Avera, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 225 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 109  (48.5%)
Females: 116  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 30803.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,114 (it was $28,229 in 2000)
Avera:

$54,114
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,509 (it was $14,613 in 2000)

Avera city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,176 (it was $39,500 in 2000)
Avera:

$73,176
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $71,502; detached houses: $76,568; mobile homes: $61,141

Median gross rent in 2019: $558.

March 2019 cost of living index in Avera: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.3%
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  • Races in Avera, GA (2019)
    • 23088.5%White alone
    • 124.6%Two or more races
    • 93.5%Black alone
    • 41.5%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Avera, Georgia as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Avera is 66 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (37.4%), English (12.2%), Italian (5.3%), Russian (5.3%), Scottish (5.3%), Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 450 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 346 people per square mile   (very low).

Avera, Georgia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,192 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $801 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (33.5 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (115.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (623.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stapleton, GA (1.9 miles ),
Gibson, GA (2.2 miles ),
Edge Hill, GA (2.5 miles),
Wrens, GA (2.9 miles ),
Panhandle, GA (3.0 miles ),
Mitchell, GA (3.2 miles),
Matthews, GA (3.6 miles),
Louisville, GA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 82.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Distribution of median household income in Avera, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Avera, GA in 2019

Avera satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Avera, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (17.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.8%)
  • Truck transportation (13.8%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Paper (8.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (17.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (17.9%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Avera, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Extraction workers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (28.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.7%)

Average climate in Avera, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Avera-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Avera city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avera-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 8% 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 46.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from Avera center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from Avera center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 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 197.8 miles away from Avera 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 Jefferson County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Avera:

  • GIBSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GIBSON, GA)
  • JEFFERSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)
  • RAI PEACHTREE ST LOUISVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)
  • NEPHROLOGY CENTERS OF AMERICA LOUISVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, GA)
  • GLENDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WADLEY, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avera:

  • Augusta Technical College (about 32 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,494)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 37 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 42 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 42 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • East Georgia State College (about 44 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 46 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 52 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Avera: Pleasant Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Pleasant Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson 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 Avera and their reported violations in the past:

AVERA (Population served: 202, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.0%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Avera:

Marital status in Avera, GA
  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Avera:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Avera, GA (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,78635
Black Protestant3,57920
Mainline Protestant1,66817
Catholic601
Other51
None5,832-
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: 7
Jefferson County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Jefferson County:

9.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

35.6%
Georgia:

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

13.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Avera:

40.2%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.2
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.1%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avera:

6.5
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Avera:

50.9%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Avera:

82.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avera, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,631
Totals for Government 0$0 1$2,631

Avera government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($13.33)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.89)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($168.89)
    Financial Administration: $28,000 ($124.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($111.11)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($44.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.44)

Avera government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($71.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($164.44)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($155.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($48.89)
    Rents: $4,000 ($17.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($106.67)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($71.11)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $15,000 ($66.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000 ($44.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($8.89)

Avera government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($111.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($97.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($13.33)

Avera government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $327,000 ($1453.33)

4.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richmond County, GA  0.91% ($24,115 average AGI)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richmond County, GA  1.08% ($25,065 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.42% ($45,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avera:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WPEH (1420 AM; 1 kW; LOUISVILLE, GA; Owner: PEACH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avera:

  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPEH-FM (92.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, GA; Owner: PEACH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHO-FM (101.7 FM; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFN (93.1 FM; WARRENTON, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)

TV broadcast stations around Avera:

  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)

Avera fatal accident list:

Aug 29, 1976 03:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 1975 03:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.5mTotal length
  • $807,949,000Total costs
  • 7,170Total average daily traffic
  • 631Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,505Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Avera)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KI4TKT, Licensee ID: L00702651, Grant Date: 02/09/2007, Expiration Date: 02/09/2017, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2007, Certifier: Stanley K Murray, Registrant: Stanley K Murray, 2404 Long Branch Rd, Avera, GA 30803
  • Call Sign: K4KKM, Previous Call Sign: KI4TKT, Licensee ID: L00702651, Grant Date: 02/27/2007, Expiration Date: 02/27/2017, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2013, Certifier: Stanley K Murray, Registrant: S. Keith Murray, Avera, GA 30803
  • Call Sign: K4SAX, Previous Call Sign: K4KKM, Licensee ID: L00702651, Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: S Keith Murray, Registrant: S Keith Murray, Avera, GA 30803

Most common first names in Avera, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John971.0 years
William972.0 years
James774.3 years
Clarence570.6 years
George572.0 years
Annie481.7 years
Johnnie470.5 years
Mary478.8 years
Joe385.3 years
Albert384.0 years
Most common last names in Avera, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hadden1580.4 years
Williams1472.7 years
Clark1382.8 years
Davis1373.5 years
Dixon875.8 years
Chalker873.7 years
Brown780.9 years
Thigpen771.9 years
Roberts758.7 years
Sheppard683.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Avera, GA
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Avera, GA
  • 96.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Utility gas


Avera 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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