LaGrange, GA

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Population

69,433

0.172% growth

Poverty Rate

21.3%


Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$43,597

2.47% growth

Number of Employees

29,630

0.413% growth

Median Property Value

$125,000

3.91% growth

About

In 2017, LaGrange, GA had a population of 69.4k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $43,597. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaGrange, GA grew from 69,314 to 69,433, a 0.172% increase and its median household income grew from $42,545 to $43,597, a 2.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in LaGrange, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%), and White (Hispanic) (1.73%). N/A% of the people in LaGrange, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in LaGrange, GA are Point University (272 degrees awarded in 2017) and LaGrange College (251 degrees).

The median property value in LaGrange, GA is $125,000, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in LaGrange, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in LaGrange, GA is 2 cars per household.

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 LaGrange, GA employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in LaGrange, GA are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($52,625), and Information ($51,765).

Median household income in LaGrange, GA is $43,597. Males in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,597

2017 value

± $2,067

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 6.28%

Households in LaGrange, GA have a median annual income of $43,597, 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 $42,545 in 2016, which represents a 2.47% 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 LaGrange, 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.

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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 LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, 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

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaGrange, GA (14.4k out of 67.6k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,298 ± 642

  2. White

    6,019 ± 573

  3. Hispanic

    1,038 ± 297

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

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,266

0.413%

1 Year growth

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange, GA grew at a rate of 0.413%, from 29.5k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaGrange, GA, are Production Occupations (4,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,680 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,629 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,680 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, LaGrange, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.56 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaGrange, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,563), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,841), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,604).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,266

0.413%

1 Year growth

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaGrange, GA grew at a rate of 0.413%, from 29.5k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaGrange, GA, are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaGrange, GA, though some of these residents may live in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,619 people), and Retail Trade (3,008 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, LaGrange, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.57 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.11 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaGrange, GA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($52,625), and Information ($51,765).

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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

86.7% of the population of LaGrange, GA has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaGrange, 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%).

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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

13.3%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

9.8%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaGrange, GA declined by 4.12% from 13.9% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in LaGrange, 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%.

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Diversity

LaGrange, GA is home to a population of 69.4k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.95% of LaGrange, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

In 2017, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in LaGrange, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.29k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaGrange, GA was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in LaGrange, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all LaGrange, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.74k people

4.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.8k people

As of 2017, 3.95% of LaGrange, GA residents (2.74k 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 LaGrange, GA was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of LaGrange, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaGrange, GA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in LaGrange, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    39.8k ± 93

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    24.3k ± 294

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.29k ± 101

In 2017, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in LaGrange, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.29k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,494 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    661 ± 199

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    650 ± 153

LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, GA awarded 523 degrees. The student population of LaGrange, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,391 male students and 1,610 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in LaGrange, GA are White (300 and 57.6%), followed by Black or African American (152 and 29.2%), Unknown (24 and 4.61%), and Two or More Races (23 and 4.41%).

The largest universities in LaGrange, GA by number of degrees awarded are Point University (272 and 52%) and LaGrange College (251 and 48%).

The most popular majors in LaGrange, GA are Biblical Studies (70 and 13.4%), General Business Administration & Management (68 and 13%), and Counseling Psychology (51 and 9.75%).

The median tuition costs in LaGrange, GA are $24,325 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 63 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in LaGrange, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 63 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 272 degrees awarded

  2. 251 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,325

Median Private

In 2017, the LaGrange, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Point University with 272 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

229

Degrees Awarded to Men

294

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in LaGrange, GA, which is 0.779 times less than the 294 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    300 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in LaGrange, GA were to White students. These 300 degrees mean that there were 1.97 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaGrange, GA was $125,000 in 2017, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $125,000, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in LaGrange, GA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaGrange, GA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaGrange, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$125,000

2017 Median

± $5,374

$120,300

2016 Median

± $5,800

In 2017, the median property value in LaGrange, GA grew to to $125,000 from the previous year's value of $120,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in LaGrange, 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 LaGrange, 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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$43,597

Median Household Income

± $2,067

24.7k

Number of Households

± 1,068

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in LaGrange, GA grew to $43,597 from the previous year's value of $42,545.

The following chart displays the households in LaGrange, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in LaGrange, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In LaGrange, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in LaGrange, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaGrange, GA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in LaGrange, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in LaGrange, GA was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.71%) and those who Worked At Home (1.68%).

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

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