end of header

QuickFacts

Wheeler County, Georgia; Decatur County, Georgia; Burke County, Georgia

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Wheeler County, Georgia
Decatur County, Georgia
Burke County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,855 26,404 22,383
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,855 26,404 22,383
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 7,431 27,842 23,326
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.7% -5.2% -4.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,421 27,842 23,316
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.5%
6.9%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.9%
24.3%
25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.8%
16.7%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
35.6%
51.5%
52.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
60.4%
54.2%
50.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
42.7%
46.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.8%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.5%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.4%
6.5%
3.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.1%
49.4%
47.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 454 1,226 1,598
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.9% 2.7% 2.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,635 12,245 10,161
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 61.4% 56.7% 70.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $63,300 $109,700 $87,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $873 $1,091 $1,134
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $279 $357 $365
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $455 $660 $585
Building permits, 2019 0 52 59
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,937 10,153 8,184
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.42 2.53 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 95.5% 86.4% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.6% 3.5% 3.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 38.3% 63.2% 83.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 32.3% 52.3% 66.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 78.0% 81.6% 79.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 12.8% 14.6% 12.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.7% 11.8% 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.4%
18.4%
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 32.2% 48.6% 54.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 37.1% 44.3% 49.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 997 D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 D 196,974
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,470 D 210,729
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,249 324,740 196,658
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $2,694 $11,805 $8,504
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 27.3 22.9 26.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,626 $39,148 $42,773
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $12,292 $20,397 $21,334
Persons in poverty, percent
39.6%
23.2%
22.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 57 584 340
Total employment, 2018 692 6,602 9,414
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 25,720 232,593 629,235
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -7.0% 5.3% -1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 375 1,836 1,535
All firms, 2012 294 2,634 1,511
Men-owned firms, 2012 137 1,314 737
Women-owned firms, 2012 134 956 655
Minority-owned firms, 2012 92 887 754
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 196 1,636 706
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 52 225 132
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 236 2,218 1,282
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 25.1 46.6 28.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 295.48 597.14 826.97
FIPS Code 13309 13087 13033
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.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?