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Median resident age:  36.1 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31036

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,348 (it was $37,941 in 2000)
Elko:

$47,348
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,238

Elko CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,040 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Elko:

$115,040
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $149,787; Detached houses: $154,436; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,018; Mobile homes: $143,811
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Elko races chart
  • White alone - 2,758 (67.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,258 (30.6%)
  • Hispanic - 55 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elko: 138.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 416 feet




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According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Elko, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elko to the number of sex offenders is 694 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Elko CCD:  0.7% ($488)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Elko satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (32.5 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (105.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (691.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Henderson, GA (2.7 miles ), Perry, GA (2.8 miles ), Unadilla, GA (2.9 miles ), Hawkinsville, GA (3.5 miles ), Pinehurst, GA (3.6 miles ), Finleyson, GA (4.1 miles) , Warner Robins, GA (4.1 miles ), Marshallville, GA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.37 N, Longitude: 83.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 478

Elko household income distribution Elko home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Elko-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Elko place center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elko-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Elko center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Elko:

  • PERRY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; PERRY, GA)
  • NEW PERRY NH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PERRY, GA)
  • SUMMERHILL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PERRY, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Elko, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elko:

  • Middle Georgia Technical College (about 13 miles; Warner Robins, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 19 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,123)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 19 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 31 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,913)
  • Macon State College (about 32 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,540)
  • Mercer University (about 33 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,184)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 39 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,141)

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Notable locations in Elko: Davis-Felton Plantation (A), Houston County Fire Department Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elko include: Davis Chapel (A), Grovania Methodist Church (B), Hayneville First Baptist Church (C), Friendship Church (D), Green Grove Church (E), Holly Grove Church (F), Laidler Springs Church (G), Hayneville Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ladies Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Means Lane Cemetery (3), Elko Cemetery (4), Hayneville Cemetery (5), Henderson Cemetery (6), Holmes Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Greens Pond (A), Bloodworth Lake (B), Perfect Lake (C), Kersey Lake (D), Richards Lake (E), Rush Lake (F), Miller Pond (G), Kersey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Indian Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Flat Creek (C), Elko Creek (D), Catna Creek (E), Burnham Branch (F), Big Grocery Creek (G), Okeetuck Creek (H), Neale Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Houston 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
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AQI  PM2.5 PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.2. This is about average.
City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.6
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00254. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00254
U.S.:

0.06353

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

TWIN OAKS RV CAMPING (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2005)

Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

10.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elko, GA

Elko 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 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 (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elko CCD (based on Houston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.73%
Here52.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of God
Adherents59.3%14.2%5.5%5.5%2.1%
Congregations32.0%11.7%1.9%8.7%5.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.2%1.0%7.6%
Congregations2.9%1.0%1.0%1.0%34.0%
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: 21
Here:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Houston County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Houston County:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

12.4%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
State:

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

12.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

9.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.81%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.54% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,016 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.54%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bibb County, GA  1.04% ($33,733 average AGI)
from Peach County, GA  0.72% ($33,166)
from Crawford County, GA  0.14% ($28,922)


8.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.94%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.50% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,133 average AGI)
Houston County:

0.50%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bibb County, GA  0.96% ($30,753 average AGI)
to Peach County, GA  0.74% ($36,666)
to Fulton County, GA  0.17% ($28,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elko:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGA (980 AM; 5 kW; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WUFF (710 AM; daytime; 3 kW; EASTMAN, GA; Owner: FARNELL O'QUINN)
  • WLCG (1280 AM; 5 kW; MACON, GA)
  • WCEH (610 AM; 1 kW; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elko:

  • WCOP-FM (99.9 FM; UNADILLA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WQSY (103.9 FM; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-FM (100.9 FM; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WIBB-FM (97.9 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGB (95.1 FM; MONTEZUMA, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W202BA (88.3 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WELV-FM (102.5 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAYS (105.5 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBV (101.7 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVMG-FM (96.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJTG (91.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: JOY PUBLIC B/CNG CORP)
  • WMCG (104.9 FM; MILAN, GA; Owner: TEL-DODGE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQBZ (106.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQIL (101.3 FM; CHAUNCEY, GA; Owner: GSW, INC.)
  • WBKG (88.9 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WPWB (90.5 FM; BYRON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INST., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elko:

  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elko)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KF4KHT, Licensee ID: L01131216
    Grant Date: 03/22/2006, Expiration Date: 06/11/2016
    Registrant: James R Drummond Sr, 145 Flournoy Rd, Elko, GA 31025
  • Call Sign: KF4MWW, Licensee ID: L01161327
    Grant Date: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Lawrence W Kakritz, 190 Terrell Rd, Elko, GA 31025
  • Call Sign: KG4OLJ, Licensee ID: L00379073
    Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 07/16/2021, Certifier: Richard E Gilbert
    Registrant: Richard E Gilbert, 100 Gilbert Rd, Elko, GA 31025
  • Call Sign: KG4VLN, Licensee ID: L00581513
    Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 10/15/2022, Certifier: Frederick H Watkins Iv
    Registrant: Frederick H Watkins Iv, 2442 Elko Road, Elko, GA 31025
  • Call Sign: KI4CHI, Licensee ID: L00745408
    Grant Date: 09/22/2003, Expiration Date: 09/22/2013, Certifier: Angelina M Watkins
    Registrant: Angelina M Watkins, 2442 Elko Rd, Elko, GA 31025



Elko on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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