LaGrange, GA

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Population

30,442

0.305% decline

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$34,249

2.23% growth

Poverty Rate

29.7%


Number of Employees

12,894

1.15% growth

Median Property Value

$126,600

9.42% growth

About

In 2017, LaGrange, GA had a population of 30.4k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $34,249. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaGrange, GA declined from 30,535 to 30,442, a -0.305% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,501 to $34,249, a 2.23% increase.

The population of LaGrange, GA is 49.2% Black or African American Alone, 39.8% White Alone, and 5.69% Hispanic or Latino. 8.4% of the people in LaGrange, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in LaGrange, GA are LaGrange College (236 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in LaGrange, GA is $126,600, and the homeownership rate is 36.6%. Most people in LaGrange, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in LaGrange, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of LaGrange, GA employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in LaGrange, GA are Manufacturing (4,021 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,490 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,426 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,383), Utilities ($42,708), and Educational Services ($39,444).

Median household income in LaGrange, GA is $34,249. Males in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,249

2017 value

± $2,366

2.23%

1 Year Growth

± 9.71%

Households in LaGrange, GA have a median annual income of $34,249, 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 $33,501 in 2016, which represents a 2.23% 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 LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, 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 9602.01

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9609.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaGrange, GA was Census Tract 9602.01 with a value of $69,401, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9609.02, with respective values of $63,333 and $58,845.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaGrange, GA (8.77k out of 29.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. Black

    5,494 ± 582

  2. White

    2,434 ± 408

  3. Hispanic

    921 ± 287

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in LaGrange, GA is Black, followed by White 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

12.9k

2017 Value

± 893

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 9.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange, GA grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 12.7k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaGrange, GA, are Production Occupations (2,846 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,297 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,256 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,846 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,297 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,256 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, LaGrange, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.81 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.86 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($98,929), Legal Occupations ($84,196), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,429).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.9k

2017 Value

± 893

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 9.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange, GA grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 12.7k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaGrange, GA, are Manufacturing (4,021 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,490 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,426 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaGrange, GA, though some of these residents may live in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,021 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,490 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, LaGrange, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.08 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.45 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (0.967 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaGrange, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,383), Utilities ($42,708), and Educational Services ($39,444).

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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

83.6% of the population of LaGrange, GA has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 8.59% on Medicare, 9.78% on non-group plans, and 0.671% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaGrange, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

16.4%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

8.59%

Medicare

9.78%

Non-Group

0.671%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaGrange, GA declined by 1.83% from 16.7% to 16.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in LaGrange, 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%.

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Diversity

LaGrange, GA is home to a population of 30.4k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.75% of LaGrange, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of LaGrange, GA is composed of 15k Black or African American Alone residents (49.2%), 12.1k White Alone residents (39.8%), 1.73k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.69%), 893 Asian Alone residents (2.93%), 591 Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.374%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0263%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in LaGrange, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,194 speakers), Korean (407 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (238 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaGrange, GA was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in LaGrange, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all LaGrange, GA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.75% of LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA was 6.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of LaGrange, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaGrange, GA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    15k ± 800

  2. White Alone

    12.1k ± 686

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.73k ± 465

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more Black or African American Alone residents (15k people) in LaGrange, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k White Alone and 1.73k 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 LaGrange, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,194 speakers (4.3%)

  2. Korean

    407 speakers (1.46%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    238 speakers (0.857%)

8.4% of LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.3% of the overall population of LaGrange, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.46% speak Korean and 0.857% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    516 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    323 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    216 ± 97

LaGrange, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in LaGrange, GA awarded 236 degrees. The student population of LaGrange, GA is skewed towards women, with 492 male students and 534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in LaGrange, GA are White (171 and 73.1%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 18.8%), Two or More Races (10 and 4.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in LaGrange, GA by number of degrees awarded are LaGrange College (236 and 100%).

The most popular majors in LaGrange, GA are Curriculum & Instruction (44 and 18.6%), Registered Nursing (34 and 14.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (17 and 7.2%).

The median tuition costs in LaGrange, GA are $28,160 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in LaGrange, GA was Registered Nursing with 34 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in LaGrange, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

236 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,160

Median Private

In 2016, the LaGrange, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was LaGrange College with 236 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

73

Degrees Awarded to Men

163

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 73 men were awarded degrees from institutions in LaGrange, GA, which is 0.448 times less than the 163 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    171 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in LaGrange, GA were to White students. These 171 degrees mean that there were 3.89 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaGrange, GA was $126,600 in 2017, which is 0.582 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,700 to $126,600, a 9.42% increase. The homeownership rate in LaGrange, GA is 36.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaGrange, GA have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaGrange, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,249

Median Household Income

± $2,366

10.9k

Number of Households

± 753

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.9k households in LaGrange, GA grew to $34,249 from the previous year's value of $33,501.

The following chart displays the households in LaGrange, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$126,600

2017 Median

± $10,396

$115,700

2016 Median

± $14,082

In 2017, the median property value in LaGrange, GA grew to to $126,600 from the previous year's value of $115,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

36.6%

2017 Homeownership

38.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.6% of the housing units in LaGrange, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in LaGrange, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaGrange, GA have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in LaGrange, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Walked

    2.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in LaGrange, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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