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Chatham County, GA&

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0.74% growth
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Median Household Income
9.6% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
4.34% growth
Median Property Value
0.17% decline

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The economy of Chatham County, GA employs 139,326 people. The economy of Chatham County, GA is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Accommodation & Food Service; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.55; and 1.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chatham County, GA are Retail trade (19,915), Healthcare & Social Assistance (18,095), and Accommodation & Food Service (16,836), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,214), Utilities ($45,104), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,222).

Median household income in Chatham County, GA is $53,964. Males in Chatham County, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,215. The income inequality of Chatham County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484 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 Chatham County, GA. In Chatham 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 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,039. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Chatham County, GA is home to a population of 289,082 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chatham County, GA is composed of 141,346 White residents (48.9%), 112,723 Black residents (39%), 18,300 Hispanic residents (6.33%), 9,240 Two+ residents (3.2%), and 6,170 Asian residents (2.13%). The most common foreign languages in Chatham County, GA are Spanish (13,221 speakers), French (1,126 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,066 speakers), but compared to other places, Chatham County, GA has a relative high number of Gujarati (773 speakers), Hindi (651 speakers), and French (1,126 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chatham County, GA awarded 9,870 degrees. The student population of Chatham County, GA is skewed towards females, with 3,027 male students and 6,843 female students. Most students in Chatham County, GA are White (4,940 and 50.1%), followed by Black or African American (2,937 and 29.8%), Hispanic or Latino (605 and 6.13%), and Unknown (431 and 4.37%). The largest universities in Chatham County, GA by number of graduates are Savannah College of Art and Design (2,569 and 26%), Savannah Technical College (2,245 and 22.7%), and South University Savannah Online (2,157 and 21.9%). The most popular majors in Chatham County, GA are Registered Nursing (614 and 6.22%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (215 and 2.18%), and Illustration (213 and 2.16%). The median tuition costs in Chatham County, GA are $35,190 for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $14,142 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 Chatham County, GA is $176,200, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $176,500 to $176,200, a 0.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Chatham County, GA is 53.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Chatham County, GA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chatham County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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