Rockdale County, GA

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2022 Population
93,641
0.708% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
1.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
4.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,999
7.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$221,800
27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rockdale County, GA had a population of 93.6k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $68,999. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rockdale County, GA grew from 92,983 to 93,641, a 0.708% increase and its median household income grew from $64,230 to $68,999, a 7.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockdale County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.1%), White (Hispanic) (5.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in Rockdale 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% of the residents in Rockdale County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockdale County, GA are Georgia Career Institute (430 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rockdale County, GA was $221,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Rockdale County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockdale County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rockdale County, GA is home to a population of 93.6k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.87% of Rockdale County, GA residents were born outside of the country (9.24k people).

In 2022, there were 2.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53k people) in Rockdale County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Rockdale County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    53k ± 921
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.3k ± 221
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.7k ± 908
10.5%
Hispanic Population
9.79k people

In 2022, there were 2.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (53k people) in Rockdale County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Rockdale County, GA are hispanic (9.79k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.24k people
9.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.18k people

As of 2022, 9.87% of Rockdale County, GA residents (9.24k 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 Rockdale County, GA was 9.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,676 ± 411
  2. Vietnam
    1,613 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,591 ± 349

Rockdale County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rockdale County, GA employs 43.3k people. The largest industries in Rockdale County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,947 people), Manufacturing (4,620 people), and Retail Trade (4,514 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($90,472), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,532), and Finance & Insurance ($58,663).

Occupations

43.3k
2022 Value
± 2,045
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockdale County, GA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 42.6k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockdale County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,098 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,991 people), and Management Occupations (3,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockdale County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.3k
2022 Value
± 2,045
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.64%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockdale County, GA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 42.6k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockdale County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,947 people), Manufacturing (4,620 people), and Retail Trade (4,514 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockdale County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Rockdale 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

$44,392
Median earning men ± $1,934
$40,836
Median earning women ± $5,125

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($93,486), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,667), and Wholesale Trade ($57,659).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,972), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,325), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,438).

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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. 865
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 503
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 435
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rockdale County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 69.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (29.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.962%).

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 2022, universities in Rockdale County, GA awarded 430 degrees. The student population of Rockdale County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18 male students and 575 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockdale County, GA are Black or African American (255 and 59.3%), followed by White (134 and 31.2%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 6.98%), and Asian (9 and 2.09%).

The largest universities in Rockdale County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Career Institute (430 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockdale County, GA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (180 and 41.9%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (124 and 28.8%), and General Cosmetology (76 and 17.7%).

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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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 Rockdale County, GA was $221,800 in 2022, which is 0.787 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,600 to $221,800, a 27% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockdale County, GA is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rockdale County, GA have an average commute time of 34.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockdale County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rockdale County, GA is $68,999. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rockdale County, GA was Census Tract 604.06 with a value of $92,723, followed by Census Tract 603.06 and Census Tract 604.03, with respective values of $80,625 and $78,929.

Property

$221,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,595
$21,813
Median Property Taxes
±$1,145

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

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Rockdale County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 604.06
  2. Census Tract 603.06
  3. Census Tract 604.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockdale County, GA was Census Tract 604.06 with a value of $92,723, followed by Census Tract 603.06 and Census Tract 604.03, with respective values of $80,625 and $78,929.

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

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Household Income

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$68,999
Median Household Income
± $2,772
33.2k
Number of Households
± 1,760

In 2022, the median household income of the 33.2k households in Rockdale County, GA grew to $68,999 from the previous year's value of $64,230.

The following chart displays the households in Rockdale 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 Rockdale 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 (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.04%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Rockdale County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.04%).

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

34.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockdale County, GA have a longer commute time (34.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.17% of the workforce in Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockdale County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockdale County, GA (10.5k out of 92.7k 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 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

85.2% of the population of Rockdale County, GA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rockdale County, GA see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.287% increase from the previous year (1394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1299 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockdale County, GA

Primary care physicians in Rockdale County, GA see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 0.287% increase from the previous year (1,394 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockdale 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 25.9% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.8%
Uninsured
43.6%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockdale County, GA grew by 2.82% from 14.4% to 14.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.4 in Rockdale 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 38.4% in Rockdale 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 16.1% in Rockdale County, GA.

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