Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA

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2022 Population
120,041
0.496% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.249% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.1%
5.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,400
9.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$120,200
12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA had a population of 120k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $48,400. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA declined from 120,639 to 120,041, a −0.496% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,004 to $48,400, a 9.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), Other (Hispanic) (1.84%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%).

6.36% of the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Bainbridge State College (559 degrees awarded in 2017).

In 2022, the median property value in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was $120,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is home to a population of 120k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.13% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.76k people).

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60k people) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Spanish (5,685 households), Vietnamese (218 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (205 households).

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60k ± 304
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    48.9k ± 763
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.06k ± 537
6.2%
Hispanic Population
7.45k people

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60k people) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.2% of the people in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are hispanic (7.45k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.76k people
2.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.61k people

As of 2022, 3.13% of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA residents (3.76k 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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,685 households (5.03%)
  2. Vietnamese
    218 households (0.193%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    205 households (0.181%)

6.36% of the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Spanish. 5.03% of the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,474 ± 253
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,024 ± 246
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    785 ± 218

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA employs 42.2k people. The largest industries in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,321 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,344 people), and Construction (2,319 people), and the highest paying industries are Automotive repair & maintenance ($116,994), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($116,489), and Not specified manufacturing industries ($112,954).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
19,827
Women
49.2%
20,464
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA in 2020 was 40,291 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA.

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Occupations

42.2k
2022 Value
−0.211%
1 Year decline
± −0.211%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA declined at a rate of −0.211%, from 42.3k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,764 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,071 people), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,064 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.2k
2022 Value
−0.211%
1 Year decline
± −0.211%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA declined at a rate of −0.211%, from 42.3k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,321 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,344 people), and Construction (2,319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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

$41,331
Median earning men ± $1,445
$30,239
Median earning women ± $1,738

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,360), Information ($53,839), and Wholesale Trade ($52,355).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($45,804), Public Administration ($39,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,866).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% 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 11.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 2017, universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA awarded 559 degrees. The student population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA in 2017 is skewed towards women, with 530 male students and 1,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA are Black or African American (282 and 50.6%), followed by White (244 and 43.8%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 3.41%), and Two or More Races (5 and 0.898%).

The largest universities in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA by number of degrees awarded are Bainbridge State College (559 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.2% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (36.3k), Some college (20.2k), and Secondary Education (19.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was $120,200 in 2022, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,300 to $120,200, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA is $48,400. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Atlanta Regional Commission--Fulton County (Northeast)--Johns Creek & Alpharetta PUMA, GA with a value of $147,564, followed by Atlanta Regional Commission (Northwest)--Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Atlanta Regional Commision (Northeast)--Forsyth County (South)--Cumming City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $137,120 and $134,743.

Property

$120,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,126
$28,539
Median Property Taxes
±$1,215

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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.7% of the housing units in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was Atlanta Regional Commission--Fulton County (Northeast)--Johns Creek & Alpharetta PUMA, GA with a value of $147,564, followed by Atlanta Regional Commission (Northwest)--Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA and Atlanta Regional Commision (Northeast)--Forsyth County (South)--Cumming City PUMA, GA, with respective values of $137,120 and $134,743.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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.
$48,400
Median Household Income
± $2,444
44.1k
Number of Households
± 1,627

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.1k households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA grew to $48,400 from the previous year's value of $44,004.

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
2022 Wage GINI in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA
0.407
2021 Wage GINI in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA

In 2022, the income inequality in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 5.01% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.95%)

In 2022, 80.5% of workers in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (2.95%).

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

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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 Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA (27.5k out of 114k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, 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

82.1% of the population of Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.9%
Uninsured
30.8%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (West & Central) PUMA, GA declined by 2.92% from 18.4% to 17.9%.

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