Paulding County, GA

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2022 Population
169,898
2.54% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.549% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.69%
6.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$89,237
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$251,100
22.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Paulding County, GA had a population of 170k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $89,237. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Paulding County, GA grew from 165,688 to 169,898, a 2.54% increase and its median household income grew from $80,234 to $89,237, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paulding County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.62%), White (Hispanic) (3.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.04%).

None of the households in Paulding 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.

96.8% of the residents in Paulding County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Vogue Beauty and Barber School (60 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Paulding County, GA was $251,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Paulding County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Paulding County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Paulding County, GA is home to a population of 170k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.07% of Paulding County, GA residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

In 2022, there were 3.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Paulding County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Paulding County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Paulding County, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paulding County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    112k ± 817
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35.1k ± 1.19k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.86k ± 1.41k
7.59%
Hispanic Population
12.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Paulding County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.59% of the people in Paulding County, GA are hispanic (12.9k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12k people
6.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people

As of 2022, 7.07% of Paulding County, GA residents (12k 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 Paulding County, GA was 6.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,619 ± 539
  2. Vietnam
    2,330 ± 456
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,042 ± 422

Paulding County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Paulding County, GA employs 84.1k people. The largest industries in Paulding County, GA are Retail Trade (11,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,373 people), and Construction (8,791 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,348), Information ($69,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,517).

Occupations

84.1k
2022 Value
± 2,972
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paulding County, GA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 82.4k employees to 84.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paulding County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,698 people), Management Occupations (9,760 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,013 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paulding County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.1k
2022 Value
± 2,972
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paulding County, GA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 82.4k employees to 84.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paulding County, GA, are Retail Trade (11,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,373 people), and Construction (8,791 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paulding County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Paulding 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

$56,742
Median earning men ± $1,904
$41,296
Median earning women ± $1,632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,294), Information ($69,493), and Manufacturing ($67,058).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($89,904), Wholesale Trade ($61,429), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,867).

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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. 619
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 494
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 398
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Paulding County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

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

In 2018, universities in Paulding County, GA awarded 60 degrees. The student population of Paulding County, GA in 2018 is skewed towards men, with 30 male students and 27 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paulding County, GA are Black or African American (45 and 75%), followed by White (14 and 23.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.67%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Paulding County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Vogue Beauty and Barber School (60 and 100%).

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.

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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 Paulding County, GA was $251,100 in 2022, which is 0.891 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $204,700 to $251,100, a 22.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Paulding County, GA is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Paulding County, GA have an average commute time of 38.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Paulding County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Paulding County, GA is $89,237. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Paulding County, GA was Census Tract 1202.03 with a value of $99,044, followed by Census Tract 1205.03 and Census Tract 1206.03, with respective values of $97,774 and $87,184.

Property

$251,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,278
$45,544
Median Property Taxes
±$2,036

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 Paulding County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Paulding County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1202.03
  2. Census Tract 1205.03
  3. Census Tract 1206.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paulding County, GA was Census Tract 1202.03 with a value of $99,044, followed by Census Tract 1205.03 and Census Tract 1206.03, with respective values of $97,774 and $87,184.

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

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Household Income

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$89,237
Median Household Income
± $3,478
56.7k
Number of Households
± 2,466

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.7k households in Paulding County, GA grew to $89,237 from the previous year's value of $80,234.

The following chart displays the households in Paulding 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paulding 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 (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.78%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Paulding County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.78%).

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

38.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paulding County, GA have a longer commute time (38.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.41% of the workforce in Paulding 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 Paulding County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paulding County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paulding County, GA (11.3k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

89.1% of the population of Paulding County, GA has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 8.88% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Paulding County, GA see 6487 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.82% increase from the previous year (6309 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6668 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1667 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,487 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Paulding County, GA

Primary care physicians in Paulding County, GA see an average of 6,487 patients per year. This represents a 2.82% increase from the previous year (6,309 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Paulding County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
8.88%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paulding County, GA declined by 0.393% from 10.9% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paulding County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.1 in Paulding County, GA.

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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 33.9% in Paulding County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Paulding County, GA.

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