Upson County, GA

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2022 Population
27,638
0.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
1.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.4%
0.135% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,740
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,500
18.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Upson County, GA had a population of 27.6k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $48,740. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Upson County, GA grew from 27,424 to 27,638, a 0.78% increase and its median household income grew from $43,257 to $48,740, a 12.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Upson County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), White (Hispanic) (0.821%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.818%).

None of the households in Upson 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.

98.7% of the residents in Upson County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Upson County, GA was $136,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Upson County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Upson County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Upson County, GA is home to a population of 27.6k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.25% of Upson County, GA residents were born outside of the country (622 people).

In 2022, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Upson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 636 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Upson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Upson County, GA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Upson County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 110
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.49k ± 386
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    636 ± 282
2.42%
Hispanic Population
668 people

In 2022, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Upson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 636 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Upson County, GA are hispanic (668 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
622 people
1.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
506 people

As of 2022, 2.25% of Upson County, GA residents (622 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 Upson County, GA was 1.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    642 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    227 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    222 ± 128

Upson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Upson County, GA employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Upson County, GA are Manufacturing (2,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,772 people), and Construction (979 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,306), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,233), and Transportation & Warehousing ($69,227).

Occupations

11.3k
2022 Value
± 883
3.53%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Upson County, GA grew at a rate of 3.53%, from 11k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Upson County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,483 people), Production Occupations (1,129 people), and Management Occupations (1,032 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Upson County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.3k
2022 Value
± 883
3.53%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Upson County, GA grew at a rate of 3.53%, from 11k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Upson County, GA, are Manufacturing (2,138 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,772 people), and Construction (979 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Upson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Upson 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

$49,259
Median earning men ± $6,238
$28,510
Median earning women ± $2,015

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($72,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,298), and Information ($67,348).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($45,240), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,375), and Manufacturing ($37,889).

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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. 236
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 127
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 107
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Upson County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.744%).

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 Upson County, GA was $136,500 in 2022, which is 0.484 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $115,100 to $136,500, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Upson County, GA is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Upson County, GA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Upson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Upson County, GA is $48,740. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Upson County, GA was Census Tract 103 with a value of $71,436, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $67,825 and $52,269.

Property

$136,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,062
$6,729
Median Property Taxes
±$597

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Upson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 102.02
  3. Census Tract 101

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Upson County, GA was Census Tract 103 with a value of $71,436, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $67,825 and $52,269.

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

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Household Income

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$48,740
Median Household Income
± $5,263
10.4k
Number of Households
± 828

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Upson County, GA grew to $48,740 from the previous year's value of $43,257.

The following chart displays the households in Upson 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Upson 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 (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.58%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.45%)

In 2022, 86.7% of workers in Upson County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.58%) and those who worked at home (2.45%).

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

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Upson County, GA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.34% of the workforce in Upson 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 Upson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Upson County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Upson County, GA (6.01k out of 26.8k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

87.7% of the population of Upson County, GA has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 9.47% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Upson County, GA see 1548 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.49% decrease from the previous year (1638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4421 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3316 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,548 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Upson County, GA

Primary care physicians in Upson County, GA see an average of 1,548 patients per year. This represents a 5.49% decrease from the previous year (1,638 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Upson 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 24.7% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
9.47%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Upson County, GA grew by 4.35% from 11.8% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Upson 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 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 68 in Upson 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 37.3% in Upson 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 13.7% in Upson County, GA.

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