Appling County, GA Economy
- In the year 2004, the average weekly wage for employment sectors in the county was $648, compared to the statewide average of $728.
- In 2004, the total number of employees located in Appling County was 5,937. Of the total employees, 25.4% were employed in the goods producing sector, followed by 52.5% in the service producing sector and 22.0% employed in government. Statewide, the service producing industry is the largest employment sector, contributing 65.4% of the state’s jobs.
- Between 2000 and 2004, Appling County’s annual unemployment rate averaged 8.2%, compared with the state’s average of 4.4%. Nationally, the unemployment rate for the same period averaged 5.5%.
- The county per capita personal income in 2004 was $20,715, compared to $29,782 for Georgia and $33,050 for the United States.
- Appling County’s median household income in 1999 was $30,266, compared to the state’s median household income of $42,433. Nationally, the median household income in 1999 was $41,994.
- During 1999, 18.6% of the county’s population lived below the poverty level, compared with Georgia’s rate of 13.0% and the national rate of 12.4%. In addition, 23.9% of the children under the age of 18 lived below the poverty level in Appling County. Nationally, 16.6% of the population under the age of 18 years lived below the level of poverty.
- Residents of Appling County received total government transfer payments amounting to $4,806 per capita in 2003, compared to $3,762 per capita statewide. Transfer payments include retirement and disability insurance benefit payments, medical benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, and veteran’s benefits payments.
- According to the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Net Property and Utility Digest, Appling County’s assessed property value amounted to $569.6 million in 2004, resulting in a per capita assessed property value of $31,900. At the state level, per capita assessed property value in 2004 equaled $31,373.
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