In Paulding County, roughly 17% of the adult population lack proper health insurance coverage. This percentage is lower than the Georgia state average of 19% and is the lowest among its adjacent counties (tied with Cobb County). The highest uninsured adult rate among Paulding County’s neighbors is in Bartow County and Polk County.
Statewide, the highest uninsured adult rate is in Colquitt County, with more or less 30%. In contrast, the lowest rate is recorded in Oconee County, at around 11% of the adult residents.
Approximately 19% of Paulding County residents report problems with health. In addition, around 29% of its population do not participate in physical exercise activities, contributing to 34% of the residents being considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is higher than Georgia's obesity rate average of 33%. Comparing the counties in the immediate area, Polk County has the highest obesity rate, at 35%, while the lowest is in Cobb County, at around 31%.
In 2022, 23,991 Paulding County residents were enrolled in Medicare, with the following utilization:
|Paulding COUNTY - MEDICARE||Usage|
|Original Medicare Part A and Part B||41%|
|Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Part A and Part B Beneficiaries||51%|
|Medicare Part D (Medigap)||58%|
|Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan||95%|
At least 11 health insurance companies offer affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance in Paulding County, on and off the federally-operated Georgia health insurance marketplace. In 2022, nearly 12,000 Paulding County residents were enrolled in private individual-market ACA plans.
The Paulding County roadways are home to an estimated 143,292 locally registered personal and commercial vehicles. This number constitutes roughly 1.6% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Georgia.
Around 82% of Paulding County’s adult drivers commute to their place of employment by themselves, and nearly64% of those travels last for more than 30 minutes.
Traffic-related fatalities in Paulding County statistically occur at a rate of 14 per 100,000 cars on the road, resulting in roughly 19 fatal crashes each year.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in 2021, there were 4,147 crashes in Paulding County that led to 1,815 injuries and 25 fatalities. On the other hand, 58 motorcycle crashes were recorded that same year which led to 59 injuries and 0 fatalities.
About 15% of deaths in Paulding County are caused by people driving while drunk.
Paulding County’s estimated 64,657 dwelling units are mostly made up of homeowners (78%) versus renters (22%). Paulding County’s owner-occupied rate is the highest among its adjacent counties, with Douglas County and Polk County having the lowest rate. The average homeownership rate in the state of Georgia is around 65%.
In the state of Georgia, Harris County has the highest rate of homes inhabited by the owner, with over 89%, while Chattahoochee County is the state leader of rental properties, with nearly 76% of dwelling units for rent.
Around 13% of housing units in Paulding County experience housing problems, overcrowding, inadequate plumbing, or kitchen concerns. In 1 out of 10 homes, residents spend more than half of their income on housing expenses.
|COUNTY||Average Life Expectancy|
In Paulding County, the average lifespan of residents is around 78.5 years, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 77 years. Among its adjacent counties, Cobb County has the longest average life expectancy, while the shortest in the region is in Haralson County.
Across Georgia, the longest average lifespan is in Forsyth County, with 82.3 years, while the shortest average is seen in Miller County, at closer to 69.5 years old.
In 2022, there were approximately 20,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Paulding County.
The average funeral price in Paulding County is around $6,900, which is higher than the $5,900 Georgia state average. Among Paulding County’s neighbors, Cobb County posts the highest average funeral, with around $8,300, while the least expensive in the region is observed in Polk County, with $4,800.
In the entire state of Georgia, the most expensive funeral cost is in Jones County, averaging around$11,700, while Jefferson County, with $4,000, tends to be the most cost-effective in the state.
Commercial insurance needs differ between each of the over 2 thousand business establishments in Paulding County. The largest job-creating sectors are:
By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Paulding County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you: