Fort Benning South, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 10,887.
Males: 7,174  (65.9%)
Females: 3,713  (34.1%)
Median resident age:  22.5 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip codes: 31905.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,538 (it was $41,483 in 2000)
Fort Benning South:

$51,538
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,434 (it was $13,789 in 2000)

Fort Benning South CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $110,309 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Fort Benning South:

$110,309
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $118,724; Detached houses: $147,765; Mobile homes: $51,092
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  • Races in Fort Benning South, GA (2000)

    Fort Benning South races chart
    • 6,22953.1%White alone
    • 3,33528.4%Black alone
    • 1,46112.4%Hispanic
    • 3182.7%Two or more races
    • 2261.9%Asian alone
    • 890.8%American Indian alone
    • 490.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 300.3%Other race alone

Races in Fort Benning South detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fort Benning South: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.7%), Irish (11.0%), United States (6.4%), English (4.5%), Italian (3.9%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 8.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,269 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Benning South, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Benning South:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Benning South CDP:

  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 0.2%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

806 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This place:

6.9%
Georgia:

7.1%

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

Fort Benning South CDP:  9.2% ($7,813)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Fort Benning South satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (9.0 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (78.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (644.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Fort Benning, GA (2.9 miles ), Columbus, GA (3.0 miles ), Phenix City, AL (3.0 miles ), Cusseta, GA (3.2 miles ), Bibb City, GA (3.2 miles ), Ladonia, AL (3.4 miles ), Cottonton-Seale, AL (3.8 miles ), Smiths, AL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.36 N, Longitude: 84.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,224 (+10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,760 (53.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.7%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Fort Benning South: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Benning South, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Fort Benning South-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Fort Benning South place center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1961, a category F3 tornado 6.8 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Benning South-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.0 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 161.9 miles away from Fort Benning South 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 152.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from the city 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 434.8 miles away from Fort Benning South center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 192.9 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 Chattahoochee County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Benning South topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Benning South:

  • DCI COLUMBUS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • FMCNA DIALYSIS SERVICES OF CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • WEST GEORGIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • CANTERBURY HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PHENIX CITY, AL)
  • COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER OF COLUMBUS LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • DCI BOXWOOD DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, GA)

Amtrak station near Fort Benning South:

  • 8 miles: COLUMBUS (818 VETERANS PKY.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Benning South:

  • Columbus State University (about 10 miles; Columbus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 11 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • Auburn University (about 37 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Tuskegee University (about 46 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 47 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 62 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 65 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)

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Notable location: Eiler Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Fort Benning Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Russ Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Upatoi Creek (A), Armory Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Chattahoochee 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 63.7. This is about average.

City:

63.7
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.11
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00438
U.S.:

0.01376
Average household size:
This place:  3.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  98.1%
Whole state:  70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.7%
Whole state:  4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

6.1%
4,615 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Georgia average:

13.3

Fort Benning South travel time to work - commute Fort Benning South mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Benning South CDP (based on Chattahoochee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant5834
Evangelical Protestant3732
Mainline Protestant641
Other31
None10,244-
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: 2
Chattahoochee County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Chattahoochee County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Chattahoochee County:

29.7%
Georgia:

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

15.5%
State:

14.6%

38.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

38.13%
Georgia average:

9.45%

2.51% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,512 average AGI)
Chattahoochee County:

2.51%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscogee County, GA  4.17% ($29,361 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  1.31% ($53,529)
from Russell County, AL  0.81% ($28,524)


32.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

32.42%
Georgia average:

9.32%

2.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,618 average AGI)
Chattahoochee County:

2.19%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Muscogee County, GA  5.35% ($27,480 average AGI)
to Russell County, AL  1.26% ($23,367)
to Pierce County, WA  1.22% ($36,103)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Benning South:

  • WHAL (1460 AM; 4 kW; PHENIX CITY/COLUMBUS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLF (1270 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCG (1420 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WEAM (1580 AM; 2 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING, INC. OF COLUMBUS)
  • WOKS (1340 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Benning South:

  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WAGH (98.3 FM; FORT MITCHELL, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFXE (104.9 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING)
  • WFRC (90.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSY (100.1 FM; PHENIX CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEAM-FM (100.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING INC., OF COLUMBUS)
  • WKCN (99.3 FM; LUMPKIN, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WBFA (101.3 FM; SMITHS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYFK (89.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • W293AD (106.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTJB (91.7 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Benning South:

  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • W06BH (Channel 6; PHENIX CITY, ETC., AL; Owner: GREENE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 32m105ftTotal length
  • $168,000Total costs
  • 10,400Total average daily traffic
  • 3,340Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,700Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Fort Benning South compared to Georgia state average:

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

Fort Benning South on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 (31905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (31905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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