Highest-earning counties in Georgia

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Georgia

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Georgia using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Georgia.

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#50. Madison County

- Median household income: $51,142
--- 16.5% below state average, 21.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
--- #1,948 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,806 highest among all counties nationwide
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#49. Towns County

- Median household income: $51,257
--- 16.3% below state average, 21.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.6%
--- #1,868 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,784 highest among all counties nationwide
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#48. Haralson County

- Median household income: $52,021
--- 15.0% below state average, 20.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.1%
--- #974 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.3%
--- #1,673 highest among all counties nationwide
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#47. Long County

- Median household income: $52,099
--- 14.9% below state average, 19.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.6%
--- #1,683 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,659 highest among all counties nationwide
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#46. Jasper County

- Median household income: $52,409
--- 14.4% below state average, 19.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
--- #2,023 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.0%
--- #1,605 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Marion County

- Median household income: $52,450
--- 14.3% below state average, 19.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.2%
--- #2,473 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
--- #1,604 highest among all counties nationwide
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#44. Oglethorpe County

- Median household income: $52,816
--- 13.7% below state average, 18.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
--- #1,352 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.4%
--- #1,574 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Lumpkin County

- Median household income: $52,872
--- 13.6% below state average, 18.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
--- #1,352 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.1%
--- #1,567 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Putnam County

- Median household income: $52,910
--- 13.6% below state average, 18.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.9%
--- #1,150 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,562 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Habersham County

- Median household income: $54,147
--- 11.6% below state average, 16.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.0%
--- #1,784 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,434 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. White County

- Median household income: $55,788
--- 8.9% below state average, 14.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.2%
--- #1,756 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #1,266 highest among all counties nationwide
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#39. McIntosh County

- Median household income: $56,262
--- 8.1% below state average, 13.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.0%
--- #2,143 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,225 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Glynn County

- Median household income: $56,952
--- 7.0% below state average, 12.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.6%
--- #724 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #1,166 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Gilmer County

- Median household income: $57,376
--- 6.3% below state average, 11.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
--- #2,004 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
--- #1,110 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Chatham County

- Median household income: $57,739
--- 5.7% below state average, 11.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.8%
--- #798 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.0%
--- #1,086 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Greene County

- Median household income: $57,880
--- 5.5% below state average, 10.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.8%
--- #497 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.6%
--- #1,068 highest among all counties nationwide
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#34. Catoosa County

- Median household income: $58,932
--- 3.7% below state average, 9.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.5%
--- #1,057 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #1,000 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Newton County

- Median household income: $59,178
--- 3.3% below state average, 8.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
--- #1,094 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #977 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Carroll County

- Median household income: $59,197
--- 3.3% below state average, 8.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.9%
--- #1,150 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #973 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Monroe County

- Median household income: $60,491
--- 1.2% below state average, 6.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 32.1%
--- #384 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.1%
--- #857 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Camden County

- Median household income: $60,594
--- 1.0% below state average, 6.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.5%
--- #825 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #843 highest among all counties nationwide
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#29. Bartow County

- Median household income: $61,226
--- 0.0% above state average, 5.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.9%
--- #897 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.8%
--- #808 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Rockdale County

- Median household income: $62,505
--- 2.1% above state average, 3.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.5%
--- #733 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #718 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Barrow County

- Median household income: $62,990
--- 2.9% above state average, 3.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.8%
--- #905 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #692 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Jones County

- Median household income: $63,046
--- 3.0% above state average, 3.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.6%
--- #811 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #685 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Hall County

- Median household income: $63,651
--- 4.0% above state average, 2.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.8%
--- #560 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.3%
--- #656 highest among all counties nationwide
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#24. DeKalb County

- Median household income: $65,116
--- 6.4% above state average, 0.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 32.1%
--- #384 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #571 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Walton County

- Median household income: $65,491
--- 7.0% above state average, 0.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.4%
--- #667 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%
--- #545 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Houston County

- Median household income: $65,870
--- 7.6% above state average, 1.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.4%
--- #520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #528 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Effingham County

- Median household income: $67,050
--- 9.5% above state average, 3.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.1%
--- #542 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
--- #489 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Douglas County

- Median household income: $67,651
--- 10.5% above state average, 4.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.7%
--- #569 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #458 highest among all counties nationwide
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#19. Pike County

- Median household income: $68,138
--- 11.3% above state average, 4.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.8%
--- #497 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #441 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Jackson County

- Median household income: $68,307
--- 11.6% above state average, 5.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.0%
--- #430 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #435 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Lee County

- Median household income: $68,338
--- 11.6% above state average, 5.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.8%
--- #497 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
--- #429 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Pickens County

- Median household income: $68,365
--- 11.7% above state average, 5.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.5%
--- #733 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #428 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Morgan County

- Median household income: $68,669
--- 12.2% above state average, 5.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.6%
--- #411 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.4%
--- #417 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Henry County

- Median household income: $71,110
--- 16.1% above state average, 9.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.0%
--- #430 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.2%
--- #350 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Dawson County

- Median household income: $72,260
--- 18.0% above state average, 11.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 37.1%
--- #232 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #315 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Fulton County

- Median household income: $72,741
--- 18.8% above state average, 11.9% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 36.9%
--- #236 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #299 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Gwinnett County

- Median household income: $72,787
--- 18.9% above state average, 12.0% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 34.5%
--- #294 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
--- #297 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Paulding County

- Median household income: $74,154
--- 21.1% above state average, 14.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 34.0%
--- #313 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%
--- #275 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Bryan County

- Median household income: $76,121
--- 24.3% above state average, 17.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 36.6%
--- #246 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.2%
--- #242 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Coweta County

- Median household income: $79,795
--- 30.3% above state average, 22.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 38.4%
--- #205 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
--- #199 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Harris County

- Median household income: $79,860
--- 30.4% above state average, 22.9% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 38.9%
--- #194 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.2%
--- #196 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Cobb County

- Median household income: $80,830
--- 32.0% above state average, 24.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 40.1%
--- #172 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #184 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Columbia County

- Median household income: $82,251
--- 34.3% above state average, 26.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 40.1%
--- #172 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%
--- #169 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Cherokee County

- Median household income: $84,817
--- 38.5% above state average, 30.5% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 41.1%
--- #151 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.8%
--- #133 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Fayette County

- Median household income: $93,777
--- 53.2% above state average, 44.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 46.5%
--- #77 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.1%
--- #72 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Oconee County

- Median household income: $95,064
--- 55.3% above state average, 46.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 48.4%
--- #59 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.4%
--- #65 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Forsyth County

- Median household income: $112,834
--- 84.3% above state average, 73.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 57.2%
--- #13 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.9%
--- #16 highest among all counties nationwide

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