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Monroe County, GA&

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0.48% growth
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3.86% growth
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1.91% growth
Median Property Value
3% growth


The economy of Monroe County, GA employs 11,123 people. The economy of Monroe County, GA is specialized in Utilities; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.66; 1.59; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Monroe County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,473), Educational Services (1,228), and Retail trade (1,208), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,347), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,771), and Utilities ($41,793).

Median household income in Monroe County, GA is $50,625. Males in Monroe County, GA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,821. The income inequality of Monroe County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 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 Monroe County, GA. In Monroe County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 55 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,233. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Monroe County, GA is home to a population of 27,044 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, GA is composed of 19,486 White residents (72.1%), 6,400 Black residents (23.7%), 628 Hispanic residents (2.32%), 240 Asian residents (0.89%), and 140 Two+ residents (0.52%). The most common foreign languages in Monroe County, GA are Spanish (519 speakers), Gujarati (151 speakers), and French Creole (69 speakers), but compared to other places, Monroe County, GA has a relative high number of Gujarati (151 speakers), French Creole (69 speakers), and Scandinavian (8 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Macon, GA Metro Area awarded 4,112 degrees. The student population of Macon, GA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,336 male students and 2,776 female students. Most students in Macon, GA Metro Area are White (2,039 and 49.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,365 and 33.2%), Asian (176 and 4.28%), and Unknown (142 and 3.45%). The largest universities in Macon, GA Metro Area by number of graduates are Mercer University (2,334 and 56.8%), Middle Georgia State College (1,161 and 28.2%), and Wesleyan College (208 and 5.06%). The most popular majors in Macon, GA Metro Area are Registered Nursing (250 and 6.08%), Elementary Education & Teaching (157 and 3.82%), and General Business Administration & Management (154 and 3.75%). The median tuition costs in Macon, GA Metro Area are $34,830 for private four year colleges, and $2,608 and $9,637 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Monroe County, GA is $157,900, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $153,300 to $157,900, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate of Monroe County, GA is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Monroe County, GA have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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