8% of DeKalb County, GA residents were born outside of the country (120k people).

In 2019, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (407k people) in DeKalb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222k White (Non-Hispanic) and 47k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    407k ± 2.77k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    222k ± 623
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    47k ± 1.49k
8.53%
Hispanic Population
64.8k people

In 2019, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (407k people) in DeKalb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222k White (Non-Hispanic) and 47k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.53% of the people in DeKalb County, GA are hispanic (64.8k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
120k people
16.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
122k people

As of 2019, 15.8% of DeKalb County, GA residents (120k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeKalb County, GA was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in DeKalb County, GA was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in DeKalb County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all DeKalb County, GA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    232,541 ± 11,709 people
  2. India
    103,213 ± 7,849 people
  3. Vietnam
    52,964 ± 5,636 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 232,541 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,213 and Vietnam with 52,964.

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Citizenship

91.1%
2019 Citizenship
90.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91.1% of DeKalb County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, GA was 90.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,734 ± 1,866
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,878 ± 2,108
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,730 ± 1,225

DeKalb County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 DeKalb County, GA is $63,652. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeKalb County, GA was Census Tract 224.03 with a value of $174,531, followed by Census Tract 212.14 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $172,279 and $170,096.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,267. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of DeKalb County, GA employs 393k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,489 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (42,771 people), and Retail Trade (38,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,127), Utilities ($81,605), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,991).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,652
2019 value
± $3,193
−1.26%
1 Year Growth
± 7.9%

Households in DeKalb County, GA have a median annual income of $63,652, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,461 in 2018, which represents a −1.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$68,269
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,222
$50,267
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $853

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

This chart shows the sex-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
    $65,727 ± $3,727
  2. White
    $59,722 ± $1,015
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,230 ± $4,455

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 DeKalb County, GA is from Georgia.
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% 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 224.03
  2. Census Tract 212.14
  3. Census Tract 201

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, GA was Census Tract 224.03 with a value of $174,531, followed by Census Tract 212.14 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $172,279 and $170,096.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, GA (111k out of 735k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    69,247 ± 2,284
  2. White
    22,436 ± 1,157
  3. Hispanic
    15,735 ± 979

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeKalb County, GA is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

393k
2019 Value
± 12,816
−0.593%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in DeKalb County, GA declined at a rate of −0.593%, from 396k employees to 393k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,936 people), Management Occupations (41,284 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,531 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,936 people), Management Occupations (41,284 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.7 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,755), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,612), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($83,714).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

393k
2019 Value
± 12,816
−0.593%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in DeKalb County, GA declined at a rate of −0.593%, from 396k employees to 393k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,489 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (42,771 people), and Retail Trade (38,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, GA, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,489 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (42,771 people), and Retail Trade (38,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, GA has an unusually high number of Information (2.27 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.42 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DeKalb County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,127), Utilities ($81,605), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,991).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 83.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (15.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%). The most partisan county was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for DeKalb County, GA
83.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% 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 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.

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 2020, universities in DeKalb County, GA awarded 9,728 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County, GA is skewed towards women, with 10,191 male students and 19,989 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DeKalb County, GA are Black or African American (3,490 and 39.7%), followed by White (3,103 and 35.3%), Asian (952 and 10.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (667 and 7.58%).

The largest universities in DeKalb County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Emory University (4,966 and 51%), Georgia Piedmont Technical College (1,825 and 18.8%), and Strayer University-Georgia (1,119 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in DeKalb County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (1,137 and 11.7%), General Business (567 and 5.83%), and Registered Nursing (365 and 3.75%).

The median tuition cost in DeKalb County, GA for private four year colleges is $42,400.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 431 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 364 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 349 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in DeKalb County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 431 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,966 degrees awarded
  2. 1,825 degrees awarded
  3. 1,119 degrees awarded
$42,400
Median Private

In 2020, the DeKalb County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emory University with 4,966 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

3,652
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,076
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 3,652 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DeKalb County, GA, which is 0.601 times less than the 6,076 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 institutions in DeKalb County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,490 degrees awarded
  2. White
    3,103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    952 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in DeKalb County, GA was Black or African American students. These 3,490 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,103 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, GA was $252,200 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 $235,100 to $252,200, a 7.27% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, GA is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in DeKalb County, GA have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeKalb County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$252,200
2019 Median
± $9,213
$235,100
2018 Median
± $8,396

In 2019, the median property value in DeKalb County, GA grew to to $252,200 from the previous year's value of $235,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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.
$63,652
Median Household Income
± $3,193
290k
Number of Households
± 9,974

In 2019, the median household income of the 290k households in DeKalb County, GA declined from $63,652 from the previous year's value of $64,461.

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

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Rent vs Own

56.9%
2019 Homeownership
55.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 56.9% of the housing units in DeKalb County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

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

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, GA have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in DeKalb County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (70.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.94%)

In 2019, 70.5% of workers in DeKalb County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (8.94%).

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

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Health

85.7% of the population of DeKalb County, GA has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 9.4% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.19% 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 DeKalb County, GA see 914 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (932 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1699 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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

914 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, GA

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see an average of 914 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (932 patients).

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

14.3%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
9.4%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, GA declined by 1.45% from 14.5% to 14.3%.

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