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

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Wilkes County, Georgia
Pickens County, Georgia
Whitfield County, Georgia
Gordon County, Georgia
Taliaferro County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 32,591 104,628 57,963 1,537
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 32,591 104,628 57,963 1,537
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 10,593 29,404 102,605 55,221 1,717
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -7.7% 10.8% 2.0% 5.0% -10.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,593 29,431 102,599 55,186 1,717
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.0%
6.5%
5.9%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
19.8%
25.8%
23.9%
16.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.7%
22.3%
14.4%
15.3%
28.0%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
51.1%
50.2%
50.7%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.8%
96.0%
90.6%
91.5%
41.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.1%
1.3%
4.4%
4.4%
55.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.5%
1.4%
0.6%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.8%
1.6%
1.4%
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.2%
0.4%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.4%
1.7%
1.7%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.4%
3.2%
36.3%
16.5%
4.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.4%
93.3%
57.1%
76.7%
38.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 569 2,769 3,714 2,665 109
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.2% 2.3% 18.7% 8.5% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,156 14,209 40,371 22,886 1,026
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.5% 75.9% 64.6% 65.1% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $87,200 $200,200 $133,400 $136,000 $80,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,095 $1,349 $1,097 $1,093 $1,083
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $440 $471 $345 $373 $453
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $762 $856 $720 $731 $547
Building permits, 2019 25 164 266 239 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,979 11,868 35,629 20,561 593
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45 2.62 2.88 2.75 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.6% 87.5% 91.7% 88.4% 94.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 5.7% 3.1% 31.2% 15.5% 5.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 62.9% 89.2% 85.5% 84.5% 66.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 47.7% 85.7% 80.2% 72.3% 49.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.7% 85.3% 69.5% 77.9% 71.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.8% 23.1% 15.7% 14.7% 8.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 13.7% 7.0% 13.4% 15.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.6%
16.0%
22.1%
20.6%
18.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.8% 57.7% 62.6% 60.3% 45.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 48.9% 51.2% 55.0% 52.8% 37.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,718 33,474 D 70,869 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 32,228 118,679 482,402 207,574 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 175,655 144,620 5,805,314 2,499,053 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,064 56,639 1,196,567 D 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 70,376 327,444 1,302,376 627,527 2,329
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,985 $11,188 $12,601 $11,253 $1,386
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.6 32.8 20.9 24.1 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $37,838 $67,631 $48,623 $45,865 $37,446
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $24,674 $31,965 $23,974 $24,092 $21,416
Persons in poverty, percent
19.6%
10.3%
12.7%
12.3%
22.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 196 725 2,182 1,035 13
Total employment, 2018 1,960 6,869 47,826 19,538 57
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 66,385 274,936 2,130,024 785,695 1,147
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -4.3% 3.5% 0.3% 0.7% 35.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 652 3,259 6,147 3,543 118
All firms, 2012 787 3,596 7,105 3,865 160
Men-owned firms, 2012 458 2,175 3,871 2,072 137
Women-owned firms, 2012 268 1,118 2,338 1,340 F
Minority-owned firms, 2012 272 164 1,574 584 66
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 479 3,357 5,133 3,118 72
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 56 511 780 336 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 695 2,896 5,779 3,282 153
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 22.6 126.8 353.2 155.1 8.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 469.49 232.06 290.46 355.81 194.61
FIPS Code 13317 13227 13313 13129 13265
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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