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0.06% growth
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3.13% growth
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0.74% growth
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1.28% decline

About the photo: Downtown Augusta Skyline from the Walton Way Bridge over Sixth Street and the Augusta & Summerville Railroad.


The economy of Richmond County, GA employs 77,373 people. The economy of Richmond County, GA is specialized in Utilities; Public Admin.; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.51; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Richmond County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,755), Retail trade (10,288), and Accommodation & Food Service (7,696), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,392), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,846), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,500).

Median household income in Richmond County, GA is $38,595. Males in Richmond County, GA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,123. The income inequality of Richmond County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Richmond County, GA. In Richmond County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 96 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,071. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Richmond County, GA is home to a population of 201,418 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond County, GA is composed of 110,943 Black residents (55.1%), 72,527 White residents (36%), 9,333 Hispanic residents (4.63%), 3,707 Two+ residents (1.84%), and 3,383 Asian residents (1.68%). The most common foreign languages in Richmond County, GA are Spanish (5,476 speakers), German (1,055 speakers), and Other Asian (512 speakers), but compared to other places, Richmond County, GA has a relative high number of German (1,055 speakers), Laotian (93 speakers), and Hindi (403 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Richmond County, GA awarded 4,686 degrees. The student population of Richmond County, GA is skewed towards females, with 1,961 male students and 2,725 female students. Most students in Richmond County, GA are White (2,263 and 48.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,883 and 40.2%), Hispanic or Latino (155 and 3.31%), and Unknown (126 and 2.69%). The largest universities in Richmond County, GA by number of graduates are Augusta Technical College (2,084 and 44.5%), Georgia Regents University (1,924 and 41.1%), and Virginia College-Augusta (377 and 8.05%). The most popular majors in Richmond County, GA are Automobile Mechanics Technology (218 and 4.65%), Welding Technology (177 and 3.78%), and Electrician (111 and 2.37%). The median tuition costs in Richmond County, GA are $12,705 for private four year colleges, and $6,382 and $20,778 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond County, GA is $100,600, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $101,900 to $100,600, a 1.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Richmond County, GA is 52.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Richmond County, GA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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