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Top Employers - 2004
Bethany Home Inc
Cavalier Home Builders LLC
J T Walker Industries Inc
Jenkins County Hospital
Jockey International
(In alphabetical order.)
  • In the year 2004, the average weekly wage for employment sectors in the county was $443, compared to the statewide average of $728.
  • In 2004, the total number of employees located in Jenkins County was 2,400. Of the total employees, 45.4% were employed in the goods producing sector, followed by 28.1% in the service producing sector and 26.5% employed in government. Statewide, the service producing industry is the largest employment sector, contributing 65.4% of the state’s jobs.
  • Between 2000 and 2004, Jenkins County's annual unemployment rate averaged 5.8%, compared with the state's average of 4.4%. Nationally, the unemployment rate for the same period averaged 5.5%.
  • The county per capita personal income in 2004 was $18,794, compared to $29,782 for Georgia and $33,050 for the United States.
  • Jenkins County's median household income in 1999 was $24,025, compared to the state's median household income of $42,433. Nationally, the median household income in 1999 was $41,994.
  • During 1999, 28.4% of the county's population lived below the poverty level, compared with Georgia's rate of 13.0% and the national rate of 12.4%. In addition, 39.6% of the children under the age of 18 lived below the poverty level in Jenkins County. Nationally, 16.6% of the population under the age of 18 years lived below the level of poverty.
  • Residents of Jenkins County received total government transfer payments amounting to $5,426 per capita in 2003, compared to $3,762 per capita statewide. Transfer payments include retirement and disability insurance benefit payments, medical benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, and veteran's benefits payments.
  • According to the Georgia Department of Revenue's Net Property and Utility Digest, Jenkins County's assessed property value amounted to $150.7 million in 2004, resulting in a per capita assessed property value of $17,301. At the state level, per capita assessed property value in 2004 equaled $31,373.

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