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

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Wilkes County, Georgia
Whitfield County, Georgia
Pickens County, Georgia
Taliaferro County, Georgia
Gordon County, Georgia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 104,628 32,591 1,537 57,963
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,777 104,628 32,591 1,537 57,963
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 10,593 102,605 29,404 1,717 55,221
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -7.7% 2.0% 10.8% -10.5% 5.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,593 102,599 29,431 1,717 55,186
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
6.5%
5.0%
4.8%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
25.8%
19.8%
16.9%
23.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.7%
14.4%
22.3%
28.0%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
50.2%
51.1%
51.3%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.8%
90.6%
96.0%
41.1%
91.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.1%
4.4%
1.3%
55.1%
4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
1.4%
0.5%
0.2%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.6%
0.8%
1.3%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.2%
0.1%
0.0%
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.7%
1.4%
2.3%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.4%
36.3%
3.2%
4.0%
16.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.4%
57.1%
93.3%
38.1%
76.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 578 3,813 2,779 104 2,988
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.1% 18.5% 2.2% 2.3% 9.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,156 40,371 14,209 1,026 22,886
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 65.7% 63.1% 75.9% 69.1% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $81,200 $126,900 $185,700 $67,100 $127,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,082 $1,078 $1,351 $1,035 $1,078
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $428 $339 $459 $419 $375
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $704 $708 $843 $533 $711
Building permits, 2019 25 266 164 NA 239
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 3,879 36,043 11,841 612 20,294
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.52 2.84 2.57 2.71 2.77
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.0% 90.4% 88.0% 93.9% 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.8% 31.6% 3.3% 2.4% 16.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 59.6% 83.1% 87.9% 63.4% 82.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 43.9% 76.9% 83.4% 42.5% 69.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.5% 69.4% 84.9% 71.2% 77.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 12.6% 15.7% 23.7% 7.0% 14.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.9% 7.1% 11.8% 17.4% 15.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.6%
22.1%
16.0%
18.8%
20.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.3% 63.1% 57.6% 43.7% 60.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 48.2% 55.5% 51.1% 36.6% 52.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,718 D 33,474 D 70,869
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 32,228 482,402 118,679 D 207,574
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 175,655 5,805,314 144,620 0 2,499,053
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,064 1,196,567 56,639 0 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 70,376 1,302,376 327,444 2,329 627,527
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,985 $12,601 $11,188 $1,386 $11,253
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.7 20.9 32.7 33.7 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,106 $46,970 $64,512 $31,797 $44,313
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,198 $23,271 $30,567 $19,897 $22,448
Persons in poverty, percent
20.3%
14.2%
11.0%
24.6%
16.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 196 2,182 725 13 1,035
Total employment, 2018 1,960 47,826 6,869 57 19,538
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 66,385 2,130,024 274,936 1,147 785,695
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -4.3% 0.3% 3.5% 35.7% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 652 6,147 3,259 118 3,543
All firms, 2012 787 7,105 3,596 160 3,865
Men-owned firms, 2012 458 3,871 2,175 137 2,072
Women-owned firms, 2012 268 2,338 1,118 F 1,340
Minority-owned firms, 2012 272 1,574 164 66 584
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 479 5,133 3,357 72 3,118
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 56 780 511 F 336
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 695 5,779 2,896 153 3,282
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 22.6 353.2 126.8 8.8 155.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 469.49 290.46 232.06 194.61 355.81
FIPS Code 13317 13313 13227 13265 13129
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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