Higdon-Mobile, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,210.
Males: 1,113  (50.4%)
Females: 1,097  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30513

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,008 (it was $32,675 in 2000)
Higdon-Mobile:

$36,008
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,823 (it was $16,894 in 2000)

Higdon-Mobile CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,534 (it was $91,000 in 2000)
Higdon-Mobile:

$167,534
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $228,165; Detached houses: $262,703; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,439; Mobile homes: $89,592
Higdon-Mobile races chart
  • White alone - 1,892 (96.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Higdon-Mobile: 160.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 107.8 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Higdon-Mobile:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Higdon-Mobile CCD:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

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

Higdon-Mobile CCD:  0.5% ($427)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (46.4 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (81.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (508.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Epworth, GA (2.1 miles ), McCaysville, GA (2.4 miles ), Copperhill, TN (2.4 miles ), Ducktown, TN (2.8 miles ), Blue Ridge, GA (3.0 miles ), Mineral Bluff, GA (3.4 miles ), Cherry Log, GA (3.4 miles) , Morganton, GA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.94 N, Longitude: 84.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Higdon-Mobile household income distribution Higdon-Mobile home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Apparel (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Higdon-Mobile: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Higdon-Mobile, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Higdon-Mobile-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Higdon-Mobile place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 16.8 miles away from the place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Higdon-Mobile-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 80% 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 73.4 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 65.6 miles away from Higdon-Mobile center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.6 miles away from the city 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 192.1 miles away from Higdon-Mobile center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 308.3 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 Fannin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Higdon-Mobile:

  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF BLUE RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC BLUE RIDGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Higdon-Mobile:

  • Lee University (about 29 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 30 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Dalton State College (about 33 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 35 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • University of North Georgia (about 40 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 46 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)

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Notable locations in Higdon-Mobile: Mobile (A), Cad (B), Fannin County Fire Department Station 6 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Higdon-Mobile include: Bethlehem Church (A), Hipp Chapel (B), Mount Moriah Church (C), Shady Grove Church (D), Mount Agony Church (E), Macedonia Church (F), Lebanon Church (G), Millsap Church (H), Mobile Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Patterson Cemetery (1), Dyer Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Millsaps Cemetery (4), Patterson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Weehunt Lake (A), Browns Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Fork Jacks River (A), Watson Creek (B), Walnut Creek (C), Tearbritches Creek (D), Sugar Cove Branch (E), South Fork Jacks River (F), Rough Creek (G), Rockwall Branch (H), Rice Camp Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Higdon-Mobile: Cohutta Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fannin 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 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Higdon-Mobile compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Higdon-Mobile CCD (based on Fannin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.45%
Here: 69.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents81.1%6.4%4.4%3.2%2.3%
Congregations66.0%11.3%3.8%7.5%1.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.0%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.2%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%
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
Fannin County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Fannin County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

12.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Fannin County:

25.8%
Georgia:

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

13.4%
State:

14.6%

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.73% ($24,339 average AGI)
from Union County, GA  0.39% ($22,667)
from Polk County, TN  0.39% ($19,500)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.51% ($27,487 average AGI)
to Polk County, TN  0.47% ($24,111)
to Union County, GA  0.42% ($32,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Higdon-Mobile:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Higdon-Mobile:

  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W250AJ (97.9 FM; COPPERHILL, TN; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)
  • W203BA (88.5 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Higdon-Mobile:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)

Higdon-Mobile on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #71 (30513) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
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