Household Income Distribution

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
<$10 K 2,928  14.0% 2,663 14.0%
$10-$20 K 3,529 16.9% 3,534 16.3%
$20-$30 K 3,053 14.6% 2,991 13.9%
$30-$40 K 2,557 12.2% 2,403 11.1%
$40-$50 K 1,974 9.5% 1,984 0.09%
$50-$60 K 1,629 7.8% 1,701 0.08%
$60-$75 K 1,843 8.8% 2,089 0.10%
$75-$100 K 1,796 8.6% 2,175 0.10%
$100 K+ 1,577 7.6% 2,041 0.09%

 

Labor Force Status

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Labor Force 23,990 26,259
Employed 21,624 90.1% 24,374 93.0%
Unemployed 2,266 9.4% 1,770 6.7%
In Armed Forces 100 115
Not in Labor Force 20,005 21,623

 

Population & Gender

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Population 56,021 59,415
Male 28,213 50.4% 29,946  50.4%
Female 27,807 49.6% 29,469 49.6%
Age Distribution

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
0-4 3,926  7.0% 4.139  7.0%
5-9 3,821 6.8% 4.046 6.8%
10-19 7,596 13.6% 8.060 13.6%
20-29 7,006 12.5% 7.467 12.5%
30-39 7,084 12.6% 7.558 12.6%
40-49 7,596 13.6% 8.069 13.6%
50-59 7,424 13.3% 7.881 13.3%
60-64 3,388 6.0% 3.583 6.0%
65+ 8,191 14.6% 8.624 14.6%

 

Race Distribution

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
White 41,185 73.5% 43,441 73.5%
Black 12,525 22.4% 13,451 22.4%
American Indian 206 0.4% 218 0.4%
Asian 365 0.7% 421 0.7%
Pacific Islander 23 0.0% 25 0.0%
Other 835 1.5% 895 1.5%
Multiracial 885 1.6% 968 1.6%
Hispanic 2,262 4.0% 3,069 4.0%

 

Households

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Total Dwellings 20,882 21,578
Owner-Occupied Dwellings 13,892 67.0% 13,930 65.0%
Education Attainment

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Population Age 25+ 37,124 40,364
< Grade 9 2,921 7.9% 2,700 7.0%
Grade 9-12 4,711 12.7% 4,236 10.5%
High School 15,375 41.4% 16,676 41.3%
Some College 7,976 24.5% 9,585 23.7%
Assoc Degree 2,111 5.7% 2,744 6.8%
Bach Degree 2,061 5.6% 2,093 5.2%
Grad Degree 1,969 5.3% 2,324 5.7%
Size of Household

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
1 Person 6,252 29.9% 6,828 32.6%
2 People 5,904 28.3% 5,273 24.4%
3 People 3,254 15.6% 3,003 13.9%
4 People 3,270 15.7% 3,823 17.7%
5 People 1,419 6.8% 1,692 7.8%
6+ People 512 5.2% 615 2.9%
Housing

2011

 

2016

  TOTAL %   TOTAL %
Total Dwellings 24,372 25,105
Owner-Occupied Dwellings 14,513 69.5% 15,041 59.9%
Rental-Occupied Dwellings 6,369 30.5% 6,538 26.0%
Housing Units Occupied 20,882 85.7% 21,578 86.0%

Press Release


SGSL, LLC to Create 10 Jobs and $2.5 Million In Capital Investments

“Rail Storage“
Blackshear, GA, February 21, 2017– The Pierce County Industrial Development and Building Authority announced the groundbreaking of South Georgia Short Line (SGSL), LLC, a rail storage company.

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A number of photographs used throughout this website have been used courtesy of:
The Blackshear Times
Casey Jones
Jennifer Carter Johnson
Wayne Morgan Artistry

Pierce County Industrial Development Authority

Matt Carter
Executive Director

200 SW Central Avenue,  Blackshear, GA 31516
t: 912.807.7432
f: 912.449.7045
e: matt.carter@piercecountyga.gov

Mission Statement

“To actively pursue opportunities for growth, job development, and quality of life for Pierce County.”
Vision Statement

“To improve the quality of life in Pierce County through job creation by developing existing resources and emerging markets.”