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Decatur County, Georgia; Burke County, Georgia; Polk County, Georgia; Mitchell County, Georgia; Wheeler County, Georgia

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Decatur County, Georgia
Burke County, Georgia
Polk County, Georgia
Mitchell County, Georgia
Wheeler County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,404 22,383 42,613 21,863 7,855
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,404 22,383 42,613 21,863 7,855
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 27,842 23,326 41,495 23,501 7,431
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.2% -4.0% 2.7% -7.0% 5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,842 23,316 41,475 23,498 7,421
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
6.8%
6.7%
5.8%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.3%
25.7%
25.4%
22.4%
16.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
16.0%
15.7%
16.9%
14.8%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
52.4%
51.1%
48.3%
35.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
54.2%
50.3%
83.4%
49.3%
60.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
42.7%
46.9%
12.8%
48.0%
37.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.5%
0.9%
0.6%
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
0.8%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
1.6%
1.9%
1.2%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
3.5%
13.6%
4.8%
5.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.4%
47.8%
71.6%
45.5%
56.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,226 1,598 2,612 1,313 454
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.7% 2.0% 6.5% 3.2% 0.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12,245 10,161 17,132 9,087 2,635
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.7% 70.6% 65.0% 63.1% 61.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $109,700 $87,900 $105,400 $86,200 $63,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,091 $1,134 $1,097 $1,104 $873
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $357 $365 $375 $430 $279
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $660 $585 $699 $644 $455
Building permits, 2019 52 59 111 12 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 10,153 8,184 15,011 7,889 1,937
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.53 2.73 2.76 2.56 3.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.4% 90.2% 88.2% 87.0% 95.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.5% 3.0% 11.8% 6.1% 2.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 63.2% 83.1% 85.1% 76.5% 38.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 52.3% 66.5% 72.6% 64.1% 32.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 81.6% 79.2% 79.1% 74.7% 78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.6% 12.6% 12.2% 11.1% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.8% 10.4% 10.6% 12.6% 11.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.4%
14.0%
18.8%
17.7%
16.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 48.6% 54.7% 59.5% 53.7% 32.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 44.3% 49.4% 51.4% 55.4% 37.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 40,595 18,601 997
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 57,576 36,445 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 196,974 D D 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 210,729 D 172,879 6,470
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 324,740 196,658 326,505 156,778 21,249
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,805 $8,504 $7,927 $6,774 $2,694
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.9 26.8 27.5 23.7 27.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,148 $42,773 $43,491 $37,027 $27,626
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,397 $21,334 $23,233 $17,514 $12,292
Persons in poverty, percent
23.2%
22.0%
21.8%
29.3%
39.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 584 340 595 348 57
Total employment, 2018 6,602 9,414 10,177 4,912 692
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 232,593 629,235 376,834 152,153 25,720
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 5.3% -1.2% 0.8% 0.3% -7.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,836 1,535 2,651 1,443 375
All firms, 2012 2,634 1,511 2,770 1,714 294
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,314 737 1,347 833 137
Women-owned firms, 2012 956 655 1,120 662 134
Minority-owned firms, 2012 887 754 557 566 92
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,636 706 2,131 1,096 196
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 225 132 378 119 52
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,218 1,282 2,237 1,445 236
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 46.6 28.2 133.6 45.9 25.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 597.14 826.97 310.33 512.09 295.48
FIPS Code 13087 13033 13233 13205 13309
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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