An estimated 22% of Lowndes County’s adult population do not have proper health insurance coverage — 3 percentage points higher than the Georgia state average of 19%. Comparing Lowndes County’s neighbors, Lanier County has the lowest figure of
uninsured adults, while the highest percentage is in Echols County.
The highest rate of uninsured adults in the entire state of Georgia is in Colquitt County, with nearly 30%, while the lowest rate is in Oconee County, at 11%.
23% of adults in Lowndes County report various health problems, which is partially due to the fact that 33% of them do not participate in daily physical activities. Meanwhile, nearly 37% of the Lowndes County adult population are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is slightly lower than Georgia's 33% average. Cook County’s 39% obesity rate is the highest among the neighboring counties.
In 2022, 19,456 Lowndes County residents were enrolled in Medicare, with the following utilization:
|Lowndes COUNTY - MEDICARE||Usage|
|Original Medicare Part A and Part B||52%|
|Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Part A and Part B Beneficiaries||40%|
|Medicare Part D (Medigap)||55%|
|Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan||94%|
There are at least 11 health insurance companies that offer affordable and cost-efficient frequently subsidized ACA health insurance in Lowndes County, on and off the federally-operated Georgia health insurance marketplace. In 2022, more than 7,000 Lowndes County residents got enrolled in private individual-market ACA plans.
An estimated 95,843 private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Lowndes County their home. This number constitutes an estimated 1.1% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Georgia.
Nearly 84% of Lowndes County’s adult drivers commute to work alone. Around 15% of those commutes last for more than 30 minutes.
Motor vehicle crash deaths in Lowndes County occur at a rate of 12 per 100,000 vehicles on the road, which is approximately 11-12 fatal accidents per year.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in 2021, there were 4,056 crashes in Lowndes County that led to 1,388 injuries and 27 fatalities. A total of 58 motorcycle crashes were recorded that same year that led to 48 injuries and 3 fatalities. Almost 21% of motor vehicle fatalities in Lowndes County are attributed to alcohol-impaired driving.
In most counties of Georgia, 65% of housing properties are owner-occupied. Lowndes County’s estimated 52,736 dwelling units are split almost evenly, with 53% homeowners and 47% renters. When compared to its neighboring counties, Lowndes County has the lowest rate of homeownership. Echols County has the highest figure, followed by Brooks County.
All over Georgia, Harris County has the highest homeownership rate (89%), while Chattahoochee County has the highest property rental rate (76%).
Nearly 17% of housing units in Lowndes County encounter housing problems, such as poor plumbing, overcrowding, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 7 housing units, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
|COUNTY||Average Life Expectancy|
The average life expectancy of Lowndes County residents is around 75 years old, which is 2 years lower than the average 77-year Georgia state life expectancy. In comparison to the neighboring counties, Echols County has the longest life expectancies. Meanwhile, Brooks County reports the shortest average.
Statewide, the longest average life expectancy in entire Georgia is in Forsyth County (82.3), while the shortest average is 69.5 years old, as seen in Miller County.
In 2022, there were almost 16,000 seniors aged 65 and older living in Lowndes County.
Funeral expense costs in Lowndes County vary. The average funeral price in Lowndes County is around $5,500, which is a bit lower than the Georgia state average ($5,900). Comparing the counties in the immediate area, Lanier County has the highest funeral cost average of $6,200, followed by Brooks County’s $6,100 average. Meanwhile, the most affordable funeral in the neighboring areas is in Berrien County, at $4,600.
Statewide, Jones County has the most expensive funeral cost that is priced at more or less $11,700, while Jefferson County has an average funeral price of $4,000, which is deemed the most affordable in Georgia.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the nearly 3 thousand business establishments in Lowndes County. The largest job-creating sectors are:
By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Lowndes County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you: