Morgan County, GA

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Population

18,013

0.39% growth

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$59,572

9.29% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

8,011

2.26% growth

Median Property Value

$208,200

9.52% growth

About

In 2017, Morgan County, GA had a population of 18k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $59,572. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgan County, GA grew from 17,943 to 18,013, a 0.39% increase and its median household income grew from $54,506 to $59,572, a 9.29% increase.

The population of Morgan County, GA is 71.6% White Alone, 23.5% Black or African American Alone, and 3.14% Hispanic or Latino. 2.82% of the people in Morgan County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Morgan County, GA is $208,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Morgan County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Morgan County, GA employs 8.01k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, GA are Manufacturing (1,009 people), Educational Services (831 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (746 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,050), Utilities ($60,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,800).

Median household income in Morgan County, GA is $59,572. Males in Morgan 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 Morgan County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,572

2017 value

± $5,141

9.29%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Morgan County, GA have a median annual income of $59,572, 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 $54,506 in 2016, which represents a 9.29% 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 Morgan County, GA 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 Morgan County, GA 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 Morgan 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 105

  2. Census Tract 102

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan County, GA was Census Tract 105 with a value of $59,940, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $54,148 and $52,111.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, GA (2.37k out of 17.8k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 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

    1,165 ± 214

  2. Black

    1,110 ± 293

  3. Hispanic

    206 ± 136

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

8.01k

2017 Value

± 622

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, GA grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 7.83k employees to 8.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (982 people), Management Occupations (934 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (788 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (982 people), Management Occupations (934 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (788 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.65 times), and Production Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,397), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($62,813), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,154).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.01k

2017 Value

± 622

2.26%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, GA grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 7.83k employees to 8.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,009 people), Educational Services (831 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (746 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Morgan 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 Morgan County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,009 people), Educational Services (831 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (746 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.37 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.2 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,050), Utilities ($60,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,800).

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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 with $38B and Electronics and $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

87.2% of the population of Morgan County, GA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, GA see 1641 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.551% increase from the previous year (1632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2271 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4542 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

1641 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, GA see an average of 1641 patients per year. This represents a 0.551% increase from the previous year (1632 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

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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

12.8%

Uninsured

44.8%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, GA declined by 4.5% from 13.4% to 12.8%.

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

Morgan County, GA is home to a population of 18k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.54% of Morgan County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan County, GA is composed of 12.9k White Alone residents (71.6%), 4.24k Black or African American Alone residents (23.5%), 565 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.14%), 257 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.133%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0833%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.0611%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Morgan County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (353 speakers), Gujarati (29 speakers), and African Languages (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morgan County, GA was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Morgan County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morgan County, GA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.54% of Morgan County, GA residents 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 Morgan County, GA was 1.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Morgan County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Morgan County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Morgan County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.9k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.24k ± 130

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    565 ± 155

In 2017, there were 3.04 times more White Alone residents (12.9k people) in Morgan County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.24k Black or African American Alone and 565 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 Morgan County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    353 speakers (2.09%)

  2. Gujarati

    29 speakers (0.171%)

  3. African Languages

    20 speakers (0.118%)

2.82% of Morgan County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Morgan County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.09% of the overall population of Morgan County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.171% speak Gujarati and 0.118% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    560 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    77 ± 55

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    45 ± 39

Morgan County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, GA was $208,200 in 2017, which is 0.957 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,100 to $208,200, a 9.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, GA is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, GA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan 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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$59,572

Median Household Income

± $5,141

6.7k

Number of Households

± 515

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.7k households in Morgan County, GA grew to $59,572 from the previous year's value of $54,506.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan 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

$208,200

2017 Median

± $17,616

$190,100

2016 Median

± $10,542

In 2017, the median property value in Morgan County, GA grew to to $208,200 from the previous year's value of $190,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morgan 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 Morgan County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Morgan County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, GA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Morgan County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.08%

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

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