These Are The 10 Laziest Places In Georgia

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Georgia towns, you might look in the mirror and see that lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean; it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Georgia that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Georgia” based on data:

  1. Cordele
  2. Thomaston
  3. Hawkinsville
  4. Fitzgerald
  5. Waycross
  6. Cedartown
  7. Brunswick
  8. Albany
  9. Americus
  10. Thomson

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

Oh, and by the way, Suwanee is the hardest-working place in GA.

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How We Determined The Laziest Places In The Peach State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2010-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places in Georgia:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have only one person per household bringing home the bacon, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 127 places in Georgia over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 127 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Georgia”. And, at the end of the day, Cordele slacked off its way to the top.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Cordele

Source: Google Maps

Population: 11,177College Educated: 10.2%
Unemployment Rate: 20.3%

2. Thomaston

Thomaston - Laziest Georgia

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,068College Educated: 13.5%
Unemployment Rate: 16.4%

3. Hawkinsville

Hawkinsville - Laziest Georgia

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,588College Educated: 11.1%
Unemployment Rate: 16.3%

4. Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald - Laziest Georgia

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,054College Educated: 12.8%
Unemployment Rate: 12.4%

5. Waycross

Waycross - Laziest Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,363College Educated: 13.5%
Unemployment Rate: 10.8%

6. Cedartown

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,760College Educated: 10.5%
Unemployment Rate: 17.2%

7. Brunswick

Source: Red Carpet Lounge Brunswick GA

Population: 15,648College Educated: 11.5%
Unemployment Rate: 16.2%

8. Albany

Source: The Salvation Army shopping experience Albany GA

Population: 76,946College Educated: 16.7%
Unemployment Rate: 19.4%

9. Americus

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,557College Educated: 22.8%
Unemployment Rate: 19.9%

10. Thomson

Thomson - Laziest Georgia

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,682College Educated: 12.2%
Unemployment Rate: 12.3%

Slacking Your Way Off To The Bottom

Like we said earlier, trying to determine the laziest places in Georgia is usually a subjective matter. But if you’re analyzing cities where people don’t, where a good education is rare, and no one’s willing to put in the long hours, then this is an accurate list of laziness.

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