Workforce and Demographics

The population in McIntosh County and the Coastal Georgia Region are perfectly suited for distribution, warehousing, food processing, and advanced manufacturing – here’s why.


689,117 people choose McIntosh County and the surrounding area as their home.

Population growth between 2017 and 2022
Population growth since 2012

689,117 Total Population


299,084 Total Labor Force, Employed


9,571 Total Labor Force, Unemployed


Education Levels

College Students in the Region
Technical College Students in the Region

Advanced Degrees, 63,904 or 17.9%


2-4 Years of College, 231,417 or 46.8%


High School Graduate, 424,758 or 85.9%


Total Population, 689,117


Stats and Figures

Average Drive Time to Work, 23.9 minutes


National Average, 25.4 minutes


Average Income $30,707


National Average, $34,103


Average Household Income $56,834


National Average, $62,843


Average House Price $181,495


National Average, $217,500


Sources: ESRI, 2022 Estimates; Georgia Power Community & Economic Development, 2022; U.S. Census, 2020 American Community Survey 2015-2019; Georgia Department of Labor, EMSI, 2022

Top Employers in Region

Top Manufacturing

Manufacturing Employment 21,517

Manufacturing Average Wage $82,750

Top Manufacturing

GulfStream 9,581
Rayonier Inc 800
Brunswick Cellulose Inc 600
JCB 450
Rich Products Corp 439

Top Logistics

Distribution / Logistics Employment 11,336

Distribution / Logistics Average Wage $16.04 per hour

Logistics and Warehousing

Target Corp. Import DC 800
Dollar Tree Stores Inc DC 347
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. DC 300
Home Depot Import DC 300
California Cartage Co. LLC 210

Top Food Processing

Food Processing Employment 2,143

Food Processing Average Wage $35,692

Top Food Processing

Claxton Poultry Farms Inc 1,400
Kerry Inc 530
Rich Products 439
Diamond Crystal Brands Inc 400
King & Prince Seafood Corp. 318

Training Institutions

McIntosh County Academy

Public Education

Education in McIntosh County provides quality education for all students and is strongly supported by the community.  82% of all students graduate and have the skills to continue their education and make meaningful contributions in the workplace.

McIntosh County School System

Campus Center, College of Coastal Georgia. Brunswick, GA.

Technical Training

Several institutions are dedicated to technical training and offer courses based on the needs of local employers.  Continuing education for management, manufacturing, and
logistics are readily available.

Golden Isles Career Academy 

Coastal Pines Technical College

Savannah Technical College

Georgia Tech Savannah


Campus Center, College of Coastal Georgia. Brunswick, GA.

College and Universities

Numerous four year colleges are within 20 to 60 minute drive time and offer degrees in everything from business, healthcare, engineering, and design.

College of Coastal Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah State University

 Armstrong State University

Georgia Quick Start

Georgia’s Quick Start

The State of Georgia’s Quick Start program is well regarded as one of the most effective and beneficial training programs offered to new and expanding businesses.  Businesses that locate or expand in Georgia and create the required number of jobs get free customized training programs for their workforce so they can get up and running as quickly as possible.

Georgia’s Quick Start