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Meriwether County, Georgia; Burke County, Georgia; Polk County, Georgia; Mitchell County, Georgia; Wheeler County, Georgia; Hall County, Georgia

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Meriwether County, Georgia
Burke County, Georgia
Polk County, Georgia
Mitchell County, Georgia
Wheeler County, Georgia
Hall County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,167 22,383 42,613 21,863 7,855 204,441
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,167 22,383 42,613 21,863 7,855 204,441
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 21,978 23,326 41,495 23,501 7,431 179,724
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.7% -4.0% 2.7% -7.0% 5.7% 13.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,992 23,316 41,475 23,498 7,421 179,684
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
7.0%
6.8%
5.9%
4.5%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.3%
26.1%
25.4%
22.7%
17.0%
25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.4%
15.6%
15.5%
16.3%
14.6%
14.9%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
52.4%
50.6%
48.1%
35.3%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.2%
49.9%
83.6%
49.1%
60.5%
87.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
39.0%
47.4%
12.8%
48.1%
37.8%
8.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.4%
0.8%
0.6%
0.1%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
0.9%
0.3%
2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.5%
1.8%
1.1%
1.3%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
3.3%
13.7%
4.6%
5.6%
29.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.6%
47.5%
71.6%
45.5%
56.0%
60.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,125 1,598 2,612 1,313 454 10,382
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.2% 2.0% 6.5% 3.2% 0.9% 16.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,061 10,161 17,132 9,087 2,635 76,167
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 67.1% 70.6% 65.0% 63.1% 61.4% 68.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $98,000 $87,900 $105,400 $86,200 $63,300 $183,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,094 $1,134 $1,097 $1,104 $873 $1,355
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $410 $365 $375 $430 $279 $426
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $672 $585 $699 $644 $455 $931
Building permits, 2019 90 59 111 12 0 1,479
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 8,151 8,184 15,011 7,889 1,937 63,931
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.55 2.73 2.76 2.56 3.42 3.04
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.3% 90.2% 88.2% 87.0% 95.5% 87.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.0% 3.0% 11.8% 6.1% 2.6% 28.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 72.8% 83.1% 85.1% 76.5% 38.3% 89.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 57.2% 66.5% 72.6% 64.1% 32.3% 82.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.1% 79.2% 79.1% 74.7% 78.0% 78.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.5% 12.6% 12.2% 11.1% 12.8% 24.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.1% 10.4% 10.6% 12.6% 11.7% 7.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.4%
14.0%
18.8%
17.7%
16.4%
20.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.7% 54.7% 59.5% 53.7% 32.2% 63.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 42.7% 49.4% 51.4% 55.4% 37.1% 55.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 40,595 18,601 997 298,330
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,038 D 57,576 36,445 D 1,297,825
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 320,461 196,974 D D 0 7,629,172
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,766 210,729 D 172,879 6,470 9,022,627
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,084 196,658 326,505 156,778 21,249 2,231,905
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,457 $8,504 $7,927 $6,774 $2,694 $12,037
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 34.5 26.8 27.5 23.7 27.3 26.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $36,351 $42,773 $43,491 $37,027 $27,626 $59,898
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,060 $21,334 $23,233 $17,514 $12,292 $27,625
Persons in poverty, percent
24.4%
22.0%
21.8%
29.3%
39.6%
13.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 295 330 614 354 63 4,369
Total employment, 2017 3,179 9,532 10,099 4,895 744 77,461
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 116,153 744,497 371,887 148,809 25,551 3,581,296
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -7.0% 12.9% 2.0% -13.6% -9.4% 3.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,618 1,535 2,651 1,443 375 16,827
All firms, 2012 1,891 1,511 2,770 1,714 294 15,712
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,131 737 1,347 833 137 8,921
Women-owned firms, 2012 660 655 1,120 662 134 5,383
Minority-owned firms, 2012 770 754 557 566 92 3,640
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,067 706 2,131 1,096 196 11,466
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 201 132 378 119 52 1,502
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,613 1,282 2,237 1,445 236 13,327
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.9 28.2 133.6 45.9 25.1 457.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 501.22 826.97 310.33 512.09 295.48 392.78
FIPS Code 13199 13033 13233 13205 13309 13139
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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