Wilkes County, GA

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Population

9,905

0.191% decline

Median Age

45.5


Median Household Income

$34,234

2.31% growth

Poverty Rate

26.5%


Number of Employees

3,866

5.34% growth

Median Property Value

$83,400

4.36% decline

About

In 2017, Wilkes County, GA had a population of 9.91k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $34,234. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilkes County, GA declined from 9,924 to 9,905, a -0.191% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,462 to $34,234, a 2.31% increase.

The population of Wilkes County, GA is 51.1% White Alone, 42.5% Black or African American Alone, and 4.57% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Wilkes County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilkes County, GA is $83,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.7%. Most people in Wilkes County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkes County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wilkes County, GA employs 3.87k people. The largest industries in Wilkes County, GA are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Retail Trade (391 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($185,938), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,417), and Wholesale Trade ($43,068).

Median household income in Wilkes County, GA is $34,234. Males in Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,234

2017 value

± $3,547

2.31%

1 Year Growth

± 13%

Households in Wilkes County, GA have a median annual income of $34,234, 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 $33,462 in 2016, which represents a 2.31% 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 Wilkes 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 103.01

  2. Census Tract 101.02

  3. Census Tract 101.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilkes County, GA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $42,986, followed by Census Tract 101.02 and Census Tract 101.01, with respective values of $41,944 and $31,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wilkes 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

26.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkes County, GA (2.6k out of 9.78k 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 Females < 5 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. Black

    1,836 ± 261

  2. White

    505 ± 117

  3. Other

    223 ± 150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilkes County, GA is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

3.87k

2017 Value

± 359

5.34%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkes County, GA grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 3.67k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkes County, GA, are Production Occupations (594 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people), and Management Occupations (282 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkes County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilkes County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (594 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people), and Management Occupations (282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkes County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.86 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.35 times), and Production Occupations (2.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilkes County, GA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($73,654), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,569), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.87k

2017 Value

± 359

5.34%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkes County, GA grew at a rate of 5.34%, from 3.67k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkes County, GA, are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Retail Trade (391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkes County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Retail Trade (391 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkes County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.36 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.83 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilkes County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($185,938), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,417), and Wholesale Trade ($43,068).

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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

83.9% of the population of Wilkes County, GA has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilkes County, GA see 1973 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4902 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9805 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

1,973 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wilkes County, GA see an average of 1,973 patients per year. This represents a 0.755% decrease from the previous year (1,988 patients).

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

16.1%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

18.8%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkes County, GA declined by 0.131% from 16.1% to 16.1%.

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

Wilkes County, GA is home to a population of 9.91k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.19% of Wilkes County, GA residents were born outside of the country (415 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wilkes County, GA is composed of 5.06k White Alone residents (51.1%), 4.21k Black or African American Alone residents (42.5%), 453 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.57%), 88 Two or More Races residents (0.888%), 79 Asian Alone residents (0.798%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.162%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilkes County, GA was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Wilkes County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wilkes County, GA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

415 people

3.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

354 people

As of 2017, 4.19% of Wilkes County, GA residents (415 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 Wilkes County, GA was 3.57%, 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%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Wilkes County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkes County, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.06k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.21k ± 91

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    453 ± 242

In 2017, there were 1.2 times more White Alone residents (5.06k people) in Wilkes County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k Black or African American Alone and 453 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wilkes 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

    272 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    62 ± 39

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    35 ± 39

Wilkes County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilkes County, GA was $83,400 in 2017, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,200 to $83,400, a 4.36% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wilkes County, GA is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilkes County, GA have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilkes 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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$34,234

Median Household Income

± $3,547

3.97k

Number of Households

± 336

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.97k households in Wilkes County, GA grew to $34,234 from the previous year's value of $33,462.

The following chart displays the households in Wilkes 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 - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$83,400

2017 Median

± $4,931

$87,200

2016 Median

± $7,334

In 2017, the median property value in Wilkes County, GA declined from to $83,400 from the previous year's value of $87,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.7%

2017 Homeownership

67.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.7% of the housing units in Wilkes County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkes County, GA have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.69% of the workforce in Wilkes County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Walked

    3.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wilkes County, GA was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Walked (3.47%).

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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