Douglas County, GA

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Population

140,152

1.35% growth

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$59,333

3.4% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

66,421

3.06% growth

Median Property Value

$140,100

9.97% growth

About

In 2017, Douglas County, GA had a population of 140k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $59,333. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Douglas County, GA grew from 138,283 to 140,152, a 1.35% increase and its median household income grew from $57,384 to $59,333, a 3.4% increase.

The population of Douglas County, GA is 44% Black or African American Alone, 43.4% White Alone, and 9.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Douglas County, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, GA are Powder Springs Beauty School (12 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Douglas County, GA is $140,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Douglas County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Douglas County, GA employs 66.4k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, GA are Retail Trade (8,234 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,258 people), and Manufacturing (6,050 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,462), and Utilities ($62,754).

Median household income in Douglas County, GA is $59,333. Males in Douglas County, 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 Douglas County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,333

2017 value

± $2,092

3.4%

1 Year Growth

± 4.78%

Households in Douglas County, GA have a median annual income of $59,333, 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 $57,384 in 2016, which represents a 3.4% 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Douglas County, 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 804.02

  2. Census Tract 806.03

  3. Census Tract 805.09

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, GA was Census Tract 804.02 with a value of $81,340, followed by Census Tract 806.03 and Census Tract 805.09, with respective values of $77,097 and $71,441.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, GA (19.7k out of 139k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    9,073 ± 824

  2. Black

    8,475 ± 844

  3. Hispanic

    2,966 ± 437

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

Employment by Occupations

66.4k

2017 Value

± 2,196

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 4.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, GA grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 64.4k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,797 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,599 people), and Management Occupations (6,622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,797 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,599 people), and Management Occupations (6,622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,295), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,443), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.4k

2017 Value

± 2,196

3.06%

1 Year growth

± 4.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Douglas County, GA grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 64.4k employees to 66.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, GA, are Retail Trade (8,234 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,258 people), and Manufacturing (6,050 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (8,234 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,258 people), and Manufacturing (6,050 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.05 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.38 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,462), and Utilities ($62,754).

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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 ($38B) and Electronics ($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

85.6% of the population of Douglas County, GA has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 7.7% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, GA see 2469 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.97% increase from the previous year (2352 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2258 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1329 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

2,469 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, GA see an average of 2,469 patients per year. This represents a 4.97% increase from the previous year (2,352 patients).

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

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

49.3%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

7.7%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.89%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, GA declined by 7.86% from 15.6% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Douglas 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. 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

Douglas County, GA is home to a population of 140k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.51% of Douglas County, GA residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, GA is composed of 61.7k Black or African American Alone residents (44%), 60.8k White Alone residents (43.4%), 12.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.21%), 2.31k Asian Alone residents (1.65%), 2.11k Two or More Races residents (1.5%), 166 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.118%), 130 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0928%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0107%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Douglas County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Douglas County, GA was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Douglas County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Douglas County, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.9k people

8.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 8.51% of Douglas County, GA residents (11.9k people) 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 Douglas County, GA was 8.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Douglas County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, GA was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    61.7k ± 392

  2. White Alone

    60.8k ± 95

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12.9k ± 1.5k

In 2017, there were 1.02 times more Black or African American Alone residents (61.7k people) in Douglas County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.8k White Alone and 12.9k 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 Douglas County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Douglas County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Douglas County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Douglas County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,309 ± 235

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,273 ± 297

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,918 ± 376

Douglas County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Douglas County, GA awarded 12 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 6 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, GA are Black or African American (8 and 66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 25%), White (1 and 8.33%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Powder Springs Beauty School (12 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, GA are General Cosmetology (11 and 91.7%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (1 and 8.33%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Douglas County, 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. 11 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Douglas County, GA was General Cosmetology with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Douglas County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Douglas County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Powder Springs Beauty School with 12 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

11

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, GA, which is 0.0909 times less than the 11 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

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Douglas County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 8 degrees mean that there were 2.67 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, GA was $140,100 in 2017, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,400 to $140,100, a 9.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, GA is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, GA have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,333

Median Household Income

± $2,092

48.4k

Number of Households

± 1,826

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.4k households in Douglas County, GA grew to $59,333 from the previous year's value of $57,384.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Housing

Property Value

$140,100

2017 Median

± $5,046

$127,400

2016 Median

± $4,197

In 2017, the median property value in Douglas County, GA grew to to $140,100 from the previous year's value of $127,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas 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 Douglas County, 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 Douglas County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Douglas County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, GA have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Douglas County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Douglas County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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