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The economy of Muscogee County, GA employs 79,978 people. The economy of Muscogee County, GA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Public Admin.; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.1; 1.71; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Muscogee County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,128), Retail trade (9,705), and Accommodation & Food Service (8,353), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,222), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,500), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,632).

Median household income in Muscogee County, GA is $42,661. Males in Muscogee County, GA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,720. The income inequality of Muscogee County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Muscogee County, GA. In Muscogee 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 93 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,277. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Muscogee County, GA is home to a population of 200,303 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Muscogee County, GA is composed of 89,101 Black residents (44.5%), 83,631 White residents (41.8%), 14,805 Hispanic residents (7.39%), 6,106 Two+ residents (3.05%), and 4,673 Asian residents (2.33%). The most common foreign languages in Muscogee County, GA are Spanish (10,119 speakers), German (1,441 speakers), and Korean (1,249 speakers), but compared to other places, Muscogee County, GA has a relative high number of German (1,441 speakers), Gujarati (440 speakers), and Korean (1,249 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Muscogee County, GA awarded 3,344 degrees. The student population of Muscogee County, GA is skewed towards females, with 1,287 male students and 2,057 female students. Most students in Muscogee County, GA are White (1,558 and 46.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,426 and 42.6%), Hispanic or Latino (159 and 4.75%), and Asian (52 and 1.56%). The largest universities in Muscogee County, GA by number of graduates are Columbus State University (1,572 and 47%), Columbus Technical College (1,204 and 36%), and Virginia College-Columbus (304 and 9.1%). The most popular majors in Muscogee County, GA are Registered Nursing (180 and 5.38%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (76 and 2.27%), and General Health Services (58 and 1.73%). The median tuition costs in Muscogee County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,181 and $14,755 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 Muscogee County, GA is $138,600, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $138,600, a 3.05% increase. The homeownership rate of Muscogee County, GA is 48.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Muscogee County, GA have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muscogee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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