Altamaha River, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,964.
Males: 1,483  (50.0%)
Females: 1,481  (50.0%)
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 (it was $14,894 in 2000)

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 2009: All housing units: $104,189; Detached houses: $149,591; Mobile homes: $44,501; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,252
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)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 125.3 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Altamaha River, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Altamaha River:

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altamaha River CCD:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

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 June 2014:
Here:

9.5%
Georgia:

7.8%

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%)

Work and jobs in Altamaha River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Altamaha River, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Altamaha River-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 13% smaller 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 slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from Altamaha River center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from Altamaha River center
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • APPLING NURSING AND REHABILITATION PAVILION (Nursing Home, 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:

  • South Georgia State College (about 44 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 48 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • East Georgia State College (about 51 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 66 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 69 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 69 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 69 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)

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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%
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.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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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%
Here: 78.6%
USA: 50.2%

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
Appling County:

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.
State:

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
Appling County:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Appling County:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

11.2%
State:

14.6%

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jeff Davis County, GA  0.87% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Wayne County, GA  0.30% ($21,588)
from Pierce County, GA  0.27% ($22,333)


5.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jeff Davis County, GA  0.66% ($22,946 average AGI)
to Bacon County, GA  0.36% ($17,700)
to Toombs County, GA  0.21% ($21,250)

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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