Washington County, GA

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2022 Population
19,975
0.384% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
7.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,810
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$113,700
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,809
5.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, GA had a population of 20k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $43,810. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, GA declined from 20,052 to 19,975, a −0.384% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,350 to $43,810, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (41.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.756%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

99.3% of the residents in Washington County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, GA are Oconee Fall Line Technical College (1,134 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, GA was $113,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%.

Most people in Washington County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, GA is home to a population of 20k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.78% of Washington County, GA residents were born outside of the country (355 people).

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Washington County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.37k White (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Washington County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, GA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 246
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.37k ± 53
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    704 ± 250
2.8%
Hispanic Population
560 people

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Washington County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.37k White (Non-Hispanic) and 704 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.8% of the people in Washington County, GA are hispanic (560 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington 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

1.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
355 people
1.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
357 people

As of 2022, 1.78% of Washington County, GA residents (355 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 Washington County, GA was 1.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    409 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    208 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    161 ± 83

Washington County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, GA employs 7.81k people. The largest industries in Washington County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,015 people), Educational Services (955 people), and Manufacturing (930 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,423), Utilities ($66,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,444).

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

7.81k
2022 Value
± 615
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, GA grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 7.38k employees to 7.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (948 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (695 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (617 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.81k
2022 Value
± 615
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, GA grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 7.38k employees to 7.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,015 people), Educational Services (955 people), and Manufacturing (930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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

$40,746
Median earning men ± $2,992
$31,662
Median earning women ± $2,968

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,583), Wholesale Trade ($51,607), and Public Administration ($51,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($48,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,117), and Public Administration ($39,436).

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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. 97
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 89
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 84
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.698%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Washington County, GA awarded 1,134 degrees. The student population of Washington County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 632 male students and 1,187 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, GA are White (566 and 49.9%), followed by Black or African American (508 and 44.8%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 2.82%), and Two or More Races (15 and 1.32%).

The largest universities in Washington County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Oconee Fall Line Technical College (1,134 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, GA are Welding Technology (200 and 17.6%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (98 and 8.64%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (98 and 8.64%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,819 students enrolled in Washington County, GA, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 884 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington County, GA was Welding Technology with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washington County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,134 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oconee Fall Line Technical College with 1,134 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 517 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, GA, which is 0.838 times less than the 617 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 566 degrees mean that there were 1.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 508 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($672) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($763) 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.

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 Washington County, GA was $113,700 in 2022, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,400 to $113,700, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, GA is 67.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, GA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, GA is $43,810. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $63,182, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,576 and $41,893.

In 2022, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.59%.

Property

$113,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,724
$4,921
Median Property Taxes
±$444

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.8% of the housing units in Washington County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, GA was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $63,182, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,576 and $41,893.

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

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Household Income

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$43,810
Median Household Income
± $6,143
7.26k
Number of Households
± 596

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.26k households in Washington County, GA grew to $43,810 from the previous year's value of $39,350.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 Washington 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 (83.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.71%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Washington County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (2.71%).

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

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.36% of the workforce in Washington 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 Washington County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.59%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, GA (3.05k out of 18.1k 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 Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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, 28.8% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 264 in Washington County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 79.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.3% of the population of Washington County, GA has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, GA see 1852 patients per year on average, which represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (1568 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4030 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3358 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,852 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, GA

Primary care physicians in Washington County, GA see an average of 1,852 patients per year. This represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (1,568 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
26.2%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, GA grew by 9.31% from 12.5% to 13.7%.

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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 Washington 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 40.8% in Washington County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.6% in Washington County, GA.

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