Lincoln County, GA

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Population

7,768

0.726% growth

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$37,711

8.61% growth

Poverty Rate

23%


Number of Employees

3,215

3.68% growth

Median Property Value

$115,600

2.03% decline

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, GA had a population of 7.77k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $37,711. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, GA grew from 7,712 to 7,768, a 0.726% increase and its median household income grew from $34,720 to $37,711, a 8.61% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, GA is 65.4% White Alone, 32.2% Black or African American Alone, and 1.53% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, GA is $115,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Lincoln County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, GA employs 3.22k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, GA are Manufacturing (537 people), Construction (526 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (371 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($51,471), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($42,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,743).

Median household income in Lincoln County, GA is $37,711. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,711

2017 value

± $6,081

8.61%

1 Year Growth

± 20.1%

Households in Lincoln County, GA have a median annual income of $37,711, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,720 in 2016, which represents a 8.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, GA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $40,642, followed by Census Tract 9702 and N/A, with respective values of $35,508 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, GA (1.77k out of 7.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    893 ± 168

  2. Black

    862 ± 180

  3. Hispanic

    15 ± 86

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

3.22k

2017 Value

± 323

3.68%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, GA grew at a rate of 3.68%, from 3.1k employees to 3.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (399 people), Production Occupations (383 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (351 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (399 people), Production Occupations (383 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (351 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.29 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.19 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, GA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($247,604), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,705), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.22k

2017 Value

± 323

3.68%

1 Year growth

± 13.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, GA grew at a rate of 3.68%, from 3.1k employees to 3.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, GA, are Manufacturing (537 people), Construction (526 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (371 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (537 people), Construction (526 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, GA has an unusually high number of Construction (2.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.76 times), and Manufacturing (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, GA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($51,471), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($42,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,743).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

86.8% of the population of Lincoln County, GA has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 4.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, GA see 3836 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% increase from the previous year (3811 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7828 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7828 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

3,836 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, GA see an average of 3,836 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% increase from the previous year (3,811 patients).

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

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%).

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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

13.2%

Uninsured

36.9%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

4.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, GA declined by 11.8% from 14.9% to 13.2%.

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

Lincoln County, GA is home to a population of 7.77k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.24% of Lincoln County, GA residents were born outside of the country (96 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, GA is composed of 5.08k White Alone residents (65.4%), 2.5k Black or African American Alone residents (32.2%), 119 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.53%), 40 Two or More Races residents (0.515%), 18 Asian Alone residents (0.232%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0515%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0257%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, GA was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Lincoln County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, GA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

96 people

1.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

108 people

As of 2017, 1.24% of Lincoln County, GA residents (96 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 Lincoln County, GA was 1.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Lincoln County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, GA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.08k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.5k ± 44

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    119 ± 76.3

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (5.08k people) in Lincoln County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Black or African American Alone and 119 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 Lincoln County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    219 ± 98

  2. Vietnam

    192 ± 65

  3. Korea

    68 ± 46

Lincoln County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, GA was $115,600 in 2017, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,000 to $115,600, a 2.03% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, GA is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, GA have an average commute time of 32.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$115,600

2017 Median

± $16,873

$118,000

2016 Median

± $10,470

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, GA declined from to $115,600 from the previous year's value of $118,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Household Income

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

$37,711

Median Household Income

± $6,081

3.44k

Number of Households

± 337

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.44k households in Lincoln County, GA grew to $37,711 from the previous year's value of $34,720.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Lincoln County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, GA have a longer commute time (32.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.06% of the workforce in Lincoln County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.99%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, GA was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.99%) and those who Worked At Home (3.51%).

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 Lincoln County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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