Harrison, Georgia

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.9%
(26.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Georgia average:

3.96
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+16.7%).
Most common industries in Harrison, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Truck transportation (16.4%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Apparel (7.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (25.5%)
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (20.4%)
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Harrison, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (31.6%)
  • Construction laborers (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.0%)
  • Bus drivers (9.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.6%)

Average climate in Harrison, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Harrison-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Harrison town center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harrison-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% 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 73.7 miles away from Harrison center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from Harrison 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 203.2 miles away from the city 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 152.2 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 217.5 miles away from Harrison 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 165.1 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 Washington County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harrison topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harrison:

  • WRIGHTSVILLE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA)
  • WRIGHTSVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA)
  • WRIGHTSVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA)
  • RAI SANDERSVILLE INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • RAWLINGS NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • SMITH MEDICAL NURSING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • COMFORT CARE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harrison:

  • East Georgia State College (about 29 miles; Swainsboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,345)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 34 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 35 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Mercer University (about 54 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 57 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 59 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 59 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Harrison Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoir: Segars Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Herbert Arlene - Politician, Phil Bedgood - Baseball player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

3.0 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harrison, GA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,56245
Black Protestant2,12815
Mainline Protestant1,69013
Catholic981
Other422
None9,667-
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: 3
Here:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Washington County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

12.9%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
State:

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

16.4%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Harrison:

45.7%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.3%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Harrison:

30.7
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.8%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Harrison:

6.6
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Harrison:

37.6%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

49.8%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.2%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harrison, GA Residents
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 1$2,542$30,5046$630
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$1,258
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,825
Totals for Government 1$2,542$30,50411$3,713

Harrison government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($185.84)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($123.89)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($123.89)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($95.13)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($46.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($39.82)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($22.12)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($6.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($4.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($4.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($88.50)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($57.52)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($28.76)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($11.06)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($6.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $72,000 ($159.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($33.19)

Harrison government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $98,000 ($216.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($46.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($150.44)
    Other: $50,000 ($110.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($8.85)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($2.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $147,000 ($325.22)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $23,000 ($50.88)
    Property: $14,000 ($30.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($19.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($13.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($4.42)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($2.21)

Harrison government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $342,000 ($756.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $334,000 ($738.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($17.70)

Harrison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000 ($64.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $441,000 ($975.66)

2.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

3.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Baldwin County, GA  0.52% ($33,086 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harrison:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNT (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO WNST, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harrison:

  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDBN (107.5 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA; Owner: D/B/A DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WJFL (101.9 FM; TENNILLE, GA; Owner: FALL LINE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSNT-FM (99.9 FM; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO STATION WSNT, INC.)
  • WKKZ (92.7 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: KIRBY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • WPEH-FM (92.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, GA; Owner: PEACH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harrison:

  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Harrison fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 2016 05:56 AM, Bartow Dublin Road, Lat: 32.801761, Lon: -82.631378, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 2015 02:25 AM, Sr-15, Lat: 32.785497, Lon: -82.744167, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 12, 1995 00:22 AM, 331, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.1mTotal length
  • $1,688,000Total costs
  • 5,160Total average daily traffic
  • 128Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,740Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Harrison, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie1374.0 years
John1177.7 years
Mary974.7 years
James964.0 years
Robert771.4 years
William779.3 years
George676.7 years
Thomas576.4 years
Jimmie459.8 years
Mattie476.5 years
Most common last names in Harrison, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1976.9 years
Brantley1575.8 years
Taylor1467.7 years
Jackson1377.3 years
Johnson1070.2 years
Page779.7 years
Bryan575.6 years
Waller575.0 years
Lord573.8 years
Scott566.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harrison, GA
  • 48.6%Electricity
  • 28.3%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harrison, GA
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 31.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Wood


Harrison compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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