Workforce / Demographics  & Commuting

As part of a thriving metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States,
Effingham County, Georgia has the trained and educated workforce
that your enterprise needs.

Source: U.S Census Bureau, 2016 Estimates

Population - Age

Currently, the median age of Effingham County residents is 36.1, and nearly 60% of the population is within the prime working age ranges.

Effingham County
Age Demographics
Median age: 36.1
Under age 20: 29.8%
Under age 5 6.3%
Ages 5-9 7.7%
Ages 10-14 8.1%
Ages 15-19 7.7%
age 20-64: 59.8%
Ages 20-24 6.1%
Ages 25-34 12.7%
Ages 35-44 14.5%
Ages 45-54 15.2%
Ages 55-59 6.0%
Ages 60-64 5.3%
Over Age 65: 10.4%
Ages 65-74 6.8%
Ages 75-84 2.9%
Age 85 and Older 0.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder, 2015


Effingham County has access to an expanded labor pool from the neighboring Georgia counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, and Screven, and the South Carolina counties of Hampton and Jasper, that collectively form our labor-shed area. This seven-county labor shed area translates into a labor pool of more than 242,000 workers for industries that locate in Effingham County.

Effingham County’s average labor force information is provided below:

Source: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profiles, 2016
Commuting, Effingham County
  • Residents who work in Effingham County 4,394
  • Residents who work outside Effingham County 17,858
  • Non-residents who work in Effingham County 4,188
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Mapping, 2014
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