Higgston, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 317 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 164  (51.8%)
Females: 153  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 30474.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,859 (it was $28,854 in 2000)
Higgston:

$28,859
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,515 (it was $13,797 in 2000)

Higgston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $118,971 (it was $22,700 in 2000)
Higgston:

$118,971
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $135,544; Detached houses: $157,602; Mobile homes: $7,105

Median gross rent in 2016: $677.

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  • Races in Higgston, GA (2010)

    Higgston races chart
    • 24174.6%White alone
    • 6720.7%Black alone
    • 154.6%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Higgston: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.2%), American (8.0%), Scottish (6.1%), Irish (2.6%), African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 270 feet

Land area: 3.15 square miles.

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

Higgston,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Higgston:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Higgston town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

14 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America).

This town:

3.2%
Georgia:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,047 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $615 (1.0%)

Higgston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (80.7 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (139.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (675.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Vidalia, GA (1.8 miles ), Ailey, GA (2.5 miles ), Mount Vernon, GA (2.8 miles ), Lyons, GA (2.9 miles ), Santa Claus, GA (2.9 miles ), Tarrytown, GA (3.0 miles) , Alston, GA (3.1 miles) , Glenwood, GA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Latitude: 32.22 N, Longitude: 82.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Higgston household income distribution Higgston home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.7%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Higgston, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Higgston town center .

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 tornado 14.0 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Higgston-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 114.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from Higgston 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 241.1 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 148.5 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 148.6 miles away from Higgston center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Higgston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Higgston:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • MEADOWS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • BETHANY NSG CTR OF VIDALIA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • OXLEY PARK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LYONS, GA)
  • GLENWOOD HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GLENWOOD, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Higgston:

  • East Georgia State College (about 28 miles; Swainsboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,345)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 43 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • South Georgia State College (about 55 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 74 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 75 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 75 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 79 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)

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

Churches in Higgston include: Eureka Church (A), Higgston Baptist Church (B), Hill Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 42.3%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.0% for Black residents, 72.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
Georgia average:

12.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Higgston town (based on Montgomery County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,74013
Black Protestant5464
Mainline Protestant3829
None5,455-
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: 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Montgomery County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

29.7%
Georgia:

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

12.2%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Higgston:

46.1%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.3
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Higgston:

18.1%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Higgston:

15.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Higgston:

6.5
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

38.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Higgston:

53.4%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Higgston:

85.0%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Higgston, 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 0$0 5$33
Totals for Government 0$0 5$33

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($75.71)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($63.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($22.08)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($22.08)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($6.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $9,000 ($28.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($88.33)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($56.78)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($15.77)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($113.56)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $11,000 ($34.70)
    NEC: $4,000 ($12.62)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000 ($9.46)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($3.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $43,000 ($135.65)

7.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
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 Toombs County, GA  2.71% ($26,449 average AGI)
from Treutlen County, GA  0.43% ($17,545)
from Wheeler County, GA  0.39% ($18,000)


7.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
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 Toombs County, GA  2.73% ($26,386 average AGI)
to Wheeler County, GA  0.39% ($31,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Higgston:

  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXRS (1590 AM; 3 kW; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Higgston:

  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLYU (100.9 FM; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING INC)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKTM (106.1 FM; SOPERTON, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Higgston:

  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)

Higgston fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 2012 02:32 PM, Sr-15, Sr-292, Lat: 32.22111, Lon: -82.47075, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1996 03:19 PM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Apr 19, 1990 06:25 AM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 1977 10:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $522,000Total costs
  • 4,830Total average daily traffic
  • 47Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,245Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • CLARENCE T BARINOWSKI, 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.234167 Lon: -82.480833), Type: 151.2, Overall height: 151.2 m, Registrant: 7063099670, Ctbarinowski@comcast.Net, 2278 WORTHAM LANE
  • Mark C Barinowski, 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.232944 Lon: -82.480722), Type: 182.8, Overall height: 182.8 m, Registrant: 7063099670, Ctbarinowski@comcast.Net, 2278 WORTHAM LANE
  • Mark C Barinowski, 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.232944 Lon: -82.480722), Type: 182.8, Overall height: 182.8 m, Registrant: 7063099670, Ctbarinowski@comcast.Net, 2278 WORTHAM LANE
  • Mark C Barinowski, 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.232944 Lon: -82.480722), Type: 184.4, Overall height: 182.8 m, Registrant: 7063099670, Ctbarinowski@comcast.Net, 2278 WORTHAM LANE
  • Mark C Barinowski, 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.232944 Lon: -82.480722), Type: 184.4, Overall height: 182.8 m, Registrant: 7063099670, Ctbarinowski@comcast.Net, 2278 WORTHAM LANE
  • 1131 Ga Hwy 29 (Lat: 32.234167 Lon: -82.480833), Type: 151.2, Overall height: 151.2 m, Registrant: 7067338201, Good.News.Network@msn.Com, 3213 HUXLEY DR, Phone: (BAR) INO-WSKI
  • Ne Corner Int Hwys 29/15 & 280/30 (Lat: 32.212500 Lon: -82.463056), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 92 m, Registrant: 9125379202, , 1501 MOUNT VERNON RD

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 170 Meters W Of Rt 29 (Lat: 32.234083 Lon: -82.480972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 151 m, Overall height: 154 m, Call Sign: WPJI845, Licensee ID: L00120582
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.012 MHzGrant Date: 06/28/1996, Expiration Date: 06/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2001, Certifier: Kenneth GoldsteinRegistrant: Metrocall Usa Inc, 6677 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306, Phone: (904) 432-4555, Fax: (904) 438-9602
  • Vidalia 2 Wgph Rt 29-170 (Lat: 32.234083 Lon: -82.480972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 150 m, Overall height: 151 m, Call Sign: WPJI981, Licensee ID: L00001229
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.387 MHzGrant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/28/2021, Certifier: J. Roy PottleRegistrant: Ams Spectrum Holdings, LLC

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Higgston, Lat: 32.243889 Lon: -82.506667, Call Sign: WPXB279
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2012, Certifier: Billy R Hall Jr.Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Vidalia 2/ Wgph-Rte 29/170 Meters West (Lat: 32.234056 Lon: -82.480944), Overall height: 151 m, Call Sign: KNKM940, Licensee ID: L00001229
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.587 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: J. Roy PottleRegistrant: Ams Spectrum Holdings, LLC

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Higgston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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