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Brooks County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Valdosta, GA
Designated Market Area: Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL-GA
USDA County Type (2015): Farming, Low Employment, Persistent Poverty
American Communities Project County Type (2023): African American South

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2022 population: 16,253   ( 10 from 2010)
Land area: 493.2 square miles
Population density: 33.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:8,860 54.51% 6.0%
Black:5,42333.37% 4.8%
Indian:700.43% 45.8%
Asian:2411.48% 330.4%
2+ races:3201.97% 114.8%
Hispanic:1,3398.24% 57.0%
Total non-White:7,39345.49% 8.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:404 12.4
Deaths:56517.3
Net Migration: 993.0
Net Immigration: 150.5
Change in White population:-565 -3.5
Change in Non-White pop.:575 3.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
16,243
9,42558.02%
5,69535.06%
480.30%
560.34%
1490.92%
8535.25%
6,81841.98%

2000
16,450
9,30356.55%
6,42939.08%
350.21%
390.24%
1310.80%
5053.07%
7,14743.45%

1990
15,398
8,68956.43%
6,38641.47%
1050.68%
260.17%
n/a
1921.25%
6,70943.57%

1980
15,255
8,35654.78%
6,70643.96%
180.12%
560.37%
n/a
1140.75%
6,89945.22%

1970
13,739
7,33153.36%
6,34146.15%
80.06%
150.11%
n/a
440.32%
6,408 46.64%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
1,966 12.0
1,77110.8
-332-2.0
1230.7
122 0.7
-329 -2.0
1990's
NumberRate
2,121 13.8
1,97112.8
5453.5
1190.8
614 4.0
438 2.8
1980's
NumberRate
2,582 16.9
1,888 12.4
-444 -2.9
n/a
333 2.2
-190 -1.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
331 2.4
n/a
1,025 7.5
491 3.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Brooks County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.6
3,505 21.6%
12,748 78.4%
3,203 19.7%
5,957
2.70
3,597 60.4%
2,579 71.7%
412 11.5%
2,360 39.6%

