Ben Hill County, Georgia Population 2024

16,903

Ben Hill County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 16,903 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ben Hill County, Georgia is the 104th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 17,649 and has seen a growth of -4.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,488-83-0.5%
202816,571-83-0.5%
202716,654-83-0.5%
202616,737-83-0.49%
202516,820-83-0.49%
202416,903-83-0.49%
202316,986-83-0.49%
202217,069-83-0.48%
202117,152-16-0.09%
202017,1684572.73%
201916,711-83-0.49%
201816,794-265-1.55%
201717,059-208-1.2%
201617,267-101-0.58%
201517,368-94-0.54%
201417,46210.01%
201317,461-147-0.83%
201217,608130.07%
201117,595-54-0.31%
201017,649
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%
191011,863-4,625-28.05%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.49% (-83)
County Website
Ben Hill County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
17,649
Area
250 mi²
Density
68 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.23% (-746)
Founded
1906

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,91757.76%
Black or African American6,41137.34%
Other race3912.28%
Two or more races3872.25%
Asian630.37%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population by Race

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Ben Hill County, Georgia Median Age

38.7

Total

39.2

Male

38.1

Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Adults

There are 12,954 adults, (3,042 of whom are seniors) in Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ben Hill County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female9,09452.97%
Male8,07547.03%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,1262.3657.942.1
Married2,6733.0581.218.8
Non Family2,5401.1645.654.4
Female1,5283.0838.961.1
Male3852.6952.247.8
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ben Hill County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ben Hill County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ben Hill County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 88.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.4%.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,108

Average Earnings

$37,434

Average Male

$29,057

Average Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

94.57% of Ben Hill County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.79% of the population.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,1962,66543.01%
White9,2021,39915.2%
Other38033588.16%
Hispanic1,10231228.31%
Multiple369359.49%
Asian54814.81%
showing: 6 rows

26.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.69%

Male Poverty Rate

30.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia is Other, with 88.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia is Multiple, with 9.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.54%.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College24.96%
High School24.72%
Less Than 9th Grade22.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
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Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.62%
Female Employed21.39%
Male Employed3.87%
Female Unemployed
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Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ben Hill County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

927

Number of Veterans

845

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

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Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ben Hill County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ben Hill County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.16%

Born in Ben Hill County, Georgia

97.7%

Native Born

2.3%

Foreign Born

1.82%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.7% of Ben Hill County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 78.16% having been born in Georgia. 1.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Place of Birth

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