Oglethorpe County, GA

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2022 Population
14,974
1.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0.476% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
5.17% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,672
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,300
21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oglethorpe County, GA had a population of 15k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $66,672. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oglethorpe County, GA grew from 14,779 to 14,974, a 1.32% increase and its median household income grew from $58,791 to $66,672, a 13.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oglethorpe County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.26%).

None of the households in Oglethorpe 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.

99.1% of the residents in Oglethorpe County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oglethorpe County, GA was $176,300, and the homeownership rate was 78.3%.

Most people in Oglethorpe County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Oglethorpe County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oglethorpe County, GA is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.19% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents were born outside of the country (178 people).

In 2022, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Oglethorpe County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 473 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oglethorpe County, GA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oglethorpe County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 16
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 154
  3. White (Hispanic)
    473 ± 179
5.88%
Hispanic Population
881 people

In 2022, there were 4.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Oglethorpe County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 473 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.88% of the people in Oglethorpe County, GA are hispanic (881 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
178 people
0.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
71 people

As of 2022, 1.19% of Oglethorpe County, GA residents (178 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 Oglethorpe County, GA was 0.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    456 ± 149
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    127 ± 84
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    111 ± 81

Oglethorpe County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oglethorpe County, GA employs 7.07k people. The largest industries in Oglethorpe County, GA are Educational Services (1,020 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,010 people), and Manufacturing (698 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($76,023), Information ($71,641), and Finance & Insurance ($53,188).

Occupations

7.07k
2022 Value
± 620
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oglethorpe County, GA declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 7.15k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oglethorpe County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (985 people), Management Occupations (856 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (645 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oglethorpe County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.07k
2022 Value
± 620
−1.09%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oglethorpe County, GA declined at a rate of −1.09%, from 7.15k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oglethorpe County, GA, are Educational Services (1,020 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,010 people), and Manufacturing (698 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oglethorpe County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Oglethorpe 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

$45,828
Median earning men ± $6,142
$29,106
Median earning women ± $5,256

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($71,953), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,167), and Wholesale Trade ($57,396).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,232), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,547), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,418).

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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. 59
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 46
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 45
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oglethorpe County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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 Oglethorpe County, GA was $176,300 in 2022, which is 0.625 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,700 to $176,300, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Oglethorpe County, GA is 78.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oglethorpe County, GA have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oglethorpe County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$176,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,780
$4,129
Median Property Taxes
±$406

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.3% of the housing units in Oglethorpe County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined 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 9601
  2. Census Tract 9603

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oglethorpe 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.
$66,672
Median Household Income
± $8,253
5.27k
Number of Households
± 466

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.27k households in Oglethorpe County, GA grew to $66,672 from the previous year's value of $58,791.

The following chart displays the households in Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.58%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Oglethorpe County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.68%) and those who worked at home (4.58%).

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

31.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oglethorpe County, GA have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oglethorpe County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oglethorpe County, GA (1.65k out of 14.8k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

87.6% of the population of Oglethorpe County, GA has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oglethorpe County, GA grew by 1.59% from 12.2% to 12.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 36% in Oglethorpe County, GA.

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