Liberty County, GA

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Population

62,120

2.86% decline

Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$43,493

2.38% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

22,406

2.84% decline

Median Property Value

$120,500

1.63% decline

About

In 2017, Liberty County, GA had a population of 62.1k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $43,493. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Liberty County, GA declined from 63,949 to 62,120, a -2.86% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,484 to $43,493, a 2.38% increase.

The population of Liberty County, GA is 40.3% White Alone, 40% Black or African American Alone, and 12.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Liberty County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Liberty County, GA is $120,500, and the homeownership rate is 44.8%. Most people in Liberty County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Liberty County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Liberty County, GA employs 22.4k people. The largest industries in Liberty County, GA are Public Administration (4,388 people), Retail Trade (2,715 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,478 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($40,152), Public Administration ($39,288), and Manufacturing ($39,083).

Median household income in Liberty County, GA is $43,493. Males in Liberty 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 Liberty County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,493

2017 value

± $1,738

2.38%

1 Year Growth

± 5.67%

Households in Liberty County, GA have a median annual income of $43,493, 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 $42,484 in 2016, which represents a 2.38% 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.

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

  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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Liberty 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 101.02

  2. Census Tract 102.05

  3. Census Tract 105.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Liberty County, GA was Census Tract 101.02 with a value of $57,841, followed by Census Tract 102.05 and Census Tract 105.02, with respective values of $55,679 and $53,589.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Liberty 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

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Liberty County, GA (9.93k out of 59.9k 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 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. Black

    5,488 ± 510

  2. White

    3,255 ± 385

  3. Hispanic

    1,221 ± 263

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Liberty County, 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

22.4k

2017 Value

± 1,036

-2.84%

1 Year decline

± 6.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Liberty County, GA declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 23.1k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Liberty County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,151 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,332 people), and Management Occupations (1,651 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Liberty County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Liberty County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,151 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,332 people), and Management Occupations (1,651 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Liberty County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.95 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.19 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Liberty County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,125), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($54,087), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($50,558).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.4k

2017 Value

± 1,036

-2.84%

1 Year decline

± 6.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Liberty County, GA declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 23.1k employees to 22.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Liberty County, GA, are Public Administration (4,388 people), Retail Trade (2,715 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,478 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Liberty County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Liberty 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 Liberty County, GA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (4,388 people), Retail Trade (2,715 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,478 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Liberty County, GA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.19 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.49 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Liberty County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($40,152), Public Administration ($39,288), and Manufacturing ($39,083).

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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

87.3% of the population of Liberty County, GA has health coverage, with 22.1% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 4.93% on Medicare, 25.9% on non-group plans, and 20.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Liberty County, GA see 2839 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.22% decrease from the previous year (2964 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 736 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 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

2,839 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Liberty County, GA see an average of 2,839 patients per year. This represents a 4.22% decrease from the previous year (2,964 patients).

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

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

12.7%

Uninsured

22.1%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

4.93%

Medicare

25.9%

Non-Group

20.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Liberty County, GA declined by 7.92% from 13.8% to 12.7%.

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

Liberty County, GA is home to a population of 62.1k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.87% of Liberty County, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Liberty County, GA is composed of 25k White Alone residents (40.3%), 24.9k Black or African American Alone residents (40%), 7.73k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.5%), 2.53k Two or More Races residents (4.08%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (2.08%), 283 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.456%), 275 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.443%), and 135 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.217%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Liberty County, GA was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Liberty County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Liberty County, GA residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.65k people

6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.84k people

As of 2017, 5.87% of Liberty County, GA residents (3.65k 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 Liberty County, GA was 6%, 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

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Liberty County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Liberty County, GA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25k ± 81

  2. Black or African American Alone

    24.9k ± 388

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.73k ± 789

In 2017, there were 1.01 times more White Alone residents (25k people) in Liberty County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Black or African American Alone and 7.73k 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Liberty 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,528 ± 482

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,858 ± 224

  3. Vietnam

    1,244 ± 165

Liberty County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Liberty County, GA was $120,500 in 2017, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,500 to $120,500, a 1.63% decrease. The homeownership rate in Liberty County, GA is 44.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Liberty County, GA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Liberty County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,493

Median Household Income

± $1,738

23.1k

Number of Households

± 993

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.1k households in Liberty County, GA grew to $43,493 from the previous year's value of $42,484.

The following chart displays the households in Liberty 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

$120,500

2017 Median

± $3,645

$122,500

2016 Median

± $4,729

In 2017, the median property value in Liberty County, GA declined from to $120,500 from the previous year's value of $122,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

44.8%

2017 Homeownership

45.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.8% of the housing units in Liberty County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Liberty County, GA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Liberty County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.77%

  3. Walked

    3.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Liberty County, GA was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.77%) and those who Walked (3.76%).

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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