Barrow County, GA

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2022 Population
84,399
2.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.55%
8.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,053
9.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$228,400
24.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Barrow County, GA had a population of 84.4k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $75,053. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barrow County, GA grew from 82,138 to 84,399, a 2.75% increase and its median household income grew from $68,365 to $75,053, a 9.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barrow County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.11%).

None of the households in Barrow 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.

96.1% of the residents in Barrow County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder (21 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2022, the median property value in Barrow County, GA was $228,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.8%.

Most people in Barrow County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Barrow County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barrow County, GA is home to a population of 84.4k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.84% of Barrow County, GA residents were born outside of the country (7.46k people).

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Barrow County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Barrow County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barrow County, GA was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barrow County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    56.3k ± 470
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 382
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.48k ± 870
13.2%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Barrow County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.2% of the people in Barrow County, GA are hispanic (11.1k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

8.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.46k people
8.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.91k people

As of 2022, 8.84% of Barrow County, GA residents (7.46k 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 Barrow County, GA was 8.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    938 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    813 ± 215
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    681 ± 201

Barrow County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barrow County, GA employs 42k people. The largest industries in Barrow County, GA are Retail Trade (5,765 people), Manufacturing (5,210 people), and Construction (4,249 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,343), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,207), and Information ($57,163).

Occupations

42k
2022 Value
± 1,642
4.44%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barrow County, GA grew at a rate of 4.44%, from 40.2k employees to 42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barrow County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,187 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,052 people), and Management Occupations (3,776 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barrow County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42k
2022 Value
± 1,642
4.44%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barrow County, GA grew at a rate of 4.44%, from 40.2k employees to 42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barrow County, GA, are Retail Trade (5,765 people), Manufacturing (5,210 people), and Construction (4,249 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barrow County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Barrow 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

$47,813
Median earning men ± $2,124
$36,883
Median earning women ± $1,792

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,851), Information ($61,250), and Manufacturing ($54,592).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,103), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,591), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,247).

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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. 364
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 323
    Manufacturing
  3. 274
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barrow County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

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 2020, universities in Barrow County, GA awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Barrow County, GA in 2019 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 27 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barrow County, GA are Black or African American (11 and 52.4%), followed by White (6 and 28.6%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 14.3%), and Two or More Races (1 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Barrow County, GA by number of degrees awarded are New Horizons Medical Institute-Winder (21 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.

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 Barrow County, GA was $228,400 in 2022, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,200 to $228,400, a 24.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Barrow County, GA is 78.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barrow County, GA have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barrow County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barrow County, GA is $75,053. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barrow County, GA was Census Tract 1801.03 with a value of $111,371, followed by Census Tract 1804.01 and Census Tract 1801.08, with respective values of $89,809 and $89,117.

Property

$228,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,252
$22,667
Median Property Taxes
±$1,034

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 Barrow 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 Barrow County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.8%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.8% of the housing units in Barrow County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1801.03
  2. Census Tract 1804.01
  3. Census Tract 1801.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barrow County, GA was Census Tract 1801.03 with a value of $111,371, followed by Census Tract 1804.01 and Census Tract 1801.08, with respective values of $89,809 and $89,117.

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

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Household Income

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$75,053
Median Household Income
± $4,326
28.8k
Number of Households
± 1,225

In 2022, the median household income of the 28.8k households in Barrow County, GA grew to $75,053 from the previous year's value of $68,365.

The following chart displays the households in Barrow 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 Barrow 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 (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.57%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Barrow County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (6.57%).

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

33.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barrow County, GA have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.19% of the workforce in Barrow 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 Barrow County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barrow County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.55% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barrow County, GA (8.01k out of 83.9k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

83.9% of the population of Barrow County, GA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 9.54% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barrow County, GA see 4162 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.14% decrease from the previous year (4253 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5706 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3721 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barrow County, GA

Primary care physicians in Barrow County, GA see an average of 4,162 patients per year. This represents a 2.14% decrease from the previous year (4,253 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barrow 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 26.7% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
9.54%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barrow County, GA grew by 5.96% from 15.2% to 16.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barrow 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 51.7 in Barrow County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

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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% in Barrow County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.8% in Barrow County, GA.

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