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Lamar County, GA&

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0.45% growth
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0.05% growth
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1.12% decline
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2.65% decline


The economy of Lamar County, GA employs 6,783 people. The economy of Lamar County, GA is specialized in Wholesale trade; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.67; 1.41; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lamar County, GA are Manufacturing (991), Healthcare & Social Assistance (945), and Retail trade (884), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($52,988), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,469).

Median household income in Lamar County, GA is $40,364. Males in Lamar County, GA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,906. The income inequality of Lamar County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lamar County, GA. In Lamar 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 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,321. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Lamar County, GA is home to a population of 18,195 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lamar County, GA is composed of 11,832 White residents (65%), 5,359 Black residents (29.5%), 451 Two+ residents (2.48%), 400 Hispanic residents (2.2%), and 128 Asian residents (0.7%). The most common foreign languages in Lamar County, GA are Spanish (280 speakers), Tagalog (48 speakers), and Chinese (36 speakers), but compared to other places, Lamar County, GA has a relative high number of Other Native North American (12 speakers), Persian (14 speakers), and Tagalog (48 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lamar County, GA awarded 548 degrees. The student population of Lamar County, GA is skewed towards females, with 144 male students and 404 female students. Most students in Lamar County, GA are White (385 and 70.3%), followed by Black or African American (128 and 23.4%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.1%), and Two or more races (11 and 2.01%). The largest universities in Lamar County, GA by number of graduates are Gordon State College (548 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lamar County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 and 58.6%), Registered Nursing (79 and 14.4%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Lamar County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,451 and $9,058 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Lamar County, GA is $121,000, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $124,300 to $121,000, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Lamar County, GA is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lamar County, GA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lamar County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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