Elbert County, GA

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Population

19,288

0.547% decline

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$35,207

1.49% decline

Number of Employees

7,327

0.218% decline

Median Property Value

$81,800

2.27% decline

About

In 2017, Elbert County, GA had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $35,207. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elbert County, GA declined from 19,394 to 19,288, a -0.547% decrease and its median household income declined from $35,739 to $35,207, a -1.49% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elbert County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.77%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.467%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.296%). N/A% of the people in Elbert County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elbert County, GA is $81,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Elbert County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Elbert County, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Elbert County, GA employs 7.33k people. The largest industries in Elbert County, GA are Manufacturing (2,133 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (800 people), and Retail Trade (779 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($60,859), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,052), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,058).

Median household income in Elbert County, GA is $35,207. Males in Elbert 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 Elbert County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,207

2017 value

± $3,455

-1.49%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Elbert County, GA have a median annual income of $35,207, 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 $35,739 in 2016, which represents a -1.49% 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 Elbert 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 2

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elbert County, GA was Census Tract 2 with a value of $39,842, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $34,864 and $33,594.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Elbert 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

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elbert County, GA (4.25k out of 19k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    2,258 ± 338

  2. White

    1,914 ± 264

  3. Hispanic

    316 ± 154

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

7.33k

2017 Value

± 548

-0.218%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elbert County, GA declined at a rate of -0.218%, from 7.34k employees to 7.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elbert County, GA, are Production Occupations (1,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (919 people), and Management Occupations (644 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elbert County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elbert County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (919 people), and Management Occupations (644 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.83 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elbert County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,786), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,714), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($47,743).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.33k

2017 Value

± 548

-0.218%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elbert County, GA declined at a rate of -0.218%, from 7.34k employees to 7.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elbert County, GA, are Manufacturing (2,133 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (800 people), and Retail Trade (779 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elbert County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Elbert 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 Elbert County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,133 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (800 people), and Retail Trade (779 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elbert County, GA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.45 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.88 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elbert County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($60,859), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,052), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,058).

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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

85.6% of the population of Elbert County, GA has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elbert County, GA see 1936 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (1944 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3190 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

1,936 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Elbert County, GA see an average of 1,936 patients per year. This represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (1,944 patients).

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

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

33.5%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

2.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elbert County, GA grew by 0.145% from 14.4% to 14.4%.

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

Elbert County, GA is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.5% of Elbert County, GA residents were born outside of the country (482 people).

In 2017, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Elbert County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 921 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elbert County, GA was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Elbert County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elbert County, GA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

482 people

2.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

435 people

As of 2017, 2.5% of Elbert County, GA residents (482 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 Elbert County, GA was 2.24%, 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

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Elbert County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elbert County, GA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elbert County, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.2k ± 34

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    5.89k ± 54

  3. White (Hispanic)

    921 ± 131

In 2017, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Elbert County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 921 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    635 ± 115

  2. Korea

    236 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    197 ± 118

Elbert County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elbert County, GA was $81,800 in 2017, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $81,800, a 2.27% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elbert County, GA is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elbert County, GA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elbert County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$81,800

2017 Median

± $3,996

$83,700

2016 Median

± $4,271

In 2017, the median property value in Elbert County, GA declined from to $81,800 from the previous year's value of $83,700.

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

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Household Income

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$35,207

Median Household Income

± $3,455

7.73k

Number of Households

± 565

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.73k households in Elbert County, GA declined from $35,207 from the previous year's value of $35,739.

The following chart displays the households in Elbert 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

70%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Elbert County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elbert County, GA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Elbert County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elbert County, GA was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (1.77%).

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

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