Grady County, GA

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Population

25,048

0.386% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$39,462

11.1% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

10,207

8.78% growth

Median Property Value

$110,500

2.13% growth

About

In 2017, Grady County, GA had a population of 25k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $39,462. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grady County, GA declined from 25,145 to 25,048, a -0.386% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,518 to $39,462, a 11.1% increase.

The population of Grady County, GA is 58.3% White Alone, 28.2% Black or African American Alone, and 11.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Grady County, GA speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Grady County, GA is $110,500, and the homeownership rate is 61%. Most people in Grady County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grady County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Grady County, GA employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Grady County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), Manufacturing (1,402 people), and Retail Trade (1,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,375), Wholesale Trade ($52,292), and Utilities ($44,205).

Median household income in Grady County, GA is $39,462. Males in Grady 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 Grady County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,462

2017 value

± $3,389

11.1%

1 Year Growth

± 8.81%

Households in Grady County, GA have a median annual income of $39,462, 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 $35,518 in 2016, which represents a 11.1% 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.

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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 Grady 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9506

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grady County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $46,042, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,969 and $43,845.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grady County, GA (6.28k out of 24.8k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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. White

    3,261 ± 414

  2. Black

    2,634 ± 456

  3. Hispanic

    1,485 ± 317

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

10.2k

2017 Value

± 723

8.78%

1 Year growth

± 9.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grady County, GA grew at a rate of 8.78%, from 9.38k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grady County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people), and Production Occupations (877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grady County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grady County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,103 people), and Production Occupations (877 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grady County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.59 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.16 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grady County, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,451), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,332), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 723

8.78%

1 Year growth

± 9.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grady County, GA grew at a rate of 8.78%, from 9.38k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grady County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), Manufacturing (1,402 people), and Retail Trade (1,342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grady County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Grady 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 Grady County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), Manufacturing (1,402 people), and Retail Trade (1,342 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grady County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.04 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.38 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grady County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,375), Wholesale Trade ($52,292), and Utilities ($44,205).

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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

80.9% of the population of Grady County, GA has health coverage, with 30.2% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grady County, GA see 2291 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.66% decrease from the previous year (2536 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8269 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

2,291 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grady County, GA see an average of 2,291 patients per year. This represents a 9.66% decrease from the previous year (2,536 patients).

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

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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

19.1%

Uninsured

30.2%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

2.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grady County, GA declined by 9.22% from 21% to 19.1%.

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

Grady County, GA is home to a population of 25k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.81% of Grady County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.46k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grady County, GA is composed of 14.6k White Alone residents (58.3%), 7.06k Black or African American Alone residents (28.2%), 2.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.1%), 284 Two or More Races residents (1.13%), 136 Asian Alone residents (0.543%), 115 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.459%), 67 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.267%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grady County, GA was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Grady County, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Grady County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.46k people

5.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

As of 2017, 5.81% of Grady County, GA residents (1.46k 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 Grady County, GA was 5.69%, 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

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Grady County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grady County, GA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.6k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.06k ± 170

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.77k ± 478

In 2017, there were 2.07 times more White Alone residents (14.6k people) in Grady County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.06k Black or African American Alone and 2.77k 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 Grady 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 Grady 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 Grady County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Grady 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

    529 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    238 ± 109

  3. World War II

    145 ± 84

Grady County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grady County, GA was $110,500 in 2017, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,200 to $110,500, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Grady County, GA is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grady County, GA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grady 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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$39,462

Median Household Income

± $3,389

9.09k

Number of Households

± 670

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.09k households in Grady County, GA grew to $39,462 from the previous year's value of $35,518.

The following chart displays the households in Grady 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.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,500

2017 Median

± $7,649

$108,200

2016 Median

± $11,541

In 2017, the median property value in Grady County, GA grew to to $110,500 from the previous year's value of $108,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

61%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61% of the housing units in Grady County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grady County, GA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Grady County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grady County, GA was Drove Alone (81.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.6%).

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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