Denton, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 247 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 107  (43.3%)
Females: 140  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 31532, 31539.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,202 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Denton:

$31,202
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,084 (it was $7,649 in 2000)

Denton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $18,718 (it was $28,000 in 2000)
Denton:

$18,718
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $433.

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  • Races in Denton, GA (2010)

    Denton races chart
    • 19377.2%White alone
    • 5020.0%Black alone
    • 41.6%Two or more races
    • 31.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Denton: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.2%), English (19.5%), Irish (14.1%), Dutch (3.2%), German (2.7%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 259 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 160 people per square mile   (very low).

Denton,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Denton:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Denton city:

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Denton, Georgia as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Denton to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $351 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $258 (1.0%)

Denton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (87.0 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (114.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (711.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Satilla, GA (3.0 miles ), West Green, GA (3.0 miles ), Hazlehurst, GA (3.4 miles ), Broxton, GA (3.6 miles ), Graham, GA (3.7 miles ), Lumber City, GA (3.8 miles ), Nicholls, GA (3.8 miles ), Douglas, GA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 31.72 N, Longitude: 82.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

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

11.3%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -66 (-19.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Denton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Denton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Denton city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 tornado 37.1 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Denton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% 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 149.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from Denton 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 256.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from Denton 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 273.2 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 Jeff Davis County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Denton:

  • JEFF DAVIS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HAZLEHURST, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Denton:

  • South Georgia State College (about 19 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 52 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • East Georgia State College (about 65 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 70 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 70 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 73 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 81 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)

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Notable location: Jeff Davis County Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jeff Davis 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)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00138. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00138
U.S.:

0.01468

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

DENTON (Population served: 323, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-1997), St Intentional no-action (NOV-06-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-1998)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Denton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Georgia average:

12.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Denton city (based on Jeff Davis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,67932
Black Protestant7074
Catholic4631
Mainline Protestant3982
Other3381
None6,483-
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: 4
Jeff Davis County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jeff Davis County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Jeff Davis County:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jeff Davis County:

29.7%
Georgia:

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

15.2%
State:

14.6%
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$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 2$600

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($52.63)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($40.49)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($36.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($16.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($56.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($40.49)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($56.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($16.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($85.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($8.10)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($40.49)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($28.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($789.47)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $191,000 ($773.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($12.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($161.94)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,000 ($28.34)

6.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
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 Appling County, GA  0.84% ($22,946 average AGI)
from Telfair County, GA  0.73% ($14,875)
from Coffee County, GA  0.41% ($24,944)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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 Appling County, GA  1.12% ($22,000 average AGI)
to Telfair County, GA  0.66% ($20,276)
to Coffee County, GA  0.52% ($22,304)

Strongest AM radio stations in Denton:

  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOH (920 AM; 1 kW; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Denton:

  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVOH-FM (93.5 FM; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WULS (103.7 FM; BROXTON, GA; Owner: ROUNDTREE-CARVER ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WMOC (88.7 FM; LUMBER CITY, GA; Owner: FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD WRITTEN)
  • WPNG (101.9 FM; PEARSON, GA; Owner: KM RADIO OF PEARSON, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Denton:

  • W56DU (Channel 56; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)

Denton fatal accident list:

Feb 25, 2007 08:20 PM, Sr-135, Lat: 31.72415, Lon: -82.69663, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 13, 1996 06:10 AM, Sr135, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 31, 1992 05:06 PM, Sr135, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 3, 1991 09:30 AM, 135, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Nov 30, 1985 12:05 AM, 135, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 13, 1979 04:08 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Yolanda J Lee, Us Hwy 221 Sr 135 (Lat: 31.701722 Lon: -82.709861), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6783394277, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, ONE VERIZON PLACE (MC: GA3B1REG)
  • Jerri L Janjua, Us Hwy 221 Sr 135 (Lat: 31.701722 Lon: -82.709861), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, # 150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, Us Hwy 221 Sr 135 (Lat: 31.701722 Lon: -82.709861), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GE DENTON, Us Hwy 221 Sr 135 (Lat: 31.701722 Lon: -82.709861), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPZ483
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6737Q , Serial Number: 251B, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1977
    Registrant (Individual): W V Mccall, Rr 1, Denton, GA 31532

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Denton, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John873.1 years
James868.7 years
William872.9 years
Mary673.9 years
Robert570.8 years
Emory371.0 years
Geneva378.7 years
Arthur379.0 years
Maggie385.4 years
Walter382.0 years
Most common last names in Denton, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1472.6 years
Miller1068.8 years
King969.7 years
Hand670.5 years
Walker578.0 years
Wilcox570.0 years
Austin469.8 years
Kight472.0 years
Tate473.2 years
Wise468.0 years

Denton on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #18 (31539) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
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