Banks County, GA

County

Add Comparison
Population
18,510
0.801% 1-year growth
US Senator
David Perdue
Republican Party
US Senator
Kelly Loeffler
Republican Party
Median Age
41.1

Poverty Rate
13.4%

Median Household Income
$45,373
7.56% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$142,800
10.8% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,795
0.0128% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Banks County, GA had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $45,373. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Banks County, GA grew from 18,363 to 18,510, a 0.801% increase and its median household income grew from $42,182 to $45,373, a 7.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Banks County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), White (Hispanic) (4.98%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), Other (Hispanic) (1.3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.24%). NaNk% of the people in Banks County, GA speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Banks County, GA is $142,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Banks County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Banks County, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Georgia. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Donald J. Trump with 87.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (9.81%), followed by Other (2.25%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler 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.

Banks County, GA 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Georgia.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Georgia
87.9% 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Senators from Georgia

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
Senator from Georgia2
  1. David Perdue
    Assumed office on January 3, 2015
  2. Kelly Loeffler
    Assumed office on January 6, 2020
    Appointed to the seat after Johnny Isakson's resignation

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler 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, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Banks County, GA have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Banks County, GA is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.92% of Banks County, GA residents were born outside of the country (910 people).

In 2018, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 922 White (Hispanic) and 500 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 Banks County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 35
  2. White (Hispanic)
    922 ± 175
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    500 ± 86
6.68%
Hispanic Population
1.24k people

In 2018, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 922 White (Hispanic) and 500 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.68% of the people in Banks County, GA are hispanic (1.24k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.92%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
910 people
4.88%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
896 people

As of 2018, 4.92% of Banks County, GA residents (910 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Banks County, GA was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Banks County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Banks County, GA was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Banks County, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Banks County, GA residents was 40.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

96.3%
2018 Citizenship
96.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.3% of Banks County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Banks County, GA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Banks County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    517 ± 132
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    157 ± 76
  3. Korea
    129 ± 55

Banks County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

Median household income in Banks County, GA is $45,373. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $48,304, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $46,875 and $45,675.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Banks County, GA employs 7.8k people. The largest industries in Banks County, GA are Manufacturing (1,442 people), Retail Trade (1,137 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (923 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,609), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,341), and Public Administration ($43,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,373
2018 value
± $3,513
7.56%
1 Year Growth
± 10%

Households in Banks County, GA have a median annual income of $45,373, 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 $42,182 in 2017, which represents a 7.56% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Banks County, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
$62,744
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,190
$46,261
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  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 in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Banks County, GA is from Georgia.
0.478
2017 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Georgia

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 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9704
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $48,304, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $46,875 and $45,675.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banks County, GA (2.48k out of 18.5k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,263 ± 282
  2. Hispanic
    192 ± 110
  3. Black
    117 ± 127

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

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.8k
2018 Value
± 525
-0.0128%
1 Year decline
± 9.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Banks County, GA declined at a rate of -0.0128%, from 7.8k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banks County, GA, are Production Occupations (959 people), Sales & Related Occupations (895 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (959 people), Sales & Related Occupations (895 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (708 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Banks County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.17 times), and Production Occupations (2.14 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($70,139), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,864), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($67,500).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

7.8k
2018 Value
± 525
-0.0128%
1 Year decline
± 9.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Banks County, GA declined at a rate of -0.0128%, from 7.8k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banks County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,442 people), Retail Trade (1,137 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (923 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Banks County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Banks County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Banks County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,442 people), Retail Trade (1,137 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (923 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Banks County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.05 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.84 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.7 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Banks County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($44,609), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,341), and Public Administration ($43,125).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Georgia.
$430B
2015 Value in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Banks County, GA was $142,800 in 2018, which is 0.622 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $128,900 to $142,800, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Banks County, GA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Banks County, GA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Banks County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,800
2018 Median
± $12,590
$128,900
2017 Median
± $12,174

In 2018, the median property value in Banks County, GA grew to to $142,800 from the previous year's value of $128,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Banks 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 Banks County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,373
Median Household Income
± $3,513
6.6k
Number of Households
± 472

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.6k households in Banks County, GA grew to $45,373 from the previous year's value of $42,182.

The following chart displays the households in Banks 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

75.8%
2018 Homeownership
74.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.8% of the housing units in Banks County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banks County, GA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.45% of the workforce in Banks County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Banks County, GA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.1%
  2. Carpooled
    12.4%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.76%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Banks County, GA was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.76%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

84.2% of the population of Banks County, GA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.12% 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 Banks County, GA see 4624 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.2% decrease from the previous year (6098 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 18397 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

4,624 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Banks County, GA

Primary care physicians in Banks County, GA see an average of 4,624 patients per year. This represents a 24.2% decrease from the previous year (6,098 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

15.8%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.12%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Banks County, GA declined by 7.13% from 17% to 15.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Banks County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart