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Population in 2012: 158 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 67  (43.0%)
Females: 91  (57.0%)

Median resident age:  45.6 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30412, 30473.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,612 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Alston:

$44,612
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,938

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,238 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Alston:

$68,238
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,000; Detached houses: $191,000; Mobile homes: $41,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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  • White alone - 134 (84.3%)
  • Black alone - 20 (12.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alston: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (49.2%), Irish (13.7%), United States (13.7%), Welsh (4.8%), German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 240 feet

Land area: 2.86 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Alston:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alston town:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 79.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alston, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alston to the number of sex offenders is 158 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $640 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (80.6 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (131.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (683.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Uvalda, GA (1.9 miles ), Ailey, GA (3.0 miles ), Higgston, GA (3.1 miles ), Mount Vernon, GA (3.1 miles ), Vidalia, GA (3.2 miles ), Santa Claus, GA (3.3 miles ), Lyons, GA (3.5 miles ), Glenwood, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.08 N, Longitude: 82.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Plant and system operators (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Alston-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Alston town center .

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alston-area historical earthquake activity is below Georgia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from Alston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Alston:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • MEADOWS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alston:

  • East Georgia College (about 37 miles; Swainsboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,157)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 41 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 55 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 75 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • Middle Georgia Technical College (about 77 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 78 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 81 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)

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Notable location: Alston Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alston: Mount Calvary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alston and their reported violations in the past:

ALSTON (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-04-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1998 and SEP-20-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-1999), St Intentional no-action (OCT-04-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1996 and JUL-16-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-1997), St Intentional no-action (OCT-04-2001)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alston travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

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Religion statistics for Alston town (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.73%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents65.7%17.9%13.0%2.0%1.5%
Congregations44.4%29.6%11.1%7.4%7.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Montgomery County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

10.2%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Alston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($37.97)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($6.33)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($37.97)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($31.65)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($18.99)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($12.66)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($12.66)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.33)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($6.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($6.33)

Alston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($37.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($63.29)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($56.96)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($37.97)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($18.99)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($6.33)

Alston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($379.75)

9.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Toombs County, GA  2.72% ($27,386 average AGI)
from Wheeler County, GA  0.54% ($26,929)
from Laurens County, GA  0.43% ($27,818)


8.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Toombs County, GA  3.34% ($23,024 average AGI)
to Wheeler County, GA  0.51% ($31,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alston:

  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alston:

  • WLYU (100.9 FM; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVOH-FM (93.5 FM; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)
  • WMOC (88.7 FM; LUMBER CITY, GA; Owner: FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD WRITTEN)
  • WYSC (102.7 FM; MCRAE, GA; Owner: CINECOM BROASCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alston:

  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W56DU (Channel 56; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

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