Tift County, GA

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2020 Population
40,590
0.121% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.1
0.276% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.5%
3.71% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,827
1.78% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$123,000
4.15% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
18,137
1.56% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Tift County, GA had a population of 40.6k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $44,827. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Tift County, GA grew from 40,541 to 40,590, a 0.121% increase and its median household income declined from $45,639 to $44,827, a −1.78% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tift County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.19%), Other (Hispanic) (3.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Tift 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.

96% of the residents in Tift County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tift County, GA are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (715 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Tift County, GA was $123,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.6%.

Most people in Tift County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tift County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Tift County, GA is home to a population of 40.6k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.42% of Tift County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.2k people).

In 2020, there were 1.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.4k people) in Tift County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.92k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
95.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Tift County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Tift County, GA was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tift County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.4k ± 145
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 346
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.92k ± 509
12%
Hispanic Population
4.89k people

In 2020, there were 1.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.4k people) in Tift County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.92k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12% of the people in Tift County, GA are hispanic (4.89k people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

5.42%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.2k people
5.28%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.14k people

As of 2020, 5.42% of Tift County, GA residents (2.2k 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 Tift County, GA was 5.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    685 ± 187
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    491 ± 207
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    387 ± 190

Tift County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Tift County, GA employs 18.1k people. The largest industries in Tift County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,667 people), Retail Trade (2,179 people), and Manufacturing (2,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,389), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,667), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,877).

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.

Occupations

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,175
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 8.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tift County, GA declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 18.4k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tift County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,281 people), Management Occupations (1,540 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tift County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.1k
2020 Value
± 1,175
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 8.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tift County, GA declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 18.4k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tift County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,667 people), Retail Trade (2,179 people), and Manufacturing (2,102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tift County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Tift County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,467
Median earning men ± $1,957
$25,535
Median earning women ± $1,250

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($66,607), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,453), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,794).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,096), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,050), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($33,224).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 353
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 328
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 260
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $218k
    Manufacturing
  2. $170k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $139k
    Wholesale Trade

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tift County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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.

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.

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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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In 2020, universities in Tift County, GA awarded 715 degrees. The student population of Tift County, GA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,619 male students and 2,371 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tift County, GA are White (601 and 84.3%), followed by Black or African American (56 and 7.85%), Hispanic or Latino (44 and 6.17%), and Two or More Races (6 and 0.842%).

The largest universities in Tift County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (715 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tift County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (210 and 29.4%), Registered Nursing (181 and 25.3%), and Other Agriculture, Operations, & Related Sciences (97 and 13.6%).

The median tuition cost in Tift County, GA for a public four year colleges is $2,563 for in-state students and $9,469 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Tift County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 51.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,990 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,990 students enrolled in Tift County, GA, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,125 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 209 degree-majors awarded
  2. 165 degree-majors awarded
  3. 3 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tift County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 209 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
715 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with 715 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tift County, GA, which is 0.655 times less than the 432 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 601 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($2,563) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,002) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Tift County, GA was $123,000 in 2020, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $118,100 to $123,000, a 4.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Tift County, GA is 61.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Tift County, GA have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tift County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tift County, GA is $44,827. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tift County, GA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,375, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $54,191 and $52,054.

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.4%.

Property

$123,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,581
$9,166
Median Property Taxes
±$738

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tift County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tift County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.6%
Homeownership
2020
72.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 61.6% of the housing units in Tift County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9605
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tift County, GA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,375, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $54,191 and $52,054.

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

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Household Income

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$44,827
Median Household Income
± $2,949
14.9k
Number of Households
± 985

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.9k households in Tift County, GA declined from $44,827 from the previous year's value of $45,639.

The following chart displays the households in Tift 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tift 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Walked (1.66%)

In 2020, 85.4% of workers in Tift County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who walked to work (1.66%).

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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tift County, GA have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.945% of the workforce in Tift County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tift County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tift County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.4%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tift County, GA (8.62k out of 38.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tift 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 31% of the children was living in poverty in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 565 in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 133 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

81.7% of the population of Tift County, GA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.88% 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 Tift County, GA see 1309 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.8% increase from the previous year (1160 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2391 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1270 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,309 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tift County, GA

Primary care physicians in Tift County, GA see an average of 1,309 patients per year. This represents a 12.8% increase from the previous year (1,160 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

18.3%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
2.88%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tift County, GA declined by 2.42% from 18.8% to 18.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tift County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.7 in Tift County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.4% in Tift County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.7% in Tift County, GA.

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