Heard County, GA

County

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Population
11,677
0.603% 1-year growth
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.5

Poverty Rate
15.6%

Median Household Income
$48,094
7.12% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$96,900
3.58% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
4,905
2.25% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Heard County, GA had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $48,094. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Heard County, GA grew from 11,607 to 11,677, a 0.603% increase and its median household income grew from $44,897 to $48,094, a 7.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), White (Hispanic) (2.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.497%). NaNk% of the people in Heard County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Heard County, GA is $96,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Heard County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Heard County, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in 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.

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for 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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Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Heard County, GA is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.92% of Heard County, GA residents were born outside of the country (224 people).

In 2018, there were 9.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.91k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 290 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)
    9.91k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 168
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    290 ± 137
2.67%
Hispanic Population
312 people

In 2018, there were 9.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.91k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 290 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in Heard County, GA are hispanic (312 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

1.92%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
224 people
0.974%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
113 people

As of 2018, 1.92% of Heard County, GA residents (224 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Heard County, GA was 0.974%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Heard County, GA was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Heard County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2017, 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
    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

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Heard County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Heard County, GA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    324 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    123 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 55

Heard County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Heard County, GA is $48,094. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $54,278, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $49,375 and $36,008.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Heard County, GA employs 4.91k people. The largest industries in Heard County, GA are Manufacturing (1,048 people), Construction (570 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (539 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,542), Transportation & Warehousing ($47,829), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,094
2018 value
± $3,718
7.12%
1 Year Growth
± 10.2%

Households in Heard County, GA have a median annual income of $48,094, 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 $44,897 in 2017, which represents a 7.12% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Heard County, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,190
$46,261
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $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 in Georgia
  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 in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Heard County, GA is from Georgia.
0.478
2017 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Georgia

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 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 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $54,278, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $49,375 and $36,008.

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 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heard County, GA (1.79k out of 11.4k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 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
    1,404 ± 203
  2. Black
    235 ± 104
  3. Two Or More
    147 ± 104

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

4.91k
2018 Value
± 421
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 4.8k employees to 4.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heard County, GA, are Production Occupations (711 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (445 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (442 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 (711 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (445 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (442 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 (3.74 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.95 times), and Production Occupations (2.52 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 ($115,625), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,069), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.91k
2018 Value
± 421
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 4.8k employees to 4.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heard County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,048 people), Construction (570 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (539 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 (1,048 people), Construction (570 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (539 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Heard County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.12 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.89 times), and Construction (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Heard County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,542), Transportation & Warehousing ($47,829), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,500).

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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. $48.1B
  2. $38B
  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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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$430B
2015 Value in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% 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. $39.4B
  2. $25.3B
  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Heard County, GA was $96,900 in 2018, which is 0.422 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $100,500 to $96,900, a 3.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Heard County, GA is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Heard County, GA have an average commute time of 35.1 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

$96,900
2018 Median
± $11,066
$100,500
2017 Median
± $14,080

In 2018, the median property value in Heard County, GA declined from to $96,900 from the previous year's value of $100,500.

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 N/A 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.
$48,094
Median Household Income
± $3,718
4.49k
Number of Households
± 359

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.49k households in Heard County, GA grew to $48,094 from the previous year's value of $44,897.

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 $75k - $100k 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

69.8%
2018 Homeownership
69.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.8% of the housing units in Heard County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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 (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 9.08% 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
    88.4%
  2. Carpooled
    8.65%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.05%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Heard County, GA was Drove Alone (88.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.65%) and those who Worked At Home (1.05%).

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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Health

87.4% of the population of Heard County, GA has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.08% 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 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 in Heard County, GA

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%).

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

12.6%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.08%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heard County, GA declined by 21.2% from 15.9% to 12.6%.

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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