St. Marys, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
55,105
1.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34
1.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
2.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,104
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$213,400
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Marys, GA had a population of 55.1k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $68,104. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Marys, GA grew from 54,256 to 55,105, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $61,636 to $68,104, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Marys, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.81%), and White (Hispanic) (1.94%).

None of the households in St. Marys, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in St. Marys, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are National American University-Kings Bay (15 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Marys, GA was $213,400, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in St. Marys, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Marys, GA was 2 cars per household.

St. Marys, GA borders Brunswick, GA and Jacksonville, FL.

Population & Diversity

St. Marys, GA is home to a population of 55.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.64% of St. Marys, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.45k people).

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in St. Marys, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of St. Marys, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Marys, GA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Marys, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38k ± 118
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.43k ± 512
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 494
7.47%
Hispanic Population
4.12k people

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in St. Marys, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.47% of the people in St. Marys, GA are hispanic (4.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Marys, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.45k people
4.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.25k people

As of 2022, 2.64% of St. Marys, GA residents (1.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Marys, GA was 4.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,680 ± 531
  2. Vietnam
    1,354 ± 264
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,202 ± 248

St. Marys, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Marys, GA employs 22k people. The largest industries in St. Marys, GA are Retail Trade (2,984 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,554 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,363 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,346), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,833), and Manufacturing ($69,605).

Occupations

22k
2022 Value
± 1,337
−1.23%
1 Year decline
± 8.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Marys, GA declined at a rate of −1.23%, from 22.3k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Marys, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,714 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,162 people), and Management Occupations (1,944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Marys, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22k
2022 Value
± 1,337
−1.23%
1 Year decline
± 8.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Marys, GA declined at a rate of −1.23%, from 22.3k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Marys, GA, are Retail Trade (2,984 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,554 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,363 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Marys, GA, though some of these residents may live in St. Marys, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,041
Median earning men ± $5,721
$33,003
Median earning women ± $4,500

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,063), Manufacturing ($74,122), and Public Administration ($71,493).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,818), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,007), and Manufacturing ($44,391).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 419
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 209
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 182
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2021, universities in St. Marys, GA awarded 15 degrees. The student population of St. Marys, GA in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 29 male students and 4 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Marys, GA are White (11 and 73.3%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 13.3%), Asian (1 and 6.67%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 6.67%).

The largest universities in St. Marys, GA by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Kings Bay (15 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Marys, GA was $213,400 in 2022, which is 0.757 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $182,500 to $213,400, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Marys, GA is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Marys, GA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Marys, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Marys, GA is $68,104. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in St. Marys, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$213,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,288
$13,222
Median Property Taxes
±$861

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Marys, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Marys, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in St. Marys, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Marys, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in St. Marys, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,104
Median Household Income
± $4,423
20.3k
Number of Households
± 1,228

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.3k households in St. Marys, GA grew to $68,104 from the previous year's value of $61,636.

The following chart displays the households in St. Marys, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Marys, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.59%)
  3. Carpooled (7.92%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in St. Marys, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.59%) and those who carpooled to work (7.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Marys, GA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in St. Marys, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Marys, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Marys, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Marys, GA (8.64k out of 52.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Marys, GA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.8% of the population of St. Marys, GA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 9.48% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.16%
Uninsured
36.3%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
9.48%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Marys, GA declined by 11.8% from 10.4% to 9.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Marys, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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