Whitfield County, GA

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2019 Population
104,237
0.374% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
15.9%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,623
3.52% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$133,400
5.12% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
47,674
0.904% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Whitfield County, GA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $48,623. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Whitfield County, GA grew from 103,849 to 104,237, a 0.374% increase and its median household income grew from $46,970 to $48,623, a 3.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitfield County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.4%), White (Hispanic) (30.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.76%), Other (Hispanic) (3.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%). 0% of the households in Whitfield County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

86.5% of the residents in Whitfield County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whitfield County, GA are Dalton State College (817 degrees awarded in 2019) and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (26 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Whitfield County, GA was $133,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%. Most people in Whitfield County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitfield County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Whitfield County, GA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 68.9% of Whitfield County, GA residents were born outside of the country (71.8k people).

In 2019, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.9k people) in Whitfield County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.5k White (Hispanic) and 3.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitfield County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.9k ± 60
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 1.22k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.92k ± 253
35.1%
Hispanic Population
36.6k people

In 2019, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.9k people) in Whitfield County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.5k White (Hispanic) and 3.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.1% of the people in Whitfield County, GA are hispanic (36.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Whitfield County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

68.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
71.8k people
18.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people

As of 2019, 68.9% of Whitfield County, GA residents (71.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitfield County, GA was 18.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Whitfield County, GA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Whitfield County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Whitfield County, GA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

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Citizenship

86.5%
2019 Citizenship
86.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 86.5% of Whitfield County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Whitfield County, GA was 86.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,504 ± 256
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    443 ± 154
  3. Korea
    441 ± 160

Whitfield County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Whitfield County, GA is $48,623. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Whitfield County, GA was Census Tract 9 with a value of $64,093, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $63,125 and $60,046.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Whitfield County, GA employs 47.7k people. The largest industries in Whitfield County, GA are Manufacturing (19,239 people), Retail Trade (4,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,703 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($43,208), Information ($41,830), and Finance & Insurance ($40,912).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,623
2019 value
± $1,927
3.52%
1 Year Growth
± 7.09%

Households in Whitfield County, GA have a median annual income of $48,623, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,970 in 2018, which represents a 3.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, 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 in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whitfield County, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9
  2. Census Tract 5.01
  3. Census Tract 1.02

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitfield County, GA was Census Tract 9 with a value of $64,093, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $63,125 and $60,046.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitfield County, GA (16.4k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    13,228 ± 945
  2. Hispanic
    7,604 ± 739
  3. Other
    1,036 ± 355

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

47.7k
2019 Value
± 1,770
0.904%
1 Year growth
± 5.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Whitfield County, GA grew at a rate of 0.904%, from 47.2k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitfield County, GA, are Production Occupations (10,963 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,421 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitfield County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitfield County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (10,963 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,421 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whitfield County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.06 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.48 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitfield County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,804), Legal Occupations ($79,861), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.7k
2019 Value
± 1,770
0.904%
1 Year growth
± 5.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Whitfield County, GA grew at a rate of 0.904%, from 47.2k employees to 47.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitfield County, GA, are Manufacturing (19,239 people), Retail Trade (4,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitfield County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Whitfield 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 Whitfield County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (19,239 people), Retail Trade (4,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whitfield County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (4.04 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.35 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitfield County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($43,208), Information ($41,830), and Finance & Insurance ($40,912).

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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. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

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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$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T 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. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Whitfield County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25.9%), followed by Other (3.86%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Whitfield County, GA
70.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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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 Johnny Isakson's resignation.

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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Education

In 2019, universities in Whitfield County, GA awarded 843 degrees. The student population of Whitfield County, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,008 male students and 3,014 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whitfield County, GA are White (579 and 70.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (178 and 21.5%), Black or African American (23 and 2.78%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Whitfield County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Dalton State College (817 and 96.9%) and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (26 and 3.08%).

The most popular majors in Whitfield County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (150 and 17.8%), Registered Nursing (94 and 11.2%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (83 and 9.85%).

The median tuition cost in Whitfield County, GA for a public four year colleges is $2,563 for in-state students and $9,469 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whitfield County, GA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 83 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 817 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
$2,563
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Whitfield County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dalton State College with 817 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

281
Degrees Awarded to Men
562
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 281 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whitfield County, GA, which is 0.5 times less than the 562 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Whitfield County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    579 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    178 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Whitfield County, GA was White students. These 579 degrees mean that there were 3.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 178 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitfield County, GA was $133,400 in 2019, which is 0.555 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $126,900 to $133,400, a 5.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitfield County, GA is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Whitfield County, GA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whitfield County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,400
2019 Median
± $4,198
$126,900
2018 Median
± $4,693

In 2019, the median property value in Whitfield County, GA grew to to $133,400 from the previous year's value of $126,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whitfield 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 Whitfield County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$48,623
Median Household Income
± $1,927
35.6k
Number of Households
± 1,442

In 2019, the median household income of the 35.6k households in Whitfield County, GA grew to $48,623 from the previous year's value of $46,970.

The following chart displays the households in Whitfield 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
2019 Homeownership
63.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.6% of the housing units in Whitfield County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Whitfield County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitfield County, GA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.856% of the workforce in Whitfield County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.23%)

In 2019, 84.4% of workers in Whitfield County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (2.23%).

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

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Health

83.4% of the population of Whitfield County, GA has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 7.3% on non-group plans, and 0.824% 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 Whitfield County, GA see 1927 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.1% increase from the previous year (1869 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 879 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,927 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitfield County, GA

Primary care physicians in Whitfield County, GA see an average of 1,927 patients per year. This represents a 3.1% increase from the previous year (1,869 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Whitfield County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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

16.6%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
7.3%
Non-Group
0.824%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitfield County, GA declined by 5.11% from 17.5% to 16.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitfield 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. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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