A project of the Georgia Center for Opportunity

Pike County, GA

Per Capita Income: $21,051

Median Household Income: $53,213

Median Family Income: $57,458

Population: 17,869

Number of Households: 6,187

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Worst Cliff

For this family in Pike County, GA, additional gross income earned past $20,800 will result in a net loss in take-home pay, as a consequence of the "welfare cliff" effect. This loss of net income continues until the family earns $26,000—an earnings difference of $5,200.


Gross Earnings Net Earnings Refundable Tax Credits Cash Assistance Food Assistance Medical Assistance HIX Subsidies Subsidized Child Care HCVs (Entry) HCVs (Extended) Total Benefits Value Total Net Income
Earnings + Benefits
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,820.00 $4,771.00 $7,334.01 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14,925.00 $14,925.00
$3,770.00 $3,481.60 $1,399.50 $2,820.00 $4,771.00 $7,334.01 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,324.50 $19,806.10
$7,540.00 $6,963.19 $3,240.00 $0.00 $4,771.00 $2,373.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,384.89 $17,348.08
$11,310.00 $10,444.79 $4,373.00 $0.00 $4,771.00 $2,373.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,517.89 $21,962.68
$15,080.00 $13,926.38 $4,373.00 $0.00 $4,459.00 $2,373.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,205.89 $25,132.27
$15,600.00 $14,406.60 $4,373.00 $0.00 $4,327.00 $2,373.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,073.89 $25,480.49
$16,120.00 $14,886.82 $4,373.00 $0.00 $4,207.00 $2,373.90 $3,218.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14,172.77 $29,059.59
$16,640.00 $15,367.04 $4,373.00 $0.00 $4,087.00 $2,373.90 $3,208.48 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $14,042.37 $29,409.41
$17,160.00 $15,847.26 $4,373.00 $0.00 $3,955.00 $2,373.90 $3,198.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,899.97 $29,747.23
$17,680.00 $16,312.48 $4,373.00 $0.00 $3,835.00 $2,373.90 $3,187.68 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,769.57 $30,082.05
$18,200.00 $16,759.70 $4,368.00 $0.00 $3,703.00 $2,373.90 $3,177.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,622.17 $30,381.87
$18,720.00 $17,209.92 $4,288.00 $0.00 $3,583.00 $2,373.90 $3,166.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,411.77 $30,621.69
$19,240.00 $17,651.14 $4,208.00 $0.00 $3,463.00 $2,373.90 $3,156.48 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,201.37 $30,852.51
$19,760.00 $18,101.36 $4,120.00 $0.00 $3,331.00 $2,373.90 $3,146.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12,970.97 $31,072.33
$20,280.00 $18,541.58 $4,040.00 $0.00 $3,211.00 $2,373.90 $3,135.68 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12,760.57 $31,302.15
$20,800.00 $18,985.80 $3,952.00 $0.00 $3,079.00 $2,373.90 $3,125.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12,530.17 $31,515.97
$21,320.00 $19,427.02 $3,873.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,890.60 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,624.50 $29,051.52
$21,840.00 $19,877.24 $3,793.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,832.92 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,486.81 $29,364.05
$22,360.00 $20,327.46 $3,705.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,773.24 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,339.14 $29,666.60
$22,880.00 $20,777.68 $3,625.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,711.58 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,197.47 $29,975.15
$23,400.00 $21,212.90 $3,537.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,647.92 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,045.81 $30,258.71
$23,920.00 $21,663.12 $3,457.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,340.02 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,657.91 $30,321.03
$24,440.00 $22,113.34 $3,377.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,282.48 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,520.37 $30,633.71
$24,960.00 $22,563.56 $3,289.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,223.38 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,373.28 $30,936.84
$25,480.00 $23,004.78 $3,209.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,162.73 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,232.62 $31,237.40
$26,000.00 $23,449.00 $3,121.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,100.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,082.40 $31,531.40
$26,520.00 $23,899.22 $3,000.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $2,036.72 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,897.61 $31,796.83
$27,040.00 $24,340.44 $2,838.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $1,971.38 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,670.27 $32,010.71
$27,560.00 $24,790.66 $2,698.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $1,904.47 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,463.37 $32,254.03
$28,080.00 $25,240.88 $2,566.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $1,836.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,262.90 $32,503.78
$28,600.00 $25,685.10 $2,426.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $1,765.98 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,052.87 $32,737.97
$29,120.00 $26,126.32 $2,264.00 $0.00 $487.00 $2,373.90 $1,694.39 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,819.28 $32,945.60
$29,640.00 $26,576.54 $2,132.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $1,621.23 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,127.13 $32,703.67
$30,160.00 $27,026.76 $1,992.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $1,546.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,912.42 $32,939.18
$30,680.00 $27,476.98 $1,858.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $1,470.24 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,702.64 $33,179.62
$31,200.00 $27,912.20 $1,663.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $1,392.41 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,429.80 $33,342.00
$31,720.00 $28,362.42 $1,505.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $1,313.01 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,192.41 $33,554.83
$32,240.00 $28,812.64 $1,347.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $743.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,465.30 $33,277.94
$32,760.00 $29,262.86 $1,181.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $673.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,228.67 $33,491.53
$33,280.00 $29,704.08 $993.50 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $601.47 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,968.86 $33,672.94
$33,800.00 $30,100.80 $875.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $528.47 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,777.36 $33,878.16
$34,320.00 $30,473.02 $795.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $454.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,623.18 $34,096.20
$34,840.00 $30,845.24 $715.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $378.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,467.80 $34,313.04
$35,360.00 $31,178.46 $627.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $302.34 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,303.24 $34,481.70
$35,880.00 $31,550.68 $547.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $224.59 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,145.49 $34,696.17
$36,400.00 $31,916.90 $460.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $145.65 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,979.55 $34,896.45
$36,920.00 $32,289.12 $380.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,846.78 $35,135.90
$37,440.00 $32,622.34 $300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,766.78 $35,389.12
