Glynn County Demographics and Workforce Data

We appreciate your interest in our area.  Below you will find the Glynn County demographics and workforce data that you need to understand the local economy.  Data tables for demographic and workforce data follow the narrative below.  Please let us know if you have any questions or can’t find what you’re looking for.

Demographics Narrative

Glynn County is located on Georgia’s Atlantic Coast. Savannah Georgia is about an hour north and Jacksonville Florida is about an hour south, both of which can be accessed via I-95. The City of Brunswick is the only municipality in Glynn County. However, the area is often referred to as the Golden Isles because of the golden brown marsh grass that surrounds the well-known barrier islands St Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island.

Glynn County is a population center for the region that has grown by more than 3% since the 2010 census for a total of about 84,000 people. The area is also major destination for business, industry, and trade. As of 2014, the trade-area population broke 200,000 so Glynn County has seen significant growth in the retail sector and has received the attention of several national retailers. The median income in Glynn County is $39,000 and per capita income is around $22,000. Around 12% of families and 18% of the population live below the poverty line.

brunswick nightlifeGlynn County consist of rural areas but the population largely resides in urban areas. There’s a total of 34,000 households in Glynn County at an average density of 77 per square mile. The largest single population center is St Simons Island with 20,000 residents and the City of Brunswick has 15,800 residents. The race distribution is comparable to other areas in the region and consists of 68% white, 26% black, and the remaining percentage is made up largely of Hispanic. Schools in Glynn County or operated by the Glynn County School system and is comprised of ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and one charter vocational school. Higher education in Glynn County can be obtained from College of Coastal Georgia (a four year college) or the Coastal Pines Technical College.

The Glynn County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is made up of Glynn, Brantley, and McIntosh Counties.

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Glynn County Demographic Data 2015

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Population
City of Brunswick 15,383
Glynn County 83,480
Glynn Area 195,360

 
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Household Income
<$10,000 6.7%
$10-$20k 10.7%
$20-$30k 11.6%
$30-$40k 10.4%
$40-$50k 9%
$50-$60k 7.3%
$60-$75k 10%
$75-$100k 12.6%
>$100k 21.6%
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Source: Georgia Department of Labor; U.S. Census Bureau

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Glynn County Workforce Data 2015

Labor Force Glynn County Glynn Area
Labor Force 40,795 82,728
Employed 37,478 75,134
Unemployed 3,259 7,594

 

Educational Attainment Population Age 25+
< Grade 9  3.7%
Grade 9-12 9.7%
High School 30%
Some College 23.3%
Assoc Degree 7.3%
Bach Degree 16.3%
Grad Degree 9.6%
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Employment by Sector
Construction 1,792 3.2%
Manufacturing 2,772 5%
Transportation and Communications 1,748 3.1%
Wholesale Trade 1,439 2.6%
Retail Trade 13,066 23.4%
Finance, Insurance And Real Estate 4,373 7.8%
Services 21,298 38.2%
Public Administration 8,738 15.7%

 

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Source: Georgia Department of Labor; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S. Census Bureau

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