Burke County, Georgia Population 2020

Burke County, Georgia's estimated population is 22,233 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Burke County, Georgia is the 82nd largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202022,233-95-0.43%
201922,328-95-0.42%
201822,423-95-0.42%
201722,518-63-0.28%
201622,581-39-0.17%
201522,620100.04%
201422,610-202-0.89%
201322,812-218-0.95%
201223,030-459-1.95%
201123,4891680.72%
201023,3212,74213.32%
199020,5791,2306.36%
198019,3491,0945.99%
197018,255-2,341-11.37%
196020,596-2,862-12.20%
195023,458-3,062-11.55%
194026,520-2,704-9.25%
193029,224-1,612-5.23%
192030,8363,56813.08%
191027,268-2,897-9.60%
190030,1651,6645.84%
189028,5011,3735.06%
188027,1289,44953.45%
187017,6795142.99%
186017,1651,0656.61%
185016,1002,92422.19%
184013,1761,34311.35%
183011,8332562.21%
182011,5777196.62%
181010,8581,35414.25%
18009,504370.39%
17909,4670.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.43%
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Founded
1777
County Seat

Burke County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,95848.59%
White10,93448.49%
Some Other Race3511.56%
Two or More Races2341.04%
Asian680.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.02%
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Burke County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

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Burke County, Georgia Median Age

37.5


Total

35.7


Male

39.6


Female

Burke County, Georgia Adults

There are 16,659 adults, (3,299 of whom are seniors) in Burke County, Georgia.

Burke County, Georgia Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

11,853

52.56%

Male

10,697

47.44%

Burke County, Georgia Households and Families

Burke County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Burke County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All70.6%29.4%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female51.1%48.9%
Male37.5%62.5%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1842.7370.6
Married3,9353.2287.1
Non Family2,1491.1561.7
Female1,7163.4351.1
Male3843.4137.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Burke County, Georgia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8886.04%
9th to 12th Grade2,17114.76%
High School Graduate5,50337.42%
Some College2,95820.12%
Associates Degree1,3289.03%
Bachelors Degree1,1117.56%
Graduate Degree7465.07%
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Burke County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,5736,3161,307
Black6,5704,891509
Hispanic4072787
Other Race26515014
Multiple Races1301303
Asian424224
Native American33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,595$40,971$25,944
Less Than High School$21,180$25,607$13,889
High School Grad$31,297$38,279$22,300
Some College$35,645$56,188$26,870
Bachelors Degree$53,242$83,239$36,932
Graduate Degree$41,538$$41,058

$31,595

Average Earnings

$40,971

Average Male

$25,944

Average Female

Burke County, Georgia Language

Burke County, Georgia Language by Age

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Burke County, Georgia Language

96.96% of Burke County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 3.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Burke County, Georgia Poverty

Burke County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,8294,04737.37%
White10,4491,32812.71%
Multiple2349038.46%
Hispanic703649.10%
Other3514312.25%

24.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.19%

Male Poverty Rate

28.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burke County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burke County, Georgia is Multiple, with 38.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burke County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.18%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.01%
High School18.19%
Some College12.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.30%
Male Unemployed19.93%
Female Employed14.46%
Male Employed3.49%

Burke County, Georgia Income

Burke County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,773$56,837
Families$45,203$62,060
Married Families$72,831-
Non Families$29,475$39,801
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Burke County, Georgia Marital Status

Burke County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Burke County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Burke County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Burke County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Burke County, Georgia Veterans

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1,598

Number of Veterans

1,430

Male Veterans

168

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam684
First Gulf War451
Second Gulf War367
Korea90
World War II49
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74479
55 to 64427
35 to 54322
75+191
18 to 34179
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Name Veterans % of Total
White99411.73%
Black5777.55%
Hispanic194.00%
Other166.04%
2 or More115.98%

Burke County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, Georgia Employment Status

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.53%

Born in Georgia

98.00%

Native Born

2.00%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.00% of Burke County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 77.53% having been born in Georgia. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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