Lanier County, GA

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Population

10,388

0.0578% growth

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$31,109

1.81% decline

Poverty Rate

28.7%


Number of Employees

3,551

0.509% growth

Median Property Value

$102,000

9.49% decline

About

In 2017, Lanier County, GA had a population of 10.4k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $31,109. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lanier County, GA grew from 10,382 to 10,388, a 0.0578% increase and its median household income declined from $31,682 to $31,109, a -1.81% decrease.

The population of Lanier County, GA is 68.7% White Alone, 24.1% Black or African American Alone, and 5.46% Hispanic or Latino. 3.57% of the people in Lanier County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lanier County, GA is $102,000, and the homeownership rate is 61.6%. Most people in Lanier County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lanier County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lanier County, GA employs 3.55k people. The largest industries in Lanier County, GA are Retail Trade (656 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (473 people), and Public Administration (354 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($55,706), Construction ($40,893), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,125).

Median household income in Lanier County, GA is $31,109. Males in Lanier 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 Lanier County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,109

2017 value

± $5,468

-1.81%

1 Year Growth

± 32.4%

Households in Lanier County, GA have a median annual income of $31,109, 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 $31,682 in 2016, which represents a -1.81% 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 Lanier County, 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 Lanier County, 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 Lanier 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lanier County, GA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $38,506, followed by Census Tract 9501 and N/A, with respective values of $35,815 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lanier 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

28.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lanier County, GA (2.88k out of 10k 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 Males 18 - 24 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

    1,530 ± 293

  2. Black

    1,269 ± 344

  3. Hispanic

    145 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lanier County, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.55k

2017 Value

± 495

0.509%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lanier County, GA grew at a rate of 0.509%, from 3.53k employees to 3.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lanier County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (672 people), Sales & Related Occupations (450 people), and Management Occupations (401 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lanier County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lanier County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (672 people), Sales & Related Occupations (450 people), and Management Occupations (401 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lanier County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.48 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.38 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lanier County, GA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($65,208), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,750), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($60,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.55k

2017 Value

± 495

0.509%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lanier County, GA grew at a rate of 0.509%, from 3.53k employees to 3.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lanier County, GA, are Retail Trade (656 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (473 people), and Public Administration (354 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lanier County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lanier 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 Lanier County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (656 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (473 people), and Public Administration (354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lanier County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.17 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.14 times), and Retail Trade (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lanier County, GA, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($55,706), Construction ($40,893), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,125).

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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

82.5% of the population of Lanier County, GA has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 7.61% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 12.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lanier County, GA see 10312 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (10373 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10399 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

10,312 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lanier County, GA see an average of 10,312 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (10,373 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%).

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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

17.5%

Uninsured

30.3%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

7.61%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

12.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lanier County, GA declined by 19% from 21.6% to 17.5%.

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

Lanier County, GA is home to a population of 10.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.71% of Lanier County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lanier County, GA is composed of 7.14k White Alone residents (68.7%), 2.5k Black or African American Alone residents (24.1%), 567 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.46%), 124 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 32 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.308%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.279%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lanier County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (294 speakers), Tagalog (20 speakers), and German (16 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lanier County, GA was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Lanier County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lanier County, GA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.71% of Lanier County, 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 Lanier County, GA was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Lanier County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lanier County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.14k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.5k ± 146

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    567 ± 62.1

In 2017, there were 2.86 times more White Alone residents (7.14k people) in Lanier County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Black or African American Alone and 567 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 Lanier County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    294 speakers (3.08%)

  2. Tagalog

    20 speakers (0.21%)

  3. German

    16 speakers (0.168%)

3.57% of Lanier County, 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 Lanier County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.08% of the overall population of Lanier County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.21% speak Tagalog and 0.168% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    343 ± 171

  2. Vietnam

    200 ± 132

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    179 ± 116

Lanier County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lanier County, GA was $102,000 in 2017, which is 0.469 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,700 to $102,000, a 9.49% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lanier County, GA is 61.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lanier County, GA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lanier 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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$31,109

Median Household Income

± $5,468

3.74k

Number of Households

± 455

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.74k households in Lanier County, GA declined from $31,109 from the previous year's value of $31,682.

The following chart displays the households in Lanier 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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Housing

Property Value

$102,000

2017 Median

± $25,287

$112,700

2016 Median

± $16,098

In 2017, the median property value in Lanier County, GA declined from to $102,000 from the previous year's value of $112,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

61.6%

2017 Homeownership

63.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.6% of the housing units in Lanier County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lanier 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 Lanier County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lanier County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lanier County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Lanier County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.8%

  2. Walked

    3.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lanier County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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