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Lowndes County, GA&

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0.61% growth
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5.65% growth
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1.8% growth
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0.96% decline


The economy of Lowndes County, GA employs 46,416 people. The economy of Lowndes County, GA is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Public Admin.; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.41; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lowndes County, GA are Retail trade (7,232), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,643), and Accommodation & Food Service (5,262), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($110,769), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,120), and Finance & Insurance ($35,122).

Median household income in Lowndes County, GA is $38,915. Males in Lowndes County, GA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,536. The income inequality of Lowndes County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lowndes County, GA. In Lowndes County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,373. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Lowndes County, GA is home to a population of 113,898 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lowndes County, GA is composed of 62,267 White residents (54.7%), 41,009 Black residents (36%), 6,055 Hispanic residents (5.32%), 2,118 Asian residents (1.86%), and 1,912 Two+ residents (1.68%). The most common foreign languages in Lowndes County, GA are Spanish (3,952 speakers), Gujarati (670 speakers), and French (320 speakers), but compared to other places, Lowndes County, GA has a relative high number of Gujarati (670 speakers), Urdu (135 speakers), and Korean (291 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lowndes County, GA awarded 4,303 degrees. The student population of Lowndes County, GA is skewed towards females, with 1,613 male students and 2,690 female students. Most students in Lowndes County, GA are White (2,768 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,186 and 27.6%), Hispanic or Latino (149 and 3.46%), and Two or more races (93 and 2.16%). The largest universities in Lowndes County, GA by number of graduates are Valdosta State University (2,486 and 57.8%), Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (1,817 and 42.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lowndes County, GA are General Psychology (148 and 3.44%), Registered Nursing (104 and 2.42%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (104 and 2.42%). The median tuition costs in Lowndes County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,181 and $14,755 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Lowndes County, GA is $133,700, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $135,000 to $133,700, a 0.96% increase. The homeownership rate of Lowndes County, GA is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lowndes County, GA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lowndes County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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