Bluffton, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 101 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.4%
 
Males: 58  (58.2%)
Females: 43  (41.8%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 39824

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,406 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$56,406
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,569 (it was $16,550 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,420 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$89,420
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $75,362; Detached houses: $94,862; Mobile homes: $39,709

Median gross rent in 2016: $732.

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  • Races in Bluffton, GA (2010)

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    • 8380.6%White alone
    • 1514.6%Black alone
    • 32.9%Two or more races
    • 21.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluffton: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (20.0%), Irish (5.0%), English (1.7%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 331 feet

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (very low).

Bluffton, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

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

Bluffton town:  0.9% ($390)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)

Bluffton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (37.9 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (101.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (637.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Edison, GA (2.8 miles ), Arlington, GA (3.2 miles ), Coleman, GA (3.2 miles) , Blakely, GA (3.3 miles ), Fort Gaines, GA (3.5 miles ), Morgan, GA (4.0 miles ), Shorterville, AL (4.2 miles ), Haleburg, AL (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 31.52 N, Longitude: 84.87 W

Area code: 229

Bluffton household income distribution Bluffton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-13.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bluffton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Bluffton town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluffton-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city center
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 380.0 miles away from Bluffton 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 190.7 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 210.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from Bluffton center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.8 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 Clay County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluffton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bluffton:

  • CALHOUN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EDISON, GA)
  • PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF EARLY Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • EARLY MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • ENGLEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ARLINGTON, GA)
  • EARLY MEMORIAL NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLAKELY, GA)
  • CLAY COUNTY-FT GAINES HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; FORT GAINES, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 38 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Darton State College (about 39 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 41 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 43 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 48 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 54 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 60 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)

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Notable location: Clay County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bluffton include: Friendship Church (A), Bluffton Methodist Church (B), Bluffton Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.2%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Georgia average:

12.5

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

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Religion statistics for Bluffton town (based on Clay County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant9107
Evangelical Protestant8274
Mainline Protestant1964
Other4-
None1,246-
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: 2
Clay County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

33.1%
Georgia:

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

12.4%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluffton:

44.1%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.6%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

18.2%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Bluffton:

37.4%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bluffton:

49.8%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluffton, GA Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$100
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$200
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$300
Water Supply 0$0 1$110
Totals for Government 0$0 4$710

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($99.01)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($69.31)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($49.50)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($39.60)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($29.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($29.70)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($9.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($9.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($9.90)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($39.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($99.01)
    All Other: $9,000 ($89.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($9.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($49.50)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($39.60)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($29.70)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.90)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($158.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($138.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($19.80)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($366.34)

6.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Georgia average:

9.45%

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

5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Georgia average:

9.32%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBK (1260 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WBBK-FM (93.1 FM; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS OF SW GA)
  • WJWV (90.9 FM; FORT GAINES, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIOL (92.7 FM; EUFAULA, AL; Owner: HATCHEE CREEK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W207AW (89.3 FM; CUTHBERT, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bluffton:

  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W69DO (Channel 69; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08DM (Channel 8; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W26BM (Channel 26; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W45BL (Channel 45; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CQ (Channel 51; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W30BO (Channel 30; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Bluffton fatal accident list:

Mar 23, 1991 02:05 AM, Sr1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton and their reported violations in the past:

BLUFFTON (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Bluffton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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