Fayette County, GA

County

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Population
111,369
0.964% 1-year growth
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Median Age
43.5

Poverty Rate
5.6%

Median Household Income
$87,272
2.84% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$269,900
5.72% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
52,689
1.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Fayette County, GA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $87,272. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fayette County, GA grew from 110,306 to 111,369, a 0.964% increase and its median household income grew from $84,861 to $87,272, a 2.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.75%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.48%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%). 0% of the households in Fayette County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.5% of the residents in Fayette County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Fayette County, GA was $269,900, and the homeownership rate was 81.4%. Most people in Fayette County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette County, GA was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Fayette County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.2%), followed by Other (4.24%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff 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 Fayette County, GA
57.5% 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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Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff 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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Diversity

Fayette County, GA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.1% of Fayette County, GA residents were born outside of the country (11.3k people).

In 2018, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.2k people) in Fayette County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.2k ± 190
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.2k ± 610
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.29k ± 555
7.17%
Hispanic Population
7.98k people

In 2018, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.2k people) in Fayette County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.17% of the people in Fayette County, GA are hispanic (7.98k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11.3k people
10%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people

As of 2018, 10.1% of Fayette County, GA residents (11.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayette County, GA was 10%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fayette County, GA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Fayette County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Fayette County, GA residents was 44.

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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

95.5%
2018 Citizenship
95.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.5% of Fayette County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fayette County, GA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,347 ± 347
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,224 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,105 ± 393

Fayette County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Fayette County, GA is $87,272. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, GA was Census Tract 1403.07 with a value of $173,322, followed by Census Tract 1402.07 and Census Tract 1404.05, with respective values of $108,125 and $107,150.

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 Fayette County, GA employs 52.7k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, GA are Transportation & Warehousing (6,640 people), Educational Services (5,243 people), and Retail Trade (5,053 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,286), and Information ($83,472).

Wages

Median Household Income

$87,272
2018 value
± $3,332
2.84%
1 Year Growth
± 5.54%

Households in Fayette County, GA have a median annual income of $87,272, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $84,861 in 2017, which represents a 2.84% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayette 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 1403.07
  2. Census Tract 1402.07
  3. Census Tract 1404.05

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayette County, GA was Census Tract 1403.07 with a value of $173,322, followed by Census Tract 1402.07 and Census Tract 1404.05, with respective values of $108,125 and $107,150.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fayette 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

5.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, GA (6.19k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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. White
    3,521 ± 473
  2. Black
    1,474 ± 333
  3. Hispanic
    691 ± 270

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

52.7k
2018 Value
± 1,697
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayette County, GA grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 51.8k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, GA, are Management Occupations (6,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,491 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fayette County, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,491 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,925 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fayette County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times), and Management Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fayette County, GA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($94,067), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,049), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,495).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.7k
2018 Value
± 1,697
1.81%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayette County, GA grew at a rate of 1.81%, from 51.8k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, GA, are Transportation & Warehousing (6,640 people), Educational Services (5,243 people), and Retail Trade (5,053 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayette County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Fayette 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 Fayette County, GA, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (6,640 people), Educational Services (5,243 people), and Retail Trade (5,053 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fayette County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.86 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.72 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fayette County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,286), and Information ($83,472).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, GA was $269,900 in 2018, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $255,300 to $269,900, a 5.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayette County, GA is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fayette County, GA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayette County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$269,900
2018 Median
± $4,328
$255,300
2017 Median
± $6,440

In 2018, the median property value in Fayette County, GA grew to to $269,900 from the previous year's value of $255,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fayette 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 Fayette County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$87,272
Median Household Income
± $3,332
39.8k
Number of Households
± 1,325

In 2018, the median household income of the 39.8k households in Fayette County, GA grew to $87,272 from the previous year's value of $84,861.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%
2018 Homeownership
81%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 81.4% of the housing units in Fayette County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayette County, GA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Fayette County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.72%)
  3. Carpooled (7.58%)

In 2018, 80.5% of workers in Fayette County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.72%) and those who carpooled to work (7.58%).

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Fayette County, GA has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 5.98% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.74% 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 Fayette County, GA see 908 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (908 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1040 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 495 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

908 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fayette County, GA

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, GA see an average of 908 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (908 patients).

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

7.27%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
5.98%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
2.74%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayette County, GA declined by 0.303% from 7.29% to 7.27%.

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