Echols County, GA

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2022 Population
3,707
0.433% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.7
13.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
41.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,184
35.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,900
47.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Echols County, GA had a population of 3.71k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $61,184. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Echols County, GA grew from 3,691 to 3,707, a 0.433% increase and its median household income grew from $45,151 to $61,184, a 35.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Echols County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.4%), White (Hispanic) (9.87%), Other (Hispanic) (8.63%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%).

None of the households in Echols County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.4% of the residents in Echols County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Echols County, GA was $114,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%.

Most people in Echols County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Echols County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Echols County, GA is home to a population of 3.71k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.96% of Echols County, GA residents were born outside of the country (295 people).

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.08k people) in Echols County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 461 Two+ (Hispanic) and 366 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.4% of Echols County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Echols County, GA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Echols County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.08k ± 300
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    461 ± 276
  3. White (Hispanic)
    366 ± 234
31%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.08k people) in Echols County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 461 Two+ (Hispanic) and 366 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31% of the people in Echols County, GA are hispanic (1.15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Echols County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
295 people
6.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
227 people

As of 2022, 7.96% of Echols County, GA residents (295 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Echols County, GA was 6.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    47 ± 42
  2. World War II
    24 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    15 ± 21

Echols County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Echols County, GA employs 1.9k people. The largest industries in Echols County, GA are Construction (324 people), Retail Trade (278 people), and Manufacturing (254 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,703), Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,735), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,358).

Occupations

1.9k
2022 Value
± 317
23.8%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Echols County, GA grew at a rate of 23.8%, from 1.54k employees to 1.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Echols County, GA, are Production Occupations (265 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (243 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Echols County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.9k
2022 Value
± 317
23.8%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Echols County, GA grew at a rate of 23.8%, from 1.54k employees to 1.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Echols County, GA, are Construction (324 people), Retail Trade (278 people), and Manufacturing (254 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Echols County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Echols County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,488
Median earning men ± $6,847
$35,048
Median earning women ± $6,685

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($55,313), Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,969), and Public Administration ($41,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,703), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,250), and Construction ($40,089).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6
    Manufacturing
  2. 6
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  3. 4
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Echols County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 87.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Echols County, GA was $114,900 in 2022, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,800 to $114,900, a 47.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Echols County, GA is 76.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Echols County, GA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Echols County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$114,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,166
$936
Median Property Taxes
±$200

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Echols County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Echols County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.3% of the housing units in Echols County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8802
  2. Census Tract 8801

The following map shows all of the tracts in Echols County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,184
Median Household Income
± $8,190
1.23k
Number of Households
± 234

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.23k households in Echols County, GA grew to $61,184 from the previous year's value of $45,151.

The following chart displays the households in Echols County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Echols County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Walked (8.52%)
  3. Carpooled (3.21%)

In 2022, 84.2% of workers in Echols County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (8.52%) and those who carpooled to work (3.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Echols County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in Echols County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Echols County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Echols County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Echols County, GA (555 out of 3.71k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Echols County, GA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

75.1% of the population of Echols County, GA has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 8.2% on Medicare, 8.63% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 25.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

24.9%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
8.2%
Medicare
8.63%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Echols County, GA declined by 4.07% from 25.9% to 24.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.3% in Echols County, GA.

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