Brooks County, GA

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Population

15,629

0.102% decline

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$34,890

0.993% growth

Poverty Rate

23.6%


Number of Employees

5,865

0.48% growth

Median Property Value

$92,400

1.09% growth

About

In 2017, Brooks County, GA had a population of 15.6k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $34,890. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brooks County, GA declined from 15,645 to 15,629, a -0.102% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,547 to $34,890, a 0.993% increase.

The population of Brooks County, GA is 56.8% White Alone, 33.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.6% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Brooks County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brooks County, GA is $92,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Brooks County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brooks County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brooks County, GA employs 5.87k people. The largest industries in Brooks County, GA are Retail Trade (1,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (699 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (539 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($55,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,015), and Manufacturing ($35,139).

Median household income in Brooks County, GA is $34,890. Males in Brooks 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 Brooks County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,890

2017 value

± $5,889

0.993%

1 Year Growth

± 20.3%

Households in Brooks County, GA have a median annual income of $34,890, 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 $34,547 in 2016, which represents a 0.993% 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 Brooks 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 9606

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brooks County, GA was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $38,897, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $37,756 and $34,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Brooks 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

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brooks County, GA (3.64k out of 15.5k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 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. Black

    2,048 ± 265

  2. White

    1,527 ± 285

  3. Hispanic

    326 ± 172

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

5.87k

2017 Value

± 503

0.48%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brooks County, GA grew at a rate of 0.48%, from 5.84k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brooks County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (754 people), Management Occupations (647 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brooks County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brooks County, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (754 people), Management Occupations (647 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooks County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.41 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.56 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brooks County, GA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($52,957), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.87k

2017 Value

± 503

0.48%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brooks County, GA grew at a rate of 0.48%, from 5.84k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brooks County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (699 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (539 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brooks County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Brooks 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 Brooks County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (699 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (539 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brooks County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.64 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.93 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brooks County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($55,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,015), and Manufacturing ($35,139).

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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 ($38B) and Electronics ($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

80.6% of the population of Brooks County, GA has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brooks County, GA see 3914 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.8% decrease from the previous year (5139 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 15687 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5229 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

3,914 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brooks County, GA see an average of 3,914 patients per year. This represents a 23.8% decrease from the previous year (5,139 patients).

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

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

19.4%

Uninsured

29.4%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

3.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brooks County, GA grew by 1.07% from 19.2% to 19.4%.

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

Brooks County, GA is home to a population of 15.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.92% of Brooks County, GA residents were born outside of the country (613 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brooks County, GA is composed of 8.87k White Alone residents (56.8%), 5.25k Black or African American Alone residents (33.6%), 875 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.6%), 440 Two or More Races residents (2.82%), 130 Asian Alone residents (0.832%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.307%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0448%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0256%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brooks County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brooks County, GA was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Brooks County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brooks County, GA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

613 people

3.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

540 people

As of 2017, 3.92% of Brooks County, GA residents (613 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 Brooks County, GA was 3.45%, 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

97%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Brooks County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brooks County, GA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.87k ± 45

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.25k ± 269

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    875 ± 276

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (8.87k people) in Brooks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.25k Black or African American Alone and 875 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 Brooks County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Brooks County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Brooks County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brooks County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    382 ± 125

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    297 ± 107

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    203 ± 109

Brooks County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brooks County, GA was $92,400 in 2017, which is 0.425 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $92,400, a 1.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Brooks County, GA is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brooks County, GA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brooks 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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$34,890

Median Household Income

± $5,889

6.34k

Number of Households

± 527

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.34k households in Brooks County, GA grew to $34,890 from the previous year's value of $34,547.

The following chart displays the households in Brooks 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,400

2017 Median

± $9,150

$91,400

2016 Median

± $8,408

In 2017, the median property value in Brooks County, GA grew to to $92,400 from the previous year's value of $91,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Brooks County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brooks County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Brooks County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brooks County, GA was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.72%) and those who Worked At Home (4.68%).

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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