Oglethorpe County, GA

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Population

14,654

0.604% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$43,938

1.05% decline

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

6,390

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$111,800

1.58% decline

About

In 2017, Oglethorpe County, GA had a population of 14.7k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $43,938. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oglethorpe County, GA declined from 14,743 to 14,654, a -0.604% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,403 to $43,938, a -1.05% decrease.

The population of Oglethorpe County, GA is 75.9% White Alone, 18% Black or African American Alone, and 4.14% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Oglethorpe County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oglethorpe County, GA is $111,800, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Oglethorpe County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oglethorpe County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oglethorpe County, GA employs 6.39k people. The largest industries in Oglethorpe County, GA are Manufacturing (1,099 people), Educational Services (917 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,750), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($50,729), and Wholesale Trade ($38,750).

Median household income in Oglethorpe County, GA is $43,938. Males in Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,938

2017 value

± $1,739

-1.05%

1 Year Growth

± 7.31%

Households in Oglethorpe County, GA have a median annual income of $43,938, 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 $44,403 in 2016, which represents a -1.05% 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 Oglethorpe 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9602.01

  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oglethorpe County, GA was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $51,250, followed by Census Tract 9602.01 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $47,589 and $41,983.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oglethorpe County, GA (2.54k out of 14.5k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,801 ± 261

  2. Black

    521 ± 185

  3. Hispanic

    225 ± 127

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

6.39k

2017 Value

± 502

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oglethorpe County, GA grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 6.31k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oglethorpe County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (809 people), Production Occupations (775 people), and Transportation Occupations (521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oglethorpe County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oglethorpe County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (809 people), Production Occupations (775 people), and Transportation Occupations (521 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oglethorpe County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.73 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.49 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oglethorpe County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,250), Legal Occupations ($63,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.39k

2017 Value

± 502

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oglethorpe County, GA grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 6.31k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oglethorpe County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,099 people), Educational Services (917 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oglethorpe County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,099 people), Educational Services (917 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oglethorpe County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.7 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.7 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oglethorpe County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,750), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($50,729), and Wholesale Trade ($38,750).

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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

86.8% of the population of Oglethorpe County, GA has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oglethorpe County, GA see 14871 patients per year on average, which represents a 103% increase from the previous year (7336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 14921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14921 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

14,871 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oglethorpe County, GA see an average of 14,871 patients per year. This represents a 103% increase from the previous year (7,336 patients).

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

13.2%

Uninsured

41.5%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oglethorpe County, GA declined by 6.77% from 14.2% to 13.2%.

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

Oglethorpe County, GA is home to a population of 14.7k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.21% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents were born outside of the country (324 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Oglethorpe County, GA is composed of 11.1k White Alone residents (75.9%), 2.63k Black or African American Alone residents (18%), 607 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.14%), 228 Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.293%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oglethorpe County, GA was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Oglethorpe County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oglethorpe County, GA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

324 people

2.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

343 people

As of 2017, 2.21% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents (324 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 Oglethorpe County, GA was 2.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oglethorpe County, GA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.1k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.63k ± 112

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    607 ± 248

In 2017, there were 4.23 times more White Alone residents (11.1k people) in Oglethorpe County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.63k Black or African American Alone and 607 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 Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Oglethorpe 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

    392 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    140 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    121 ± 69

Oglethorpe County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oglethorpe County, GA was $111,800 in 2017, which is 0.514 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,600 to $111,800, a 1.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Oglethorpe County, GA is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oglethorpe County, GA have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oglethorpe 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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$43,938

Median Household Income

± $1,739

5.64k

Number of Households

± 433

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.64k households in Oglethorpe County, GA declined from $43,938 from the previous year's value of $44,403.

The following chart displays the households in Oglethorpe 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

$111,800

2017 Median

± $10,265

$113,600

2016 Median

± $9,721

In 2017, the median property value in Oglethorpe County, GA declined from to $111,800 from the previous year's value of $113,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Oglethorpe County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oglethorpe County, GA have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Oglethorpe County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oglethorpe County, GA was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.82%).

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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