Putnam County, GA

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2020 Population
21,906
0.991% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.8
3.46% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.7%
16.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,910
2.53% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$165,800
3.37% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,637
9.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Putnam County, GA had a population of 21.9k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $52,910. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Putnam County, GA grew from 21,691 to 21,906, a 0.991% increase and its median household income grew from $51,606 to $52,910, a 2.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.38%), Other (Hispanic) (2.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Putnam County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Putnam County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Putnam County, GA was $165,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.9%. Most people in Putnam County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Putnam County, GA is home to a population of 21.9k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.17% of Putnam County, GA residents were born outside of the country (694 people).

In 2020, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Putnam County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 741 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 61
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.71k ± 252
  3. White (Hispanic)
    741 ± 317
6.26%
Hispanic Population
1.37k people

In 2020, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Putnam County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 741 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.26% of the people in Putnam County, GA are hispanic (1.37k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
694 people
3.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
824 people

As of 2020, 3.17% of Putnam County, GA residents (694 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, GA was 3.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.5
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Putnam County, GA was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Putnam County, GA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Putnam County, GA residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Putnam County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, GA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    805 ± 283
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    422 ± 185
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    316 ± 166

Putnam County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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Economy

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Putnam County, GA employs 8.64k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, GA are Retail Trade (1,588 people), Accommodation & Food Services (977 people), and Manufacturing (947 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,219), Information ($59,861), and Utilities ($55,357).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,910
2020 value
± $3,276
2.53%
1 Year Growth
± 10.3%

Households in Putnam County, GA have a median annual income of $52,910, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,606 in 2019, which represents a 2.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,082
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,257
$51,276
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $897

In 2020, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $68,689 ± $4,099
  2. White
    $60,077 ± $1,041
  3. Two or More Races
    $48,607 ± $3,907

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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 Putnam County, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602.01
  2. Census Tract 9601.01

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, GA (4.04k out of 21.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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
    2,215 ± 332
  2. Black
    1,602 ± 486
  3. Two Or More
    164 ± 163

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

8.64k
2020 Value
± 824
−9.09%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Putnam County, GA declined at a rate of −9.09%, from 9.5k employees to 8.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (988 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (947 people), and Management Occupations (888 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (988 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (947 people), and Management Occupations (888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.83 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($93,534), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,018), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($72,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.64k
2020 Value
± 824
−9.09%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Putnam County, GA declined at a rate of −9.09%, from 9.5k employees to 8.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,588 people), Accommodation & Food Services (977 people), and Manufacturing (947 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Putnam 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 Putnam County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,588 people), Accommodation & Food Services (977 people), and Manufacturing (947 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.25 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.87 times), and Retail Trade (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,219), Information ($59,861), and Utilities ($55,357).

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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. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

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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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

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. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%). The most partisan county was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock 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 Putnam County, GA
69.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% 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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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, GA was $165,800 in 2020, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,400 to $165,800, a 3.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, GA is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Putnam County, GA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,800
2020 Median
± $12,608
$160,400
2019 Median
± $12,310

In 2020, the median property value in Putnam County, GA grew to to $165,800 from the previous year's value of $160,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam 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 Putnam County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,910
Median Household Income
± $3,276
9.46k
Number of Households
± 875

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.46k households in Putnam County, GA grew to $52,910 from the previous year's value of $51,606.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.9%
2020 Homeownership
77%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.9% of the housing units in Putnam County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam 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 Putnam County, GA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.12% of the workforce in Putnam County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (14.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.26%)

In 2020, 78.1% of workers in Putnam County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.8%) and those who worked at home (5.26%).

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

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Health

86.4% of the population of Putnam County, GA has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.82% 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 Putnam County, GA see 2726 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.368% increase from the previous year (2716 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4424 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2765 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

2,726 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, GA

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, GA see an average of 2,726 patients per year. This represents a 0.368% increase from the previous year (2,716 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Putnam 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

13.6%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, GA declined by 2.57% from 14% to 13.6%.

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