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Population in 2012: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -42.3%
Males: 41  (48.6%)
Females: 45  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 30218

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,884 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Gay:

$47,884
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,915

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $143,301 (it was $133,300 in 2000)
Gay:

$143,301
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $181,068; Detached houses: $181,068

Median gross rent in 2012: $581.

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  • White alone - 72 (80.9%)
  • Black alone - 15 (16.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gay: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (13.2%), United States (8.4%), Polish (5.8%), Irish (5.3%), Scottish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 100 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gay:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gay town:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.1%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Gay, Georgia as of September 17, 2014.
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 2012: $788 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $583 (0.3%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

15.2%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+12.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Information (29%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Gay-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 117% 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 significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% 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 79.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; WARM SPRINGS, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Gay, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gay:

  • Griffin Technical College (about 20 miles; Griffin, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,546)
  • Gordon College (about 25 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,278)
  • Clayton State University (about 38 miles; Morrow, GA; FT enrollment: 3,755)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 17,928)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 44 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of West Georgia (about 46 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 8,675)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 46 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 11,522)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

25.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.4%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gay, GA

Gay compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gay travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (14%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.26%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of the NazareneUnited Church of Christ
Adherents65.1%23.5%1.8%1.6%1.5%
Congregations37.7%34.0%3.8%3.8%1.9%
NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.1%0.6%1.9%
Congregations1.9%1.9%3.8%1.9%9.4%
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: 8
This 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
This county:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Meriwether County:

11.6%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,116
Water Supply 0$0 1$307
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,423

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($534.88)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($220.93)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($139.53)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($58.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($69.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($69.77)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($139.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($197.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($58.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($197.67)
  • Tax - NEC: $22,000 ($255.81)
    Property: $12,000 ($139.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($58.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $121,000 ($1406.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($1383.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $145,000 ($1686.05)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($220.93)

7.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
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 Coweta County, GA  1.68% ($31,338 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  0.93% ($23,347)
from Fayette County, GA  0.49% ($38,211)


7.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
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 Coweta County, GA  1.39% ($28,869 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  1.20% ($29,272)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.42% ($32,188)

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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