$37,960.00 $32,994.56 $212.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,678.78 $35,673.34
$38,480.00 $33,366.78 $132.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,598.78 $35,965.56
$39,000.00 $33,733.00 $44.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,510.78 $36,243.78
$39,520.00 $34,066.22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,373.90 $92.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,466.78 $36,533.00
$40,040.00 $34,438.44 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $985.80 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $985.80 $35,424.24
$40,560.00 $34,810.66 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $905.34 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $905.34 $35,716.00
$41,080.00 $35,143.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $823.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $823.90 $35,967.78
$41,600.00 $35,510.10 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $741.47 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $741.47 $36,251.57
$42,120.00 $35,882.32 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $658.06 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $658.06 $36,540.38
$42,640.00 $36,254.54 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $573.66 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $573.66 $36,828.20
$43,160.00 $36,587.76 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $488.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $488.28 $37,076.04
$43,680.00 $36,959.98 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $401.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $401.91 $37,361.89
$44,200.00 $37,326.20 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $314.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $314.56 $37,640.76
$44,720.00 $37,698.42 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $226.23 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $226.23 $37,924.65
$45,240.00 $38,070.64 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $136.91 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $136.91 $38,207.55
$45,760.00 $38,442.86 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $46.60 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $46.60 $38,489.46
$46,280.00 $38,815.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $38,815.08
$46,800.00 $39,181.30 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $39,181.30
$47,320.00 $39,553.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $39,553.52
$47,840.00 $39,925.74 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $39,925.74
$48,360.00 $40,297.96 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40,297.96
$48,880.00 $40,670.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40,670.18
$49,400.00 $41,036.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,036.40
$49,920.00 $41,408.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,408.62
$50,440.00 $41,780.84 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $41,780.84
$50,960.00 $42,153.06 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $42,153.06
$51,480.00 $42,525.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $42,525.28
$52,000.00 $42,891.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $42,891.50
$52,520.00 $43,263.72 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $43,263.72
$53,040.00 $43,635.94 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $43,635.94
$53,560.00 $44,008.16 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $44,008.16
$54,080.00 $44,380.38 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $44,380.38
$54,600.00 $44,746.60 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $44,746.60
$55,120.00 $45,118.82 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $45,118.82
$55,640.00 $45,491.04 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $45,491.04
$56,160.00 $45,863.26 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $45,863.26
$56,680.00 $46,235.48 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $46,235.48
$57,200.00 $46,601.70 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $46,601.70
$57,720.00 $46,973.92 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $46,973.92
$58,240.00 $47,346.14 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $47,346.14
$58,760.00 $47,718.36 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $47,718.36
$59,280.00 $48,090.58 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $48,090.58
$59,800.00 $48,456.80 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $48,456.80
$60,320.00 $48,829.02 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $48,829.02
$60,840.00 $49,201.24 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $49,201.24
$61,360.00 $49,573.46 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $49,573.46
$61,880.00 $49,945.68 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $49,945.68
$62,400.00 $50,311.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50,311.90
$62,920.00 $50,684.12 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50,684.12
$63,440.00 $51,056.34 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $51,056.34
$63,960.00 $51,428.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $51,428.56
$64,480.00 $51,800.78 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $51,800.78
$65,000.00 $52,167.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $52,167.00
$65,520.00 $52,539.22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $52,539.22
$66,040.00 $52,911.44 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $52,911.44
$66,560.00 $53,283.66 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $53,283.66
$67,080.00 $53,655.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $53,655.88
$67,600.00 $54,022.10 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54,022.10
$68,120.00 $54,362.32 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54,362.32
$68,640.00 $54,682.54 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54,682.54
$69,160.00 $55,002.76 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55,002.76
$69,680.00 $55,322.98 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55,322.98
$70,200.00 $55,637.20 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55,637.20
$70,720.00 $55,957.42 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55,957.42
$71,240.00 $56,277.64 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $56,277.64
$71,760.00 $56,597.86 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $56,597.86
$72,280.00 $56,918.08 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $56,918.08
$72,800.00 $57,232.30 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,232.30
$73,320.00 $57,552.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,552.52
$73,840.00 $57,872.74 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $57,872.74
$74,360.00 $58,192.96 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $58,192.96
$74,880.00 $58,513.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $58,513.18
$75,400.00 $58,777.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $58,777.40
$75,920.00 $59,097.62 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $59,097.62
$76,440.00 $59,367.84 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $59,367.84
$76,960.00 $59,688.06 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $59,688.06
$77,480.00 $59,958.28 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $59,958.28
$78,000.00 $60,272.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $60,272.50
$78,520.00 $60,542.72 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $60,542.72
$79,040.00 $60,812.94 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $60,812.94
$79,560.00 $61,133.16 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $61,133.16
$80,080.00 $61,403.38 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $61,403.38

