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Mitchell County, Georgia; Echols County, Georgia; Chatham County, Georgia; Wheeler County, Georgia

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Mitchell County, Georgia
Echols County, Georgia
Chatham County, Georgia
Wheeler County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,863 4,006 289,430 7,855
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,863 4,006 289,430 7,855
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 23,501 4,023 265,127 7,431
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -7.0% -0.4% 9.2% 5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 23,498 4,034 265,128 7,421
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.2%
6.1%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
26.0%
20.8%
16.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.9%
13.8%
16.0%
14.8%
Female persons, percent
48.3%
48.2%
52.0%
35.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
49.3%
87.7%
53.0%
60.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.0%
6.2%
41.2%
37.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
3.0%
0.4%
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.7%
2.9%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
2.2%
2.3%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.8%
29.8%
6.7%
5.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
45.5%
61.0%
47.8%
56.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,313 128 23,208 454
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.2% 7.2% 6.3% 0.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,087 1,604 127,433 2,635
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.1% 69.9% 54.1% 61.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $86,200 $58,900 $184,900 $63,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,104 $920 $1,463 $873
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $430 $315 $491 $279
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $644 $620 $1,044 $455
Building permits, 2019 12 5 1,318 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,889 1,559 108,151 1,937
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.56 2.56 2.54 3.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.0% 94.9% 77.0% 95.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 6.1% 20.7% 10.1% 2.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 76.5% 67.9% 91.1% 38.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 64.1% 44.2% 83.7% 32.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 74.7% 71.5% 89.6% 78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.1% 8.8% 33.2% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.6% 9.2% 10.0% 11.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.7%
25.1%
16.5%
16.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.7% 54.3% 63.8% 32.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.4% 42.5% 60.8% 37.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,601 D 1,024,669 997
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 36,445 D 2,327,431 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 0 D 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 172,879 D 5,812,883 6,470
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 156,778 D 4,256,416 21,249
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,774 NA $15,398 $2,694
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.7 25.0 21.9 27.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,027 $34,447 $54,911 $27,626
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $17,514 $22,883 $30,664 $12,292
Persons in poverty, percent
29.3%
24.4%
14.4%
39.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 348 31 7,904 57
Total employment, 2018 4,912 117 141,804 692
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 152,153 4,297 6,220,700 25,720
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.3% 4.5% 2.8% -7.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,443 219 22,971 375
All firms, 2012 1,714 204 23,884 294
Men-owned firms, 2012 833 116 11,800 137
Women-owned firms, 2012 662 51 9,572 134
Minority-owned firms, 2012 566 58 8,180 92
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,096 143 14,563 196
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 119 27 2,774 52
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,445 151 19,626 236
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 45.9 9.7 621.7 25.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 512.09 414.89 426.44 295.48
FIPS Code 13205 13101 13051 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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