Cook County, GA

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2022 Population
17,242
0.314% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.539% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.8%
6.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,706
2.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$113,600
3.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cook County, GA had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $46,706. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cook County, GA grew from 17,188 to 17,242, a 0.314% increase and its median household income grew from $45,702 to $46,706, a 2.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), and White (Hispanic) (1.64%).

None of the households in Cook 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.

97.7% of the residents in Cook County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cook County, GA was $113,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Cook County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cook County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cook County, GA is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.7% of Cook County, GA residents were born outside of the country (465 people).

In 2022, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Cook County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 641 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Cook County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cook County, GA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 129
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.65k ± 231
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    641 ± 274
6.6%
Hispanic Population
1.14k people

In 2022, there were 2.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.8k people) in Cook County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 641 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.6% of the people in Cook County, GA are hispanic (1.14k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
465 people
2.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
472 people

As of 2022, 2.7% of Cook County, GA residents (465 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 Cook County, GA was 2.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    215 ± 90
  2. Vietnam
    208 ± 88
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    182 ± 90

Cook County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cook County, GA employs 7.55k people. The largest industries in Cook County, GA are Retail Trade (1,266 people), Construction (973 people), and Manufacturing (957 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($56,315), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,065), and Finance & Insurance ($43,750).

Occupations

7.55k
2022 Value
± 660
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cook County, GA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 7.43k employees to 7.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cook County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (893 people), Production Occupations (877 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (791 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cook County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.55k
2022 Value
± 660
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cook County, GA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 7.43k employees to 7.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cook County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,266 people), Construction (973 people), and Manufacturing (957 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cook County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Cook 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

$40,955
Median earning men ± $6,126
$29,891
Median earning women ± $6,362

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,692), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,860), and Public Administration ($57,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,509), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,828), and Public Administration ($36,984).

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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. 131
    Manufacturing
  2. 95
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 83
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cook County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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 Cook County, GA was $113,600 in 2022, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,600 to $113,600, a 3.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Cook County, GA is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cook County, GA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cook County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cook County, GA is $46,706. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cook County, GA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $50,994, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $43,750 and $36,959.

Property

$113,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,844
$3,881
Median Property Taxes
±$421

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cook County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.5% of the housing units in Cook County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cook County, GA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $50,994, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $43,750 and $36,959.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cook County, 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.
$46,706
Median Household Income
± $8,630
6.12k
Number of Households
± 543

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.12k households in Cook County, GA grew to $46,706 from the previous year's value of $45,702.

The following chart displays the households in Cook 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 Cook 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.02%)

In 2022, 82.2% of workers in Cook County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (2.02%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cook County, GA have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Cook 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 Cook County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cook County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cook County, GA (3.69k out of 17k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

81% of the population of Cook County, GA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 8.67% on non-group plans, and 2.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, GA see 1727 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1560 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4323 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,727 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, GA

Primary care physicians in Cook County, GA see an average of 1,727 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (1,560 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook 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 27.8% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

19%
Uninsured
35.3%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
8.67%
Non-Group
2.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cook County, GA grew by 1.04% from 18.8% to 19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cook 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 57.6 in Cook 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 39.4% in Cook County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.7% in Cook County, GA.

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