Burke County, GA Demographics

The total population of Burke County is estimated to be 24,337 with 11,944 males (49.08%) and 12,393 females (50.92%). There are 449 more females than males in Burke County.
The median household income in Burke County was $51,708 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 75(0.14%) from $51,783 in 2020. This income is 69.31% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Burke County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $68,946. Overall, the median household income for the county of Burke County stands at $51,708.
In Burke County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $40,906 for males and $21,728 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $52,446 for males and $38,707 for females.
In Burke County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $74,917, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $39,712.
In 2022, the population of Burke County was 24,388, a 0.23% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Burke County's population was 24,333, a decline of 1.22% compared to a population of 24,633 in 2020.
The median age in Burke County, GA is 38.1, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 21.13% were under the age of 15, 19.14% aged 15 to 29, 44.04% aged 30 to 64, 14.82% aged 65 to 84, and 0.86% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Burke County population: 49.47% are White, 46.38% are Black or African American, 0.52% are Asian, 1.14% are some other race and 2.49% are multiracial.