Wilkinson County, GA

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2022 Population
8,852
0.885% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
3.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21.8%
16.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$40,757
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$87,600
13.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilkinson County, GA had a population of 8.85k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $40,757. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilkinson County, GA declined from 8,931 to 8,852, a −0.885% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,680 to $40,757, a 17.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinson County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Wilkinson 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.

98% of the residents in Wilkinson County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wilkinson County, GA was $87,600, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Wilkinson County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkinson County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilkinson County, GA is home to a population of 8.85k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.14% of Wilkinson County, GA residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

In 2022, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9k people) in Wilkinson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 198 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Wilkinson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkinson County, GA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinson County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 121
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 86
  3. White (Hispanic)
    198 ± 50
3.14%
Hispanic Population
278 people

In 2022, there were 1.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9k people) in Wilkinson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 198 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.14% of the people in Wilkinson County, GA are hispanic (278 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
189 people
1.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
178 people

As of 2022, 2.14% of Wilkinson County, GA residents (189 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 Wilkinson County, GA was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    144 ± 52
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    89 ± 42
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    71 ± 54

Wilkinson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilkinson County, GA employs 3.26k people. The largest industries in Wilkinson County, GA are Manufacturing (530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (521 people), and Retail Trade (407 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($77,656), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,250).

Occupations

3.26k
2022 Value
± 326
6.37%
1 Year growth
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilkinson County, GA grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 3.06k employees to 3.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkinson County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (386 people), Production Occupations (365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (269 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.26k
2022 Value
± 326
6.37%
1 Year growth
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilkinson County, GA grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 3.06k employees to 3.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkinson County, GA, are Manufacturing (530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (521 people), and Retail Trade (407 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkinson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Wilkinson 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

$35,845
Median earning men ± $3,402
$28,802
Median earning women ± $2,743

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($77,891), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,969), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,188).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($105,278), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,733), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,489).

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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. 49
    Manufacturing
  2. 35
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 31
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wilkinson County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.65%).

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 Wilkinson County, GA was $87,600 in 2022, which is 0.311 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,000 to $87,600, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilkinson County, GA is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilkinson County, GA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilkinson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilkinson County, GA is $40,757. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wilkinson County, GA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $50,435, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $39,063 and $34,821.

Property

$87,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,579
$2,661
Median Property Taxes
±$264

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 Wilkinson County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Wilkinson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilkinson County, GA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $50,435, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $39,063 and $34,821.

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

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Household Income

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$40,757
Median Household Income
± $6,538
3.31k
Number of Households
± 306

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.31k households in Wilkinson County, GA grew to $40,757 from the previous year's value of $34,680.

The following chart displays the households in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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 (86.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.95%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2022, 86.4% of workers in Wilkinson County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.95%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

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

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkinson County, GA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.46% of the workforce in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilkinson County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkinson County, GA (1.9k out of 8.69k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

87.2% of the population of Wilkinson County, GA has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 0.582% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wilkinson County, GA see 2985 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.896% decrease from the previous year (3012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8812 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2203 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,985 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilkinson County, GA

Primary care physicians in Wilkinson County, GA see an average of 2,985 patients per year. This represents a 0.896% decrease from the previous year (3,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wilkinson 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 24.9% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
9.82%
Non-Group
0.582%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkinson County, GA grew by 7.68% from 11.9% to 12.8%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Wilkinson 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 38.5% in Wilkinson County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.3% in Wilkinson County, GA.

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