Towns County, GA

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Population

11,173

1.79% growth

Median Age

53.3


Median Household Income

$41,182

4.73% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

3,955

0.534% growth

Median Property Value

$197,900

4.49% growth

About

In 2017, Towns County, GA had a population of 11.2k people with a median age of 53.3 and a median household income of $41,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Towns County, GA grew from 10,976 to 11,173, a 1.79% increase and its median household income grew from $39,321 to $41,182, a 4.73% increase.

The population of Towns County, GA is 95% White Alone, 2.02% Two or More Races, and 1.46% Hispanic or Latino. 3.53% of the people in Towns County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Towns County, GA are Young Harris College (175 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Towns County, GA is $197,900, and the homeownership rate is 80.8%. Most people in Towns County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Towns County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Towns County, GA employs 3.96k people. The largest industries in Towns County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (546 people), Educational Services (540 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (483 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,365), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,125), and Finance & Insurance ($40,682).

Median household income in Towns County, GA is $41,182. Males in Towns 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 Towns County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,182

2017 value

± $2,699

4.73%

1 Year Growth

± 9.08%

Households in Towns County, GA have a median annual income of $41,182, 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 $39,321 in 2016, which represents a 4.73% 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 Towns County, GA 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 Towns County, GA 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 Towns 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Towns County, GA was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $40,518, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $37,828 and $35,069.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Towns County, GA (1.52k out of 10.3k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. White

    1,461 ± 233

  2. Hispanic

    61 ± 106

  3. Native American

    33 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Towns County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

3.96k

2017 Value

± 385

0.534%

1 Year growth

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Towns County, GA grew at a rate of 0.534%, from 3.93k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Towns County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (608 people), Sales & Related Occupations (442 people), and Management Occupations (397 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Towns County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Towns County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (608 people), Sales & Related Occupations (442 people), and Management Occupations (397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Towns County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.8 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Towns County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,673), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,135), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($52,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.96k

2017 Value

± 385

0.534%

1 Year growth

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Towns County, GA grew at a rate of 0.534%, from 3.93k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Towns County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (546 people), Educational Services (540 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (483 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Towns County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (546 people), Educational Services (540 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Towns County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.48 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.6 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Towns County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,365), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,125), and Finance & Insurance ($40,682).

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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 with $38B and Electronics and $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

87.1% of the population of Towns County, GA has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 25.2% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 3.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Towns County, GA 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 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (1110 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2278 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 11391 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

1,118 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Towns County, GA see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (1,110 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 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

12.9%

Uninsured

30%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

25.2%

Medicare

18.2%

Non-Group

3.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Towns County, GA declined by 3.02% from 13.3% to 12.9%.

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

Towns County, GA is home to a population of 11.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.62% of Towns County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Towns County, GA is composed of 10.6k White Alone residents (95%), 226 Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 163 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.46%), 113 Black or African American Alone residents (1.01%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.295%), 25 Asian Alone residents (0.224%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Towns County, GA are German (118 speakers), Other Indo-European Languages (84 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (65 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Towns County, GA was 53.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Towns County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Towns County, GA residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.62% of Towns County, GA residents 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 Towns County, GA was 2.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Towns County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Towns County, GA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.6k ± 12

  2. Two or More Races

    226 ± 74

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    163 ± 91.3

In 2017, there were 47 times more White Alone residents (10.6k people) in Towns County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 226 Two or More Races and 163 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 Towns County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    118 speakers (1.14%)

  2. Other Indo-European Languages

    84 speakers (0.813%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    65 speakers (0.629%)

3.53% of Towns County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Towns County, GA was German. 1.14% of the overall population of Towns County, GA are native German speakers. 0.813% speak Other Indo-European Languages and 0.629% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    562 ± 97

  2. Korea

    118 ± 53

  3. World War II

    79 ± 45

Towns County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Towns County, GA awarded 175 degrees. The student population of Towns County, GA is skewed towards women, with 525 male students and 675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Towns County, GA are White (141 and 91%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 3.23%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.58%), and Unknown (3 and 1.94%).

The largest universities in Towns County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Young Harris College (175 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Towns County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (53 and 30.3%), General Biological Sciences (31 and 17.7%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 and 6.86%).

The median tuition costs in Towns County, GA are $28,012 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Towns County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 53 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

175 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,012

Median Private

In 2016, the Towns County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Young Harris College with 175 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

77

Degrees Awarded to Men

98

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 77 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Towns County, GA, which is 0.786 times less than the 98 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    141 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Towns County, GA were to White students. These 141 degrees mean that there were 28.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Towns County, GA was $197,900 in 2017, which is 0.909 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,400 to $197,900, a 4.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Towns County, GA is 80.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Towns County, GA have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Towns 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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$41,182

Median Household Income

± $2,699

4.59k

Number of Households

± 374

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.59k households in Towns County, GA grew to $41,182 from the previous year's value of $39,321.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$197,900

2017 Median

± $13,901

$189,400

2016 Median

± $13,218

In 2017, the median property value in Towns County, GA grew to to $197,900 from the previous year's value of $189,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Towns 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 Towns 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 Towns County, GA 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.

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Rent vs Own

80.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.8% of the housing units in Towns County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Towns 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Towns County, GA have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Towns County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.41%

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

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