Mitchell County, GA

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2022 Population
21,634
1.39% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
28.7%
8.26% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,966
5.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,400
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mitchell County, GA had a population of 21.6k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $45,966. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mitchell County, GA declined from 21,940 to 21,634, a −1.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,427 to $45,966, a 5.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mitchell County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Mitchell 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.

98.3% of the residents in Mitchell County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mitchell County, GA was $98,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Mitchell County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Mitchell County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mitchell County, GA is home to a population of 21.6k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.03% of Mitchell County, GA residents were born outside of the country (655 people).

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.92k people) in Mitchell County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 585 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Mitchell County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mitchell County, GA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mitchell County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.92k ± 47
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.67k ± 294
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    585 ± 278
4.99%
Hispanic Population
1.08k people

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.92k people) in Mitchell County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 585 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.99% of the people in Mitchell County, GA are hispanic (1.08k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
655 people
3.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
708 people

As of 2022, 3.03% of Mitchell County, GA residents (655 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 Mitchell County, GA was 3.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    482 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    191 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    127 ± 68

Mitchell County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mitchell County, GA employs 7.81k people. The largest industries in Mitchell County, GA are Manufacturing (1,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (690 people), and Educational Services (680 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($58,457), Public Administration ($53,517), and Educational Services ($45,521).

Occupations

7.81k
2022 Value
± 753
−4.8%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mitchell County, GA declined at a rate of −4.8%, from 8.21k employees to 7.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mitchell County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (888 people), Sales & Related Occupations (745 people), and Management Occupations (581 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mitchell County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.81k
2022 Value
± 753
−4.8%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mitchell County, GA declined at a rate of −4.8%, from 8.21k employees to 7.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mitchell County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (690 people), and Educational Services (680 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mitchell County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Mitchell 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

$41,954
Median earning men ± $6,324
$25,448
Median earning women ± $4,964

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,932), Public Administration ($72,946), and Wholesale Trade ($58,511).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,792), Public Administration ($36,655), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($33,668).

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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. 105
    Retail Trade
  2. 90
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 79
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mitchell County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.368%).

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mitchell County, GA was $98,400 in 2022, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $98,400, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Mitchell County, GA is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mitchell County, GA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mitchell County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mitchell County, GA is $45,966. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mitchell County, GA was Census Tract 901 with a value of $64,413, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 903, with respective values of $33,447 and $31,313.

Property

$98,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,885
$5,040
Median Property Taxes
±$537

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

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Mitchell County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 901
  2. Census Tract 902
  3. Census Tract 903

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mitchell County, GA was Census Tract 901 with a value of $64,413, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 903, with respective values of $33,447 and $31,313.

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

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Household Income

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$45,966
Median Household Income
± $10,580
7.92k
Number of Households
± 794

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.92k households in Mitchell County, GA grew to $45,966 from the previous year's value of $43,427.

The following chart displays the households in Mitchell 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mitchell 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. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.29%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Mitchell County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (1.29%).

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mitchell County, GA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Mitchell 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 Mitchell County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mitchell County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mitchell County, GA (5.66k out of 19.7k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mitchell 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

80.6% of the population of Mitchell County, GA has health coverage, with 27% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mitchell County, GA see 2429 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (2466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7201 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,429 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mitchell County, GA

Primary care physicians in Mitchell County, GA see an average of 2,429 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (2,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mitchell 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 25.5% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% 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

19.4%
Uninsured
27%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mitchell County, GA declined by 10.2% from 21.6% to 19.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mitchell 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 91.1 in Mitchell 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 43.2% in Mitchell County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.4% in Mitchell County, GA.

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