Walker County, GA

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Population

68,609

0.684% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$43,581

4.92% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

28,821

2.72% growth

Median Property Value

$111,100

3.35% growth

About

In 2017, Walker County, GA had a population of 68.6k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $43,581. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Walker County, GA grew from 68,143 to 68,609, a 0.684% increase and its median household income grew from $41,539 to $43,581, a 4.92% increase.

The population of Walker County, GA is 91.4% White Alone, 4.3% Black or African American Alone, and 1.99% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Walker County, GA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Walker County, GA is $111,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Walker County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Walker County, GA employs 28.8k people. The largest industries in Walker County, GA are Manufacturing (5,583 people), Retail Trade (3,661 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,081 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,946), and Finance & Insurance ($47,548).

Median household income in Walker County, GA is $43,581. Males in Walker 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 Walker County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,581

2017 value

± $2,245

4.92%

1 Year Growth

± 6.88%

Households in Walker County, GA have a median annual income of $43,581, 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 $41,539 in 2016, which represents a 4.92% 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 Walker 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 204

  2. Census Tract 206.01

  3. Census Tract 205.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walker County, GA was Census Tract 204 with a value of $71,728, followed by Census Tract 206.01 and Census Tract 205.01, with respective values of $66,103 and $51,164.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker County, GA (11.5k out of 67.1k 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 45 - 54, 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

    10,339 ± 799

  2. Black

    554 ± 197

  3. Two Or More

    422 ± 232

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker County, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

28.8k

2017 Value

± 1,327

2.72%

1 Year growth

± 6.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker County, GA grew at a rate of 2.72%, from 28.1k employees to 28.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker County, GA, are Production Occupations (3,805 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,584 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walker County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,805 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,584 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walker County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.28 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walker County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,778), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,723), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,791).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.8k

2017 Value

± 1,327

2.72%

1 Year growth

± 6.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker County, GA grew at a rate of 2.72%, from 28.1k employees to 28.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker County, GA, are Manufacturing (5,583 people), Retail Trade (3,661 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,081 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Walker 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 Walker County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,583 people), Retail Trade (3,661 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,081 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walker County, GA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.11 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.91 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walker County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($55,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,946), and Finance & Insurance ($47,548).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.7% of the population of Walker County, GA has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 9.33% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Walker County, GA see 4862 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.2% increase from the previous year (4013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2952 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

4,862 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Walker County, GA see an average of 4,862 patients per year. This represents a 21.2% increase from the previous year (4,013 patients).

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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%).

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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

14.3%

Uninsured

45%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

9.33%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker County, GA declined by 6.84% from 15.3% to 14.3%.

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

Walker County, GA is home to a population of 68.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.26% of Walker County, GA residents were born outside of the country (866 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Walker County, GA is composed of 62.7k White Alone residents (91.4%), 2.95k Black or African American Alone residents (4.3%), 1.36k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.99%), 955 Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 419 Asian Alone residents (0.611%), 152 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.222%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0904%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Walker County, GA was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Walker County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Walker County, GA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

866 people

1.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

787 people

As of 2017, 1.26% of Walker County, GA residents (866 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 Walker County, GA was 1.15%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Walker County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Walker County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    62.7k ± 60

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.95k ± 155

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.36k ± 449

In 2017, there were 21.2 times more White Alone residents (62.7k people) in Walker County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.95k Black or African American Alone and 1.36k 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 Walker County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,678 ± 271

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    396 ± 126

  3. Korea

    394 ± 127

Walker County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker County, GA was $111,100 in 2017, which is 0.484 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,500 to $111,100, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker County, GA is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walker County, GA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walker County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$111,100

2017 Median

± $5,133

$107,500

2016 Median

± $5,237

In 2017, the median property value in Walker County, GA grew to to $111,100 from the previous year's value of $107,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walker 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 Walker County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$43,581

Median Household Income

± $2,245

25.6k

Number of Households

± 1,152

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.6k households in Walker County, GA grew to $43,581 from the previous year's value of $41,539.

The following chart displays the households in Walker 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Walker County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker County, GA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Walker County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Walker County, GA was Drove Alone (85.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.38%) and those who Worked At Home (3.11%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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