Ben Hill County, Georgia Population 2020

Ben Hill County, Georgia's estimated population is 16,359 with a growth rate of -1.29% 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
202016,359-214-1.29%
201916,573-214-1.27%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.29%
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Founded
1906
County Seat

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,37560.48%
Black or African American6,28636.64%
Some Other Race2771.61%
Two or More Races1891.10%
Asian180.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.05%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Ben Hill County, Georgia Median Age

39.7


Total

39.4


Male

40.1


Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Adults

There are 12,809 adults, (2,781 of whom are seniors) in Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ben Hill County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

9,107

53.09%

Male

8,047

46.91%

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
Married74.5%25.5%
All59.4%40.6%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male50.1%49.9%
Female44.6%55.4%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5692.5659.4
Married2,6393.1274.5
Non Family2,1941.3452.2
Female1,3773.2844.6
Male3593.1750.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ben Hill County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6145.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,36311.96%
High School Graduate5,04444.25%
Some College2,04617.95%
Associates Degree9638.45%
Bachelors Degree8437.39%
Graduate Degree5274.62%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9866,2021,011
Black3,7742,779306
Hispanic53534634
Other Race255177
Multiple Races11111119
Islander9
Asian77

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 17.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,728$32,348$23,009
Less Than High School$26,019$27,065$14,732
High School Grad$27,229$31,139$19,838
Some College$25,929$40,560$22,202
Bachelors Degree$41,332$58,906$37,198
Graduate Degree$50,757$53,533$49,583

$28,728

Average Earnings

$32,348

Average Male

$23,009

Average Female

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language by Age

Ben Hill County, Georgia Language

93.58% of Ben Hill County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 6.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.14% of the population.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty

Ben Hill County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,1573,08750.14%
White9,4221,75118.58%
Hispanic1,04245443.57%
Multiple1893015.87%

31.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.23%

Male Poverty Rate

35.44%

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 50.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ben Hill County, Georgia is Multiple, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.04%.

Name Poverty
High School30.27%
Less Than High School23.99%
Some College20.61%
Bachelors or Greater6.50%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed69.09%
Female Employed20.02%
Female Unemployed18.09%
Male Employed5.16%

Ben Hill County, Georgia Income

Ben Hill County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,705$43,178
Families$38,736$49,843
Married Families$56,060-
Non Families$22,451$29,495

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

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 55-64.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans

810

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam391
First Gulf War124
Korea85
Second Gulf War70
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74305
55 to 64195
75+139
35 to 54107
18 to 3464
Name Veterans % of Total
White5847.37%
Black2265.05%

$Ben Hill County, Georgia Veterans by Education

8.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Employment Status

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ben Hill County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.80%

Born in Georgia

96.86%

Native Born

3.14%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.86% of Ben Hill County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 76.80% having been born in Georgia. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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