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Median resident age:  33.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31649

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,890 (it was $26,275 in 2000)
East River:

$35,890
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,192

East River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,781 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
East River:

$93,781
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,684; Detached houses: $81,958; Mobile homes: $64,269

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East River races chart
  • White alone - 1,320 (83.5%)
  • Black alone - 208 (13.2%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East River: 120.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone




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

East River CCD:  0.8% ($345)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
East River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (78.6 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (93.8 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (742.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lakeland, GA (1.9 miles ), Du Pont, GA (3.0 miles) , Ray City, GA (3.4 miles ), Moody AFB, GA (3.5 miles ), Naylor, GA (3.5 miles) , Barretts, GA (3.8 miles) , Homerville, GA (4.0 miles ), West Echols, GA (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 31.01 N, Longitude: 83.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

East River household income distribution East River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Average climate in East River, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

East River-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the East River place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lanier 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, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near East River:

  • LOUIS SMITH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; LAKELAND, GA)
  • LAKELAND VILLA CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAKELAND, GA)
  • LAKELAND VILLA CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAKELAND, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East River:

  • Valdosta State University (about 20 miles; Valdosta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,844)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 44 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • Albany State University (about 77 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 79 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 81 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 86 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)
  • Florida State University (about 87 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)

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Notable locations in East River: Courthouse (A), James E Branch Fire Station (B), Lanier County Fire Department Station 4 Mud Creek (C), Lanier County Fire Department Station 2 Stockton (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East River include: Browning Chapel (A), Fender Church (B), Stockton Baptist Church (C), Mud Creek Church (D), New Prospect Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and swamps: Fish Pond (A), Owl Bay (B), Steve Bay (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reedy Creek (A), Dixon Mill Creek (B), Dampier Branch (C), Cross Creek (D), Cherry Creek (E), Ben Creek (F), Knight Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.64
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00219. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00219
U.S.:

0.06353


Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

21.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in East River, GA

East River compared to Georgia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East River CCD (based on Lanier County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.27%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents43.0%21.5%10.4%7.4%17.8%
Congregations17.6%17.6%5.9%11.8%47.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Lanier County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Lanier County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lanier County:

10.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lanier County:

29.6%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

14.6%

11.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lowndes County, GA  4.84% ($23,937 average AGI)
from Berrien County, GA  1.40% ($21,344)


11.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.13%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lowndes County, GA  4.05% ($24,185 average AGI)
to Berrien County, GA  1.28% ($21,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in East River:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in East River:

  • WBTY (98.7 FM; HOMERVILLE, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING & INVESTMENT CO., INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHLJ (97.5 FM; STATENVILLE, GA; Owner: LATAURUS PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPNG (101.9 FM; PEARSON, GA; Owner: KM RADIO OF PEARSON, L.L.C.)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WWET (91.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around East River:

  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)


East River on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
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