Muscogee County, GA

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2022 Population
204,572
0.101% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0.867% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
4.32% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,561
7.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,400
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
82,874
0.0326% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Muscogee County, GA had a population of 205k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $54,561. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Muscogee County, GA grew from 204,366 to 204,572, a 0.101% increase and its median household income grew from $50,542 to $54,561, a 7.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Muscogee County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.78%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%).

None of the households in Muscogee 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.

97.6% of the residents in Muscogee County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muscogee County, GA are Columbus State University (1,724 degrees awarded in 2022), Columbus Technical College (1,538 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Columbus (139 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Muscogee County, GA was $168,400, and the homeownership rate was 49.5%.

Most people in Muscogee County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Muscogee County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Muscogee County, GA is home to a population of 205k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.22% of Muscogee County, GA residents were born outside of the country (10.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Muscogee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Muscogee County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Muscogee County, GA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Muscogee County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    93.6k ± 949
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.5k ± 580
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.62k ± 1.15k
8%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (93.6k people) in Muscogee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8% of the people in Muscogee County, GA are hispanic (16.4k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.7k people
5.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.5k people

As of 2022, 5.22% of Muscogee County, GA residents (10.7k 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 Muscogee County, GA was 5.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,262 ± 827
  2. Vietnam
    4,849 ± 465
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,798 ± 661

Muscogee County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Muscogee County, GA employs 82.9k people. The largest industries in Muscogee County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,055 people), Retail Trade (8,790 people), and Manufacturing (8,089 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($58,889), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,542), and Finance & Insurance ($52,635).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

82.9k
2022 Value
± 2,756
0.0326%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Muscogee County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0326%, from 82.8k employees to 82.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muscogee County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,884 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,895 people), and Management Occupations (6,793 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muscogee County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.9k
2022 Value
± 2,756
0.0326%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Muscogee County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0326%, from 82.8k employees to 82.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muscogee County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,055 people), Retail Trade (8,790 people), and Manufacturing (8,089 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muscogee County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Muscogee 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

$43,050
Median earning men ± $2,236
$32,027
Median earning women ± $1,430

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,250), Wholesale Trade ($74,091), and Public Administration ($54,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,124), Public Administration ($39,801), and Construction ($39,792).

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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. 2,336
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,336
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 964
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Muscogee County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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

In 2022, universities in Muscogee County, GA awarded 3,481 degrees. The student population of Muscogee County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,993 male students and 7,068 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muscogee County, GA are White (1,531 and 44.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,407 and 40.9%), Hispanic or Latino (266 and 7.74%), and Two or More Races (94 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Muscogee County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Columbus State University (1,724 and 49.5%), Columbus Technical College (1,538 and 44.2%), and Miller-Motte College-Columbus (139 and 3.99%).

The most popular majors in Muscogee County, GA are General Health Services (280 and 8.04%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (278 and 7.99%), and Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies (235 and 6.75%).

The median tuition cost in Muscogee County, GA for a public four year colleges is $4,371 for in-state students and $15,425 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Muscogee County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,061 (36.1% men and 63.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,061 students enrolled in Muscogee County, GA, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 4,740 records, of which 71.2% were women and 28.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 55 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Muscogee County, GA was General Psychology with 55 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Muscogee County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,724 degrees awarded
  2. 1,538 degrees awarded
  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbus State University with 1,724 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muscogee County, GA, which is 0.496 times less than the 2,327 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,531 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,407 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,371) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,465) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Muscogee County, GA was $168,400 in 2022, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,000 to $168,400, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Muscogee County, GA is 49.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Muscogee County, GA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Muscogee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Muscogee County, GA is $54,561. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Muscogee County, GA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $123,000, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 108.02, with respective values of $115,781 and $71,871.

In 2022, 19.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Muscogee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.37%.

Property

$168,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,446
$39,535
Median Property Taxes
±$1,627

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

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Rent vs Own

49.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.5% of the housing units in Muscogee County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103.01
  2. Census Tract 11
  3. Census Tract 108.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muscogee County, GA was Census Tract 103.01 with a value of $123,000, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 108.02, with respective values of $115,781 and $71,871.

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

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Household Income

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$54,561
Median Household Income
± $1,724
79.9k
Number of Households
± 2,389

In 2022, the median household income of the 79.9k households in Muscogee County, GA grew to $54,561 from the previous year's value of $50,542.

The following chart displays the households in Muscogee 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 Muscogee 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 (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.04%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Muscogee County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.67%) and those who worked at home (7.04%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muscogee County, GA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Muscogee 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 Muscogee County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Muscogee County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Muscogee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.37%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muscogee County, GA (37.2k out of 199k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

In 2022, 29.8% of the children was living in poverty in Muscogee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 567 in Muscogee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 22.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88% of the population of Muscogee County, GA has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 8.4% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 8.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Muscogee County, GA see 932 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.64% decrease from the previous year (938 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 304 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

932 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Muscogee County, GA

Primary care physicians in Muscogee County, GA see an average of 932 patients per year. This represents a 0.64% decrease from the previous year (938 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
8.4%
Medicare
19.4%
Non-Group
8.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muscogee County, GA declined by 0.168% from 12% to 12%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 79.8 in Muscogee County, GA.

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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 37.8% in Muscogee County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Muscogee County, GA.

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