Ben Hill County, Georgia Population 2019

Ben Hill County, Georgia's estimated population is 17,001 with a growth rate of -1.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ben Hill County, Georgia is the 103rd largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201816,787-214-1.26%
201717,001-215-1.25%
201617,216-118-0.68%
201517,334-96-0.55%
201417,43010.01%
201317,429-151-0.86%
201217,580140.08%
201117,566-57-0.32%
201017,6231,3788.48%
199016,2452451.53%
198016,0002,82921.48%
197013,171-462-3.39%
196013,633-1,246-8.37%
195014,8793562.45%
194014,5231,47611.31%
193013,047-1,552-10.63%
192014,5992,73623.06%
191011,8630.00%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White10,369
Black or African American6,257
Some Other Race501
Two or More Races110
Asian27
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2019

Ben Hill County, Georgia Median Age

39


Total

38.4


Male

39.5


Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Adults

There are 12,865 adults, (2,730 of whom are seniors) in Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ben Hill County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

9,013

52.18%

Male

8,259

47.82%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Households and Families

Ben Hill County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ben Hill County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All60.7%39.3%
Male57%43%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Female47.7%52.3%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3612.6660.7
Married2,8313.0972.6
Non Family1,8921.4152.5
Female1,3013.4447.7
Male3373.1157

3.16

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ben Hill County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5935.20%
9th to 12th Grade1,53513.45%
High School Graduate4,95943.45%
Some College2,20719.34%
Associates Degree9508.32%
Bachelors Degree7096.21%
Graduate Degree4594.02%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,0326,181888
Black3,7162,656254
Hispanic53535715
Other Race323205
Multiple Races878411
Asian1515
Islander8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 12.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,162$32,266$22,282
Less Than High School$25,903$26,434$16,607
High School Grad$27,947$31,531$18,864
Some College$26,106$40,337$22,240
Bachelors Degree$43,819$46,250$36,012
Graduate Degree$49,041$51,538$47,945

$28,162

Average Earnings

$32,266

Average Male

$22,282

Average Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language by Age

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

93.63% of Ben Hill County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.19% of the population.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,1262,99048.81%
White9,5241,77618.65%
Hispanic1,04437335.73%
Multiple1103128.18%

30.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.80%

Male Poverty Rate

34.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia is Black, with 48.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia is White, with 18.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.88%.

Name Poverty
High School29.56%
Less Than High School27.23%
Some College20.49%
Bachelors or Greater9.33%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed78.62%
Female Unemployed45.98%
Female Employed18.71%
Male Employed5.24%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Income

Ben Hill County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,344$42,095
Families$37,236$47,468
Married Families$49,346-
Non Families$21,321$29,035

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans

755

Number of Veterans

705

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
First Gulf War108
Korea80
Second Gulf War60
World War II12

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5376.74%
Black2154.87%
2 or More33.16%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Education

7.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Employment Status

48.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Ben Hill County, Georgia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990