Tift County, GA

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2022 Population
41,247
0.241% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
1.67% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
5.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,561
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,700
7.08% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,809
0.497% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tift County, GA had a population of 41.2k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $52,561. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tift County, GA grew from 41,148 to 41,247, a 0.241% increase and its median household income grew from $46,245 to $52,561, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tift County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.87%), White (Hispanic) (4.25%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3%).

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.

96.1% of the residents in Tift County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tift County, GA are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (667 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Tift County, GA was $140,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%.

Most people in Tift County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tift County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tift County, GA is home to a population of 41.2k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.21% of Tift County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Tift County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Tift County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tift County, GA was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tift County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 144
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 385
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.42k ± 763
12.6%
Hispanic Population
5.2k people

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.3k people) in Tift County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.6% of the people in Tift County, GA are hispanic (5.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people
5.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.17k people

As of 2022, 5.21% of Tift County, GA residents (2.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tift County, GA was 5.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    637 ± 187
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    370 ± 151
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 113

Tift County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tift County, GA employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Tift County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,444 people), Retail Trade (2,329 people), and Manufacturing (2,254 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,203), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,822), and Wholesale Trade ($59,659).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,161
0.497%
1 Year growth
± 9.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tift County, GA grew at a rate of 0.497%, from 17.7k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tift County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,198 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,535 people), and Management Occupations (1,504 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

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,161
0.497%
1 Year growth
± 9.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tift County, GA grew at a rate of 0.497%, from 17.7k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tift County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,444 people), Retail Trade (2,329 people), and Manufacturing (2,254 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

$41,946
Median earning men ± $3,182
$31,872
Median earning women ± $3,567

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,714), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,348), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,196).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,344), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,635), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,770).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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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

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Civics

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
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tift County, GA awarded 667 degrees. The student population of Tift County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,459 male students and 2,188 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tift County, GA are White (534 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (58 and 8.76%), Hispanic or Latino (53 and 8.01%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Tift County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (667 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tift County, GA are Registered Nursing (164 and 24.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 18.7%), and General Biological Sciences (53 and 7.95%).

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

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tift County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 53.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,647 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,647 students enrolled in Tift County, GA, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,881 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tift County, GA was General Biological Sciences with 53 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
667 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with 667 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 254 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tift County, GA, which is 0.615 times less than the 413 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 534 degrees mean that there were 9.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 58 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 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($602) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tift County, GA was $140,700 in 2022, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,400 to $140,700, a 7.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Tift County, GA is 61.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tift County, GA have an average commute time of 21.1 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 $52,561. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tift County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $58,198, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $52,806 and $52,634.

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.63%.

Property

$140,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,756
$9,452
Median Property Taxes
±$763

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.

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.7% of the housing units in Tift County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9609
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tift County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $58,198, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $52,806 and $52,634.

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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$52,561
Median Household Income
± $5,143
15.3k
Number of Households
± 1,082

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Tift County, GA grew to $52,561 from the previous year's value of $46,245.

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.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.2%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Tift County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (4.2%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tift County, GA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% 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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tift County, GA (8.25k out of 39.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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 2022, 29.9% of the children was living in poverty in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 565 in Tift County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 133 per 100,000 population.

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Health

83.2% of the population of Tift County, GA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 9.65% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tift County, GA see 1195 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.71% decrease from the previous year (1309 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2545 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1234 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,195 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tift County, GA

Primary care physicians in Tift County, GA see an average of 1,195 patients per year. This represents a 8.71% decrease from the previous year (1,309 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.8%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
9.65%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tift County, GA declined by 3.48% from 17.4% to 16.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.8 in Tift County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 36.5% in Tift County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.2% in Tift County, GA.

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