Rockdale County, GA

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Population

88,482

1.04% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$54,175

6.08% growth

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

38,732

2.99% growth

Median Property Value

$148,600

3.84% growth

About

In 2017, Rockdale County, GA had a population of 88.5k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $54,175. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rockdale County, GA grew from 87,569 to 88,482, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $51,072 to $54,175, a 6.08% increase.

The population of Rockdale County, GA is 51% Black or African American Alone, 34.6% White Alone, and 10.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Rockdale County, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockdale County, GA are Georgia Career Institute (332 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Rockdale County, GA is $148,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in Rockdale County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockdale County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rockdale County, GA employs 38.7k people. The largest industries in Rockdale County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,413 people), Manufacturing (4,276 people), and Retail Trade (4,134 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,643), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,469), and Public Administration ($47,409).

Median household income in Rockdale County, GA is $54,175. Males in Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,175

2017 value

± $1,805

6.08%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

Households in Rockdale County, GA have a median annual income of $54,175, 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 $51,072 in 2016, which represents a 6.08% 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Rockdale 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 604.05

  2. Census Tract 603.07

  3. Census Tract 604.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockdale County, GA was Census Tract 604.05 with a value of $65,270, followed by Census Tract 603.07 and Census Tract 604.03, with respective values of $64,462 and $63,950.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockdale County, GA (14.2k out of 87.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 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. Black

    7,362 ± 731

  2. White

    5,854 ± 599

  3. Hispanic

    3,262 ± 450

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

38.7k

2017 Value

± 1,607

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockdale County, GA grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 37.6k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockdale County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,633 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,786 people), and Management Occupations (3,221 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockdale County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockdale County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,633 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,786 people), and Management Occupations (3,221 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockdale County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.73 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.39 times), and Production Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockdale County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,731), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,344).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.7k

2017 Value

± 1,607

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockdale County, GA grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 37.6k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockdale County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,413 people), Manufacturing (4,276 people), and Retail Trade (4,134 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockdale County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,413 people), Manufacturing (4,276 people), and Retail Trade (4,134 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockdale County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.65 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.57 times), and Information (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockdale County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,643), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,469), and Public Administration ($47,409).

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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

$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

84.5% of the population of Rockdale County, GA has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 8.76% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rockdale County, GA see 1367 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.47% increase from the previous year (1272 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1354 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 921 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

1,367 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rockdale County, GA see an average of 1,367 patients per year. This represents a 7.47% increase from the previous year (1,272 patients).

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

15.5%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

8.76%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockdale County, GA declined by 11% from 17.4% to 15.5%.

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

Rockdale County, GA is home to a population of 88.5k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of Rockdale County, GA residents were born outside of the country (9.12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rockdale County, GA is composed of 45.2k Black or African American Alone residents (51%), 30.6k White Alone residents (34.6%), 9.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.2%), 1.75k Asian Alone residents (1.98%), 1.5k Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 220 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.249%), 134 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.151%), and 94 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rockdale County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rockdale County, GA was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Rockdale County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rockdale County, GA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.12k people

9.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.41k people

As of 2017, 10.3% of Rockdale County, GA residents (9.12k people) 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 Rockdale County, GA was 9.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Rockdale County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rockdale County, GA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    45.2k ± 603

  2. White Alone

    30.6k ± 56

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.03k ± 815

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American Alone residents (45.2k people) in Rockdale County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.6k White Alone and 9.03k 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 Rockdale County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Rockdale County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Rockdale County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rockdale County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,110 ± 251

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,139 ± 284

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,126 ± 270

Rockdale County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rockdale County, GA awarded 332 degrees. The student population of Rockdale County, GA is skewed towards women, with 29 male students and 477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockdale County, GA are Black or African American (168 and 50.6%), followed by White (136 and 41%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 3.31%), and Asian (10 and 3.01%).

The largest universities in Rockdale County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Career Institute (332 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockdale County, GA are Massage Therapy (104 and 31.3%), General Cosmetology (101 and 30.4%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (84 and 25.3%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Rockdale County, GA was General Cosmetology with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Rockdale County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

332 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Rockdale County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Career Institute with 332 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

20

Degrees Awarded to Men

312

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 20 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockdale County, GA, which is 0.0641 times less than the 312 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

    168 degrees awarded

  2. White

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockdale County, GA were to Black or African American students. These 168 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 136 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockdale County, GA was $148,600 in 2017, which is 0.683 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,100 to $148,600, a 3.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockdale County, GA is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockdale County, GA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockdale 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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$54,175

Median Household Income

± $1,805

29.9k

Number of Households

± 1,288

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.9k households in Rockdale County, GA grew to $54,175 from the previous year's value of $51,072.

The following chart displays the households in Rockdale 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

$148,600

2017 Median

± $5,362

$143,100

2016 Median

± $5,971

In 2017, the median property value in Rockdale County, GA grew to to $148,600 from the previous year's value of $143,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.5% of the housing units in Rockdale County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockdale County, GA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Rockdale 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%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.3%

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

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