Dade County, GA

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2022 Population
16,239
0.454% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
0.236% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.54%
33.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,531
24.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,900
19.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,073
0.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dade County, GA had a population of 16.2k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $59,531. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dade County, GA declined from 16,313 to 16,239, a −0.454% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,675 to $59,531, a 24.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dade County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.979%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.862%).

None of the households in Dade 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 Dade County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dade County, GA are Covenant College (221 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dade County, GA was $157,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in Dade County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Dade County, GA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Dade County, GA is home to a population of 16.2k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.05% of Dade County, GA residents were born outside of the country (333 people).

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Dade County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 500 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 263 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Dade County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dade 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 Dade County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15k ± 130
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    500 ± 147
  3. White (Hispanic)
    263 ± 147
2.58%
Hispanic Population
419 people

In 2022, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Dade County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 500 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 263 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.58% of the people in Dade County, GA are hispanic (419 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dade 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

2.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
333 people
1.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
307 people

As of 2022, 2.05% of Dade County, GA residents (333 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 Dade County, GA was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    373 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 51

Dade County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dade County, GA employs 7.07k people. The largest industries in Dade County, GA are Manufacturing (1,353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people), and Educational Services (836 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($143,438), Utilities ($92,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,028).

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

7.07k
2022 Value
± 596
0.17%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dade County, GA grew at a rate of 0.17%, from 7.06k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dade County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (834 people), Sales & Related Occupations (780 people), and Production Occupations (734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dade County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.07k
2022 Value
± 596
0.17%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dade County, GA grew at a rate of 0.17%, from 7.06k employees to 7.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dade County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people), and Educational Services (836 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dade County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dade 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

$42,057
Median earning men ± $4,121
$29,320
Median earning women ± $2,984

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,306), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,759).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,595), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,333), and Public Administration ($45,096).

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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. 77
    Retail Trade
  2. 73
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 68
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dade County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 81.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

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 Dade County, GA awarded 221 degrees. The student population of Dade County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 409 male students and 477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dade County, GA are White (197 and 91.2%), followed by Two or More Races (11 and 5.09%), Black or African American (4 and 1.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.926%).

The largest universities in Dade County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Covenant College (221 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dade County, GA are General Business (25 and 11.3%), General Biological Sciences (22 and 9.95%), and General Psychology (19 and 8.6%).

The median tuition cost in Dade County, GA for private four year colleges is $37,760.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Dade County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 886 (46.2% men and 53.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 886 students enrolled in Dade County, GA, 46.2% men and 53.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 767 records, of which 53.3% were women and 46.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 25 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dade County, GA was General Business with 25 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
221 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Covenant College with 221 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 95 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dade County, GA, which is 0.754 times less than the 126 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 197 degrees mean that there were 17.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,170) 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 Dade County, GA was $157,900 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,500 to $157,900, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Dade County, GA is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dade County, GA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dade County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dade County, GA is $59,531. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dade County, GA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $70,789, followed by Census Tract 403 and Census Tract 401.02, with respective values of $70,000 and $46,644.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dade County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.421%.

Property

$157,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,395
$4,639
Median Property Taxes
±$470

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in Dade County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402
  2. Census Tract 403
  3. Census Tract 401.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dade County, GA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $70,789, followed by Census Tract 403 and Census Tract 401.02, with respective values of $70,000 and $46,644.

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

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Household Income

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$59,531
Median Household Income
± $7,802
6.07k
Number of Households
± 543

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.07k households in Dade County, GA grew to $59,531 from the previous year's value of $47,675.

The following chart displays the households in Dade 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 Dade 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 (79.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.92%)
  3. Carpooled (6.39%)

In 2022, 79.1% of workers in Dade County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.92%) and those who carpooled to work (6.39%).

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

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dade County, GA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Dade 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 Dade County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dade County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dade County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.421%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dade County, GA (985 out of 15.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dade County, GA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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, 15.5% of the children was living in poverty in Dade County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 333 in Dade County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 15.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.1% of the population of Dade County, GA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 9.96% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dade County, GA see 2686 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.666% decrease from the previous year (2704 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3211 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2676 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,686 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dade County, GA

Primary care physicians in Dade County, GA see an average of 2,686 patients per year. This represents a 0.666% decrease from the previous year (2,704 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dade 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 22.1% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.9%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
9.96%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dade County, GA declined by 4.55% from 12.4% to 11.9%.

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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 Dade 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 32.6% in Dade County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.5% in Dade County, GA.

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