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Laurens County, Georgia; Macon County, Georgia; Oconee County, Georgia; Wilkes County, Georgia

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Laurens County, Georgia
Macon County, Georgia
Oconee County, Georgia
Wilkes County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 47,546 12,947 40,280 9,777
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 47,546 12,947 40,280 9,777
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 48,435 14,743 32,831 10,593
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.8% -12.2% 22.7% -7.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 48,434 14,740 32,808 10,593
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
5.0%
5.5%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.5%
18.5%
26.3%
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
18.1%
15.8%
23.7%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
45.3%
50.9%
52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.6%
35.9%
88.2%
55.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.5%
60.7%
5.2%
41.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.3%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
1.4%
4.2%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.2%
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
4.5%
5.7%
5.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.4%
32.8%
83.7%
51.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,312 784 1,923 578
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.5% 1.9% 6.0% 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,633 6,106 14,949 5,156
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 62.7% 65.0% 82.7% 65.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $88,800 $63,700 $268,100 $81,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,113 $941 $1,725 $1,082
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $343 $340 $497 $428
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $616 $564 $970 $704
Building permits, 2019 20 4 246 25
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 17,183 4,673 13,093 3,879
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.70 2.46 2.81 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.3% 85.4% 90.3% 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.9% 7.2% 8.9% 5.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 71.8% 74.4% 93.9% 59.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 56.7% 57.8% 85.9% 43.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 85.1% 72.8% 94.5% 80.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 15.6% 8.6% 51.1% 12.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.3% 12.4% 6.5% 9.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.8%
19.6%
11.0%
19.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.3% 45.0% 65.6% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 46.5% 47.5% 59.0% 48.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 77,822 D D 6,718
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 599,966 33,837 127,004 32,228
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 639,983 478,493 D 175,655
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 305,985 265,059 90,699 24,064
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 700,527 43,548 397,167 70,376
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,582 $3,053 $11,814 $6,985
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8 26.7 23.4 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,369 $31,999 $88,308 $35,106
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,655 $15,924 $41,671 $23,198
Persons in poverty, percent
24.6%
30.5%
5.7%
20.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,062 172 1,230 196
Total employment, 2018 15,530 1,663 14,808 1,960
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 613,249 72,915 565,719 66,385
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 3.8% 1.4% 5.4% -4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,929 765 4,301 652
All firms, 2012 4,393 1,029 3,673 787
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,355 516 2,065 458
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,671 430 1,063 268
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,568 591 322 272
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,659 398 3,193 479
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 525 119 563 56
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,648 854 2,903 695
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 60.0 36.8 178.0 22.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 807.30 400.64 184.29 469.49
FIPS Code 13175 13193 13219 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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