Jefferson, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
67,885
3.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.1
1.04% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
11.3%
2.42% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$65,385
4.62% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$189,700
9.02% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
31,077
5.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Jefferson, GA had a population of 67.9k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $65,385. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jefferson, GA grew from 65,755 to 67,885, a 3.24% increase and its median household income grew from $62,495 to $65,385, a 4.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.63%), White (Hispanic) (5.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.03%). 0% of the households in Jefferson, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.2% of the residents in Jefferson, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson, GA was $189,700, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%. Most people in Jefferson, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jefferson, GA is home to a population of 67.9k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.33% of Jefferson, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.62k people).

In 2019, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.2k people) in Jefferson, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.2k ± 212
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.5k ± 272
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 603
7.66%
Hispanic Population
5.2k people

In 2019, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.2k people) in Jefferson, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.66% of the people in Jefferson, GA are hispanic (5.2k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.62k people
5.45%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.58k people

As of 2019, 5.33% of Jefferson, GA residents (3.62k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson, GA was 5.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jefferson, GA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Jefferson, GA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Jefferson, GA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

97.2%
2019 Citizenship
97%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.2% of Jefferson, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson, GA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,304 ± 197
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,110 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    703 ± 217

Jefferson, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 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 Jefferson, GA is $65,385. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,108, followed by Fayette County, GA and Columbia County, GA, with respective values of $92,172 and $88,761.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jefferson, GA employs 31.1k people. The largest industries in Jefferson, GA are Manufacturing (4,737 people), Retail Trade (4,202 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,784), Utilities ($60,625), and Information ($56,477).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,385
2019 value
± $2,706
4.62%
1 Year Growth
± 4.87%

Households in Jefferson, GA have a median annual income of $65,385, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,495 in 2018, which represents a 4.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the 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
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,108, followed by Fayette County, GA and Columbia County, GA, with respective values of $92,172 and $88,761.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson, GA (7.56k out of 67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    5,667 ± 561
  2. Black
    1,213 ± 305
  3. Hispanic
    1,104 ± 294

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson, 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

31.1k
2019 Value
± 1,280
5.13%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson, GA grew at a rate of 5.13%, from 29.6k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,664 people), Management Occupations (3,256 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,179 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,664 people), Management Occupations (3,256 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Jefferson, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.43 times), and Production Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,399), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,789), and Management Occupations ($78,056).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.1k
2019 Value
± 1,280
5.13%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson, GA grew at a rate of 5.13%, from 29.6k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson, GA, are Manufacturing (4,737 people), Retail Trade (4,202 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,737 people), Retail Trade (4,202 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Jefferson, GA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.74 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.52 times), and Utilities (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,784), Utilities ($60,625), and Information ($56,477).

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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 Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%). 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Georgia
49.5% for the Democratic 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 Jefferson, GA was $189,700 in 2019, which is 0.789 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $174,000 to $189,700, a 9.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson, GA is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jefferson, GA have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$189,700
2019 Median
± $6,818
$174,000
2018 Median
± $5,528

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson, GA grew to to $189,700 from the previous year's value of $174,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$65,385
Median Household Income
± $2,706
23.2k
Number of Households
± 1,020

In 2019, the median household income of the 23.2k households in Jefferson, GA grew to $65,385 from the previous year's value of $62,495.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson, 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jefferson, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
2019 Homeownership
77.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 77.9% of the housing units in Jefferson, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson, GA have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.7% of the workforce in Jefferson, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (8.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.14%)

In 2019, 84% of workers in Jefferson, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.98%) and those who worked at home (5.14%).

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

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Health

88.2% of the population of Jefferson, GA has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.35% 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 Georgia see 1508 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 691 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,508 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,528 patients).

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

11.8%
Uninsured
49.7%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson, GA declined by 1.54% from 12% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson, 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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