Long County, GA

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Population

17,857

3.56% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$53,083

4.4% growth

Number of Employees

5,999

6.25% growth

Median Property Value

$117,500

17.7% growth

About

In 2017, Long County, GA had a population of 17.9k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $53,083. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Long County, GA grew from 17,243 to 17,857, a 3.56% increase and its median household income grew from $50,848 to $53,083, a 4.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Long County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.9%), White (Hispanic) (6.04%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.94%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.69%). N/A% of the people in Long County, GA speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Long County, GA is $117,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Long County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Long County, GA is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Long County, GA employs 6k people. The largest industries in Long County, GA are Public Administration (671 people), Construction (641 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($48,110), Public Administration ($47,917), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,923).

Median household income in Long County, GA is $53,083. Males in Long 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 Long County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,083

2017 value

± $4,971

4.4%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Long County, GA have a median annual income of $53,083, 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 $50,848 in 2016, which represents a 4.4% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Long 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 Long County, GA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $54,724, followed by Census Tract 9702 and N/A, with respective values of $51,156 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Long County, GA (3.53k out of 17.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    1,818 ± 367

  2. Black

    806 ± 284

  3. Hispanic

    626 ± 208

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

6k

2017 Value

± 765

6.25%

1 Year growth

± 16.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Long County, GA grew at a rate of 6.25%, from 5.65k employees to 6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Long County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (873 people), Management Occupations (567 people), and Production Occupations (511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Long County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Long County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (873 people), Management Occupations (567 people), and Production Occupations (511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Long County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.28 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.97 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Long County, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,718), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($88,582), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,139).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6k

2017 Value

± 765

6.25%

1 Year growth

± 16.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Long County, GA grew at a rate of 6.25%, from 5.65k employees to 6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Long County, GA, are Public Administration (671 people), Construction (641 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Long County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Long 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 Long County, GA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (671 people), Construction (641 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Long County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.02 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.4 times), and Construction (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Long County, GA, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($48,110), Public Administration ($47,917), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,923).

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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

82% of the population of Long County, GA has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 6.2% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Long County, GA see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9218 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Long County, GA see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

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

18%

Uninsured

27.2%

Employer Coverage

20.2%

Medicaid

6.2%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Long County, GA grew by 4.58% from 17.2% to 18%.

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

Long County, GA is home to a population of 17.9k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.85% of Long County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.22k people).

In 2017, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Long County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Long County, GA was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Long County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Long County, GA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.22k people

6.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.11k people

As of 2017, 6.85% of Long County, GA residents (1.22k 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 Long County, GA was 6.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Long County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Long County, GA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Long County, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10.4k ± 20

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.27k ± 407

  3. White (Hispanic)

    1.08k ± 364

In 2017, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Long County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,252 ± 297

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    254 ± 116

  3. Vietnam

    183 ± 83

Long County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 4.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Long County, GA was $117,500 in 2017, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,800 to $117,500, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Long County, GA is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Long County, GA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Long County, GA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$117,500

2017 Median

± $22,813

$99,800

2016 Median

± $19,079

In 2017, the median property value in Long County, GA grew to to $117,500 from the previous year's value of $99,800.

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

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Household Income

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$53,083

Median Household Income

± $4,971

5.4k

Number of Households

± 606

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.4k households in Long County, GA grew to $53,083 from the previous year's value of $50,848.

The following chart displays the households in Long 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Long County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Long County, GA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.54% of the workforce in Long County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Other

    4.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Long County, GA was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.8%) and those who Other (4.24%).

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

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Long County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Long County, GA have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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