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Burke County, GA&

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Population
22,838
0.73% decline
Median Age
37.1
Median Household Income
$34,589
2.82% growth
Poverty Rate
30.5%
Number of Employees
8,608
0.78% decline
Median Property Value
$79,800
1.48% decline

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Economy

The economy of Burke County, GA employs 8,608 people. The economy of Burke County, GA is specialized in Utilities; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 6.01; 3.36; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Burke County, GA are Manufacturing (1,564), Retail trade (964), and Educational Services (948), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,324), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,458), and Finance & Insurance ($35,317).

Median household income in Burke County, GA is $34,589. Males in Burke County, GA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,270. The income inequality of Burke County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.397 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Burke County, GA. In Burke County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,164. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.

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Diversity

Burke County, GA is home to a population of 22,838 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Burke County, GA is composed of 11,234 Black residents (49.2%), 10,748 White residents (47.1%), 680 Hispanic residents (2.98%), 114 Two+ residents (0.5%), and 54 Asian residents (0.24%). The most common foreign languages in Burke County, GA are Spanish (535 speakers), German (40 speakers), and Tagalog (37 speakers), but compared to other places, Burke County, GA has a relative high number of German (40 speakers), Arabic (32 speakers), and Tagalog (37 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA awarded 793 degrees. The student population of Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA is skewed towards females, with 391 male students and 402 female students. Most students in Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA are White (409 and 51.6%), followed by Black or African American (361 and 45.5%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 1.39%), and Asian (5 and 0.63%). The largest universities in Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA by number of graduates are Oconee Fall Line Technical College (793 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, GA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (117 and 14.8%), Child Care Provider (56 and 7.06%), and Welding Technology (54 and 6.81%). The median tuition costs in Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (West & Outside Richmond & Columbia) PUMA, 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burke County, GA is $79,800, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $81,000 to $79,800, a 1.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Burke County, GA is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Burke County, GA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burke County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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