Lanier County, GA

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2022 Population
9,964
0.911% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0.815% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
32.1%
5.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,971
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$150,200
19.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lanier County, GA had a population of 9.96k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $39,971. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lanier County, GA grew from 9,874 to 9,964, a 0.911% increase and its median household income grew from $33,956 to $39,971, a 17.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lanier County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.82%), Other (Hispanic) (2.62%), and White (Hispanic) (1.72%).

None of the households in Lanier 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.

96.6% of the residents in Lanier County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lanier County, GA was $150,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Lanier County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lanier County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lanier County, GA is home to a population of 9.96k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.1% of Lanier County, GA residents were born outside of the country (608 people).

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.58k people) in Lanier County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 281 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Lanier County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lanier County, GA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lanier County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.58k ± 122
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 133
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    281 ± 221
7.31%
Hispanic Population
728 people

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.58k people) in Lanier County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 281 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.31% of the people in Lanier County, GA are hispanic (728 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
608 people
6.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
607 people

As of 2022, 6.1% of Lanier County, GA residents (608 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 Lanier County, GA was 6.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    358 ± 145
  2. Vietnam
    133 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    117 ± 82

Lanier County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lanier County, GA employs 3.52k people. The largest industries in Lanier County, GA are Educational Services (538 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people), and Retail Trade (413 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,721), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,804), and Transportation & Warehousing ($85,536).

Occupations

3.52k
2022 Value
± 490
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lanier County, GA grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 3.47k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lanier County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (420 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (386 people), and Production Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lanier County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.52k
2022 Value
± 490
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lanier County, GA grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 3.47k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lanier County, GA, are Educational Services (538 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people), and Retail Trade (413 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lanier County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lanier 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

$31,411
Median earning men ± $8,294
$23,068
Median earning women ± $10,194

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($88,529), Wholesale Trade ($65,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,278).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,172), Public Administration ($45,699), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,089).

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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. 24
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 22
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 19
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lanier County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lanier County, GA was $150,200 in 2022, which is 0.533 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,800 to $150,200, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Lanier County, GA is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lanier County, GA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lanier County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$150,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,875
$2,386
Median Property Taxes
±$354

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.3% of the housing units in Lanier County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$39,971
Median Household Income
± $4,867
3.54k
Number of Households
± 444

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.54k households in Lanier County, GA grew to $39,971 from the previous year's value of $33,956.

The following chart displays the households in Lanier 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 Lanier 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 (77%)
  2. Carpooled (7.64%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.62%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Lanier County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.64%) and those who worked at home (7.62%).

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

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lanier County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Lanier 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 Lanier County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lanier County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lanier County, GA (3.11k out of 9.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 16 - 17.

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

83.3% of the population of Lanier County, GA has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 8.52% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.7%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
8.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lanier County, GA declined by 3.54% from 17.3% to 16.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lanier 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 37.1% in Lanier County, GA.

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