Peach County, GA

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Population

27,027

0.446% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$43,645

6.12% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

11,282

1.5% growth

Median Property Value

$126,000

1.2% growth

About

In 2017, Peach County, GA had a population of 27k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $43,645. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Peach County, GA grew from 26,907 to 27,027, a 0.446% increase and its median household income grew from $41,128 to $43,645, a 6.12% increase.

The population of Peach County, GA is 46% White Alone, 44.4% Black or African American Alone, and 7.51% Hispanic or Latino. 10.4% of the people in Peach County, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Peach County, GA are Fort Valley State University (537 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Peach County, GA is $126,000, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Peach County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Peach County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Peach County, GA employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Peach County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,469 people), Educational Services (1,251 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($103,185), Wholesale Trade ($46,756), and Public Administration ($46,503).

Median household income in Peach County, GA is $43,645. Males in Peach 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 Peach County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,645

2017 value

± $3,747

6.12%

1 Year Growth

± 10%

Households in Peach County, GA have a median annual income of $43,645, 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 $41,128 in 2016, which represents a 6.12% 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 Peach County, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Peach County, GA 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 Peach 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 Peach 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 401.01

  2. Census Tract 401.02

  3. Census Tract 403.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Peach County, GA was Census Tract 401.01 with a value of $68,590, followed by Census Tract 401.02 and Census Tract 403.01, with respective values of $51,662 and $48,711.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Peach 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

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Peach County, GA (4.69k out of 25k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Black

    2,810 ± 389

  2. White

    1,362 ± 315

  3. Hispanic

    658 ± 198

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

11.3k

2017 Value

± 861

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peach County, GA grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Peach County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,234 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1,121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Peach County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Peach County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,234 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Peach County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.21 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.93 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Peach County, GA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($72,210), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($68,409), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,286).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 861

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Peach County, GA grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 11.1k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Peach County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,469 people), Educational Services (1,251 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Peach County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Peach 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 Peach County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,469 people), Educational Services (1,251 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Peach County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.14 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.08 times), and Utilities (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Peach County, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($103,185), Wholesale Trade ($46,756), and Public Administration ($46,503).

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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

85.6% of the population of Peach County, GA has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 9.85% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Peach County, GA see 3817 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.754% decrease from the previous year (3846 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2050 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1066 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

3,817 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Peach County, GA see an average of 3,817 patients per year. This represents a 0.754% decrease from the previous year (3,846 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

40%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

9.85%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

2.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Peach County, GA declined by 19.3% from 17.9% to 14.4%.

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

Peach County, GA is home to a population of 27k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.24% of Peach County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Peach County, GA is composed of 12.4k White Alone residents (46%), 12k Black or African American Alone residents (44.4%), 2.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.51%), 302 Asian Alone residents (1.12%), 235 Two or More Races residents (0.87%), 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0851%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0666%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Peach County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,046 speakers), African Languages (108 speakers), and Urdu (76 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Peach County, GA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Peach County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Peach County, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.24% of Peach 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 Peach County, GA was 5.34%, 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 Peach County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Peach County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Peach County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Peach County, GA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.4k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12k ± 121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.03k ± 332

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (12.4k people) in Peach County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American Alone and 2.03k 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 Peach County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,046 speakers (8.02%)

  2. African Languages

    108 speakers (0.424%)

  3. Urdu

    76 speakers (0.298%)

10.4% of Peach 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 Peach County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.02% of the overall population of Peach County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.424% speak African Languages and 0.298% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    918 ± 203

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    410 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    397 ± 149

Peach County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Peach County, GA awarded 537 degrees. The student population of Peach County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,050 male students and 1,629 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Peach County, GA are Black or African American (482 and 90.9%), followed by White (29 and 5.47%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.7%), and Two or More Races (5 and 0.943%).

The largest universities in Peach County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Fort Valley State University (537 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Peach County, GA are General Psychology (58 and 10.8%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (57 and 10.6%), and General Biological Sciences (31 and 5.77%).

The median tuition costs in Peach County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $3,886 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Peach County, GA was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Peach County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

537 degrees awarded

$3,886

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Peach County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Valley State University with 537 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

185

Degrees Awarded to Men

352

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Peach County, GA, which is 0.526 times less than the 352 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    482 degrees awarded

  2. White

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Peach County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 482 degrees mean that there were 16.6 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peach County, GA was $126,000 in 2017, which is 0.579 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $124,500 to $126,000, a 1.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Peach County, GA is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Peach County, GA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Peach 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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$43,645

Median Household Income

± $3,747

10.1k

Number of Households

± 780

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Peach County, GA grew to $43,645 from the previous year's value of $41,128.

The following chart displays the households in Peach 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

$126,000

2017 Median

± $11,416

$124,500

2016 Median

± $9,154

In 2017, the median property value in Peach County, GA grew to to $126,000 from the previous year's value of $124,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Peach 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 Peach County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Peach County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Peach 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 Peach County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Peach County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Peach County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Peach 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%

  2. Carpooled

    13.4%

  3. Walked

    3.2%

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

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