White County, GA

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Population

28,509

1.31% growth

Median Age

45.1


Median Household Income

$43,944

3.98% growth

Poverty Rate

17.7%


Number of Employees

11,802

5.67% growth

Median Property Value

$157,900

1.74% growth

About

In 2017, White County, GA had a population of 28.5k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $43,944. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of White County, GA grew from 28,140 to 28,509, a 1.31% increase and its median household income grew from $42,264 to $43,944, a 3.98% increase.

The population of White County, GA is 92.5% White Alone, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.06% Black or African American Alone. 4.17% of the people in White County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in White County, GA are Truett McConnell University (154 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in White County, GA is $157,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in White County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in White County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of White County, GA employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in White County, GA are Retail Trade (1,819 people), Manufacturing (1,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,174 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($40,658), Manufacturing ($40,064), and Public Administration ($39,719).

Median household income in White County, GA is $43,944. Males in White 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 White County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,944

2017 value

± $3,094

3.98%

1 Year Growth

± 9.05%

Households in White County, GA have a median annual income of $43,944, 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 $42,264 in 2016, which represents a 3.98% 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 White 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 White 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 White 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502.02

  3. Census Tract 9502.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in White County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $52,669, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9502.03, with respective values of $51,563 and $43,547.

The following map shows all of the tracts in White 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

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in White County, GA (4.98k out of 28.1k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    4,556 ± 596

  2. Other

    313 ± 141

  3. Hispanic

    225 ± 168

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

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

11.8k

2017 Value

± 875

5.67%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in White County, GA grew at a rate of 5.67%, from 11.2k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in White County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,683 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,368 people), and Management Occupations (1,046 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of White County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of White County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,683 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,368 people), and Management Occupations (1,046 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, White County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.18 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.37 times), and Production Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of White County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,000), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($59,063), and Management Occupations ($54,950).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 875

5.67%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in White County, GA grew at a rate of 5.67%, from 11.2k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in White County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,819 people), Manufacturing (1,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of White County, GA, though some of these residents may live in White 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 White County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,819 people), Manufacturing (1,745 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,174 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, White County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.36 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.46 times), and Retail Trade (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in White County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($40,658), Manufacturing ($40,064), and Public Administration ($39,719).

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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

86.1% of the population of White County, GA has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in White County, GA see 4046 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.25% increase from the previous year (3996 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1605 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

4046 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in White County, GA see an average of 4046 patients per year. This represents a 1.25% increase from the previous year (3996 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

13.9%

Uninsured

40.5%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

17.5%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in White County, GA declined by 0.896% from 14% to 13.9%.

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

White County, GA is home to a population of 28.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.56% of White County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of White County, GA is composed of 26.4k White Alone residents (92.5%), 875 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.07%), 586 Black or African American Alone residents (2.06%), 313 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.1%), 168 Two or More Races residents (0.589%), 151 Asian Alone residents (0.53%), 41 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.144%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00351%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in White County, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (877 speakers), German (68 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in White County, GA was 45.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in White County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all White County, GA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.56% of White 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 White County, GA was 2.75%, 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 White County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 White County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.4k ± 24

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    875 ± 347

  3. Black or African American Alone

    586 ± 98

In 2017, there were 30.1 times more White Alone residents (26.4k people) in White County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 875 Hispanic or Latino and 586 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in White County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    877 speakers (3.31%)

  2. German

    68 speakers (0.257%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    35 speakers (0.132%)

4.17% of White 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 White County, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.31% of the overall population of White County, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.257% speak German and 0.132% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    957 ± 229

  2. Korea

    258 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    199 ± 100

White County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in White County, GA awarded 154 degrees. The student population of White County, GA is skewed towards women, with 984 male students and 1,203 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in White County, GA are White (131 and 90.3%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 5.52%), Unknown (3 and 2.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.38%).

The largest universities in White County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Truett McConnell University (154 and 100%).

The most popular majors in White County, GA are General Business (40 and 26%), Registered Nursing (37 and 24%), and General Psychology (22 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in White County, GA are $17,850 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

Most Common

  1. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in White County, GA was General Psychology with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

154 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$17,850

Median Private

In 2016, the White County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Truett McConnell University with 154 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

56

Degrees Awarded to Men

98

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 56 men were awarded degrees from institutions in White County, GA, which is 0.571 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

    131 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in White County, GA were to White students. These 131 degrees mean that there were 16.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in White County, GA was $157,900 in 2017, which is 0.726 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,200 to $157,900, a 1.74% increase. The homeownership rate in White County, GA is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in White County, GA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in White 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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$43,944

Median Household Income

± $3,094

11.3k

Number of Households

± 846

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in White County, GA grew to $43,944 from the previous year's value of $42,264.

The following chart displays the households in White 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$157,900

2017 Median

± $8,721

$155,200

2016 Median

± $10,557

In 2017, the median property value in White County, GA grew to to $157,900 from the previous year's value of $155,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in White 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 White County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in White County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In White County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in White County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in White 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 White County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in White County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in White County, GA have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.35% of the workforce in White County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.74%

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

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