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Welfare programs are harming Georgians who need the most help

The poorest welfare recipients often suffer the greatest losses falling from the "welfare cliff." Find your county below to see how public assistance programs are impacting your community.

Georgia Counties

Name Per Capita Income Population Number of Households
Statewide Average $25,134 9,687,653 3,585,584
Appling County $18,977 18,236 6,969
Atkinson County $15,456 8,375 2,983
Bacon County $17,110 11,096 4,214
Baker County $16,379 3,451 1,372
Baldwin County $17,488 45,720 16,788
Banks County $19,497 18,395 6,700
Barrow County $20,882 69,367 23,971
Bartow County $22,241 100,157 35,782
Ben Hill County $15,529 17,634 6,794
Berrien County $16,049 19,286 7,443
Bibb County $21,436 155,547 60,295
Bleckley County $18,960 13,063 4,660
Brantley County $18,905 18,411 6,885
Brooks County $20,346 16,243 6,457
Bryan County $28,365 30,233 10,738
Bulloch County $17,812 70,217 25,575
Burke County $15,934 23,316 8,533
Butts County $20,963 23,655 7,881
Calhoun County $12,452 6,694 2,002
Camden County $22,022 50,513 18,047
Candler County $16,068 10,998 4,041
Carroll County $20,523 110,527 39,187
Catoosa County $22,563 63,942 24,475
Charlton County $16,652 12,171 3,927
Chatham County $25,397 265,128 103,038
Chattahoochee County $22,202 11,267 2,686
Chattooga County $15,158 26,015 9,548
Cherokee County $30,217 214,346 75,936
Clarke County $19,839 116,714 45,414
Clay County $13,353 3,183 1,331
Clayton County $18,958 259,424 90,633
Clinch County $16,709 6,798 2,572
Cobb County $33,110 688,078 260,056
Coffee County $16,664 42,356 14,817
Colquitt County $17,362 45,498 16,317
Columbia County $29,479 124,053 44,898
Cook County $16,528 17,212 6,339
Coweta County $26,161 127,317 45,673
Crawford County $20,692 12,630 4,822
Crisp County $17,187 23,439 9,079
Dade County $20,168 16,633 6,291
Dawson County $25,557 22,330 8,433
Decatur County $17,833 27,842 10,390
DeKalb County $28,412 691,893 271,809
Dodge County $16,288 21,796 8,177
Dooly County $14,871 14,918 5,286
Dougherty County $19,210 94,565 36,508
Douglas County $24,515 132,403 46,624
Early County $16,330 11,008 4,228
Echols County $14,201 4,034 1,329
Effingham County $23,465 52,250 18,092
Elbert County $17,100 20,166 8,063
Emanuel County $16,076 22,598 8,430
Evans County $19,072 11,000 4,033
Fannin County $21,103 23,682 10,187
Fayette County $35,076 106,567 38,167
Floyd County $20,640 96,317 35,930
Forsyth County $35,385 175,511 59,433
Franklin County $19,276 22,084 8,540
Fulton County $37,211 920,581 376,377
Gilmer County $20,439 28,292 11,314
Glascock County $16,844 3,082 1,162
Glynn County $28,040 79,626 31,774
Gordon County $18,285 55,186 19,715
Grady County $17,785 25,011 9,418
Greene County $24,943 15,994 6,519
Gwinnett County $26,901 805,321 268,519
Habersham County $19,286 43,041 15,472
Hall County $23,675 179,684 60,691
Hancock County $10,925 9,429 3,341
Haralson County $19,033 28,780 10,757
Harris County $31,073 32,024 11,823
Hart County $19,124 25,213 10,121
Heard County $18,077 11,834 4,400
Henry County $25,773 203,922 70,255
Houston County $25,206 139,900 53,051
Irwin County $16,561 9,538 3,495
Jackson County $22,473 60,485 21,343
Jasper County $20,263 13,900 5,044
Jeff Davis County $15,730 15,068 5,689
Jefferson County $15,165 16,930 6,241
Jenkins County $17,629 8,340 3,192
Johnson County $15,659 9,980 3,347
Jones County $21,598 28,669 10,586
Lamar County $17,725 18,317 6,618
Lanier County $16,894 10,078 3,608
Laurens County $19,387 48,434 18,641
Lee County $23,867 28,298 9,706
Liberty County $18,662 63,453 22,155
Lincoln County $19,627 7,996 3,281
Long County $15,068 14,464 5,023
Lowndes County $20,041 109,233 39,747
Lumpkin County $20,088 29,966 10,989
Macon County $12,902 14,740 4,999
Madison County $18,975 28,120 10,508
Marion County $17,729 8,742 3,420
McDuffie County $17,261 21,875 8,289
McIntosh County $20,964 14,333 5,971
Meriwether County $18,295 21,992 8,522
Miller County $19,895 6,125 2,426
Mitchell County $16,322 23,498 8,055
Monroe County $23,656 26,424 9,662
Montgomery County $17,168 9,123 3,287
Morgan County $27,732 17,868 6,660
Murray County $16,925 39,628 14,080
Muscogee County $22,514 189,885 74,081
Newton County $21,583 99,958 34,390
Oconee County $34,271 32,808 11,622
Oglethorpe County $17,572 14,899 5,647
Paulding County $23,450 142,324 48,105
Peach County $18,681 27,695 9,958
Pickens County $25,892 29,431 11,291
Pierce County $18,283 18,758 7,083
Pike County $21,051 17,869 6,187
Polk County $18,214 41,475 15,092
Pulaski County $16,621 12,010 4,475
Putnam County $25,576 21,218 8,601
Quitman County $13,642 2,513 1,053
Rabun County $22,471 16,276 6,780
Randolph County $17,632 7,719 3,187
Richmond County $20,604 200,549 76,924
Rockdale County $24,367 85,215 30,027
Schley County $16,122 5,010 1,872
Screven County $16,189 14,593 5,596
Seminole County $19,263 8,729 3,509
Spalding County $19,607 64,073 23,565
Stephens County $18,285 26,175 10,289
Stewart County $15,612 6,058 1,862
Sumter County $17,436 32,819 12,123
Talbot County $18,007 6,865 2,832
Taliaferro County $13,955 1,717 759
Tattnall County $16,742 25,520 8,210
Taylor County $14,693 8,906 3,522
Telfair County $13,420 16,500 5,543
Terrell County $15,553 9,315 3,519
Thomas County $21,261 44,720 17,573
Tift County $18,394 40,118 14,836
Toombs County $17,974 27,223 10,375
Towns County $21,527 10,471 4,510
Treutlen County $16,710 6,885 2,543
Troup County $19,699 67,044 24,828
Turner County $15,973 8,930 3,339
Twiggs County $15,904 9,023 3,634
Union County $24,182 21,356 9,116
Upson County $17,398 27,153 10,716
Walker County $19,440 68,756 26,497
Walton County $22,521 83,768 29,583
Ware County $18,295 36,312 13,654
Warren County $15,987 5,834 2,315
Washington County $15,033 21,187 7,547
Wayne County $18,393 30,099 10,562
Webster County $16,295 2,799 1,119
Wheeler County $10,043 7,421 2,152
White County $23,680 27,144 10,646
Whitfield County $19,780 102,599 35,180
Wilcox County $12,692 9,255 2,891
Wilkes County $16,993 10,593 4,263
Wilkinson County $17,929 9,563 3,666
Worth County $18,348 21,679 8,214