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Wheeler County, GA&

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Population
7,956
0.3% growth
Median Age
38.4
Median Household Income
$27,620
-0.03% decline
Poverty Rate
27.2%
Number of Employees
1,339
-2.69% decline
Median Property Value
$49,400
-19.15% decline

Economy

The economy of Wheeler County, GA employs 1,339 people. The economy of Wheeler County, GA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 7.75; 4.55; and 2.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wheeler County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (224), Educational Services (185), and Manufacturing (178), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($42,292), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($40,833), and Transportation & Warehousing ($29,375).

Median household income in Wheeler County, GA is $27,620. Males in Wheeler County, GA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,571. The income inequality of Wheeler County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wheeler County, GA. In Wheeler County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,801. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.

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Diversity

Wheeler County, GA is home to a population of 7,956 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wheeler County, GA is composed of 4,499 White residents (56.5%), 3,265 Black residents (41%), 173 Hispanic residents (2.17%), 10 Two+ residents (0.13%), and 9 Native residents (0.11%). The most common foreign languages in Wheeler County, GA are Spanish (172 speakers), Vietnamese (9 speakers), and French Creole (N/A speakers), but compared to other places, Wheeler County, GA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (9 speakers), Spanish (172 speakers), and French Creole (N/A speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA awarded 895 degrees. The student population of Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA is skewed towards females, with 303 male students and 592 female students. Most students in Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA are White (564 and 63%), followed by Black or African American (250 and 27.9%), Hispanic or Latino (57 and 6.37%), and Two or more races (8 and 0.89%). The largest universities in Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA by number of graduates are Southeastern Technical College (823 and 92%), Brewton-Parker College (72 and 8.04%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (154 and 17.2%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (62 and 6.93%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (43 and 4.8%). The median tuition costs in Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (Southeast) PUMA, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,940 and $14,940 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheeler County, GA is $49,400, which is 0.25 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $61,100 to $49,400, a -19.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Wheeler County, GA is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheeler County, GA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wheeler County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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