Early County, GA

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Population

10,405

0.716% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$29,493

3.13% growth

Poverty Rate

27.5%


Number of Employees

3,682

2.18% decline

Median Property Value

$82,700

0.731% growth

About

In 2017, Early County, GA had a population of 10.4k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $29,493. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Early County, GA declined from 10,480 to 10,405, a -0.716% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,599 to $29,493, a 3.13% increase.

The population of Early County, GA is 50.5% Black or African American Alone, 46.1% White Alone, and 2.15% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Early County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Early County, GA is $82,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Early County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Early County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Early County, GA employs 3.68k people. The largest industries in Early County, GA are Educational Services (519 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), and Manufacturing (472 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,500), Wholesale Trade ($44,091), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,833).

Median household income in Early County, GA is $29,493. Males in Early 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 Early County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,493

2017 value

± $5,666

3.13%

1 Year Growth

± 24.8%

Households in Early County, GA have a median annual income of $29,493, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,599 in 2016, which represents a 3.13% 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.

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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 Early 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 903

  2. Census Tract 904

  3. Census Tract 905

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Early County, GA was Census Tract 903 with a value of $34,773, followed by Census Tract 904 and Census Tract 905, with respective values of $33,108 and $27,384.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Early County, GA (2.81k out of 10.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,943 ± 250

  2. White

    829 ± 165

  3. Hispanic

    57 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Early 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

3.68k

2017 Value

± 357

-2.18%

1 Year decline

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Early County, GA declined at a rate of -2.18%, from 3.76k employees to 3.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Early County, GA, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (389 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (330 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Early County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Early County, GA, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (389 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (330 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Early County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.31 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.55 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Early County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,885), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,404), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,232).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.68k

2017 Value

± 357

-2.18%

1 Year decline

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Early County, GA declined at a rate of -2.18%, from 3.76k employees to 3.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Early County, GA, are Educational Services (519 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), and Manufacturing (472 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Early County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Early 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 Early County, GA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (519 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), and Manufacturing (472 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Early County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.4 times), and Educational Services (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Early County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,500), Wholesale Trade ($44,091), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,833).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% 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. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82% of the population of Early County, GA has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 8.58% on non-group plans, and 0.839% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Early County, GA see 1511 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.6% decrease from the previous year (1748 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3446 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1477 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

1,511 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Early County, GA see an average of 1,511 patients per year. This represents a 13.6% decrease from the previous year (1,748 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%).

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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

18%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

26.8%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

8.58%

Non-Group

0.839%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Early County, GA declined by 1.93% from 18.4% to 18%.

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

Early County, GA is home to a population of 10.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.55% of Early County, GA residents were born outside of the country (265 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Early County, GA is composed of 5.26k Black or African American Alone residents (50.5%), 4.79k White Alone residents (46.1%), 224 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.15%), 79 Asian Alone residents (0.759%), 41 Two or More Races residents (0.394%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0769%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0481%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Early County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Early County, GA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Early County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Early County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

265 people

1.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

157 people

As of 2017, 2.55% of Early County, GA residents (265 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 Early County, GA was 1.5%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Early County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Early County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    5.26k ± 117

  2. White Alone

    4.79k ± 7

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    224 ± 147

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American Alone residents (5.26k people) in Early County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.79k White Alone and 224 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 Early County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Early County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Early County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Early County, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    160 ± 90

  2. Vietnam

    136 ± 64

  3. Korea

    57 ± 35

Early County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Early County, GA was $82,700 in 2017, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,100 to $82,700, a 0.731% increase. The homeownership rate in Early County, GA is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Early County, GA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Early County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,493

Median Household Income

± $5,666

4.03k

Number of Households

± 363

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.03k households in Early County, GA grew to $29,493 from the previous year's value of $28,599.

The following chart displays the households in Early 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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Housing

Property Value

$82,700

2017 Median

± $9,018

$82,100

2016 Median

± $8,611

In 2017, the median property value in Early County, GA grew to to $82,700 from the previous year's value of $82,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

64.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Early County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Early County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Early County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Early County, GA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.355% of the workforce in Early County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.06%

  3. Other

    2.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Early County, GA was Drove Alone (88.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.06%) and those who Other (2.4%).

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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