Heard County, GA

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2019 Population
11,736
0.505% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
41.9
0.964% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
14.3%
8.4% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$51,358
6.79% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$109,000
12.5% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
5,137
4.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Heard County, GA had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $51,358. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Heard County, GA grew from 11,677 to 11,736, a 0.505% increase and its median household income grew from $48,094 to $51,358, a 6.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%), White (Hispanic) (2.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.528%). 0% of the households in Heard County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.8% of the residents in Heard County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Heard County, GA was $109,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%. Most people in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Heard County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Heard County, GA is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.52% of Heard County, GA residents were born outside of the country (531 people).

In 2019, there were 9.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 359 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.95k ± 12
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 157
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    359 ± 140
2.74%
Hispanic Population
322 people

In 2019, there were 9.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 359 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.74% of the people in Heard County, GA are hispanic (322 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
531 people
1.92%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
224 people

As of 2019, 4.52% of Heard County, GA residents (531 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Heard County, GA was 1.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Heard County, GA was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Heard County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Heard County, GA residents was 42.

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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

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Heard County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Heard County, GA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    380 ± 106
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    139 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 82

Heard County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 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 Heard County, GA is $51,358. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $61,154, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $55,609 and $39,952.

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 Heard County, GA employs 5.14k people. The largest industries in Heard County, GA are Manufacturing (902 people), Construction (642 people), and Retail Trade (624 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,800), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($63,168), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,147).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,358
2019 value
± $3,536
6.79%
1 Year Growth
± 9.69%

Households in Heard County, GA have a median annual income of $51,358, 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 $48,094 in 2018, which represents a 6.79% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Heard 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 9703
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $61,154, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $55,609 and $39,952.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heard County, GA (1.65k out of 11.5k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 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. White
    1,326 ± 209
  2. Black
    191 ± 94
  3. Two Or More
    127 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Heard County, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

5.14k
2019 Value
± 441
4.73%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 4.91k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heard County, GA, are Production Occupations (690 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Heard County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Heard County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (690 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (538 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Heard County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.26 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.88 times), and Production Occupations (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($108,661), Legal Occupations ($61,731), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.14k
2019 Value
± 441
4.73%
1 Year growth
± 11.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 4.91k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heard County, GA, are Manufacturing (902 people), Construction (642 people), and Retail Trade (624 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Heard County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Heard 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 Heard County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (902 people), Construction (642 people), and Retail Trade (624 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Heard County, GA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.91 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.76 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,800), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($63,168), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,147).

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Heard County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 79.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.6%), followed by Other (2.6%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Heard County, GA
79.8% 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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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 Johnny Isakson's resignation.

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Heard County, GA was $109,000 in 2019, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $96,900 to $109,000, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Heard County, GA is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Heard County, GA have an average commute time of 34.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Heard County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,000
2019 Median
± $10,529
$96,900
2018 Median
± $11,066

In 2019, the median property value in Heard County, GA grew to to $109,000 from the previous year's value of $96,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Heard 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 Heard County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,358
Median Household Income
± $3,536
4.5k
Number of Households
± 392

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.5k households in Heard County, GA grew to $51,358 from the previous year's value of $48,094.

The following chart displays the households in Heard 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
2019 Homeownership
69.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.1% of the housing units in Heard County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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

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Commute Time

34.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Heard County, GA have a longer commute time (34.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 8.33% of the workforce in Heard County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.93%)

In 2019, 83.5% of workers in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (1.93%).

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

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Health

88.1% of the population of Heard County, GA has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 2.36% 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).

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%)

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

11.9%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
9.86%
Non-Group
2.36%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heard County, GA declined by 4.9% from 12.6% to 11.9%.

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