Heard County, GA

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Population

11,607

0.311% growth

Poverty Rate

17.4%


Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$44,897

1.61% growth

Number of Employees

4,797

1.74% growth

Median Property Value

$100,500

6.69% growth

About

In 2017, Heard County, GA had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $44,897. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Heard County, GA grew from 11,571 to 11,607, a 0.311% increase and its median household income grew from $44,185 to $44,897, a 1.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.526%), and White (Hispanic) (0.336%). N/A% of the people in Heard County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Heard County, GA is $100,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Heard County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Heard County, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Heard County, GA employs 4.8k people. The largest industries in Heard County, GA are Manufacturing (946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (517 people), and Construction (468 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($56,581), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,361), and Utilities ($51,250).

Median household income in Heard County, GA is $44,897. Males in Heard 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 Heard County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,897

2017 value

± $3,468

1.61%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Heard County, GA have a median annual income of $44,897, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,185 in 2016, which represents a 1.61% 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.

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

  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 Heard 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 9702

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $49,469, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $40,000 and $36,885.

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

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heard County, GA (1.98k out of 11.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,571 ± 211

  2. Black

    268 ± 95

  3. Two Or More

    128 ± 97

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

4.8k

2017 Value

± 410

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 4.72k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heard County, GA, are Production Occupations (611 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (476 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (456 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 (611 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (476 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (456 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 (4.06 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.07 times), and Production Occupations (2.2 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 ($103,000), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($96,250), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,431).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.8k

2017 Value

± 410

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 4.72k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heard County, GA, are Manufacturing (946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (517 people), and Construction (468 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 (946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (517 people), and Construction (468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Heard County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.2 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.95 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($56,581), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,361), and Utilities ($51,250).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.1% of the population of Heard County, GA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Heard County, GA see 5770 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.552% decrease from the previous year (5802 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3829 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

5,770 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Heard County, GA see an average of 5,770 patients per year. This represents a 0.552% decrease from the previous year (5,802 patients).

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

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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 

$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

15.9%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heard County, GA grew by 11.4% from 14.3% to 15.9%.

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. 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

Heard County, GA is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.974% of Heard County, GA residents were born outside of the country (113 people).

In 2017, there were 8.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.86k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 432 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.8

In 2017, 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 than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Heard County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Heard County, GA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.974%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

113 people

0.648%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

75 people

As of 2017, 0.974% of Heard County, GA residents (113 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 Heard County, GA was 0.648%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Heard County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Heard County, GA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    9.86k ± 20

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.16k ± 141

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    432 ± 146

In 2017, there were 8.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.86k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 432 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    341 ± 84

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    107 ± 56

  3. Korea

    62 ± 42

Heard County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Heard County, GA was $100,500 in 2017, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,200 to $100,500, a 6.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Heard County, GA is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Heard County, GA have an average commute time of 37.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$100,500

2017 Median

± $14,080

$94,200

2016 Median

± $12,680

In 2017, the median property value in Heard County, GA grew to to $100,500 from the previous year's value of $94,200.

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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$44,897

Median Household Income

± $3,468

4.38k

Number of Households

± 356

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.38k households in Heard County, GA grew to $44,897 from the previous year's value of $44,185.

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

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Heard County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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

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Commute Time

37.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Heard County, GA have a longer commute time (37.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.64% of the workforce in Heard County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Heard County, GA was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (1.02%).

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 3 cars.

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