Gay, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -41.6%
Males: 41  (48.3%)
Females: 46  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 30218

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,171 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Gay:

$48,171
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,790 (it was $20,840 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,264 (it was $133,300 in 2000)
Gay:

$155,264
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $193,637; Detached houses: $193,369

Median gross rent in 2013: $594.

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    • 7280.9%White alone
    • 1516.9%Black alone
    • 22.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gay: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.8%), German (14.2%), United States (10.8%), Polish (9.7%), Scottish (4.0%), Arab (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 101 people per square mile   (very low).

Gay, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Gay:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gay town:

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Gay, Georgia as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gay to the number of sex offenders is 11 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,208 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,530 (0.6%)

Gay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (46.9 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (47.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (628.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Molena, GA (2.7 miles ), Concord, GA (2.8 miles ), Woodbury, GA (2.8 miles ), Hilltop, GA (2.9 miles ), Haralson, GA (3.0 miles) , Greenville, GA (3.0 miles ), Luthersville, GA (3.6 miles ), Zebulon, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.09 N, Longitude: 84.57 W

Area code: 706

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

11.1%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+12.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Wholesale trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Information (26%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Material moving occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (70%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Gay, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Gay town center injured 3 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 tornado 15.6 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gay-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 114.3 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 131.8 miles away from Gay 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 156.6 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 208.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from Gay center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 193.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meriwether County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Gay:

  • MOLENA HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOLENA, GA)
  • ROOSEVELT WARM SPRINGS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; WARM SPRINGS, GA)
  • WARM SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WARM SPRINGS, GA)
  • GEORGIA BAPTIST MERIWETHER NURSING HM (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WARM SPRINGS, GA)
  • WARM SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WARM SPRINGS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gay:

  • Southern Crescent Technical College (about 20 miles; Griffin, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,168)
  • Gordon State College (about 25 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)
  • Clayton State University (about 38 miles; Morrow, GA; FT enrollment: 5,844)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (about 44 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 44 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,217)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 45 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 17,138)
  • University of West Georgia (about 46 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)

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Notable location: Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Gay: Enon Primitive Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Meriwether County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.2%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gay compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Georgia average:

12.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gay town (based on Meriwether County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,33833
Black Protestant1,7608
Mainline Protestant1,69417
Catholic1451
Other441
None12,011-
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: 8
Meriwether County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Meriwether County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Meriwether County:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Meriwether County:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

11.6%
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$971
Water Supply 0$0 1$388
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,359

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($528.74)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($218.39)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($137.93)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($57.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($68.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($68.97)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($137.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($195.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($57.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($195.40)
  • Tax - NEC: $22,000 ($252.87)
    Property: $12,000 ($137.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($57.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $121,000 ($1390.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($1367.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($22.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $145,000 ($1666.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($218.39)

8.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
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 Coweta County, GA  1.82% ($24,781 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.13% ($23,953)
from Harris County, GA  0.41% ($30,226)


8.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
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 Coweta County, GA  1.58% ($30,725 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  1.15% ($23,736)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.53% ($20,350)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gay:

  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHIE (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: CHAPPELL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gay:

  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WEKS (92.5 FM; ZEBULON, GA; Owner: SPALDING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBZY-FM (96.7 FM; PEACHTREE CITY, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTGA-FM (101.1 FM; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: RADIO GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WMGP (98.1 FM; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W290AG (105.9 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gay:

  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)

Gay fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 2002 11:32 AM, Sr-74, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1991 11:00 AM, 74, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gay)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Sta 7 Caldwell Rd (Lat: 33.096778 Lon: -84.570472), Call Sign: WNWE278, Licensee ID: L00032611
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2001, Expiration Date: 04/25/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2002
    Registrant: Gay, Town Of, Gay, GA 30218, Phone: (404) 538-6097
  • Bcp 30 Ft N Of Caldwell Rd W Side Of Track (Lat: 33.094278 Lon: -84.573528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KNNR227, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2001
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • Se 1500 N Of E R Mann Xing 1 Mi S (Lat: 33.080139 Lon: -84.567694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: KNNR233, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • Rr Milepost Anb 805 2 Mi S (Lat: 33.063472 Lon: -84.560472), Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: KTN339
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.590 MHz, 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022
    Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, Email:
  • Lat: 33.096528 Lon: -84.570750, Call Sign: WQCZ554
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2005, Expiration Date: 06/29/2015, Certifier: Sharon Richmond
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., 801-278-9728, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB4HXG
    Grant Date: 04/14/1992, Expiration Date: 04/14/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2004
    Registrant: Steve E Owen, Owens Vineyard, Gay, GA 30218

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4442A , Serial Number: 22-3772, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Stiles D Brown, 899 Garner Rd, Gay, GA 30218

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