Jackson County, GA

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Population

63,851

2.77% growth

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$57,999

6.92% growth

Poverty Rate

12.5%


Number of Employees

28,016

4.17% growth

Median Property Value

$163,200

4.68% growth

About

In 2017, Jackson County, GA had a population of 63.9k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $57,999. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jackson County, GA grew from 62,131 to 63,851, a 2.77% increase and its median household income grew from $54,246 to $57,999, a 6.92% increase.

The population of Jackson County, GA is 82.4% White Alone, 7.07% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.75% Black or African American Alone. 8.1% of the people in Jackson County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jackson County, GA is $163,200, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Jackson County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jackson County, GA employs 28k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, GA are Manufacturing (4,465 people), Retail Trade (3,594 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,483 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,423), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,766), and Information ($51,313).

Median household income in Jackson County, GA is $57,999. Males in Jackson 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 Jackson County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,999

2017 value

± $2,894

6.92%

1 Year Growth

± 6.61%

Households in Jackson County, GA have a median annual income of $57,999, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,246 in 2016, which represents a 6.92% 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 Jackson County, GA made 1.36 times more than female 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 Jackson County, GA 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 Jackson 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 101.02

  2. Census Tract 107.03

  3. Census Tract 101.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, GA was Census Tract 101.02 with a value of $80,814, followed by Census Tract 107.03 and Census Tract 101.01, with respective values of $73,636 and $58,654.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, GA (7.9k out of 63.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    6,182 ± 552

  2. Black

    1,341 ± 301

  3. Hispanic

    845 ± 234

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson County, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28k

2017 Value

± 1,192

4.17%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson County, GA grew at a rate of 4.17%, from 26.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,235 people), and Management Occupations (2,692 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,235 people), and Management Occupations (2,692 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.33 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,865), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,537), and Management Occupations ($70,619).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28k

2017 Value

± 1,192

4.17%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jackson County, GA grew at a rate of 4.17%, from 26.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, GA, are Manufacturing (4,465 people), Retail Trade (3,594 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,483 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,465 people), Retail Trade (3,594 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, GA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.68 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.57 times), and Construction (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,423), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,766), and Information ($51,313).

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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 with $38B and Electronics and $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

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

86.4% of the population of Jackson County, GA has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, GA see 1760 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.11% increase from the previous year (1628 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2019 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2228 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

1,760 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, GA see an average of 1,760 patients per year. This represents a 8.11% increase from the previous year (1,628 patients).

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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%).

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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

13.6%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, GA declined by 3.61% from 14.1% to 13.6%.

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

Jackson County, GA is home to a population of 63.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.23% of Jackson County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, GA is composed of 52.6k White Alone residents (82.4%), 4.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.07%), 4.31k Black or African American Alone residents (6.75%), 1.12k Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 1.1k Asian Alone residents (1.73%), 146 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.229%), 55 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0861%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jackson County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,340 speakers), Hmong (474 speakers), and Korean (184 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jackson County, GA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Jackson County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jackson County, GA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.23% of Jackson County, GA residents 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 Jackson County, GA was 4.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Jackson County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Jackson County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Jackson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.6k ± 125

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.52k ± 578

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.31k ± 210

In 2017, there were 11.6 times more White Alone residents (52.6k people) in Jackson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.52k Hispanic or Latino and 4.31k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jackson County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,340 speakers (5.83%)

  2. Hmong

    474 speakers (0.827%)

  3. Korean

    184 speakers (0.321%)

8.1% of Jackson County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Jackson County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.83% of the overall population of Jackson County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.827% speak Hmong and 0.321% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,420 ± 190

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    796 ± 231

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    727 ± 212

Jackson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, GA was $163,200 in 2017, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,900 to $163,200, a 4.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, GA is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, GA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,999

Median Household Income

± $2,894

21.8k

Number of Households

± 1,004

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.8k households in Jackson County, GA grew to $57,999 from the previous year's value of $54,246.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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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Housing

Property Value

$163,200

2017 Median

± $4,785

$155,900

2016 Median

± $4,921

In 2017, the median property value in Jackson County, GA grew to to $163,200 from the previous year's value of $155,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jackson County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

75.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in Jackson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jackson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, GA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Jackson County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jackson County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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