Lamar County, GA

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2019 Population
18,672
0.859% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.8
0.8% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
18.6%
7.84% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$44,846
8.16% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$145,600
8.25% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
6,932
2.8% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Lamar County, GA had a population of 18.7k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $44,846. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lamar County, GA grew from 18,513 to 18,672, a 0.859% increase and its median household income grew from $41,464 to $44,846, a 8.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), White (Hispanic) (1.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.739%). 0% of the households in Lamar County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.3% of the residents in Lamar County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lamar County, GA are Gordon State College (578 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Lamar County, GA was $145,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%. Most people in Lamar County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamar County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lamar County, GA is home to a population of 18.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.02% of Lamar County, GA residents were born outside of the country (377 people).

In 2019, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Lamar County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 442 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.49k ± 333
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    442 ± 327
2.45%
Hispanic Population
458 people

In 2019, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Lamar County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 442 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.45% of the people in Lamar County, GA are hispanic (458 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.02%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
377 people
2.54%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
470 people

As of 2019, 2.02% of Lamar County, GA residents (377 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 Lamar County, GA was 2.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 37.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lamar County, GA was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Lamar County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lamar County, GA residents was 38.

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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

99.3%
2019 Citizenship
98.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.3% of Lamar County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Lamar County, GA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    339 ± 119
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    311 ± 121
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    295 ± 158

Lamar County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 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 Lamar County, GA is $44,846. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Lamar County, GA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $56,344, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $44,536 and $33,507.

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 Lamar County, GA employs 6.93k people. The largest industries in Lamar County, GA are Manufacturing (1,526 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (708 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,134), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($95,134), and Wholesale Trade ($64,907).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,846
2019 value
± $6,588
8.16%
1 Year Growth
± 18.4%

Households in Lamar County, GA have a median annual income of $44,846, 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 $41,464 in 2018, which represents a 8.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender 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 gender-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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lamar County, 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)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lamar County, GA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $56,344, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $44,536 and $33,507.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamar County, GA (3.22k out of 17.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 65 - 74.

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
    1,843 ± 352
  2. Black
    1,279 ± 364
  3. Two Or More
    63 ± 121

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

6.93k
2019 Value
± 664
−2.8%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lamar County, GA declined at a rate of −2.8%, from 7.13k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamar County, GA, are Material Moving Occupations (884 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (699 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamar County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lamar County, GA, by number of employees, are Material Moving Occupations (884 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lamar County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.43 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lamar County, GA, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($95,893), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,039), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($66,683).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.93k
2019 Value
± 664
−2.8%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lamar County, GA declined at a rate of −2.8%, from 7.13k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamar County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,526 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (708 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamar County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lamar 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 Lamar County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,526 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (708 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lamar County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lamar County, GA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,134), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($95,134), and Wholesale Trade ($64,907).

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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. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

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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$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T 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. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lamar County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (29.8%), followed by Other (2%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% 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 Lamar County, GA
68.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% 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 Johnny Isakson's resignation.

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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Education

In 2019, universities in Lamar County, GA awarded 578 degrees. The student population of Lamar County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,128 male students and 2,367 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lamar County, GA are White (343 and 59.4%), followed by Black or African American (190 and 32.9%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 3.29%), and Two or More Races (16 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Lamar County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Gordon State College (578 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lamar County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (236 and 40.8%), Registered Nursing (85 and 14.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (74 and 12.8%).

The median tuition cost in Lamar County, GA for a public four year colleges is $2,563 for in-state students and $9,469 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 236 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lamar County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 236 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
578 degrees awarded
$2,563
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Lamar County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gordon State College with 578 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

159
Degrees Awarded to Men
419
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lamar County, GA, which is 0.379 times less than the 419 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Lamar County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    343 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Lamar County, GA was White students. These 343 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 190 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lamar County, GA was $145,600 in 2019, which is 0.605 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $145,600, a 8.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamar County, GA is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lamar County, GA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamar County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$145,600
2019 Median
± $10,880
$134,500
2018 Median
± $12,352

In 2019, the median property value in Lamar County, GA grew to to $145,600 from the previous year's value of $134,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lamar 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 Lamar County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,846
Median Household Income
± $6,588
6.49k
Number of Households
± 639

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.49k households in Lamar County, GA grew to $44,846 from the previous year's value of $41,464.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
2019 Homeownership
69.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.2% of the housing units in Lamar County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamar County, GA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.86% of the workforce in Lamar County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.3%)
  3. Walked (3.1%)

In 2019, 85.6% of workers in Lamar County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.3%) and those who walked to work (3.1%).

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

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Health

87.4% of the population of Lamar County, GA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 4.83% 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 Lamar County, GA see 3167 patients per year on average, which represents a 36.2% increase from the previous year (2325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9538 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1467 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

3,167 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lamar County, GA

Primary care physicians in Lamar County, GA see an average of 3,167 patients per year. This represents a 36.2% increase from the previous year (2,325 patients).

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

12.6%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
4.83%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamar County, GA declined by 7.8% from 13.7% to 12.6%.

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