Avalon, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.5%
Males: 119  (57.9%)
Females: 88  (42.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30557, 30577.

Avalon Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,524 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Avalon:

$29,524
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,765 (it was $13,701 in 2000)

Avalon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,976 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Avalon:

$49,976
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,645; Detached houses: $240,763; Mobile homes: $24,956

Median gross rent in 2013: $574.

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  • Races in Avalon, GA (2010)

    Avalon races chart
    • 17783.1%White alone
    • 2210.3%Black alone
    • 62.8%Two or more races
    • 52.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.9%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

Races in Avalon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Avalon: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), United States (16.0%), Czech (3.1%), English (2.3%), French (2.3%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 924 feet

Land area: 1.76 square miles.

Population density: 118 people per square mile   (very low).

Avalon,GA real estate house value index trend

Avalon, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Avalon:

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avalon town:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

11 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

This town:

4.2%
Georgia:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $379 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $690 (1.3%)

Avalon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (39.3 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (86.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (563.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Martin, GA (1.1 miles ), Rock Creek, GA (2.1 miles ), Gumlog, GA (2.3 miles ), Lavonia, GA (2.6 miles ), Toccoa, GA (3.0 miles ), Carnesville, GA (3.0 miles ), Oakway, SC (3.2 miles ), Bowersville, GA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 83.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Avalon household income distribution Avalon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+74.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Avalon, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Avalon-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Avalon town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 21.8 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avalon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 59.4 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 138.8 miles away from Avalon center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 207.5 miles away from Avalon center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephens County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avalon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Avalon:

  • TY COBB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • TUGALOO HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • DCA OF ROYSTON (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ROYSTON, GA)
  • TY COBB HEALTHCARE SYSTEM LONG (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROYSTON, GA)

Amtrak station near Avalon:

  • 10 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Avalon:

  • 19 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 19 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avalon:

  • Piedmont College (about 21 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Clemson University (about 24 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 25 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 32 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Athens Technical College (about 37 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Brenau University (about 39 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of Georgia (about 40 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)

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Reservoir: Margiebell Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stephens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Avalon compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Georgia average:

12.6

Avalon travel time to work - commute Avalon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Avalon town (based on Stephens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,01141
Mainline Protestant1,4657
Black Protestant6903
Catholic5371
Orthodox501
Other11
None9,421-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Stephens County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Stephens County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Stephens County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephens County:

29.9%
Georgia:

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

11.0%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Franklin County, GA  0.85% ($23,443 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.56% ($24,609)
from Hall County, GA  0.34% ($31,286)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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 Franklin County, GA  0.82% ($21,118 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  0.77% ($21,188)
to Hall County, GA  0.46% ($30,763)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avalon:

  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WNEG (630 AM; 1 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avalon:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Avalon:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

Avalon fatal accident list:

Aug 7, 1998 06:30 AM, Sr-17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 29, 1993 04:28 AM, 328, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 1989 07:00 PM, 328, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

Avalon on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #86 (30577) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
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