Girard, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.7%
Males: 76  (49.7%)
Females: 79  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30426.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,455 (it was $22,857 in 2000)
Girard:

$22,455
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,184 (it was $9,600 in 2000)

Girard town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,484 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Girard:

$35,484
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,210; Detached houses: $59,028; Mobile homes: $123,846

Median gross rent in 2012: $611.

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  • White alone - 106 (67.9%)
  • Black alone - 49 (31.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)

Races in Girard detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Girard: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (29.3%), English (18.6%), German (12.1%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 241 feet

Land area: 3.19 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Girard,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Girard:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Girard town:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 15.8%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Girard, Georgia as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Girard to the number of sex offenders is 78 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $850 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $336 (0.9%)

Girard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (32.6 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (158.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (603.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sardis, GA (2.3 miles ), Millhaven, GA (3.3 miles ), Hiltonia, GA (3.4 miles ), Millett, SC (3.4 miles ), Greens Cut, GA (3.6 miles ), Perkins, GA (4.1 miles) , Waynesboro, GA (4.2 miles ), North Ogeechee, GA (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 33.04 N, Longitude: 81.71 W

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

9.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+16.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Utilities (36%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (26%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (23%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Girard: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Girard, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Girard-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Girard town center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1983, a category F3 tornado 17.6 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Girard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Girard center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from Girard center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 229.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Burke County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Girard topographic map

Operable nuclear power plant near Girard:

  • 18 miles: Alvin W. Vogtle 1 in Waynesboro, GA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Girard:

  • Augusta Technical College (about 33 miles; Augusta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,494)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 34 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 35 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 37 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 39 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 43 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • East Georgia State College (about 47 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)

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Notable locations in Girard: Burke County Emergency Management Agency Engine Company 5 (A), Girard City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Burke 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 2012 was 51.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.8%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Girard compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Girard town (based on Burke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.28%
Here: 38.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents60.0%21.2%4.0%3.0%2.1%
Congregations34.2%31.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsBaha'iOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.2%1.2%3.5%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%-18.4%
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: 3
Burke County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Burke County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

32.8%
Georgia:

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

13.4%
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
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,037
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,037

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $115,000 ($741.94)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($58.06)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($38.71)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($32.26)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($25.81)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.45)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($25.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,000 ($19.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($116.13)
    All Other: $7,000 ($45.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($25.81)
    Rents: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($32.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,000 ($38.71)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,000 ($77.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($51.61)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($25.81)
    NEC: $3,000 ($19.35)
    Property: $2,000 ($12.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $128,000 ($825.81)

7.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Richmond County, GA  2.37% ($23,841 average AGI)
from Columbia County, GA  0.34% ($30,714)
from Jefferson County, GA  0.30% ($21,360)


7.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
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 Richmond County, GA  3.00% ($21,766 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.35% ($31,724)
to Jefferson County, GA  0.27% ($27,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Girard:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAM (1050 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: J.J. & B. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTHB (1550 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Girard:

  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAW-FM (99.1 FM; BARNWELL, SC; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WIIZ (97.9 FM; BLACKVILLE, SC; Owner: NICWILD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSP (96.3 FM; AIKEN, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHB-FM (100.9 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFA (107.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEKL (102.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHKN (94.9 FM; MILLEN, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WAAW (94.7 FM; WILLISTON, SC; Owner: FRANK NEELY)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WACG-FM (90.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSLT (98.3 FM; CLEARWATER, SC; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDOG-FM (93.5 FM; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: GOOD RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Girard:

  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WEBA-TV (Channel 14; ALLENDALE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Girard fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 1996 06:46 PM, 79, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .4 Mi Ese Int Hwy 23 & Hancock Landing (Lat: 33.110694 Lon: -81.846500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 123 m, Call Sign: WPDS489, Licensee ID: L00011680
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 11/04/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2008
    Registrant: Pni Spectrum LLC, 5801 Goshen Springs Rd Ste D, Norcross, GA 30071, Phone: (770) 416-5931
  • Ese Of Hwy 23 Hancock Ln (Lat: 33.110694 Lon: -81.846500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 123 m, Call Sign: WPJT507
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/1996, Expiration Date: 10/17/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2006, Certifier: Eugene H Kreeft
    Registrant: Preferred Networks Inc, 5801 Goshen Springs Rd, Suite D, Norcross, GA 30071, Fax: (770) 734-0936

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Mi Ne Mill Haven Rd 4 Mi Se (Lat: 33.007111 Lon: -81.656778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: KZP454
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 12/04/2020, Certifier: Randal P Dixon
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • GIRARD, Highway 23 S (Lat: 33.045833 Lon: -81.711667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPWS795
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.687 MHz, 460.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2012, Expiration Date: 01/15/2023, Certifier: Art Bryan
    Registrant: Savannah Communications, Savannah, GA 31418, Phone: (912) 964-1479, Fax: (912) 966-5724, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KS4OL, Licensee ID: L00494196
    Grant Date: 04/02/2012, Expiration Date: 06/30/2022, Certifier: John L Pless Iii
    Registrant: John L Pless Iii, 1120 Stoney Bluff Landing, Girard, GA 30426

Most common first names in Girard, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1769.2 years
Mary1178.4 years
Thomas966.3 years
William875.4 years
Joseph769.1 years
Willie770.7 years
John679.3 years
Mattie678.3 years
Carrie479.0 years
Ernest465.7 years
Most common last names in Girard, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dixon2075.6 years
Mallard1578.6 years
Hillis1278.0 years
Heath1168.2 years
Williams1068.6 years
Givens968.8 years
Godbee974.3 years
Perry869.0 years
Brigham872.9 years
Roberts764.3 years

Girard on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
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