Jones County, GA

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Population

28,540

0.561% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$55,110

2.02% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

12,241

1.19% decline

Median Property Value

$124,800

3.78% decline

About

In 2017, Jones County, GA had a population of 28.5k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $55,110. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jones County, GA declined from 28,701 to 28,540, a -0.561% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,020 to $55,110, a 2.02% increase.

The population of Jones County, GA is 71.9% White Alone, 24.7% Black or African American Alone, and 1.46% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jones County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jones County, GA is $124,800, and the homeownership rate is 80.6%. Most people in Jones County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jones County, GA employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Jones County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,007 people), Educational Services (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,217 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,955), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,553), and Utilities ($52,292).

Median household income in Jones County, GA is $55,110. Males in Jones 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 Jones County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,110

2017 value

± $5,523

2.02%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Jones County, GA have a median annual income of $55,110, 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 $54,020 in 2016, which represents a 2.02% 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 Georgia 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 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jones 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 301.01

  2. Census Tract 301.03

  3. Census Tract 303.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, GA was Census Tract 301.01 with a value of $82,917, followed by Census Tract 301.03 and Census Tract 303.01, with respective values of $73,654 and $62,989.

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 Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, GA (4k out of 28.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 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

    2,828 ± 388

  2. Black

    1,121 ± 284

  3. Two Or More

    37 ± 114

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

12.2k

2017 Value

± 796

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, GA declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 12.4k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,001 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,371 people), and Management Occupations (1,183 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 (2,001 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,371 people), and Management Occupations (1,183 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jones County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,083), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,906), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.2k

2017 Value

± 796

-1.19%

1 Year decline

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, GA declined at a rate of -1.19%, from 12.4k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,007 people), Educational Services (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,217 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 (2,007 people), Educational Services (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.06 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.52 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jones County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,955), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,553), and Utilities ($52,292).

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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

$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

88.3% of the population of Jones County, GA has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 9.45% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Jones County, GA 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 4749 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.02% decrease from the previous year (4798 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3578 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

4,749 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jones County, GA see an average of 4,749 patients per year. This represents a 1.02% decrease from the previous year (4,798 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 neighboring states.

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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

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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

11.7%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

9.45%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, GA declined by 13.6% from 13.6% to 11.7%.

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. 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

Jones County, GA is home to a population of 28.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.939% of Jones County, GA residents were born outside of the country (268 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jones County, GA is composed of 20.5k White Alone residents (71.9%), 7.04k Black or African American Alone residents (24.7%), 418 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.46%), 323 Two or More Races residents (1.13%), 198 Asian Alone residents (0.694%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.168%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jones County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jones County, GA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Jones County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jones County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.939%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

268 people

1.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

297 people

As of 2017, 0.939% of Jones County, GA residents (268 people) 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 Jones County, GA was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Jones County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, GA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.5k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.04k ± 118

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    418 ± 117

In 2017, there were 2.92 times more White Alone residents (20.5k people) in Jones County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.04k Black or African American Alone and 418 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jones County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jones County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jones County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    737 ± 196

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    324 ± 133

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    291 ± 147

Jones County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jones County, GA was $124,800 in 2017, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,700 to $124,800, a 3.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jones County, GA is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jones County, GA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jones 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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$55,110

Median Household Income

± $5,523

10.5k

Number of Households

± 697

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Jones County, GA grew to $55,110 from the previous year's value of $54,020.

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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Housing

Property Value

$124,800

2017 Median

± $9,106

$129,700

2016 Median

± $7,008

In 2017, the median property value in Jones County, GA declined from to $124,800 from the previous year's value of $129,700.

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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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

80.6%

2017 Homeownership

81.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.6% of the housing units in Jones County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jones 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 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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, GA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Jones 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%

  2. Carpooled

    9.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jones County, GA was Drove Alone (85%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.82%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

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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