Heard County, GA

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2022 Population
11,489
0.428% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
2.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
18.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,965
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,900
16.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Heard County, GA had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $62,965. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Heard County, GA grew from 11,440 to 11,489, a 0.428% increase and its median household income grew from $55,635 to $62,965, a 13.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.53%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), White (Hispanic) (1.59%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Heard County, GA was $134,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.4%.

Most people in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Heard County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Heard County, GA is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.72% of Heard County, GA residents were born outside of the country (198 people).

In 2022, there were 9.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.68k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 980 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 395 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Heard County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Heard County, GA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Heard County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.68k ± 12
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    980 ± 194
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    395 ± 208
3.19%
Hispanic Population
366 people

In 2022, there were 9.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.68k people) in Heard County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 980 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 395 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Heard County, GA are hispanic (366 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
198 people
2.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
268 people

As of 2022, 1.72% of Heard County, GA residents (198 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 Heard County, GA was 2.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    338 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    193 ± 85
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    177 ± 108

Heard County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Heard County, GA employs 4.71k people. The largest industries in Heard County, GA are Construction (841 people), Manufacturing (648 people), and Retail Trade (560 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,917), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,650), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($70,650).

Occupations

4.71k
2022 Value
± 458
1.66%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 1.66%, from 4.63k employees to 4.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heard County, GA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (547 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (486 people), and Production Occupations (461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Heard County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.71k
2022 Value
± 458
1.66%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Heard County, GA grew at a rate of 1.66%, from 4.63k employees to 4.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heard County, GA, are Construction (841 people), Manufacturing (648 people), and Retail Trade (560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Heard County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Heard 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

$51,623
Median earning men ± $2,806
$27,976
Median earning women ± $5,510

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,750), Manufacturing ($66,519), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($66,406).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,044), Other Services Except Public Administration ($39,236), and Public Administration ($36,818).

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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. 55
    Manufacturing
  2. 25
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 24
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Heard County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 83.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.946%).

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 Heard County, GA was $134,900 in 2022, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,200 to $134,900, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Heard County, GA is 71.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Heard County, GA have an average commute time of 35.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Heard County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Heard County, GA is $62,965. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $70,638, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $65,431 and $49,797.

Property

$134,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,881
$3,143
Median Property Taxes
±$350

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

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.4% of the housing units in Heard County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heard County, GA was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $70,638, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $65,431 and $49,797.

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

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Household Income

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$62,965
Median Household Income
± $9,218
4.41k
Number of Households
± 447

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.41k households in Heard County, GA grew to $62,965 from the previous year's value of $55,635.

The following chart displays the households in Heard 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Heard 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 (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.49%)

In 2022, 86.2% of workers in Heard County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.67%) and those who worked at home (3.49%).

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

35.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Heard County, GA have a longer commute time (35.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.72% of the workforce in Heard 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 Heard County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Heard County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heard County, GA (1.89k out of 11.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

85.9% of the population of Heard County, GA has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 8.77% on non-group plans, and 1.24% 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 24.6% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% 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

14.1%
Uninsured
36.1%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
8.77%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heard County, GA declined by 0.636% from 14.2% to 14.1%.

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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 Heard 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 34.7% in Heard County, GA.

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