Tift County, GA

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Population

40,531

0.393% decline

Poverty Rate

27.8%


Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$38,728

2.96% growth

Number of Employees

16,935

2.04% growth

Median Property Value

$112,200

5.16% decline

About

In 2017, Tift County, GA had a population of 40.5k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $38,728. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tift County, GA declined from 40,691 to 40,531, a -0.393% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,613 to $38,728, a 2.96% increase.

The population of Tift County, GA is 56.3% White Alone, 29.3% Black or African American Alone, and 11.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Tift County, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tift County, GA are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (597 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Tift County, GA is $112,200, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in Tift County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tift 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 Tift County, GA employs 16.9k people. The largest industries in Tift County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,651 people), Retail Trade (2,350 people), and Educational Services (1,721 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($67,946), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,850), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,094).

Median household income in Tift County, GA is $38,728. Males in Tift 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 Tift County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,728

2017 value

± $3,078

2.96%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Tift County, GA have a median annual income of $38,728, 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 $37,613 in 2016, which represents a 2.96% 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 Tift 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tift County, GA was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $72,583, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $65,625 and $50,444.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tift County, GA (10.7k out of 38.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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. Black

    4,907 ± 523

  2. White

    4,801 ± 516

  3. Hispanic

    1,824 ± 320

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tift County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

16.9k

2017 Value

± 1,001

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 8.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tift County, GA grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 16.6k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tift County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,288 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,720 people), and Management Occupations (1,329 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tift County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tift County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,288 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,720 people), and Management Occupations (1,329 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tift County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.08 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.98 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tift County, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,068), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,082), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,150).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.9k

2017 Value

± 1,001

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 8.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tift County, GA grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 16.6k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tift County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,651 people), Retail Trade (2,350 people), and Educational Services (1,721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tift County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Tift 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 Tift County, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,651 people), Retail Trade (2,350 people), and Educational Services (1,721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tift County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.43 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.93 times), and Retail Trade (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tift County, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($67,946), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,850), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,094).

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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

80.3% of the population of Tift County, GA has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 8.65% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tift County, GA see 994 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.46% increase from the previous year (925 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1775 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

994 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tift County, GA see an average of 994 patients per year. This represents a 7.46% increase from the previous year (925 patients).

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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

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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

19.7%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

10%

Medicare

8.65%

Non-Group

2.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tift County, GA declined by 3.86% from 20.5% to 19.7%.

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

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Tift County, GA is home to a population of 40.5k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.52% of Tift County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tift County, GA is composed of 22.8k White Alone residents (56.3%), 11.9k Black or African American Alone residents (29.3%), 4.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.4%), 501 Two or More Races residents (1.24%), 478 Asian Alone residents (1.18%), 154 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.38%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0913%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.037%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tift County, GA was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Tift County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tift County, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.64k people

6.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.61k people

As of 2017, 6.52% of Tift County, GA residents (2.64k 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 Tift County, GA was 6.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Tift County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tift County, GA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.8k ± 27

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.9k ± 299

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.62k ± 771

In 2017, there were 1.92 times more White Alone residents (22.8k people) in Tift County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American Alone and 4.62k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tift County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    603 ± 132

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    301 ± 124

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    245 ± 135

Tift County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tift County, GA awarded 597 degrees. The student population of Tift County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,575 male students and 1,819 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tift County, GA are White (483 and 81.7%), followed by Black or African American (56 and 9.48%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 5.92%), and Two or More Races (9 and 1.52%).

The largest universities in Tift County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (597 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tift County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (274 and 45.9%), Other Agriculture, Operations, & Related Sciences (96 and 16.1%), and Registered Nursing (95 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in Tift County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,501 and $9,239 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 255 degrees awarded

  2. 87 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tift County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 255 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tift County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

597 degrees awarded

$2,501

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Tift County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with 597 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

268

Degrees Awarded to Men

329

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 268 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tift County, GA, which is 0.815 times less than the 329 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    483 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tift County, GA were to White students. These 483 degrees mean that there were 8.63 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tift County, GA was $112,200 in 2017, which is 0.488 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,300 to $112,200, a 5.16% decrease. The homeownership rate in Tift County, GA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tift County, GA have an average commute time of 19.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$112,200

2017 Median

± $8,795

$118,300

2016 Median

± $9,414

In 2017, the median property value in Tift County, GA declined from to $112,200 from the previous year's value of $118,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tift 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 Tift County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$38,728

Median Household Income

± $3,078

15k

Number of Households

± 848

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Tift County, GA grew to $38,728 from the previous year's value of $37,613.

The following chart displays the households in Tift 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

57.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in Tift County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tift County, GA have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Tift County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tift County, GA was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (2.22%).

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 Tift County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tift County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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