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Gordon County, Georgia; Pickens County, Georgia; Taliaferro County, Georgia; Whitfield County, Georgia; Wilkes County, Georgia

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Gordon County, Georgia
Pickens County, Georgia
Taliaferro County, Georgia
Whitfield County, Georgia
Wilkes County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 57,963 32,591 1,537 104,628 9,777
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 57,963 32,591 1,537 104,628 9,777
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 55,221 29,404 1,717 102,605 10,593
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.0% 10.8% -10.5% 2.0% -7.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 55,186 29,431 1,717 102,599 10,593
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
5.0%
4.8%
6.5%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.9%
19.8%
16.9%
25.8%
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.3%
22.3%
28.0%
14.4%
23.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
51.1%
51.3%
50.2%
52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.5%
96.0%
41.1%
90.6%
55.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.4%
1.3%
55.1%
4.4%
41.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.2%
1.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.8%
1.3%
1.6%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.1%
0.0%
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.4%
2.3%
1.7%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.5%
3.2%
4.0%
36.3%
5.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
76.7%
93.3%
38.1%
57.1%
51.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,988 2,779 104 3,813 578
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 9.2% 2.2% 2.3% 18.5% 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 22,886 14,209 1,026 40,371 5,156
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 64.0% 75.9% 69.1% 63.1% 65.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $127,400 $185,700 $67,100 $126,900 $81,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,078 $1,351 $1,035 $1,078 $1,082
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $375 $459 $419 $339 $428
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $711 $843 $533 $708 $704
Building permits, 2019 239 164 NA 266 25
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 20,294 11,841 612 36,043 3,879
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.77 2.57 2.71 2.84 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.6% 88.0% 93.9% 90.4% 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 16.1% 3.3% 2.4% 31.6% 5.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.5% 87.9% 63.4% 83.1% 59.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.9% 83.4% 42.5% 76.9% 43.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 77.7% 84.9% 71.2% 69.4% 80.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.4% 23.7% 7.0% 15.7% 12.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.1% 11.8% 17.4% 7.1% 9.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.6%
16.0%
18.8%
22.1%
19.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.4% 57.6% 43.7% 63.1% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.5% 51.1% 36.6% 55.5% 48.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 70,869 33,474 D D 6,718
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 207,574 118,679 D 482,402 32,228
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,499,053 144,620 0 5,805,314 175,655
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 56,639 0 1,196,567 24,064
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 627,527 327,444 2,329 1,302,376 70,376
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,253 $11,188 $1,386 $12,601 $6,985
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.8 32.7 33.7 20.9 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $44,313 $64,512 $31,797 $46,970 $35,106
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,448 $30,567 $19,897 $23,271 $23,198
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
11.0%
24.6%
14.2%
20.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,035 725 13 2,182 196
Total employment, 2018 19,538 6,869 57 47,826 1,960
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 785,695 274,936 1,147 2,130,024 66,385
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.7% 3.5% 35.7% 0.3% -4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,543 3,259 118 6,147 652
All firms, 2012 3,865 3,596 160 7,105 787
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,072 2,175 137 3,871 458
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,340 1,118 F 2,338 268
Minority-owned firms, 2012 584 164 66 1,574 272
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,118 3,357 72 5,133 479
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 336 511 F 780 56
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,282 2,896 153 5,779 695
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 155.1 126.8 8.8 353.2 22.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 355.81 232.06 194.61 290.46 469.49
FIPS Code 13129 13227 13265 13313 13317
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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