2010
NumberPercent
40.3
3,850 23.7%
12,393 76.3%
2,560 15.8%
6,457
2.52
4,379 67.8%
2,980 68.1%
468 10.7%
2,078 32.2%

2000
NumberPercent
36.5
4,473 27.2%
11,977 72.8%
2,479 15.1%
6,167
2.60
4,430 71.8%
3,050 68.8%
574 13.0%
1,737 28.2%

1990
NumberPercent
32.2
4,600 29.9%
10,798 70.1%
2,336 15.2%
5,388
2.79
4,049 75.1%
2,915 72.0%
447 11.0%
1,339 24.9%

1980
NumberPercent
29.3
5,134 33.7%
10,121 66.3%
2,255 14.8%
4,916
3.06
3,875 78.8%
3,033 78.3%
402 10.4%
1,041 21.2%

2022 Housing Data for Brooks County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units7,324 
Median Value$128,400 
Occupied5,95781.3%
Vacant1,36718.7%
Owned4,06868.3%
Rented1,88931.7%
Median Rent$738 
Single-Family Units4,45860.9%
    Detached4,44960.7%
    Attached90.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units4115.6%
Mobile Homes2,14429.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Brooks County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00061910.4%
$10,000 to $14,9995008.4%
$15,000 to $19,9995208.7%
$20,000 to $24,9993475.8%
$25,000 to $29,9993435.8%
$30,000 to $34,9992514.2%
$35,000 to $39,9992414.0%
$40,000 to $44,9992794.7%
$45,000 to $49,9992253.8%
$50,000 to $59,9993716.2%
$60,000 to $74,99969211.6%
$75,000 to $99,9995669.5%
$100,000 to $124,9994237.1%
$125,000 to $149,9991462.5%
$150,000 to $199,9991763.0%
$200,000 or more2584.3%
Median Household Income42,263 
Per Capita Income28,004 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state76 
Compared to U.S.73 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2604.4%
Public Assistance1282.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,25321.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed5,45959.9%
Unemployed3173.5%
In Armed Forces70.1%
Total Labor Force5,78363.5%
Not in Labor Force3,32936.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 40.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector2,2282,27049.5%
Non-Profit10020432.9%
Self-Employed64217978.2%
Local Government12122035.5%
State Government15443326.2%
Federal Government502665.8%
Total Private + Self2,8702,44954.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.42588332.5%
Total3,2953,33249.7%
Pct. Govt.15.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts6569.9%
Sales and Office Occupations1,28219.3%
Professional, Technical96514.6%
Service Occupations1,52022.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2073.1%
All others2,20433.3%
White Collar 43.8%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing1,17117.7%
Health care and social assistance90313.6%
Retail trade6019.1%
Educational services5888.9%
Accommodation and food services5858.8%
Other services4857.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4526.8%
Public administration4206.3%
Construction3996.0%
Transportation and warehousing2203.3%
Finance and insurance1983.0%
Professional, scientific, technical1842.8%
Wholesale trade1652.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.781.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation751.1%
Utilities620.9%
Information290.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing120.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Brooks County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican2051.26%
Puerto Rican4082.51%
Cuban1721.06%
Dominican1250.77%
Total Central American2511.54%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan250.15%
Honduran2261.39%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic770.47%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino900.55%
Japanese90.06%
Korean60.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English14,99297.5%
Spanish3672.4%
German, other Germanic70.0%
Korean60.0%
French, Haitian, Cajun50.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American1,3998.6%
Irish1,3958.6%
English1,0196.3%
German6924.3%
Scottish3011.8%
Italian2881.8%
French2351.4%
British1230.8%
Eastern European1090.7%
Scotch-Irish1020.6%
Jamaican820.5%
Polish750.5%
Haitian720.4%
Welsh690.4%
European660.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen16,04398.6%
Not a citizen2321.4%
Native15,84497.4%
Foreign-born4312.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Brooks County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
739 6.5%1,258 11.0%4,246 37.2%3,508 30.7%1,114 9.7%563 4.9%
  Average years of education: 12.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 739 6.5%
9-12 Years 1,258 11.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 4,246 37.2%
Some College 3,508 30.7%
Bach. Degree 1,114 9.7%
Grad Degree 563 4.9%
Average years of education: 12.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Brooks County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 6,392 6,159 233 3.6% 5.4%
1991 6,455 6,232 223 3.5% 5.3%
1992 6,545 6,241 304 4.6% 6.6%
1993 6,610 6,317 293 4.4% 5.7%
1994 6,610 6,363 247 3.7% 5.1%
1995 6,826 6,567 259 3.8% 4.8%
1996 7,017 6,740 277 3.9% 4.6%
1997 7,898 7,505 393 5.0% 4.5%
1998 7,733 7,272 461 6.0% 4.2%
1999 7,731 7,398 333 4.3% 3.8%
2000 7,521 7,177 344 4.6% 3.5%
2001 7,557 7,197 360 4.8% 4.1%
2002 7,867 7,481 386 4.9% 5.3%
2003 8,025 7,735 290 3.6% 5.1%
2004 8,074 7,769 305 3.8% 5.1%
2005 8,304 7,923 381 4.6% 5.7%
2006 8,526 8,148 378 4.4% 5.1%
2007 8,396 8,005 391 4.7% 4.9%
2008 8,374 7,857 517 6.2% 6.8%
2009 8,023 7,302 721 9.0% 10.4%
2010 7,328 6,614 714 9.7% 10.7%
2011 7,053 6,353 700 9.9% 10.1%
2012 6,784 6,172 612 9.0% 9.0%
2013 6,673 6,121 552 8.3% 8.1%
2014 6,619 6,141 478 7.2% 7.1%
2015 6,805 6,386 419 6.2% 6.1%
2016 7,010 6,638 372 5.3% 5.4%
2017 7,109 6,785 324 4.6% 4.8%
2018 6,980 6,700 280 4.0% 4.0%
2019 6,879 6,639 240 3.5% 3.5%
2020 6,842 6,488 354 5.2% 6.5%
2021 6,763 6,508 255 3.8% 3.9%
2022 6,701 6,493 208 3.1% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com