Banks County, GA

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2020 Population
18,900
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.5
0.973% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.6%
1.78% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,912
6.49% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$164,500
8.87% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Banks County, GA had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $50,912. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Banks County, GA grew from 18,708 to 18,900, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $47,811 to $50,912, a 6.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Banks County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.51%), Other (Hispanic) (2.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.16%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Banks 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.

96.5% of the residents in Banks County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Banks County, GA was $164,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Banks County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Banks County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Banks County, GA is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.04% of Banks County, GA residents were born outside of the country (952 people).

In 2020, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 663 White (Hispanic) and 479 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Banks County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Banks County, GA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Banks County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 21
  2. White (Hispanic)
    663 ± 174
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    479 ± 254
7.01%
Hispanic Population
1.33k people

In 2020, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Banks County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 663 White (Hispanic) and 479 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.01% of the people in Banks County, GA are hispanic (1.33k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
952 people
4.59%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
858 people

As of 2020, 5.04% of Banks County, GA residents (952 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Banks County, GA was 4.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    408 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    114 ± 63
  3. Korea
    114 ± 61

Banks County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Banks County, GA employs 8.07k people. The largest industries in Banks County, GA are Manufacturing (1,495 people), Retail Trade (1,135 people), and Educational Services (879 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,848), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($52,610), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,058).

Occupations

8.07k
2020 Value
± 584
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 7.71k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banks County, GA, are Production Occupations (851 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (833 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Banks County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.07k
2020 Value
± 584
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Banks County, GA grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 7.71k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banks County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,495 people), Retail Trade (1,135 people), and Educational Services (879 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Banks County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Banks 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

$41,863
Median earning men ± $2,838
$26,432
Median earning women ± $3,409

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($93,447), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,947).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,854), Public Administration ($54,632), and Information ($37,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 63
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 63
    Retail Trade
  3. 59
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Banks County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 88.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.841%).

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
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Banks County, GA was $164,500 in 2020, which is 0.716 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,100 to $164,500, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Banks County, GA is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Banks County, GA have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Banks County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Banks County, GA is $50,912. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $53,235, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $53,031 and $47,348.

Property

$164,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,615
$5,144
Median Property Taxes
±$427

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

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2020
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.1% of the housing units in Banks County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Banks County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $53,235, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $53,031 and $47,348.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Banks 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.
$50,912
Median Household Income
± $4,278
6.94k
Number of Households
± 544

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.94k households in Banks County, GA grew to $50,912 from the previous year's value of $47,811.

The following chart displays the households in Banks 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 Banks County, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.71%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Banks County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (6.71%).

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

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banks County, GA have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.1% of the workforce in Banks 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 Banks County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Banks County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banks County, GA (2.56k out of 18.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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86.4% of the population of Banks County, GA has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
14.9%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.44%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Banks County, GA declined by 10.8% from 15.3% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Banks 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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 125 in Banks County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 32.5% in Banks County, GA.

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