Bibb County, GA

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Population

153,923

0.176% decline

Poverty Rate

26.7%


Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$38,183

2.9% growth

Number of Employees

60,590

0.187% growth

Median Property Value

$117,300

0.256% growth

About

In 2017, Bibb County, GA had a population of 154k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $38,183. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bibb County, GA declined from 154,194 to 153,923, a -0.176% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,108 to $38,183, a 2.9% increase.

The population of Bibb County, GA is 54% Black or African American Alone, 39.3% White Alone, and 3.16% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bibb County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bibb County, GA are Mercer University (2,392 degrees awarded in 2017), Middle Georgia State University (1,059 degrees), and Wesleyan College (173 degrees).

The median property value in Bibb County, GA is $117,300, and the homeownership rate is 52.7%. Most people in Bibb County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bibb County, 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 Bibb County, GA employs 60.6k people. The largest industries in Bibb County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,202 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,777 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,167), Utilities ($60,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,129).

Median household income in Bibb County, GA is $38,183. Males in Bibb 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 Bibb County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,183

2017 value

± $1,684

2.9%

1 Year Growth

± 5.09%

Households in Bibb County, GA have a median annual income of $38,183, 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 $37,108 in 2016, which represents a 2.9% 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.

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 Bibb 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 134.10

  2. Census Tract 134.08

  3. Census Tract 134.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bibb County, GA was Census Tract 134.10 with a value of $95,333, followed by Census Tract 134.08 and Census Tract 134.11, with respective values of $92,115 and $67,774.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bibb County, 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

26.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bibb County, GA (39.5k out of 148k 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 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    29,753 ± 1,131

  2. White

    7,900 ± 626

  3. Hispanic

    1,897 ± 324

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

60.6k

2017 Value

± 1,892

0.187%

1 Year growth

± 4.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bibb County, GA grew at a rate of 0.187%, from 60.5k employees to 60.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bibb County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,503 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,691 people), and Management Occupations (4,574 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bibb County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bibb County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,503 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,691 people), and Management Occupations (4,574 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bibb County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.72 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bibb County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,625), Legal Occupations ($82,120), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,619).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.6k

2017 Value

± 1,892

0.187%

1 Year growth

± 4.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bibb County, GA grew at a rate of 0.187%, from 60.5k employees to 60.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bibb County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,202 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,777 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bibb County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Bibb 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 Bibb County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,202 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,777 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bibb County, GA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.37 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.34 times), and Retail Trade (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bibb County, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,167), Utilities ($60,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,129).

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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

85.6% of the population of Bibb County, GA has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bibb County, GA see 796 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (810 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1697 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 629 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

796 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bibb County, GA see an average of 796 patients per year. This represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (810 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

21.5%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bibb County, GA declined by 7.01% from 15.5% to 14.4%.

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

Bibb County, GA is home to a population of 154k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.5% of Bibb County, GA residents were born outside of the country (5.38k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bibb County, GA is composed of 83k Black or African American Alone residents (54%), 60.5k White Alone residents (39.3%), 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.16%), 2.92k Asian Alone residents (1.9%), 2.15k Two or More Races residents (1.4%), 259 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.168%), 109 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0708%), and 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0201%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bibb County, GA was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bibb County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bibb County, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.38k people

3.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.57k people

As of 2017, 3.5% of Bibb County, GA residents (5.38k 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 Bibb County, GA was 3.61%, 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

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Bibb County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bibb County, GA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    83k ± 401

  2. White Alone

    60.5k ± 20

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.86k ± 634

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more Black or African American Alone residents (83k people) in Bibb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.5k White Alone and 4.86k 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 Bibb County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,348 ± 351

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,545 ± 275

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,296 ± 274

Bibb County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bibb County, GA awarded 4,045 degrees. The student population of Bibb County, GA is skewed towards women, with 6,453 male students and 11,126 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bibb County, GA are White (2,006 and 51.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,292 and 33%), Hispanic or Latino (173 and 4.41%), and Unknown (171 and 4.36%).

The largest universities in Bibb County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Mercer University (2,392 and 59.1%), Middle Georgia State University (1,059 and 26.2%), and Wesleyan College (173 and 4.28%).

The most popular majors in Bibb County, GA are Registered Nursing (307 and 7.59%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (273 and 6.75%), and General Business Administration & Management (220 and 5.44%).

The median tuition costs in Bibb County, GA are $22,775 for private four year colleges, and $2,660 and $9,828 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 154 degrees awarded

  2. 136 degrees awarded

  3. 267 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bibb County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 154 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bibb County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,392 degrees awarded

  2. 1,059 degrees awarded

  3. 173 degrees awarded

$2,660

Median In-State Public

$22,775

Median Private

In 2017, the Bibb County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mercer University with 2,392 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,409

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,636

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,409 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bibb County, GA, which is 0.535 times less than the 2,636 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,006 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,292 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    173 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bibb County, GA were to White students. These 2,006 degrees mean that there were 1.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,292 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bibb County, GA was $117,300 in 2017, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $117,300, a 0.256% increase. The homeownership rate in Bibb County, GA is 52.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bibb County, GA have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bibb County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$117,300

2017 Median

± $3,673

$117,000

2016 Median

± $3,701

In 2017, the median property value in Bibb County, GA grew to to $117,300 from the previous year's value of $117,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bibb 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 Bibb County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$38,183

Median Household Income

± $1,684

57.3k

Number of Households

± 1,610

In 2017, the median household income of the 57.3k households in Bibb County, GA grew to $38,183 from the previous year's value of $37,108.

The following chart displays the households in Bibb 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 range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

52.7%

2017 Homeownership

52.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.7% of the housing units in Bibb County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bibb County, GA have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Bibb County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    9.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bibb County, GA was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.86%) and those who Worked At Home (2.98%).

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

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