Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, Georgia Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is a unified government in Georgia with a population of 10,767. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 58.60% of residents identify as white, 19.60% as Black or African American, 0.30% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.10% as Asian, 0.30% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 15.40% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.70% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Ancestry

Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Cusseta-Chattahoochee County include German, Irish, American, English, and Italian. Measured by location quotient — comparing the unified government share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in unified government are Barbadian, Sierra Leonean, and West Indian.

Native and foreign-born population

An estimated 93.90% of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 6.10% of the population that is foreign-born, 55.70% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Age

The population of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 23.7 years, 14.2 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 3.80% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, 58.70% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 1.50% of households are occupied by single male householders, 14.20% by single female householders, and 25.60% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 26.00% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Georgia and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, 97.3% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 94.5% of the 5 and older population across Georgia only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 42.1% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Georgia as a whole, 46.9% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is far less common in Cusseta-Chattahoochee County than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 5.7% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Georgia, 11.2% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 49% of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, 21.9% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.2% of the civilian population in all of Georgia.

Educational attainment

In Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Cusseta-Chattahoochee County residents 25 and older, 92.80% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 33.40% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Georgia, 86.7% of adults have graduated high school, and 30.7 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in Cusseta-Chattahoochee County earns $46,453 a year, about $13,800 less than the national median of $60,293 and $9,200 less than the median household income across the state of $55,679.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is more common in Cusseta-Chattahoochee County than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 16.80%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 16% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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