Georgia

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2020 Population
10.5M
1.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.3%
5.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,224
4.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$190,200
8.07% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4.69M
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Georgia had a population of 10.5M people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $61,224. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Georgia grew from 10.4M to 10.5M, a 1.08% increase and its median household income grew from $58,700 to $61,224, a 4.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Georgia are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.1%), White (Hispanic) (5.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.55%).

14% of the households in Georgia reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Georgia are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Georgia are University of Georgia (12,804 degrees awarded in 2020), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (8,534 degrees), and Georgia State University (8,062 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Georgia was $190,200, and the homeownership rate was 64%. Most people in Georgia drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgia was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Georgia is home to a population of 10.5M people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.2% of Georgia residents were born outside of the country (1.07M people).

In 2020, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48M people) in Georgia than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.28M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Georgia are Spanish (781,103 households), Vietnamese (52,832 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (51,251 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Georgia
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.48M ± 3.97k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.28M ± 5.3k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    542k ± 8.44k
9.63%
Hispanic Population
1.01M people

In 2020, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48M people) in Georgia than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.28M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.63% of the people in Georgia are hispanic (1.01M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Georgia as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    781,103 households (7.92%)
  2. Vietnamese
    52,832 households (0.536%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    51,251 households (0.52%)

14% of the households in Georgia reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Georgia was Spanish. 7.92% of the households in Georgia reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.07M people
10.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.05M people

As of 2020, 10.2% of Georgia residents (1.07M people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Georgia was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Georgia was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Georgia are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Georgia residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Citizenship

94.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.5% of Georgia residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Georgia was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    186,568 ± 3,288
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    148,334 ± 4,280
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    119,091 ± 2,853

Georgia has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 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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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 Georgia is $61,224. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Georgia was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,834, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $95,064 and $93,777.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Georgia employs 4.69M people. The largest industries in Georgia are Restaurants & Food Services (320,512 people), Elementary & secondary schools (295,200 people), and Construction (280,359 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($233,481), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($138,044), and Software publishing ($132,047).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,224
2020 value
± $306
4.3%
1 Year Growth
± 0.678%

Households in Georgia have a median annual income of $61,224, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,700 in 2019, which represents a 4.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$69,082
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,257
$51,276
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $897

In 2020, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 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

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $68,689 ± $4,099
  2. White
    $60,077 ± $1,041
  3. Two or More Races
    $48,607 ± $3,907

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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

0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgia was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,834, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $95,064 and $93,777.

The following map shows all of the counties in Georgia colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgia (1.46M out of 10.2M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    644,424 ± 7,696
  2. White
    631,159 ± 6,781
  3. Hispanic
    207,705 ± 4,219

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

4.69M
2020 Value
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Georgia grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 4.63M employees to 4.69M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgia, are Other managers (127,492 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (125,531 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (125,224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgia.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Georgia, by number of employees, are Other managers (127,492 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (125,531 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (125,224 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Georgia has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders (7.41 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (4.71 times), and Disc jockeys, except radio (3.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Georgia, by average salary, are Surgeons ($322,491), Physicians ($248,929), and Dentists ($192,222).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.69M
2020 Value
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Georgia grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 4.63M employees to 4.69M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgia, are Restaurants & Food Services (320,512 people), Elementary & secondary schools (295,200 people), and Construction (280,359 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgia, though some of these residents may live in Georgia 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 Georgia, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (320,512 people), Elementary & secondary schools (295,200 people), and Construction (280,359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Georgia has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (19.8 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (7.22 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (3.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Georgia, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($233,481), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($138,044), and Software publishing ($132,047).

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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 Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%). 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

Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Georgia
49.5% 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

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 Georgia awarded 153,580 degrees. The student population of Georgia is skewed towards women, with 219,545 male students and 333,492 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Georgia are White (74,869 and 51.1%), followed by Black or African American (44,536 and 30.4%), Hispanic or Latino (11,757 and 8.02%), and Asian (7,872 and 5.37%).

The largest universities in Georgia by number of degrees awarded are University of Georgia (12,804 and 8.34%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (8,534 and 5.56%), and Georgia State University (8,062 and 5.25%).

The most popular majors in Georgia are General Business Administration & Management (8,604 and 5.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (6,428 and 4.19%), and Registered Nursing (5,559 and 3.62%).

The median tuition costs in Georgia are $23,185 for private four year colleges, and $4,064 and $14,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3,860 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 3,631 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3,188 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Georgia was General Business Administration & Management with 3,860 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,804 degrees awarded
  2. 8,534 degrees awarded
  3. 8,062 degrees awarded
$4,064
Median In-State Public
$23,185
Median Private

In 2020, the Georgia institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Georgia with 12,804 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

61,759
Degrees Awarded to Men
91,821
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 61,759 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Georgia, which is 0.673 times less than the 91,821 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 institutions in Georgia by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    74,869 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    44,536 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11,757 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Georgia was White students. These 74,869 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44,536 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgia was $190,200 in 2020, which is 0.828 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $176,000 to $190,200, a 8.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgia is 64%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Georgia have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Georgia is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$190,200
2020 Median
± $860
$176,000
2019 Median
± $800

In 2020, the median property value in Georgia grew to to $190,200 from the previous year's value of $176,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Georgia 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 Georgia the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$61,224
Median Household Income
± $306
3.83M
Number of Households
± 17,299

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.83M households in Georgia grew to $61,224 from the previous year's value of $58,700.

The following chart displays the households in Georgia 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Georgia distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Georgia the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64%
2020 Homeownership
63.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 64% of the housing units in Georgia were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Georgia compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgia have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% of the workforce in Georgia have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.76%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in Georgia drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.29%) and those who worked at home (7.76%).

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

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Health

87% of the population of Georgia has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.46% 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 Georgia see 1508 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 691 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

1,508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,508 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,528 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
$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

13%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.46%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgia declined by 1.47% from 13.2% to 13%.

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