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0.24% decline
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0.11% decline
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3.48% growth
Median Property Value
5.25% growth


The economy of Tift County, GA employs 16,596 people. The economy of Tift County, GA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 3.86; 2.35; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tift County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,729), Retail trade (2,165), and Educational Services (1,653), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($42,550), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($42,284), and Utilities ($38,750).

Median household income in Tift County, GA is $37,613. Males in Tift County, GA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,532. The income inequality of Tift County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425 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 Tift County, GA. In Tift 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 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,559. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Tift County, GA is home to a population of 40,691 people, from which 96% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tift County, GA is composed of 23,040 White residents (56.6%), 11,921 Black residents (29.3%), 4,526 Hispanic residents (11.1%), 536 Asian residents (1.32%), and 453 Two+ residents (1.11%). The most common foreign languages in Tift County, GA are Spanish (3,768 speakers), Vietnamese (328 speakers), and French (93 speakers), but compared to other places, Tift County, GA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (328 speakers), Spanish (3,768 speakers), and French (93 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tift County, GA awarded 639 degrees. The student population of Tift County, GA is skewed towards females, with 299 male students and 340 female students. Most students in Tift County, GA are White (508 and 79.5%), followed by Black or African American (73 and 11.4%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 5.79%), and Two or more races (8 and 1.25%). The largest universities in Tift County, GA by number of graduates are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (639 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Tift County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (305 and 47.7%), Registered Nursing (105 and 16.4%), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (16 and 2.5%). The median tuition costs in Tift 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 Tift County, GA is $118,300, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $118,300, a 5.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Tift County, GA is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tift County, GA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tift County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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