Griffin, GA

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Population

22,710

0.721% decline

Poverty Rate

31.4%


Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$31,587

2.92% growth

Number of Employees

9,009

6.18% growth

Median Property Value

$98,900

1.1% decline

About

In 2017, Griffin, GA had a population of 22.7k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $31,587. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Griffin, GA declined from 22,875 to 22,710, a -0.721% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,692 to $31,587, a 2.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Griffin, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (54.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.53%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.506%). N/A% of the people in Griffin, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Griffin, GA are Southern Crescent Technical College (2,500 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Griffin, GA is $98,900, and the homeownership rate is 38.1%. Most people in Griffin, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Griffin, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Griffin, GA employs 9.01k people. The largest industries in Griffin, GA are Retail Trade (1,356 people), Manufacturing (1,285 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,938), Finance & Insurance ($69,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,463).

Median household income in Griffin, GA is $31,587. Males in Griffin, 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 Griffin, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,587

2017 value

± $3,246

2.92%

1 Year Growth

± 15%

Households in Griffin, GA have a median annual income of $31,587, 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 $30,692 in 2016, which represents a 2.92% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Griffin, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Griffin, 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 1611

  2. Census Tract 1612

  3. Census Tract 1605

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Griffin, GA was Census Tract 1611 with a value of $61,107, followed by Census Tract 1612 and Census Tract 1605, with respective values of $54,351 and $36,288.

The following map shows all of the places in Griffin, 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

31.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Griffin, GA (7.06k out of 22.5k 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 Females 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

    5,103 ± 604

  2. White

    1,743 ± 339

  3. Hispanic

    454 ± 215

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

9.01k

2017 Value

± 784

6.18%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Griffin, GA grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8.49k employees to 9.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Griffin, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,050 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (837 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Griffin, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Griffin, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,050 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (837 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Griffin, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.59 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Griffin, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,188), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,009), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,016).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.01k

2017 Value

± 784

6.18%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Griffin, GA grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 8.49k employees to 9.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Griffin, GA, are Retail Trade (1,356 people), Manufacturing (1,285 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Griffin, GA, though some of these residents may live in Griffin, 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 Griffin, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,356 people), Manufacturing (1,285 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Griffin, GA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.6 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.41 times), and Retail Trade (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Griffin, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,938), Finance & Insurance ($69,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,463).

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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

83.6% of the population of Griffin, GA has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 9% on Medicare, 9.88% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Griffin, GA see 2002 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1939 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2818 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1045 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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2,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Spalding County, GA see an average of 2,002 patients per year. This represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1,939 patients).

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

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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

16.4%

Uninsured

33.9%

Employer Coverage

29.3%

Medicaid

9%

Medicare

9.88%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Griffin, GA declined by 4.15% from 17.1% to 16.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Griffin, 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

Griffin, GA is home to a population of 22.7k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.2% of Griffin, GA residents were born outside of the country (726 people).

In 2017, there were 1.41 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Griffin, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.77k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.03k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Griffin, GA was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Griffin, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Griffin, GA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

726 people

4.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1k people

As of 2017, 3.2% of Griffin, GA residents (726 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 Griffin, GA was 4.38%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Griffin, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Griffin, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Griffin, GA

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    12.3k ± 818

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    8.77k ± 707

  3. White (Hispanic)

    1.03k ± 399

In 2017, there were 1.41 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Griffin, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.77k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.03k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Griffin, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    422 ± 131

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    301 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    178 ± 96

Griffin, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Griffin, GA awarded 2,500 degrees. The student population of Griffin, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,513 male students and 3,243 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Griffin, GA are White (1,324 and 53.2%), followed by Black or African American (999 and 40.2%), Hispanic or Latino (98 and 3.94%), and Asian (35 and 1.41%).

The largest universities in Griffin, GA by number of degrees awarded are Southern Crescent Technical College (2,500 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Griffin, GA are General Business Administration & Management (223 and 8.92%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (168 and 6.72%), and Child Care Provider (168 and 6.72%).

The median tuition costs in Griffin, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A 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 Griffin, GA was Child Care Provider with 168 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Griffin, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,500 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Griffin, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Crescent Technical College with 2,500 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

982

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,518

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 982 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Griffin, GA, which is 0.647 times less than the 1,518 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,324 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    999 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    98 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Griffin, GA were to White students. These 1,324 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 999 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Griffin, GA was $98,900 in 2017, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,000 to $98,900, a 1.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Griffin, GA is 38.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Griffin, GA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Griffin, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,900

2017 Median

± $8,710

$100,000

2016 Median

± $10,313

In 2017, the median property value in Griffin, GA declined from to $98,900 from the previous year's value of $100,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Griffin, 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 Griffin, 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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$31,587

Median Household Income

± $3,246

8.75k

Number of Households

± 744

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.75k households in Griffin, GA grew to $31,587 from the previous year's value of $30,692.

The following chart displays the households in Griffin, 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 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Griffin, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Griffin, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

38.1%

2017 Homeownership

38.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.1% of the housing units in Griffin, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Griffin, GA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Griffin, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.95%

  3. Walked

    2.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Griffin, GA was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.95%) and those who Walked (2.71%).

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 Griffin, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Griffin, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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