Bluffton, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.0%
 
Males: 56  (61.5%)
Females: 36  (38.5%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 39824

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,276 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$38,276
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,351 (it was $16,550 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,595 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$101,595
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $115,485; detached houses: $115,025

Median gross rent in 2019: $824.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluffton: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.5%
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  • Races in Bluffton, GA (2010)
    • 8380.6%White alone
    • 1514.6%Black alone
    • 32.9%Two or more races
    • 21.9%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (48.5%), English (3.0%), German (1.5%), Irish (1.5%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 331 feet

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (very low).

Bluffton, Georgia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,074 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,493 (1.5%)

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

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

Bluffton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.1%
Georgia:

5.4%
Most common industries in Bluffton, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.0%)
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Chemicals (6.4%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (6.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (32.0%)
  • Wood products (12.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Educational services (18.2%)
  • Chemicals (13.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (13.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.1%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Apparel (9.1%)
Most common occupations in Bluffton, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Lawyers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (20.0%)
  • Lawyers (12.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (31.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (22.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Carpenters (9.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.1%)

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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 4% greater 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 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) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Bluffton 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 the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Bluffton center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 230.4 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton:

Marital status in Bluffton, GA
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 7.4%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 58.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bluffton, GA (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

33.1%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
Georgia:

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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$110
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 2$210

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($76.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($76.09)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($65.22)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($54.35)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($43.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($21.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($10.87)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($43.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($217.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $4,000 ($43.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($10.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($76.09)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $7,000 ($76.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($65.22)
    Property: $1,000 ($10.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($10.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($10.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,000 ($880.43)

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:

May 21, 2005 08:31 AM, Sr-1, Co Rd 132, Lat: 31.516720, Lon: -84.864960, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 23, 1991 02:05 AM, Sr1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Nov 24, 1988 02:40 AM, Sr1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.6mTotal length
  • $2,431,000Total costs
  • 2,190Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,285Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluffton, GA
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluffton, GA
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bluffton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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