Banks County, GA

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2022 Population
18,381
1.77% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
1.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
0.159% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,096
19.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$229,900
30.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Banks County, GA had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $69,096. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Banks County, GA grew from 18,061 to 18,381, a 1.77% increase and its median household income grew from $57,893 to $69,096, a 19.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Banks County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Other (Hispanic) (2.79%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.66%).

None of the households in Banks County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Banks County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Banks County, GA was $229,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Banks County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Banks County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Banks County, GA is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.6% of Banks County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 684 Two+ (Hispanic) and 537 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Banks County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Banks County, GA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Banks County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 29
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    684 ± 272
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    537 ± 188
7.67%
Hispanic Population
1.41k people

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 684 Two+ (Hispanic) and 537 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.67% of the people in Banks County, GA are hispanic (1.41k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
5.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
913 people

As of 2022, 5.6% of Banks County, GA residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Banks County, GA was 5.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    392 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    75 ± 44

Banks County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Banks County, GA employs 8.42k people. The largest industries in Banks County, GA are Manufacturing (1,718 people), Retail Trade (964 people), and Educational Services (891 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($81,583), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,566), and Transportation & Warehousing ($58,724).

Occupations

8.42k
2022 Value
± 665
6.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 6.35%, from 7.92k employees to 8.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banks County, GA, are Production Occupations (980 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (787 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (724 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.42k
2022 Value
± 665
6.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 6.35%, from 7.92k employees to 8.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banks County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,718 people), Retail Trade (964 people), and Educational Services (891 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Banks County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Banks County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,038
Median earning men ± $5,618
$31,586
Median earning women ± $3,766

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($87,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,200).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,250), Manufacturing ($45,551), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,357).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 63
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 63
    Retail Trade
  3. 59
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Banks County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 88.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.841%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock 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.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

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

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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 Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Banks County, GA was $229,900 in 2022, which is 0.816 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,300 to $229,900, a 30.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Banks County, GA is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Banks County, GA have an average commute time of 32.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Banks County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Banks County, GA is $69,096. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $75,071, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $74,601 and $62,424.

Property

$229,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,751
$4,984
Median Property Taxes
±$447

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Banks County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Banks County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9704

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $75,071, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9704, with respective values of $74,601 and $62,424.

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

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Household Income

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$69,096
Median Household Income
± $10,306
6.67k
Number of Households
± 532

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.67k households in Banks County, GA grew to $69,096 from the previous year's value of $57,893.

The following chart displays the households in Banks 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Banks County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.08%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Banks County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.3%) and those who worked at home (8.08%).

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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Commute Time

32.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banks County, GA have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.65% of the workforce in Banks County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banks County, GA (2.41k out of 18.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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Health

86.3% of the population of Banks County, GA has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.882% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.882%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Banks County, GA grew by 6.39% from 12.8% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Banks County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 113 in Banks County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Banks County, GA.

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