Brunswick, GA

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Population

115,939

0.845% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$44,887

0.391% decline

Number of Employees

49,539

1.22% growth

Median Property Value

$136,300

1.64% growth

About

In 2017, Brunswick, GA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $44,887. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brunswick, GA grew from 114,967 to 115,939, a 0.845% increase and its median household income declined from $45,063 to $44,887, a -0.391% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.03%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.56%). N/A% of the people in Brunswick, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brunswick, GA are College of Coastal Georgia (572 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Brunswick, GA is $136,300, and the homeownership rate is 66%. Most people in Brunswick, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brunswick, GA is 2 cars per household.

Brunswick, GA borders Hinesville, GA, Waycross, GA, St. Marys, GA, and Jesup, GA.

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 Brunswick, GA employs 49.5k people. The largest industries in Brunswick, GA are Accommodation & Food Services (6,314 people), Retail Trade (6,270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,375 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,922), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,683), and Information ($45,981).

Median household income in Brunswick, GA is $44,887. Males in Brunswick, 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 Brunswick, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,887

2017 value

± $1,878

-0.391%

1 Year Growth

± 5.52%

Households in Brunswick, GA have a median annual income of $44,887, 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 $45,063 in 2016, which represents a -0.391% 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 Brunswick, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brunswick, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $104,687, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $93,468 and $82,069.

The following map shows all of the counties in Brunswick, 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

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brunswick, GA (22.6k out of 114k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    12,176 ± 904

  2. Black

    9,113 ± 746

  3. Hispanic

    2,034 ± 340

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brunswick, GA is White, followed by Black 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

49.5k

2017 Value

± 1,767

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brunswick, GA grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 48.9k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brunswick, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,191 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,310 people), and Management Occupations (4,297 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brunswick, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brunswick, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,191 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,310 people), and Management Occupations (4,297 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brunswick, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.43 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brunswick, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($82,772), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,015), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,800).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.5k

2017 Value

± 1,767

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brunswick, GA grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 48.9k employees to 49.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brunswick, GA, are Accommodation & Food Services (6,314 people), Retail Trade (6,270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,375 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brunswick, GA, though some of these residents may live in Brunswick, 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 Brunswick, GA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (6,314 people), Retail Trade (6,270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brunswick, GA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.67 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.46 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brunswick, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,922), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,683), and Information ($45,981).

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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

83.5% of the population of Brunswick, GA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brunswick, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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

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%).

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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

16.5%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brunswick, GA declined by 6.18% from 17.6% to 16.5%.

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

Brunswick, GA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.41% of Brunswick, GA residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

In 2017, there were 2.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79k people) in Brunswick, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brunswick, GA was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Brunswick, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brunswick, GA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.11k people

4.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.98k people

As of 2017, 4.41% of Brunswick, GA residents (5.11k 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 Brunswick, GA was 4.33%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Brunswick, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brunswick, GA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    79k ± 92

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    26.9k ± 528

  3. White (Hispanic)

    3.51k ± 605

In 2017, there were 2.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79k people) in Brunswick, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,406 ± 361

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,506 ± 296

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,423 ± 313

Brunswick, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Brunswick, GA awarded 572 degrees. The student population of Brunswick, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,222 male students and 2,441 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brunswick, GA are White (396 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (97 and 17.2%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 4.42%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.72%).

The largest universities in Brunswick, GA by number of degrees awarded are College of Coastal Georgia (572 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brunswick, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (246 and 43%), Registered Nursing (75 and 13.1%), and General Business (41 and 7.17%).

The median tuition costs in Brunswick, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,126 and $11,548 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 246 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brunswick, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 246 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

572 degrees awarded

$3,126

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Brunswick, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Coastal Georgia with 572 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

159

Degrees Awarded to Men

413

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brunswick, GA, which is 0.385 times less than the 413 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    396 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brunswick, GA were to White students. These 396 degrees mean that there were 4.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brunswick, GA was $136,300 in 2017, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,100 to $136,300, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Brunswick, GA is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brunswick, GA have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brunswick, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$136,300

2017 Median

± $5,832

$134,100

2016 Median

± $7,064

In 2017, the median property value in Brunswick, GA grew to to $136,300 from the previous year's value of $134,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brunswick, 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 Brunswick, 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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$44,887

Median Household Income

± $1,878

45.6k

Number of Households

± 1,623

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.6k households in Brunswick, GA declined from $44,887 from the previous year's value of $45,063.

The following chart displays the households in Brunswick, 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 Brunswick, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brunswick, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66%

2017 Homeownership

65.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66% of the housing units in Brunswick, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brunswick, GA have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Brunswick, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    9.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brunswick, GA was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.57%) and those who Worked At Home (3.74%).

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

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