For population 25 years and over in Elko:
For population 15 years and over in Elko CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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: 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 ), Robins AFB, GA (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 32.37 N, Longitude: 83.66 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 478
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Elko: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Elko, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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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.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Elko and their reported violations in the past:TWIN OAKS RV CAMPING (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Elko compared to Georgia state average:
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Religion statistics for Elko (based on Houston County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.73%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 21
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
9.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,333 average adjusted gross income)
0.54% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,016 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,618 average adjusted gross income)
0.50% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,133 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.