Burke County, GA

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Population

22,645

0.845% decline

Poverty Rate

29.2%


Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$38,707

11.9% growth

Number of Employees

8,671

0.732% growth

Median Property Value

$86,500

8.4% growth

About

In 2017, Burke County, GA had a population of 22.6k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $38,707. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Burke County, GA declined from 22,838 to 22,645, a -0.845% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,589 to $38,707, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (47%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.51%), White (Hispanic) (1.34%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.508%). N/A% of the people in Burke County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Burke County, GA is $86,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Burke County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Burke County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Burke County, GA employs 8.67k people. The largest industries in Burke County, GA are Manufacturing (1,605 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (915 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($73,015), Utilities ($52,935), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,500).

Median household income in Burke County, GA is $38,707. Males in Burke 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 Burke County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,707

2017 value

± $5,008

11.9%

1 Year Growth

± 14.1%

Households in Burke County, GA have a median annual income of $38,707, 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 $34,589 in 2016, which represents a 11.9% annual growth.

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

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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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burke 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 9505

  2. Census Tract 9509

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burke County, GA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $44,205, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $42,179 and $40,071.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Burke 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

29.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burke County, GA (6.5k out of 22.3k 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 6 - 11 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

    4,809 ± 478

  2. White

    1,649 ± 278

  3. Hispanic

    78 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burke 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

8.67k

2017 Value

± 689

0.732%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 0.732%, from 8.61k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burke County, GA, are Production Occupations (1,075 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (827 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,075 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (827 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Burke County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.75 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.52 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,063), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,404), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,446).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.67k

2017 Value

± 689

0.732%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 0.732%, from 8.61k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burke County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,605 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (915 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burke County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Burke 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 Burke County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,605 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (915 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Burke County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (6.73 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.7 times), and Manufacturing (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burke County, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($73,015), Utilities ($52,935), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,500).

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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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% 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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

85% of the population of Burke County, GA has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Burke County, GA see 2843 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.141% increase from the previous year (2839 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11344 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1891 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

2,843 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Burke County, GA see an average of 2,843 patients per year. This represents a 0.141% increase from the previous year (2,839 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Burke 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 

$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

15%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

25.5%

Medicaid

9.42%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burke County, GA declined by 4.69% from 15.7% to 15%.

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

Burke County, GA is home to a population of 22.6k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.88% of Burke County, GA residents were born outside of the country (426 people).

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 341 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Burke County, GA was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Burke County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Burke County, GA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.88%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

426 people

2.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

469 people

As of 2017, 1.88% of Burke County, GA residents (426 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 Burke County, GA was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Burke County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Burke County, GA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    11.1k ± 24

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10.7k ± 19

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    341 ± 148

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 341 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    576 ± 124

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    371 ± 132

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    367 ± 170

Burke County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burke County, GA was $86,500 in 2017, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,800 to $86,500, a 8.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Burke County, GA is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burke County, GA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,500

2017 Median

± $5,913

$79,800

2016 Median

± $4,955

In 2017, the median property value in Burke County, GA grew to to $86,500 from the previous year's value of $79,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burke 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 Burke County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$38,707

Median Household Income

± $5,008

8.07k

Number of Households

± 600

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.07k households in Burke County, GA grew to $38,707 from the previous year's value of $34,589.

The following chart displays the households in Burke 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Burke County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burke County, GA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Burke County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Burke County, GA was Drove Alone (87.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.82%) and those who Worked At Home (2.68%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burke County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burke County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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