Georgia History–The Two Georgias


                                             THE TWO GEORGIAS

                    Richest and Poorest Counties, Per Capita Income, 2001

           Richest                                                                              Poorest

1. Fulton $46,535                                                               1. Echols $12,620
2. Cobb $38,150                                                                 2. Long $13.278
3. Fayette $35,685                                                            3. Wheeler $14,291
4. DeKalb $34,250                                                             4. Treutlen $15,721
5. Forsyth $33,531                                                            5. Hancock $16,281
6. Gwinnett $32,708                                                         6. Heard $16,716
7. Glynn $29,998                                                               7. Charlton $16,864
8. Chatham $29,525                                                         8. Liberty $16,890
9. Cherokee $29,150                                                         9. McIntosh $16,971
10. Bibb $29,028                                                              10. Taliaferro $17,001
13. Whitfield $27,392                                                       28. Paulding $18,390
21. Douglas $25,936                                                         36. Taylor $18,754
24. Pickens $25,371                                                          25. Bartow $25,265

                                                 Total Population, 2000 Census

         Largest                                                                                             Smallest

1. Fulton 816,006                                                                             1. Taliaferro 2,077
2. DeKalb 665,865                                                                            2. Webster 2,390
3. Cobb 607,751                                                                                3. Glascock 2,556
4. Gwinnett 588,448                                                                        4. Quitman 2,598
5. Clayton 236,517                                                                            5. Clay 3,357
6. Chatham 232,048                                                                        6. Echols 3,754
7. Richmond 199,775                                                                        7. Schley 3,766
8. Muscogee 186,291                                                                       8. Baker 4,074
9. Bibb 153,887                                                                                 9. Stewart 5,252
10. Cherokee 141,903                                                                     10. Wheeler 6,179
26. Taylor 8,815

                                        % Age 25+ NOT Completing High School, 2000

      Lowest % NOT Completing                                               Highest % NOT Completing
1. Fayette 7.63%                                                                             1. Taliaferro 43.79%
2. Cobb 11.21                                                                                   2. Atkinson 43.66
3. Chattahoochee 11.22                                                                  3. Candler 43.06
4. Columbia 12.13                                                                           4. Warren 42.92
5. Gwinnett 12.71                                                                           5. Quitman 42.24
26. Taylor 36.43

                                      % with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, 2000

         Highest Percentage                                                              Lowest Percentage
1. Fulton 41.39%                                                                         1. Twiggs 5.43%
2. Clarke 39.82                                                                            2. Long 5.84
3. Oconee 39.79                                                                           3. Quitman 6.15
4. Cobb 39.76                                                                               4. Brantley 6.25
5. DeKalb 36.30                                                                           5. Charlton 6.36
26. Taylor 8.51

                                                   Total Practicing Physicians, 2000

       Most                                                                                                 Fewest
1. Fulton 3314                                                                                 1. Echols 0
2. DeKalb 2088                                                                               2. Webster 0
3. Richmond 1219                                                                           3 tie. 10 counties 1
4. Cobb 930
5. Gwinnett 667                                                                              13 tie. Taylor & Treutlen 2
                                     

Deaths per 100,000 Population, 1992-2001

                  Fewest                                                                                            Most

1. Chattahoochee 201.42                                                                   1. Taliaferro 1423.80
2. Liberty 398.02                                                                               2. Telfair 1382.02
3. Gwinnett 406.05                                                                            3. Calhoun 1378.68
4. Camden 419.48                                                                               4. Randolph 1375.22
5. Lee 461.56                                                                                       5. Candler 1350.04
6. Cobb 515.70                                                                                     6. Clay 1348.96
7. Fayette 528.34                                                                                7. Wilkes 1325.63
8. Cherokee 533.33                                                                             8. Glascock 1294.71
9. Columbia 534.40                                                                             9. Stewart 1275.23
10. Paulding 565.72                                                                            10. Warren 1275.23
                                                                                                               14. Taylor 1221.71

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