Monroe County, GA

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Population

26,795

0.921% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$50,666

0.081% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

11,047

0.683% decline

Median Property Value

$159,900

1.27% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, GA had a population of 26.8k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $50,666. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, GA declined from 27,044 to 26,795, a -0.921% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,625 to $50,666, a 0.081% increase.

The population of Monroe County, GA is 72.1% White Alone, 23.6% Black or African American Alone, and 2.35% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Monroe County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, GA is $159,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.1%. Most people in Monroe County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, GA employs 11k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,430 people), and Retail Trade (1,121 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,214), Utilities ($60,292), and Information ($56,311).

Median household income in Monroe County, GA is $50,666. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,666

2017 value

± $4,524

0.081%

1 Year Growth

± 9.97%

Households in Monroe County, GA have a median annual income of $50,666, 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 $50,625 in 2016, which represents a 0.081% 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 Monroe 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 503.02

  2. Census Tract 501.01

  3. Census Tract 503.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, GA was Census Tract 503.02 with a value of $62,076, followed by Census Tract 501.01 and Census Tract 503.01, with respective values of $52,938 and $50,761.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, GA (3.42k out of 25.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,761 ± 332

  2. Black

    1,493 ± 302

  3. Two Or More

    71 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

11k

2017 Value

± 784

-0.683%

1 Year decline

± 9.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, GA declined at a rate of -0.683%, from 11.1k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,387 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,280 people), and Management Occupations (1,039 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,387 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,280 people), and Management Occupations (1,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.61 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,259), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($92,803), and Management Occupations ($75,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11k

2017 Value

± 784

-0.683%

1 Year decline

± 9.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, GA declined at a rate of -0.683%, from 11.1k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,430 people), and Retail Trade (1,121 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,430 people), and Retail Trade (1,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.85 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.63 times), and Educational Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,214), Utilities ($60,292), and Information ($56,311).

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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

87.7% of the population of Monroe County, GA has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, GA see 1694 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.05% decrease from the previous year (1803 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6826 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3413 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

1,694 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, GA see an average of 1,694 patients per year. This represents a 6.05% decrease from the previous year (1,803 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

12.3%

Uninsured

49.7%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, GA declined by 4.33% from 12.8% to 12.3%.

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

Monroe County, GA is home to a population of 26.8k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.64% of Monroe County, GA residents were born outside of the country (707 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, GA is composed of 19.3k White Alone residents (72.1%), 6.31k Black or African American Alone residents (23.6%), 631 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.35%), 218 Two or More Races residents (0.814%), 208 Asian Alone residents (0.776%), 77 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.287%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.127%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, GA was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Monroe County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, GA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

707 people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

592 people

As of 2017, 2.64% of Monroe County, GA residents (707 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 Monroe County, GA was 2.19%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Monroe County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, GA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.3k ± 163

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.31k ± 128

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    631 ± 229

In 2017, there were 3.06 times more White Alone residents (19.3k people) in Monroe County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.31k Black or African American Alone and 631 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Monroe 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. Vietnam

    816 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    315 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    241 ± 111

Monroe County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, GA was $159,900 in 2017, which is 0.735 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,900 to $159,900, a 1.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, GA is 77.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, GA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe 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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$50,666

Median Household Income

± $4,524

9.59k

Number of Households

± 687

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.59k households in Monroe County, GA grew to $50,666 from the previous year's value of $50,625.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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

$159,900

2017 Median

± $8,921

$157,900

2016 Median

± $6,541

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, GA grew to to $159,900 from the previous year's value of $157,900.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.1%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.1% of the housing units in Monroe County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, GA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Monroe County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.32%

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

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