Barretts, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 14,663.
Males: 8,534  (58.2%)
Females: 6,129  (41.8%)
Median resident age:  28.8 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31605

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,591 (it was $42,320 in 2000)
Barretts:

$54,591
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,629 (it was $19,181 in 2000)

Barretts CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $147,470 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Barretts:

$147,470
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $169,765; Detached houses: $185,866; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,937; In 2-unit structures: $422,960; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $665,496; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $279,904; Mobile homes: $64,797
  • Races in Barretts, GA (2000)

    Barretts races chart
    • 9,04968.1%White alone
    • 3,06123.0%Black alone
    • 6024.5%Hispanic
    • 2672.0%Asian alone
    • 2281.7%Two or more races
    • 550.4%American Indian alone
    • 200.2%Other race alone
    • 150.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barretts: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 249 feet

Land area: 54.3 square miles.

Population density: 270 people per square mile   (very low).

Barretts, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Barretts:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barretts CCD:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

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

Barretts CCD:  0.8% ($708)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Barretts satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (69.4 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (104.3 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (728.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Moody AFB, GA (1.6 miles ), Hahira, GA (2.8 miles ), Valdosta, GA (2.8 miles ), Remerton, GA (2.9 miles ), Naylor, GA (2.9 miles ), Ray City, GA (3.0 miles ), Cecil, GA (3.3 miles ), Lakeland, GA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 30.96 N, Longitude: 83.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Barretts, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Barretts-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Barretts place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1988, a category F3 tornado 29.6 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barretts-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.8 miles away from the city center
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 206.5 miles away from Barretts center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 226.4 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 281.2 miles away from Barretts 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 289.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Barretts:

  • PUBLIC HEALTH HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • LAKEHAVEN NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • BETHANY HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • US RENAL CARE OF SOUTH GEORGIA (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • GREENLEAF CENTER INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • GRACE HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barretts:

  • Valdosta State University (about 8 miles; Valdosta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 8 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 40 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • South Georgia State College (about 45 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 68 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Albany State University (about 68 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 69 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)

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Notable locations in Barretts: Boys Ranch (A), Bemiss Barretts Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barretts include: Antioch Church (A), Mount Vienna Church (B), Cat Creek Church (C), Pearl Todd Baptist Church (D), Kings Chapel (E), New Bethel Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Cherry Creek Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Hightower Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Robinson Pond (A), Mission Pond (B), Peters Lake (C), Cherry Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Twin Creek (A), Cat Creek (B), Beatty Mill Creek (C), Beatty Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Barretts: Grand Bay Public Hunting Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.62
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00220. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00220
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.7%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

People in group quarters in Barretts in 2010:

  • 548 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 72 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 36 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Barretts in 2000:

  • 2,574 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 543 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Georgia average:

13.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barretts CCD (based on Lowndes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,086117
Mainline Protestant9,15223
Catholic3,9992
Black Protestant3,49117
Other1,9417
None51,564-
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: 13
Lowndes County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Lowndes County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Lowndes County:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

29.3%
Georgia:

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

16.4%
State:

14.6%

10.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.42%
Georgia average:

9.45%

0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,645 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.43%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brooks County, GA  0.59% ($20,300 average AGI)
from Lanier County, GA  0.34% ($24,959)
from Cook County, GA  0.33% ($23,785)


10.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.54%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.55% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,871 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.55%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brooks County, GA  0.53% ($20,658 average AGI)
to Lanier County, GA  0.53% ($22,630)
to Cook County, GA  0.29% ($22,343)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barretts:

  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WVLD (1450 AM; 1 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barretts:

  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WWET (91.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WHLJ (97.5 FM; STATENVILLE, GA; Owner: LATAURUS PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WWRQ-FM (107.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTI-FM (105.3 FM; QUITMAN, GA; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTY (98.7 FM; HOMERVILLE, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING & INVESTMENT CO., INC.)
  • WVVS-FM (90.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: VALDOSTA STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Barretts:

  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (1%)

Barretts compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.

Barretts on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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