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

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Wilkes County, Georgia
Gordon County, Georgia
Taliaferro County, Georgia
Whitfield County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 57,963 1,537 104,628
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 57,963 1,537 104,628
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 10,593 55,221 1,717 102,605
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -7.7% 5.0% -10.5% 2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,593 55,186 1,717 102,599
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.9%
4.8%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
23.9%
16.9%
25.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.7%
15.3%
28.0%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
50.7%
51.3%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.8%
91.5%
41.1%
90.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.1%
4.4%
55.1%
4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.6%
0.2%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.4%
1.3%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.4%
X
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.7%
2.3%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.4%
16.5%
4.0%
36.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.4%
76.7%
38.1%
57.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 569 2,665 109 3,714
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.2% 8.5% 4.0% 18.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,156 22,886 1,026 40,371
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.5% 65.1% 69.0% 64.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $87,200 $136,000 $80,200 $133,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,095 $1,093 $1,083 $1,097
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $440 $373 $453 $345
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $762 $731 $547 $720
Building permits, 2019 25 239 NA 266
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,979 20,561 593 35,629
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45 2.75 2.71 2.88
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.6% 88.4% 94.0% 91.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 5.7% 15.5% 5.5% 31.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 62.9% 84.5% 66.4% 85.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 47.7% 72.3% 49.1% 80.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.7% 77.9% 71.0% 69.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.8% 14.7% 8.1% 15.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 13.4% 15.7% 7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.6%
20.6%
18.8%
22.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.8% 60.3% 45.7% 62.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 48.9% 52.8% 37.5% 55.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,718 70,869 D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 32,228 207,574 D 482,402
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 175,655 2,499,053 0 5,805,314
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,064 D 0 1,196,567
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 70,376 627,527 2,329 1,302,376
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,985 $11,253 $1,386 $12,601
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.6 24.1 32.2 20.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $37,838 $45,865 $37,446 $48,623
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $24,674 $24,092 $21,416 $23,974
Persons in poverty, percent
19.6%
12.3%
22.5%
12.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 196 1,035 13 2,182
Total employment, 2018 1,960 19,538 57 47,826
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 66,385 785,695 1,147 2,130,024
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -4.3% 0.7% 35.7% 0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 652 3,543 118 6,147
All firms, 2012 787 3,865 160 7,105
Men-owned firms, 2012 458 2,072 137 3,871
Women-owned firms, 2012 268 1,340 F 2,338
Minority-owned firms, 2012 272 584 66 1,574
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 479 3,118 72 5,133
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 56 336 F 780
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 695 3,282 153 5,779
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 22.6 155.1 8.8 353.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 469.49 355.81 194.61 290.46
FIPS Code 13317 13129 13265 13313
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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