Chula, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,994.
Males: 1,562  (52.2%)
Females: 1,432  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31733

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,250 (it was $43,871 in 2000)
Chula:

$45,250
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,377 (it was $21,898 in 2000)

Chula CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,413 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Chula:

$129,413
GA:

$141,600
  • Races in Chula, GA (2000)

    Chula races chart
    • 2,17979.8%White alone
    • 28910.6%Hispanic
    • 2238.2%Black alone
    • 220.8%Two or more races
    • 100.4%American Indian alone
    • 80.3%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chula: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 385 feet

Land area: 61.7 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Chula, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Chula:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chula CCD:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

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

Chula CCD:  1.0% ($803)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Chula satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (36.5 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (140.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (714.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Tifton, GA (2.5 miles ), Phillipsburg, GA (2.8 miles ), Ty Ty, GA (2.8 miles ), Unionville, GA (2.9 miles ), Brookfield, GA (3.0 miles ), Sycamore, GA (3.1 miles ), Irwinville, GA (3.3 miles ), Oak Ridge, GA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.55 N, Longitude: 83.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Chula household income distribution Chula home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Chula, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chula-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Chula place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/2003, a category F3 tornado 25.9 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chula-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% 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 172.0 miles away from the city 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 222.0 miles away from Chula 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 411.3 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 236.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from Chula 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 251.5 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 Tift County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chula:

  • TIFT HEALTH CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TIFT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TIFTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • HOSPICE OF TIFT AREA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - TIFTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TIFTON, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chula:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 5 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Albany State University (about 36 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 40 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • South Georgia State College (about 42 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 48 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 51 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)

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Notable location: Tift County Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chula include: Friendship Church (A), Chula Baptist Church (B), Chula Methodist Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Hickory Springs Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fletcher Cemetery (1), Smith Cemetery (2), Hickory Springs Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Jones Lake Number Two (A), Jones Lake Number Three (B), Whiddons Millpond (C), Branch Lake (D), Stevens Lake (E), Garrison Lake (F), Allen Lake (G), Thornbill Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wiregrass Branch (A), Foxhead Branch (B), Daniels Creek (C), Heard Creek (D), Pine Log Creek (E), Old Field Creek (F), Mill Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tift County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.6%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

6.1%
145 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Chula compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Georgia average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chula CCD (based on Tift County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,60157
Mainline Protestant3,32411
Catholic1,3741
Black Protestant1,1305
Other1,0303
None15,659-
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: 9
Tift County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Tift County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Tift County:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tift County:

32.0%
Georgia:

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

17.5%
State:

14.6%

10.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
Georgia average:

9.45%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Turner County, GA  1.79% ($19,583 average AGI)
from Worth County, GA  0.68% ($20,448)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.56% ($20,525)


9.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.19%
Georgia average:

9.32%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Turner County, GA  0.88% ($23,650 average AGI)
to Worth County, GA  0.58% ($18,840)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.45% ($20,397)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chula:

  • WTIF (1340 AM; 1 kW; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chula:

  • WABR (91.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMM, COMMISSION)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRDO (96.9 FM; FITZGERALD, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WPLH (103.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Chula:

  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W51AR (Channel 51; TIFTON, GA; Owner: NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)
Chula fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Chula fatal accident list:

May 5, 2010 07:14 AM, Whiddon Mill Rd, Lat: 31.48389, Lon: -83.56180, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chula)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD4RJY, Licensee ID: L00546269
    Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 10/18/2022, Certifier: Cynthia A Curp
    Registrant: Cynthia A Curp, 787 Chula-Brookfield Rd, Chula, GA 31733
  • Call Sign: KJ4RQD, Licensee ID: L01541628
    Grant Date: 01/15/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2010, Certifier: Ben H Branch
    Registrant: Ben H Branch, 254 Willis Still Rd, Chula, GA 31733

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4437Y , Serial Number: 25-4068, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Individual): Kermit T Gentry, Route 1, Chula, GA 31733
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4682Y , Serial Number: 25-4413, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/28/1967
    Registrant (Individual): James W Davis, Rt 1, Chula, GA 31733
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 824RC , Serial Number: T18208305, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Superior Aircraft LLC, Po Box 111, Chula, GA 31733

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Chula on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
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