Pickens County, GA

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Population

30,343

1.17% growth

Poverty Rate

9.85%


Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$61,542

8.41% growth

Number of Employees

12,994

2.39% growth

Median Property Value

$185,700

2.54% growth

About

In 2017, Pickens County, GA had a population of 30.3k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $61,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pickens County, GA grew from 29,992 to 30,343, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $56,769 to $61,542, a 8.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.6%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.01%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.54%). N/A% of the people in Pickens County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pickens County, GA is $185,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Pickens County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pickens County, 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 Pickens County, GA employs 13k people. The largest industries in Pickens County, GA are Retail Trade (1,986 people), Manufacturing (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,412 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,958), Information ($52,264), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,970).

Median household income in Pickens County, GA is $61,542. Males in Pickens 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 Pickens County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,542

2017 value

± $3,961

8.41%

1 Year Growth

± 8.86%

Households in Pickens County, GA have a median annual income of $61,542, 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 $56,769 in 2016, which represents a 8.41% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time 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 Pickens 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 501

  2. Census Tract 506

  3. Census Tract 505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pickens County, GA was Census Tract 501 with a value of $92,243, followed by Census Tract 506 and Census Tract 505, with respective values of $63,349 and $63,194.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pickens County, GA (2.96k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. White

    2,808 ± 361

  2. Two Or More

    118 ± 118

  3. Black

    35 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pickens County, GA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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

13k

2017 Value

± 845

2.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pickens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 12.7k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pickens County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,725 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,613 people), and Management Occupations (1,105 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pickens County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pickens County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,725 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,613 people), and Management Occupations (1,105 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pickens County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.71 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pickens County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($131,339), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($75,284).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13k

2017 Value

± 845

2.39%

1 Year growth

± 8.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pickens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 12.7k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pickens County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,986 people), Manufacturing (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pickens County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Pickens 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 Pickens County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,986 people), Manufacturing (1,465 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pickens County, GA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.79 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.83 times), and Construction (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pickens County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,958), Information ($52,264), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,970).

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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

87.7% of the population of Pickens County, GA has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, GA see 2755 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.4% increase from the previous year (2307 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3426 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1468 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

2,755 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pickens County, GA see an average of 2,755 patients per year. This represents a 19.4% increase from the previous year (2,307 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pickens County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

42.5%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pickens County, GA declined by 2.83% from 12.7% to 12.3%.

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

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Diversity

Pickens County, GA is home to a population of 30.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.93% of Pickens County, GA residents were born outside of the country (888 people).

In 2017, there were 42.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Pickens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 667 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 609 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pickens County, GA was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Pickens County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pickens County, GA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

888 people

2.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

896 people

As of 2017, 2.93% of Pickens County, GA residents (888 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 Pickens County, GA was 2.99%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Pickens County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pickens County, GA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pickens County, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    28.4k ± 27

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    667 ± 97.8

  3. White (Hispanic)

    609 ± 240

In 2017, there were 42.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Pickens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 667 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 609 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,254 ± 184

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    352 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    260 ± 102

Pickens County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pickens County, GA was $185,700 in 2017, which is 0.808 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $181,100 to $185,700, a 2.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Pickens County, GA is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pickens County, GA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pickens County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$185,700

2017 Median

± $11,660

$181,100

2016 Median

± $9,841

In 2017, the median property value in Pickens County, GA grew to to $185,700 from the previous year's value of $181,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pickens 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 Pickens County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$61,542

Median Household Income

± $3,961

11.4k

Number of Households

± 752

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Pickens County, GA grew to $61,542 from the previous year's value of $56,769.

The following chart displays the households in Pickens 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Pickens County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pickens County, GA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.75% of the workforce in Pickens County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pickens County, GA was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (8%).

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

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