Murray County, GA

County

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Population
39,557
0.286% 1-year growth
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Median Age
38.2

Poverty Rate
15.4%

Median Household Income
$45,238
8.7% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$100,200
9.27% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
16,935
1.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Murray County, GA had a population of 39.6k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $45,238. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Murray County, GA grew from 39,444 to 39,557, a 0.286% increase and its median household income grew from $41,617 to $45,238, a 8.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Murray County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.9%), White (Hispanic) (13.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%), Other (Hispanic) (0.847%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.774%). 0% of the people in Murray County, GA speak a non-English language, and 94.1% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Murray County, GA was $100,200, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%. Most people in Murray County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Murray County, GA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Murray County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 83% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14.4%), followed by Other (2.54%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Murray County, GA
83% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Murray County, GA is home to a population of 39.6k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.68% of Murray County, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.04k people).

In 2018, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.8k people) in Murray County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.47k White (Hispanic) and 424 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Murray County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 7
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.47k ± 218
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    424 ± 73
14.8%
Hispanic Population
5.84k people

In 2018, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.8k people) in Murray County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.47k White (Hispanic) and 424 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.8% of the people in Murray County, GA are hispanic (5.84k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.68%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.04k people
7.49%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people

As of 2018, 7.68% of Murray County, GA residents (3.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Murray County, GA was 7.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Murray County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Murray County, GA was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Murray County, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Murray County, GA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

94.1%
2018 Citizenship
94.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.1% of Murray County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Murray County, GA was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    611 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    229 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    223 ± 117

Murray County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Murray County, GA is $45,238. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Murray County, GA was Census Tract 105 with a value of $52,717, followed by Census Tract 102.01 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $51,859 and $48,167.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Murray County, GA employs 16.9k people. The largest industries in Murray County, GA are Manufacturing (6,460 people), Retail Trade (1,810 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,396), Information ($37,431), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,678).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,238
2018 value
± $3,943
8.7%
1 Year Growth
± 9.47%

Households in Murray County, GA have a median annual income of $45,238, 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 $41,617 in 2017, which represents a 8.7% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Murray County, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, 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 in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Murray County, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 102.01
  3. Census Tract 106

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murray County, GA was Census Tract 105 with a value of $52,717, followed by Census Tract 102.01 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $51,859 and $48,167.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murray County, GA (6.02k out of 39k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    5,857 ± 563
  2. Hispanic
    1,183 ± 253
  3. Two Or More
    69 ± 140

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Murray County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

16.9k
2018 Value
± 923
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Murray County, GA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 16.7k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murray County, GA, are Production Occupations (3,237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,208 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,705 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murray County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Murray County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,208 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,705 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Murray County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.33 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Murray County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,996), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,020), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($50,726).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.9k
2018 Value
± 923
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Murray County, GA grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 16.7k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murray County, GA, are Manufacturing (6,460 people), Retail Trade (1,810 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Murray County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Murray 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 Murray County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,460 people), Retail Trade (1,810 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Murray County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.79 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.44 times), and Construction (1.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Murray County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,396), Information ($37,431), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,678).

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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 in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Murray County, GA was $100,200 in 2018, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,700 to $100,200, a 9.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Murray County, GA is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Murray County, GA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Murray County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$100,200
2018 Median
± $7,083
$91,700
2017 Median
± $6,792

In 2018, the median property value in Murray County, GA grew to to $100,200 from the previous year's value of $91,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Murray 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 Murray 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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$45,238
Median Household Income
± $3,943
14.1k
Number of Households
± 844

In 2018, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Murray County, GA grew to $45,238 from the previous year's value of $41,617.

The following chart displays the households in Murray 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
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
2018 Homeownership
67.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.2% of the housing units in Murray County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murray County, GA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Murray County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (88.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.05%)
  3. Walked (1.31%)

In 2018, 88.9% of workers in Murray County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.05%) and those who walked to work (1.31%).

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

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Health

83.1% of the population of Murray County, GA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 6.19% on non-group plans, and 0.742% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Murray County, GA see 5703 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.352% increase from the previous year (5683 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10024 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8019 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,703 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Murray County, GA

Primary care physicians in Murray County, GA see an average of 5,703 patients per year. This represents a 0.352% increase from the previous year (5,683 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Murray County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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

16.9%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
6.19%
Non-Group
0.742%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murray County, GA declined by 5.98% from 18% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Murray 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. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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