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Median resident age:  35.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31513

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,013 (it was $30,151 in 2000)
Altamaha River:

$34,013
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,708

Altamaha River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,857 (it was $51,100 in 2000)
Altamaha River:

$75,857
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,189; Detached houses: $149,591; Mobile homes: $44,501; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,252

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Altamaha River races chart
  • White alone - 2,708 (94.0%)
  • Black alone - 101 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 60 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Altamaha River: 126.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Altamaha River CCD:  0.8% ($391)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Altamaha River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (69.2 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (113.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (688.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Baxley, GA (2.9 miles ), Surrency, GA (3.3 miles ), Satilla Creek, GA (3.7 miles) , Graham, GA (3.8 miles ), Surrency-Thornton, GA (4.0 miles) , Reidsville, GA (4.1 miles ), Uvalda, GA (4.3 miles ), Satilla, GA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.87 N, Longitude: 82.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Altamaha River household income distribution Altamaha River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Average climate in Altamaha River, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Altamaha River-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Altamaha River place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F3 tornado 33.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altamaha River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 97% 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 32.8 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 95.3 miles away from Altamaha River center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Appling County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Altamaha River:

  • ALTAMAHA HOMECARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • BAXLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • APPLING HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Altamaha River:

  • 9 miles: Edwin I. Hatch 1 and 2 in Baxley, GA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamaha River:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 42 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 15,771)
  • East Georgia College (about 51 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 66 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 69 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 69 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 71 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah State University (about 72 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)

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Notable locations in Altamaha River: Hatch Nuclear Power Plant (A), Deens Landing (B), Carters Bight Landing (C), Davis Landing (D), Lower Sister Bluff Landing (E), Appling County Fire Department Altamaha Station (F), Appling County Fire Department Ten Mile Station (G), Appling County Fire Department Highway 144 Station (H), Georgia Power Plant Hatch (I), Highway 144 Fire Substation (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Altamaha River include: Altamaha Church (A), Bethel United Methodist Church (B), Riverside Missionary Baptist Church (C), Spring Branch Baptist Church (D), Blantons Chapel (E), Zion Missionary Baptist Church (F), Oak Grove Church of God (G), Meltons Chapel United Methodist Church (H), Midway Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Appling Memorial Cemetery (1), Bell Cemetery (2), Benton Cemetery (3), Mann Cemetery (4), Sellers Cemetery (5), Carter Cemetery (6), Moody Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Eason Lake (A), Lewis Lake (B), Big Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tenmile Creek (A), Roaring Creek (B), Bay Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.7%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Altamaha River, GA

34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

People in group quarters in Altamaha River in 2000:

  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in nursing homes

Altamaha River compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Altamaha River CCD (based on Appling County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.62%
Here78.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents58.2%13.8%13.7%7.2%3.7%
Congregations38.2%18.2%10.9%10.9%9.1%
NameProgressive Primitive BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents0.9%0.9%0.8%0.4%0.4%
Congregations1.8%1.8%3.6%1.8%3.6%
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: 2
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Appling County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Appling County:

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

10.9%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
State:

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

11.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
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 Jeff Davis County, GA  0.61% ($23,118 average AGI)
from Bacon County, GA  0.34% ($20,316)
from Wayne County, GA  0.23% ($17,769)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Jeff Davis County, GA  0.82% ($19,739 average AGI)
to Toombs County, GA  0.37% ($24,429)
to Wayne County, GA  0.32% ($28,056)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamaha River:

  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamaha River:

  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLPT (88.3 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVOH-FM (93.5 FM; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLYU (100.9 FM; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING INC)
  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WCGN (106.3 FM; GLENNVILLE, GA; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Altamaha River:

  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • W56DU (Channel 56; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W39BV (Channel 39; HINESVILLE-RICHMOND, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)


Altamaha River on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #84 (31513) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
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