Lowndes County, GA

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Population

113,941

0.0378% growth

Median Age

30.1


Median Household Income

$39,911

2.56% growth

Poverty Rate

25%


Number of Employees

46,445

0.0625% growth

Median Property Value

$129,700

2.99% decline

About

In 2017, Lowndes County, GA had a population of 114k people with a median age of 30.1 and a median household income of $39,911. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lowndes County, GA grew from 113,898 to 113,941, a 0.0378% increase and its median household income grew from $38,915 to $39,911, a 2.56% increase.

The population of Lowndes County, GA is 54.5% White Alone, 36.1% Black or African American Alone, and 5.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lowndes County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lowndes County, GA are Valdosta State University (2,466 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (2,153 degrees).

The median property value in Lowndes County, GA is $129,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.2%. Most people in Lowndes County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lowndes County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lowndes County, GA employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Lowndes County, GA are Retail Trade (7,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,377 people), and Educational Services (5,344 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($202,917), Information ($41,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,175).

Median household income in Lowndes County, GA is $39,911. Males in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,911

2017 value

± $1,705

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 5.17%

Households in Lowndes County, GA have a median annual income of $39,911, 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 $38,915 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% 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 Lowndes 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 103.02

  2. Census Tract 102.02

  3. Census Tract 102.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lowndes County, GA was Census Tract 103.02 with a value of $79,063, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 102.01, with respective values of $67,307 and $65,391.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lowndes County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lowndes County, GA (27.4k out of 110k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    14,177 ± 947

  2. White

    11,708 ± 821

  3. Hispanic

    2,020 ± 331

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

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,699

0.0625%

1 Year growth

± 5.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lowndes County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0625%, from 46.4k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lowndes County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,158 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,036 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,158 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,036 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.75 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.41 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,604), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($52,083), and Management Occupations ($51,888).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,699

0.0625%

1 Year growth

± 5.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lowndes County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0625%, from 46.4k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lowndes County, GA, are Retail Trade (7,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,377 people), and Educational Services (5,344 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lowndes County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,561 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,377 people), and Educational Services (5,344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, GA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.46 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.43 times), and Public Administration (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lowndes County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($202,917), Information ($41,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,175).

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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

83.3% of the population of Lowndes County, GA has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 7.3% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 6.88% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, GA see 1820 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.41% decrease from the previous year (1924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1686 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 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

1,820 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, GA see an average of 1,820 patients per year. This represents a 5.41% decrease from the previous year (1,924 patients).

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

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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%).

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

16.7%

Uninsured

38.9%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

7.3%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

6.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lowndes County, GA declined by 4.48% from 17.4% to 16.7%.

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

Lowndes County, GA is home to a population of 114k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.33% of Lowndes County, GA residents were born outside of the country (4.94k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lowndes County, GA is composed of 62.1k White Alone residents (54.5%), 41.1k Black or African American Alone residents (36.1%), 6.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.42%), 2.14k Asian Alone residents (1.88%), 1.9k Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 259 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.227%), 160 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%), and 55 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0483%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lowndes County, GA was 30.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Lowndes County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lowndes County, GA residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.94k people

4.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.8k people

As of 2017, 4.33% of Lowndes County, GA residents (4.94k 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 Lowndes County, GA was 4.22%, 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

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Lowndes County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lowndes County, GA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    62.1k ± 136

  2. Black or African American Alone

    41.1k ± 388

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.18k ± 688

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more White Alone residents (62.1k people) in Lowndes County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.1k Black or African American Alone and 6.18k 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lowndes 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,863 ± 431

  2. Vietnam

    1,863 ± 261

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,711 ± 235

Lowndes County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lowndes County, GA awarded 4,619 degrees. The student population of Lowndes County, GA is skewed towards women, with 5,638 male students and 9,676 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lowndes County, GA are White (2,907 and 63.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,300 and 28.5%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 4.1%), and Two or More Races (92 and 2.02%).

The largest universities in Lowndes County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Valdosta State University (2,466 and 53.4%) and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (2,153 and 46.6%).

The most popular majors in Lowndes County, GA are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (326 and 7.06%), General Cosmetology (252 and 5.46%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (173 and 3.75%).

The median tuition costs in Lowndes County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,181 and $14,755 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 127 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lowndes County, GA was General Psychology with 127 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,466 degrees awarded

  2. 2,153 degrees awarded

$4,181

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lowndes County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valdosta State University with 2,466 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,710

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,909

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,710 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lowndes County, GA, which is 0.588 times less than the 2,909 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,907 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,300 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    187 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lowndes County, GA were to White students. These 2,907 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,300 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lowndes County, GA was $129,700 in 2017, which is 0.596 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $129,700, a 2.99% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lowndes County, GA is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lowndes County, GA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lowndes 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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$39,911

Median Household Income

± $1,705

40.3k

Number of Households

± 1,391

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.3k households in Lowndes County, GA grew to $39,911 from the previous year's value of $38,915.

The following chart displays the households in Lowndes 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

$129,700

2017 Median

± $4,671

$133,700

2016 Median

± $4,938

In 2017, the median property value in Lowndes County, GA declined from to $129,700 from the previous year's value of $133,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

52.2%

2017 Homeownership

51.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.2% of the housing units in Lowndes County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.2%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lowndes County, GA have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Lowndes County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lowndes County, GA was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.78%) and those who Worked At Home (2.65%).

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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