Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA

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Population
117,288
0.784% 1-year decline
US Senator
David Perdue
Republican Party
US Senator
Kelly Loeffler
Republican Party
Median Age
40.2

Poverty Rate
25.3%

Median Household Income
$38,083
6.35% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$94,500
3.05% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
40,148
2.43% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA had a population of 117k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $38,083. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA declined from 118,215 to 117,288, a -0.784% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,810 to $38,083, a 6.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.11%), Other (Hispanic) (1.71%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%). 5.17% of the people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Bainbridge State College (559 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is $94,500, and the homeownership rate is 62.8%. Most people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.05%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Georgia
50.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Senator from Georgia2
  1. David Perdue
    Assumed office on January 3, 2015
  2. Kelly Loeffler
    Assumed office on January 6, 2020
    Appointed to the seat after Johnny Isakson's resignation

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is home to a population of 117k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.18% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.73k people).

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.2k people) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.65k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Spanish (4,505 speakers), Japanese (201 speakers), and Korean (175 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.2k ± 232
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    48.8k ± 557
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.65k ± 417
5.6%
Hispanic Population
6.57k people

In 2018, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.2k people) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.65k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.6% of the people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are hispanic (6.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,505 speakers (4.09%)
  2. Japanese
    201 speakers (0.183%)
  3. Korean
    175 speakers (0.159%)

5.17% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Spanish. 4.09% of the overall population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.183% speak Japanese and 0.159% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people
3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
3.58k people

As of 2018, 3.18% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents (3.73k 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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,463 ± 1,206 people
  2. Guatemala
    169 ± 319 people
  3. India
    151 ± 301 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,463 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents, followed by Guatemala with 169 and India with 151.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2018 Citizenship
97.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.4% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,408 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    966 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    950 ± 183

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is $38,083. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA with a value of $126,789, followed by Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Fulton County (Northwest)Roswell City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $113,147 and $107,556.

Males in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,094. The income inequality in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA employs 40.1k people. The largest industries in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,697 people), Hospitals (2,262 people), and Construction (2,202 people), and the highest paying industries are Amusement & Recreation ($82,904), Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($76,835), and Computer Systems Design ($68,699).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,083
2018 value
± $1,213
6.35%
1 Year Growth
± 4.32%

Households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have a median annual income of $38,083, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,810 in 2017, which represents a 6.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$45,247
Average Male Salary in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
± $7,038
$34,094
Average Female Salary in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
± $5,582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
  1. Asian
    $60,057 ± $82,638
  2. White
    $39,520 ± $5,608
  3. Black
    $29,657 ± $6,115

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.52 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
2017 Wage GINI in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
0.414
2016 Wage GINI in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA

In 2017, the income inequality in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 0.405 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.23% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA with a value of $126,789, followed by Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Fulton County (Northwest)Roswell City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $113,147 and $107,556.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA (28k out of 111k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 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. Black
    17,197 ± 900
  2. White
    9,593 ± 620
  3. Hispanic
    2,294 ± 359

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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

40.1k
2017 Value
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 2.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 39.2k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,703 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,477 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,406 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,703 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,477 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,406 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors (10.4 times higher than expected), Firstline supervisors of correctional officers (10.2 times), and Graders & sorters, agricultural products (7.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($136,636), Computer support specialists ($80,389), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($78,887).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

40.1k
2017 Value
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 2.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 39.2k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,697 people), Hospitals (2,262 people), and Construction (2,202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,697 people), Hospitals (2,262 people), and Construction (2,202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (26.1 times higher than expected), Logging (10.7 times), and Support activities for agriculture & forestry (10.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Amusement & Recreation ($82,904), Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($76,835), and Computer Systems Design ($68,699).

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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 in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA awarded 559 degrees. The student population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is skewed towards women, with 530 male students and 1,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Black or African American (282 and 50.6%), followed by White (244 and 43.8%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 3.41%), and Two or More Races (5 and 0.898%).

The largest universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA by number of degrees awarded are Bainbridge State College (559 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (133 and 23.8%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (79 and 14.1%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (61 and 10.9%).

The median tuition costs in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,224 and $8,421 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 32 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
559 degrees awarded
$2,224
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bainbridge State College with 559 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

211
Degrees Awarded to Men
348
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 211 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, which is 0.606 times less than the 348 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    282 degrees awarded
  2. White
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA were to Black or African American students. These 282 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 244 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was $94,500 in 2018, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,700 to $94,500, a 3.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is 62.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,500
2018 Median
± $3,409
$91,700
2017 Median
± $3,433

In 2018, the median property value in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA grew to to $94,500 from the previous year's value of $91,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$38,083
Median Household Income
± $1,213
43.3k
Number of Households
± 1,236

In 2018, the median household income of the 43.3k households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA grew to $38,083 from the previous year's value of $35,810.

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.8%
2018 Homeownership
63.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.8% of the housing units in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.9%
  2. Carpooled
    12.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.1%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Drove Alone (81.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (2.1%).

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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

82.3% of the population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

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1,519 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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
31.6%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 17.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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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