Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA

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Population
176,167
0.299% 1-year growth
US Senator
David Perdue
Republican Party
US Senator
Kelly Loeffler
Republican Party
Median Age
40.5

Poverty Rate
14.7%

Median Household Income
$47,011
1.45% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$123,600
2.06% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
73,748
2.4% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA had a population of 176k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $47,011. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA grew from 175,641 to 176,167, a 0.299% increase and its median household income grew from $46,338 to $47,011, a 1.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.946%). 3.41% of the people in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are Covenant College (269 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is $123,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.05%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Georgia
50.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Senator from Georgia2
  1. David Perdue
    Assumed office on January 3, 2015
  2. Kelly Loeffler
    Assumed office on January 6, 2020
    Appointed to the seat after Johnny Isakson's resignation

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is home to a population of 176k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.01% of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.54k people).

In 2018, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (159k people) in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.15k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are Spanish (3,358 speakers), German (288 speakers), and Vietnamese (281 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    159k ± 63
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.81k ± 355
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.15k ± 416
2.82%
Hispanic Population
4.97k people

In 2018, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (159k people) in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.15k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.82% of the people in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are hispanic (4.97k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,358 speakers (2.02%)
  2. German
    288 speakers (0.173%)
  3. Vietnamese
    281 speakers (0.169%)

3.41% of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was Spanish. 2.02% of the overall population of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.173% speak German and 0.169% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people
2%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
3.51k people

As of 2018, 2.01% of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA residents (3.54k 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 Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was 2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    907 ± 737 people
  2. Guatemala
    319 ± 438 people
  3. India
    218 ± 362 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 907 Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA residents, followed by Guatemala with 319 and India with 218.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
98.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,518 ± 365
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,237 ± 246
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,140 ± 250

Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is $47,011. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA with a value of $126,789, followed by Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Fulton County (Northwest)Roswell City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $113,147 and $107,556.

Males in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,633. The income inequality in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA employs 73.7k people. The largest industries in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,817 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,587 people), and Construction (4,206 people), and the highest paying industries are Logging ($113,108), Other personal services ($102,334), and Outpatient care centers ($100,461).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,011
2018 value
± $1,136
1.45%
1 Year Growth
± 4.05%

Households in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have a median annual income of $47,011, 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 $46,338 in 2017, which represents a 1.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,724
Average Male Salary in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA
± $6,696
$38,633
Average Female Salary in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA
± $3,763

In 2017, full-time male employees in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA
  1. White
    $40,155 ± $3,805
  2. Black
    $32,502 ± $9,938
  3. Asian
    $29,588 ± $25,411

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than Black workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA.

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Wage Distribution

0.413
2017 Wage GINI in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA
0.413
2016 Wage GINI in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA

In 2017, the income inequality in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was 0.413 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA with a value of $126,789, followed by Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Fulton County (Northwest)Roswell City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $113,147 and $107,556.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA (25.1k out of 170k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    22,722 ± 1,160
  2. Black
    1,126 ± 253
  3. Hispanic
    813 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is White, followed by Black 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

73.7k
2017 Value
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 72k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,820 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,028 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,021 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,820 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,028 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (98.5 times higher than expected), Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers (13.4 times), and Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (9.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($333,387), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($195,288), and Chief executives & legislators ($160,720).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.7k
2017 Value
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 72k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,817 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,587 people), and Construction (4,206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, 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 Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,817 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,587 people), and Construction (4,206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (97.7 times higher than expected), Household appliance manufacturing (40.4 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (32.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Logging ($113,108), Other personal services ($102,334), and Outpatient care centers ($100,461).

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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. $48.1B
  2. $38B
  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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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$430B
2015 Value in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% 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. $39.4B
  2. $25.3B
  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA awarded 269 degrees. The student population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is skewed towards women, with 501 male students and 567 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are White (232 and 88.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10 and 3.83%), Asian (9 and 3.45%), and Black or African American (6 and 2.3%).

The largest universities in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA by number of degrees awarded are Covenant College (269 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are General English Language & Literature (24 and 8.92%), General Biological Sciences (24 and 8.92%), and General Psychology (20 and 7.43%).

The median tuition costs in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA are $32,230 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was General English Language & Literature with 24 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
269 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$32,230
Median Private

In 2017, the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Covenant College with 269 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

116
Degrees Awarded to Men
153
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 116 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA, which is 0.758 times less than the 153 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    232 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    9 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission--Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA were to White students. These 232 degrees mean that there were 23.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was $123,600 in 2018, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $121,100 to $123,600, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,600
2018 Median
± $2,785
$121,100
2017 Median
± $3,558

In 2018, the median property value in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA grew to to $123,600 from the previous year's value of $121,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, 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 Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,011
Median Household Income
± $1,136
65.5k
Number of Households
± 1,762

In 2018, the median household income of the 65.5k households in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA grew to $47,011 from the previous year's value of $46,338.

The following chart displays the households in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, 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
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
2018 Homeownership
72%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.6% of the housing units in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.69%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.45%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.69%) and those who Worked At Home (3.45%).

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 Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87% of the population of Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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

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1,519 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$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

13%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, GA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga & Dade Counties PUMA, 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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