Jones County, GA

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2020 Population
28,622
0.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.4
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
11.6%
17% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,046
12.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$149,700
20.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,961
5.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Jones County, GA had a population of 28.6k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $63,046. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jones County, GA grew from 28,579 to 28,622, a 0.15% increase and its median household income grew from $56,020 to $63,046, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.611%).

None of the households in Jones 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.

99.5% of the residents in Jones County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Jones County, GA was $149,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%. Most people in Jones County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jones County, GA is home to a population of 28.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.1% of Jones County, GA residents were born outside of the country (316 people).

In 2020, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Jones County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 602 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.3k ± 57
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.99k ± 246
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    602 ± 260
1.77%
Hispanic Population
508 people

In 2020, there were 2.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Jones County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 602 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.77% of the people in Jones County, GA are hispanic (508 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
316 people
1.15%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
328 people

As of 2020, 1.1% of Jones County, GA residents (316 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 Jones County, GA was 1.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.3

In 2020, the median age of all people in Jones County, GA was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Jones County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Jones County, GA residents was 40.

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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

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Jones County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, GA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    601 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    401 ± 141
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    386 ± 187

Jones County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 Jones County, GA is $63,046. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jones County, GA was Census Tract 301.03 with a value of $93,362, followed by Census Tract 301.01 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $60,833 and $48,000.

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 Jones County, GA employs 13k people. The largest industries in Jones County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people), Educational Services (1,362 people), and Construction (1,213 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,455), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,152), and Information ($51,717).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,046
2020 value
± $8,632
12.5%
1 Year Growth
± 13.2%

Households in Jones County, GA have a median annual income of $63,046, 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 $56,020 in 2019, which represents a 12.5% 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.

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 Jones 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 301.03
  2. Census Tract 301.01
  3. Census Tract 302

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, GA was Census Tract 301.03 with a value of $93,362, followed by Census Tract 301.01 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $60,833 and $48,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, GA (3.3k out of 28.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females < 5.

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
    2,711 ± 438
  2. Black
    541 ± 243
  3. Two Or More
    34 ± 130

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

13k
2020 Value
± 926
5.32%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jones County, GA grew at a rate of 5.32%, from 12.3k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,293 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,299 people), and Production Occupations (1,092 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jones County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,293 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,299 people), and Production Occupations (1,092 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jones County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,000), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,967), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,893).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13k
2020 Value
± 926
5.32%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jones County, GA grew at a rate of 5.32%, from 12.3k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people), Educational Services (1,362 people), and Construction (1,213 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jones 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 Jones County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people), Educational Services (1,362 people), and Construction (1,213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, GA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.43 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.88 times), and Public Administration (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jones County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,455), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,152), and Information ($51,717).

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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 Jones County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.755%). 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 Jones County, GA
66.6% 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 Jones County, GA was $149,700 in 2020, which is 0.651 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $124,100 to $149,700, a 20.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, GA is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Jones County, GA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jones County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,700
2020 Median
± $9,066
$124,100
2019 Median
± $10,519

In 2020, the median property value in Jones County, GA grew to to $149,700 from the previous year's value of $124,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jones 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 Jones County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$63,046
Median Household Income
± $8,632
10.9k
Number of Households
± 834

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Jones County, GA grew to $63,046 from the previous year's value of $56,020.

The following chart displays the households in Jones 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 Jones County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jones County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
2020 Homeownership
80.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 80.3% of the housing units in Jones County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, GA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Jones County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.48%)

In 2020, 82.6% of workers in Jones County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.84%) and those who worked at home (6.48%).

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Jones County, GA has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 2.65% 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 Jones County, GA see 4769 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.3% increase from the previous year (4067 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9578 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3592 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

4,769 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jones County, GA

Primary care physicians in Jones County, GA see an average of 4,769 patients per year. This represents a 17.3% increase from the previous year (4,067 patients).

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

7.31%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
2.65%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, GA declined by 26% from 9.88% to 7.31%.

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