Heard County, GA

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2020 Population
11,785
0.418% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.4
1.19% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.7%
37.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,583
1.51% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$114,500
5.05% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,872
5.16% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Heard County, GA had a population of 11.8k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $50,583. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Heard County, GA grew from 11,736 to 11,785, a 0.418% increase and its median household income declined from $51,358 to $50,583, a −1.51% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), White (Hispanic) (1.96%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.823%).

None of the households in Heard County, GA 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.

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

In 2020, the median property value in Heard County, GA was $114,500, and the homeownership rate was 68%. Most people in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Heard County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Heard County, GA is home to a population of 11.8k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.31% of Heard County, GA residents were born outside of the country (272 people).

In 2020, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.99k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 998 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 349 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)
    9.99k ± 12
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    998 ± 152
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    349 ± 151
2.76%
Hispanic Population
325 people

In 2020, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.99k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 998 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 349 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.76% of the people in Heard County, GA are hispanic (325 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

2.31%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
272 people
1.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
211 people

As of 2020, 2.31% of Heard County, GA residents (272 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 Heard County, GA was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.5
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.3

In 2020, the median age of all people in Heard County, GA was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Heard County, GA are getting getting older. In 2019, 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
    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

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Heard County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Heard County, GA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    173 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    140 ± 89

Heard County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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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 $50,583. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $61,367, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $58,929 and $40,969.

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 Heard County, GA employs 4.87k people. The largest industries in Heard County, GA are Manufacturing (908 people), Construction (578 people), and Retail Trade (569 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,543), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,837), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($63,837).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,583
2020 value
± $5,983
−1.51%
1 Year Growth
± 13.9%

Households in Heard County, GA have a median annual income of $50,583, 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 $51,358 in 2019, which represents a −1.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$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

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Heard County, GA is from Georgia.
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)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $61,367, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $58,929 and $40,969.

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 Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heard County, GA (2.28k out of 11.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    1,991 ± 308
  2. Black
    145 ± 90
  3. Two Or More
    143 ± 120

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

4.87k
2020 Value
± 477
−5.16%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Heard County, GA declined at a rate of −5.16%, from 5.14k employees to 4.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heard County, GA, are Production Occupations (625 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (480 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (424 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 (625 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (480 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (424 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 (4.27 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.78 times), and Production Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($95,170), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,639), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($66,136).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.87k
2020 Value
± 477
−5.16%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Heard County, GA declined at a rate of −5.16%, from 5.14k employees to 4.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heard County, GA, are Manufacturing (908 people), Construction (578 people), and Retail Trade (569 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 (908 people), Construction (578 people), and Retail Trade (569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Heard County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.86 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.79 times), and Construction (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,543), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,837), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($63,837).

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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 Heard County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 83.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.946%). 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

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Heard County, GA
83.8% for the Republican 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

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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 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Heard County, GA was $114,500 in 2020, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $109,000 to $114,500, a 5.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Heard County, GA is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Heard County, GA have an average commute time of 35.1 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

$114,500
2020 Median
± $7,395
$109,000
2019 Median
± $10,529

In 2020, the median property value in Heard County, GA grew to to $114,500 from the previous year's value of $109,000.

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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$50,583
Median Household Income
± $5,983
4.65k
Number of Households
± 414

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.65k households in Heard County, GA declined from $50,583 from the previous year's value of $51,358.

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

68%
2020 Homeownership
71.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 68% of the housing units in Heard County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Heard County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Heard County, GA have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.41%)

In 2020, 84.4% of workers in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (2.41%).

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% of the population of Heard County, GA has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 8.57% on non-group plans, and 1.97% 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

12%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
8.57%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heard County, GA grew by 0.865% from 11.9% to 12%.

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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