Lamar County, GA

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2022 Population
18,676
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
1.31% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
9.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,966
20.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$177,000
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,047
6.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lamar County, GA had a population of 18.7k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $64,966. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lamar County, GA grew from 18,482 to 18,676, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $53,802 to $64,966, a 20.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.83%), Other (Hispanic) (1.6%), and White (Hispanic) (1.26%).

None of the households in Lamar 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.

99.4% of the residents in Lamar County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lamar County, GA are Gordon State College (502 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lamar County, GA was $177,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Lamar County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lamar County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lamar County, GA is home to a population of 18.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.05% of Lamar County, GA residents were born outside of the country (382 people).

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Lamar County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 715 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Lamar County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lamar County, GA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lamar County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 53
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.02k ± 325
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    715 ± 328
2.9%
Hispanic Population
542 people

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Lamar County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 715 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.9% of the people in Lamar County, GA are hispanic (542 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
382 people
2.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
495 people

As of 2022, 2.05% of Lamar County, GA residents (382 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 Lamar County, GA was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    348 ± 182
  2. Vietnam
    265 ± 89
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    232 ± 140

Lamar County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lamar County, GA employs 8.05k people. The largest industries in Lamar County, GA are Manufacturing (1,647 people), Retail Trade (876 people), and Educational Services (823 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($118,984), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($95,313), and Construction ($68,008).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.05k
2022 Value
± 863
6.84%
1 Year growth
± 13.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, GA grew at a rate of 6.84%, from 7.53k employees to 8.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lamar County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,466 people), Sales & Related Occupations (675 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (543 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lamar County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.05k
2022 Value
± 863
6.84%
1 Year growth
± 13.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lamar County, GA grew at a rate of 6.84%, from 7.53k employees to 8.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lamar County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,647 people), Retail Trade (876 people), and Educational Services (823 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lamar County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lamar 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

$48,975
Median earning men ± $4,988
$31,016
Median earning women ± $6,326

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($119,453), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,444), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($63,423).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($81,515), Public Administration ($60,313), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,721).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 81
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 55
    Retail Trade
  3. 50
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lamar County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 70% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lamar County, GA awarded 502 degrees. The student population of Lamar County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,111 male students and 2,024 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lamar County, GA are White (286 and 57.1%), followed by Black or African American (167 and 33.3%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 5.79%), and Two or More Races (11 and 2.2%).

The largest universities in Lamar County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Gordon State College (502 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lamar County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (102 and 20.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (83 and 16.5%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 16.5%).

The median tuition cost in Lamar County, GA for a public four year colleges is $2,563 for in-state students and $9,469 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lamar County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 45.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,135 (35.4% men and 64.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,135 students enrolled in Lamar County, GA, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,615 records, of which 69.4% were women and 30.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lamar County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 83 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
502 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gordon State College with 502 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 116 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lamar County, GA, which is 0.301 times less than the 386 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 286 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 167 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($2,563) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($912) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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Race

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 Lamar County, GA was $177,000 in 2022, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,800 to $177,000, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lamar County, GA is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lamar County, GA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lamar County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lamar County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.24%.

Property

$177,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,806
$5,263
Median Property Taxes
±$609

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Lamar County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9703

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Household Income

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$64,966
Median Household Income
± $10,714
6.92k
Number of Households
± 735

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.92k households in Lamar County, GA grew to $64,966 from the previous year's value of $53,802.

The following chart displays the households in Lamar 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 Lamar 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 (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.51%)
  3. Other (2.52%)

In 2022, 85.3% of workers in Lamar County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.51%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.52%).

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lamar County, GA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.18% of the workforce in Lamar 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 Lamar County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lamar County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lamar County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.24%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lamar County, GA (1.97k out of 17.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lamar County, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Lamar County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 496 in Lamar County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.3% of the population of Lamar County, GA has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 3.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lamar County, GA see 3180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.41% increase from the previous year (3167 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1376 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lamar County, GA

Primary care physicians in Lamar County, GA see an average of 3,180 patients per year. This represents a 0.41% increase from the previous year (3,167 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lamar 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 23.6% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
45.9%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
3.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lamar County, GA declined by 6.55% from 11.4% to 10.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 95 in Lamar 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 35.7% in Lamar County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Lamar County, GA.

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