Chattooga’s Income Has Grown

Chattooga County’s per capita income has grown over the past two years, but still remains the second-lowest in the Northwest Georgia Region, followed only by Murray County.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicates that per capita personal income grew by 3.7% from 2017, to $30,945 for Chattooga County residents. That’s up from $29,836 two years ago.  That figures out to an average hourly wage of $14.88 per hour for Chattooga County workers.

The per capita income statewide is $46,482 which means the average Georgia worker makes $22.35 per hour.

Whitfield County has the highest per capita income in the Northwest Georgia Region.  The per capita income in Whitfield County is $38,752.