Webster County, GA

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Population

2,627

1.68% decline

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$36,658

1.12% decline

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

1,116

0.36% growth

Median Property Value

$57,200

12.8% growth

About

In 2017, Webster County, GA had a population of 2.63k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $36,658. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Webster County, GA declined from 2,672 to 2,627, a -1.68% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,072 to $36,658, a -1.12% decrease.

The population of Webster County, GA is 48.8% Black or African American Alone, 48.4% White Alone, and 2.06% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Webster County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Webster County, GA is $57,200, and the homeownership rate is 78%. Most people in Webster County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Webster County, GA employs 1.12k people. The largest industries in Webster County, GA are Manufacturing (241 people), Public Administration (149 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (132 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,250), Construction ($56,250), and Wholesale Trade ($45,893).

Median household income in Webster County, GA is $36,658. Males in Webster 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 Webster County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,658

2017 value

± $8,113

-1.12%

1 Year Growth

± 32.7%

Households in Webster County, GA have a median annual income of $36,658, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,072 in 2016, which represents a -1.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Webster 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Webster County, GA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $42,625, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $34,375 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Webster 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

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster County, GA (509 out of 2.61k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    381 ± 107

  2. White

    102 ± 70

  3. Other

    26 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Webster County, GA is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

1.12k

2017 Value

± 189

0.36%

1 Year growth

± 24.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster County, GA grew at a rate of 0.36%, from 1.11k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (147 people), Production Occupations (134 people), and Management Occupations (121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Webster County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (147 people), Production Occupations (134 people), and Management Occupations (121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.82 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Webster County, GA, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($50,833), Management Occupations ($50,486), and Transportation Occupations ($50,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.12k

2017 Value

± 189

0.36%

1 Year growth

± 24.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster County, GA grew at a rate of 0.36%, from 1.11k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster County, GA, are Manufacturing (241 people), Public Administration (149 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (132 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Webster 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 Webster County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (241 people), Public Administration (149 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (132 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.86 times), and Utilities (2.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Webster County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,250), Construction ($56,250), and Wholesale Trade ($45,893).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Webster County, GA has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 0.458% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Webster County, GA see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Webster County, GA see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.69%

Uninsured

41.7%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

0.458%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster County, GA declined by 23.3% from 12.6% to 9.69%.

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

Webster County, GA is home to a population of 2.63k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.761% of Webster County, GA residents were born outside of the country (20 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Webster County, GA is composed of 1.28k Black or African American Alone residents (48.8%), 1.27k White Alone residents (48.4%), 54 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.06%), 17 Two or More Races residents (0.647%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0761%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 7.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Webster County, GA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Webster County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Webster County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.761%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

20 people

0.262%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7 people

As of 2017, 0.761% of Webster County, GA residents (20 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Webster County, GA was 0.262%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Webster County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Webster County, GA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.28k ± 198

  2. White Alone

    1.27k ± 195

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 ± 68.7

In 2017, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.28k people) in Webster County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k White Alone and 54 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 Webster County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    73 ± 39

  2. Korea

    16 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    13 ± 15

Webster County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Webster County, GA was $57,200 in 2017, which is 0.249 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $50,700 to $57,200, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Webster County, GA is 78%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Webster County, GA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Webster County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$57,200

2017 Median

± $15,501

$50,700

2016 Median

± $7,832

In 2017, the median property value in Webster County, GA grew to to $57,200 from the previous year's value of $50,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Webster 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 Webster County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Household Income

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$36,658

Median Household Income

± $8,113

1.09k

Number of Households

± 169

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.09k households in Webster County, GA declined from $36,658 from the previous year's value of $37,072.

The following chart displays the households in Webster 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78%

2017 Homeownership

81.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78% of the housing units in Webster County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Webster County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster County, GA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Webster County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    92.8%

  2. Carpooled

    4.13%

  3. Other

    1.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Webster County, GA was Drove Alone (92.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (4.13%) and those who Other (1.89%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Webster County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Webster County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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