The charts and data tables were generated using computer modeling. The numbers represent the potential annual benefits a single mom may receive from welfare programs in addition to net (after-tax) earnings for each level of gross earnings.

The welfare programs are classified as follows:

  • Refundable tax credits: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC)
  • Cash assistance: cash from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food assistance: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka. food stamps, supplemental nutritional packages from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • Medical Assistance: Medicaid and PeachCare
  • HIX Subsidies: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) subsidies
  • Subsidized Child Care: Child Care and Parents Services (CAPS) program
  • HCVs (Entry): Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program up to the level that is currently income eligible for new applicants, assuming the program is taking new applicants
  • HCVs (Extended): Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers program for recipients already in the program with income beyond the allowable income limits for new applicants

Assumptions: All data runs assume a single mom who is thirty years old. If there is one child, it assumes the child is two-years of age and placed in a center child care setting when mom qualifies for CAPS. If there are two children, it assumes the second child is ten years old, in school and attends a family child care setting when not in school. If there are three children, it assumes that the third child is six years old, in school and placed in a family child care setting when not in school. In all cases, if mom does not receive CAPS subsidies, it assumes the children are placed in informal child care settings. If mom does not receive Section 8 vouchers, it assumes she has rental costs. If one child is disabled, it assumes it is the youngest child.