Houston County one of the richest counties in the state

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Houston County is one of the richest in the state. 

According to an annual survey by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Houston is the only middle Georgia county that is in the top tier.

The agency breaks the list down by each county’s unemployment rate, the percentage of residents who live in poverty, and each residents’ income. 

All 159 Georgia counties are categorized into four tiers. Four is the highest and one the lowest. Hancock and Twiggs Counties are among the poorest counties…

While Bibb and Crawford are in tier two, Monroe and Jones counties are in tier three. 
This list is used to determine the amount of tax credits a business can receive for creating jobs in a county….with more incentives going to poorer counties.

For a full list of where your county ranks click here.

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