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Stephens County

Population in 2012: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.2%
Males: 100  (48.4%)
Females: 108  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Georgia median age:  40.0 years

Zip codes: 30557, 30577.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,220 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Avalon:

$31,220
Georgia:

$46,007
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,989

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $50,227 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Avalon:

$50,227
Georgia:

$147,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,709; Detached houses: $204,464; Mobile homes: $41,724

Median gross rent in 2011: $635.

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  • White alone - 177 (83.1%)
  • Black alone - 22 (10.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Avalon: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (14.4%), Irish (9.3%), German (3.1%), English (1.5%), Scottish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 924 feet

Land area: 1.76 square miles.

Population density: 118 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Avalon:

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avalon town:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 1.6%

6 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This town:  2.2%
Georgia:  9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $391 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $308 (0.8%)

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 ), Broad River, GA (2.0 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 ).

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 83.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +119 (+74.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (46%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Avalon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 78% 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 near Georgia state average. It is 93% 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 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Avalon center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from Avalon center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Avalon:

  • STEPHENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; TOCCOA, 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:

  • Tri-County Technical College (about 25 miles; Pendleton, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • Clemson University (about 25 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 29 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Athens Technical College (about 36 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)
  • University of Georgia (about 40 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 31,017)
  • Gainesville State College (about 43 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 46 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)

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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
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AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0107. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0107
U.S.:

0.0222
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.63. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.63
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.9. This is about average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.0. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.67
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.7%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 80.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Avalon, GA

Avalon compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Avalon travel time to work - commute


Avalon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Avalon (based on Stephens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.09%
Here71.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of God
Adherents66.7%8.3%5.7%5.2%3.3%
Congregations40.7%13.0%9.3%5.6%5.6%
NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.3%1.2%1.0%4.2%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%18.5%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,292$27,5040$0
Water Supply 1$1,982$23,7841$1,591
Totals for Government 2$4,274$25,6441$1,591


6.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
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 Franklin County, GA  1.09% ($25,043 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.67% ($27,667)
from Hall County, GA  0.36% ($36,452)


6.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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 Franklin County, GA  0.84% ($23,278 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  0.83% ($25,239)
to Hall County, GA  0.47% ($27,325)

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 drivers: 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 drivers: 1



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  • #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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