Approximately 18% of Bibb County’s adult population do not have proper health insurance coverage — 1 percent lower than the Georgia state average of 19%. Among Bibb County’s adjacent neighbors, Houston County and Monroe County have the least uninsured, while the highest percentage of uninsured adults is observed in Peach County.
The highest uninsured adult rate in the state of Georgia is in Colquitt County, with nearly 30 percent, while the lowest rate is observed in Oconee County, at around 11% of the adult residents.
Roughly 24% of adults in Bibb County report problems with health. This is partially due to the fact that nearly 35% of the Bibb County population do not participate in physical exercise activities. Approximately 39% of the Bibb County adult residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is higher than Georgia's 33% average. Monroe County’s 32% obesity rate is the lowest among the neighbors.
In 2022, 31,172 Bibb County residents were enrolled in Medicare, with the following utilization:
|Bibb COUNTY - MEDICARE||Usage|
|Original Medicare Part A and Part B||38%|
|Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Part A and Part B Beneficiaries||54%|
|Medicare Part D (Medigap)||55%|
|Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan||96%|
At least 11 health insurance companies offer affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance in Bibb County, on and off the federally-operated Georgia health insurance marketplace. In 2022, close to 10,000 Bibb County residents were enrolled in private individual-market ACA plans.
Approximately 122,742 private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Bibb County their home. This number accounts for approximately 1.4% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Georgia.
82% of Bibb County’s adult residents commute to work by themselves, with around 21% of those commutes lasting for over 30 minutes.
Motor vehicle fatalities in Bibb County statistically occur at a rate of 18 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 22 fatal crashes per year.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in 2021, there were 7,381 crashes in Bibb County that led to 3,502 injuries and 48 fatalities. Approximately 17% of fatalities in Bibb County are caused by alcohol-impaired driving. On the other hand, 100 motorcycle crashes were recorded that same year that led to 83 injuries and 8 fatalities.
Unlike the majority of Georgia, where most (64) homes are owner-occupied, Bibb County’s estimated 69,903 housing properties are almost evenly distributed between homeowners (52%) and renters (48%). Nearly every other home is a rental unit, which is the highest proportion of rental units in the area. Twiggs County has the highest rate of owner-occupied homes, while Peach County has the second-highest renters, after Bibb County.
Across Georgia, Harris County has the highest homeownership rate of over 89%, while Chattahoochee County is the state leader of rental properties, with nearly 76% of its real estate for rent.
Roughly 20% of housing units in Bibb County experience housing problems, overcrowding, poor plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In nearly 1 out of 5 homes, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
|COUNTY||Average Life Expectancy|
The average life expectancy for the residents of Bibb County is around 73 years old, which is around 4 years lower than the 77-year Georgia state average. Looking at the adjacent counties, Jones County records the longest life expectancy, comparable to the state average. Twiggs County, on the other hand, posts the shortest average among the neighbors.
While the longest average life expectancy in Georgia is observed in Forsyth County at 82.3 years old, the shortest average statewide is seen in Miller County, at 69.5 years old.
In 2022, there were approximately 25,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Bibb County.
Funeral costs in and around Bibb County differ drastically. The average funeral price in Bibb County is around $6,800, which is higher than the Georgia state average ($5,900). Comparing the counties in the immediate area, Jones County has the highest funeral cost average of $11,700 which is also the most expensive in the entire state of Georgia. Monroe County’s average funeral cost is $5,200 while Houston County is at $5,100. The most affordable funeral services among the neighboring counties are recorded in Crawford County and Peach County, both at $4,700. Statewide, Jefferson County tends to have the most affordable funeral cost of around $4,000.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the over 4 thousand business establishments in Bibb County. The largest job-creating sectors are:
By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Bibb County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you: