Towns County, GA

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2020 Population
11,815
1.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
53.5
0.926% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.8%
17.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,257
6.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$241,900
4.95% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,479
0.924% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Towns County, GA had a population of 11.8k people with a median age of 53.5 and a median household income of $51,257. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Towns County, GA grew from 11,617 to 11,815, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $48,219 to $51,257, a 6.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Towns County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), White (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.796%).

None of the households in Towns 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.

99.2% of the residents in Towns County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Towns County, GA are Young Harris College (180 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Towns County, GA was $241,900, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in Towns County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Towns County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Towns County, GA is home to a population of 11.8k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.69% of Towns County, GA residents were born outside of the country (318 people).

In 2020, there were 71.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Towns County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 141 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Towns County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Towns County, GA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Towns County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.1k ± 26
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    155 ± 45
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    141 ± 51.2
2.87%
Hispanic Population
339 people

In 2020, there were 71.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Towns County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 141 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Towns County, GA are hispanic (339 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Towns 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

2.69%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
318 people
2.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
305 people

As of 2020, 2.69% of Towns County, GA residents (318 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 Towns County, GA was 2.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    487 ± 122
  2. Korea
    115 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 55

Towns County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Towns County, GA employs 4.48k people. The largest industries in Towns County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (690 people), Educational Services (618 people), and Retail Trade (531 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,500), Transportation & Warehousing ($55,061), and Information ($54,150).

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

4.48k
2020 Value
± 444
0.924%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Towns County, GA grew at a rate of 0.924%, from 4.44k employees to 4.48k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Towns County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (546 people), Sales & Related Occupations (480 people), and Management Occupations (386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Towns County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.48k
2020 Value
± 444
0.924%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Towns County, GA grew at a rate of 0.924%, from 4.44k employees to 4.48k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Towns County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (690 people), Educational Services (618 people), and Retail Trade (531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Towns County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Towns 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

$32,164
Median earning men ± $5,227
$20,625
Median earning women ± $5,866

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($60,804), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,366), and Public Administration ($42,170).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,006), Manufacturing ($36,667), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,773).

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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. 108
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 68
    Retail Trade
  3. 62
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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. $26k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $14.9k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. $10.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Towns County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 80% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.564%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Towns County, GA awarded 180 degrees. The student population of Towns County, GA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 593 male students and 824 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Towns County, GA are White (133 and 80.1%), followed by Black or African American (15 and 9.04%), Unknown (7 and 4.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.61%).

The largest universities in Towns County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Young Harris College (180 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Towns County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (31 and 17.2%), General Psychology (20 and 11.1%), and General Communication (12 and 6.67%).

The median tuition cost in Towns County, GA for private four year colleges is $28,612.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Towns County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,417 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,417 students enrolled in Towns County, GA, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 979 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 12 degree-majors awarded
  2. 31 degree-majors awarded
  3. 20 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Towns County, GA was General Communication with 12 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
180 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Young Harris College with 180 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 76 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Towns County, GA, which is 0.731 times less than the 104 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 133 degrees mean that there were 8.87 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,612) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,055) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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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Race

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 Towns County, GA was $241,900 in 2020, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $230,500 to $241,900, a 4.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Towns County, GA is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Towns County, GA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Towns County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Towns County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 7.35%.

Property

$241,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$18,982
$4,027
Median Property Taxes
±$384

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 Towns County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2020
72.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80.4% of the housing units in Towns County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,257
Median Household Income
± $2,959
5.01k
Number of Households
± 460

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.01k households in Towns County, GA grew to $51,257 from the previous year's value of $48,219.

The following chart displays the households in Towns 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Towns 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.55%)

In 2020, 80.4% of workers in Towns County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (3.55%).

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

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Towns County, GA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.75% of the workforce in Towns 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 Towns County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Towns County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Towns County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 7.35%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Towns County, GA (1.4k out of 10.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Towns County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 19.2% of the children was living in poverty in Towns County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 320 in Towns County, GA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 196 per 100,000 population.

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86.9% of the population of Towns County, GA has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 8.85% on Medicaid, 26.7% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 1.87% 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 Towns County, GA see 1185 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (1046 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2006 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4012 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% 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

1,185 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Towns County, GA

Primary care physicians in Towns County, GA see an average of 1,185 patients per year. This represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (1,046 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Towns 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 14.7% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 31.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 33.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.1%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
8.85%
Medicaid
26.7%
Medicare
18.8%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Towns County, GA grew by 10.4% from 11.9% to 13.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 25.5% in Towns County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Towns County, GA.

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