Franklin County, GA

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Population

22,328

0.631% growth

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$39,246

5.22% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

8,353

3.97% growth

Median Property Value

$101,600

2.52% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, GA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $39,246. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, GA grew from 22,188 to 22,328, a 0.631% increase and its median household income grew from $37,298 to $39,246, a 5.22% increase.

The population of Franklin County, GA is 83.9% White Alone, 9.78% Black or African American Alone, and 4.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, GA are Emmanuel College (160 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Franklin County, GA is $101,600, and the homeownership rate is 67.6%. Most people in Franklin County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, GA employs 8.35k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, GA are Manufacturing (1,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,013 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($41,389), Transportation & Warehousing ($35,469), and Construction ($35,179).

Median household income in Franklin County, GA is $39,246. Males in Franklin 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 Franklin County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,246

2017 value

± $4,427

5.22%

1 Year Growth

± 14%

Households in Franklin County, GA have a median annual income of $39,246, 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 $37,298 in 2016, which represents a 5.22% 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 Franklin 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 8901.02

  2. Census Tract 8902

  3. Census Tract 8901.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, GA was Census Tract 8901.02 with a value of $48,697, followed by Census Tract 8902 and Census Tract 8901.01, with respective values of $44,460 and $38,080.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin 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

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, GA (5.5k out of 21.7k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,629 ± 427

  2. Black

    502 ± 156

  3. Hispanic

    347 ± 161

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

8.35k

2017 Value

± 593

3.97%

1 Year growth

± 9.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, GA grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 8.03k employees to 8.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, GA, are Production Occupations (1,011 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (881 people), and Management Occupations (838 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,011 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (881 people), and Management Occupations (838 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.09 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,104), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,438), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,609).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.35k

2017 Value

± 593

3.97%

1 Year growth

± 9.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, GA grew at a rate of 3.97%, from 8.03k employees to 8.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,013 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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 Franklin County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,013 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.46 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.84 times), and Utilities (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($41,389), Transportation & Warehousing ($35,469), and Construction ($35,179).

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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

82.3% of the population of Franklin County, GA has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, GA see 5578 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.3% increase from the previous year (3711 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1395 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

5,578 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, GA see an average of 5,578 patients per year. This represents a 50.3% increase from the previous year (3,711 patients).

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

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

17.7%

Uninsured

36%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, GA declined by 4.09% from 18.4% to 17.7%.

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

Franklin County, GA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.14% of Franklin County, GA residents were born outside of the country (700 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, GA is composed of 18.7k White Alone residents (83.9%), 2.18k Black or African American Alone residents (9.78%), 987 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.42%), 251 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 152 Asian Alone residents (0.681%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0537%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, GA was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Franklin County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, GA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

700 people

3.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

705 people

As of 2017, 3.14% of Franklin County, GA residents (700 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 Franklin County, GA was 3.18%, 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

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Franklin County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, GA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.7k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.18k ± 84

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    987 ± 341

In 2017, there were 8.59 times more White Alone residents (18.7k people) in Franklin County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.18k Black or African American Alone and 987 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 Franklin County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    578 ± 126

  2. Korea

    100 ± 50

  3. World War II

    82 ± 49

Franklin County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Franklin County, GA awarded 160 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, GA is skewed towards men, with 495 male students and 458 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, GA are White (126 and 80.8%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 14.1%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.85%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 0.641%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Emmanuel College (160 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (26 and 16.3%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (23 and 14.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 and 13.1%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, GA are $19,370 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

160 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,370

Median Private

In 2017, the Franklin County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emmanuel College with 160 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

82

Degrees Awarded to Men

78

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 82 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, GA, which is 1.05 times more than the 78 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Franklin County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    126 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, GA were to White students. These 126 degrees mean that there were 5.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, GA was $101,600 in 2017, which is 0.442 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,100 to $101,600, a 2.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, GA is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, GA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$101,600

2017 Median

± $11,686

$99,100

2016 Median

± $11,033

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, GA grew to to $101,600 from the previous year's value of $99,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$39,246

Median Household Income

± $4,427

8.32k

Number of Households

± 569

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.32k households in Franklin County, GA grew to $39,246 from the previous year's value of $37,298.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.6% of the housing units in Franklin County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, GA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.37% of the workforce in Franklin County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, GA was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.05%) and those who Worked At Home (4.34%).

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

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