Burke County, GA

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2022 Population
24,337
0.437% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
12.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,321
5.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,300
8.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Burke County, GA had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $50,321. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Burke County, GA grew from 24,231 to 24,337, a 0.437% increase and its median household income grew from $47,837 to $50,321, a 5.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), White (Hispanic) (2.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Burke 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.

98.8% of the residents in Burke County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Burke County, GA was $98,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Burke County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Burke County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Burke County, GA is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.6% of Burke County, GA residents were born outside of the country (633 people).

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 654 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Burke County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Burke County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 65
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 190
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    654 ± 255
3.55%
Hispanic Population
863 people

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Burke County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 654 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.55% of the people in Burke County, GA are hispanic (863 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
633 people
1.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
446 people

As of 2022, 2.6% of Burke County, GA residents (633 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 Burke County, GA was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    832 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    336 ± 141
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    210 ± 101

Burke County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Burke County, GA employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Burke County, GA are Manufacturing (1,356 people), Construction (1,207 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($58,735), Utilities ($56,542), and Construction ($50,114).

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 880
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burke County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,131 people), Transportation Occupations (1,080 people), and Production Occupations (902 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burke County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2022 Value
± 880
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burke County, GA grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 10.4k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burke County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,356 people), Construction (1,207 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burke County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Burke 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

$44,332
Median earning men ± $7,089
$24,709
Median earning women ± $3,716

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,293), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,563), and Public Administration ($59,414).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,530), Public Administration ($50,909), and Construction ($38,958).

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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. 105
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 84
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 61
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Burke County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.702%).

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burke County, GA was $98,300 in 2022, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,300 to $98,300, a 8.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Burke County, GA is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Burke County, GA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Burke County, GA is $50,321. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Burke County, GA was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $58,382, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $50,000 and $41,705.

Property

$98,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,906
$6,469
Median Property Taxes
±$648

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 Burke County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Burke County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burke County, GA was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $58,382, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $50,000 and $41,705.

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

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Household Income

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$50,321
Median Household Income
± $3,155
8.91k
Number of Households
± 824

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.91k households in Burke County, GA grew to $50,321 from the previous year's value of $47,837.

The following chart displays the households in Burke 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burke 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.04%)
  3. Carpooled (7%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Burke County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.04%) and those who carpooled to work (7%).

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

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burke County, GA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Burke 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 Burke County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burke County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burke County, GA (4.15k out of 23.9k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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

89.6% of the population of Burke County, GA has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Burke County, GA see 3198 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.1% increase from the previous year (2803 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7549 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1887 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,198 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Burke County, GA

Primary care physicians in Burke County, GA see an average of 3,198 patients per year. This represents a 14.1% increase from the previous year (2,803 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Burke County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burke County, GA declined by 18% from 12.7% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burke 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 112 in Burke 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 38.3% in Burke County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Burke County, GA.

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