Higgston, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 312 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 152  (48.9%)
Females: 160  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 30474.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,956 (it was $28,854 in 2000)
Higgston:

$36,956
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,072 (it was $13,797 in 2000)

Higgston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,889 (it was $22,700 in 2000)
Higgston:

$119,889
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $155,098; detached houses: $185,641; mobile homes: $15,447

Median gross rent in 2019: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Higgston: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.9%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.6% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 14.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Higgston, GA (2019)
    • 22451.4%White alone
    • 12929.6%Black alone
    • 6915.8%Hispanic
    • 133.0%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (11.4%), English (8.6%), Irish (6.1%), African (2.0%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 270 feet

Land area: 3.15 square miles.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (very low).

Higgston, Georgia map

18 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America).

This town:

4.1%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,615 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $569 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.22 N, Longitude: 82.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Distribution of median household income in Higgston, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Higgston, GA in 2019
Higgston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $257,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+14.9%).
Most common industries in Higgston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Utilities (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Utilities (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.0%)
  • Wood products (7.0%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Leather & allied products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.7%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Utilities (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Higgston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Food processing workers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Registered nurses (8.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)

Average climate in Higgston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 27% 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 Higgston center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 143.4 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) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from Higgston 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 the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.8 miles away from Higgston 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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Higgston:

Marital status in Higgston, GA
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Higgston:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Higgston, GA (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
State:

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

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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:
Montgomery County:

12.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Higgston:

43.1%
Georgia:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

36.0%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Georgia:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Higgston:

24.5%
Georgia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Higgston:

10.8%
Georgia:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Higgston:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Higgston:

48.9%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Higgston:

78.2%
Georgia:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Higgston, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 6$33
Totals for Government 0$0 6$33

Higgston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.41)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($105.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($25.64)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($19.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($3.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($16.03)

Higgston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,000 ($3.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000 ($83.33)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($76.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($3.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($19.23)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $20,000 ($64.10)
    Property: $7,000 ($22.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($9.62)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($6.41)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($3.21)

Higgston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,000 ($519.23)

8.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
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 Toombs County, GA  2.93% ($32,787 average AGI)

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:

Apr 24, 2019 12:29 AM, Sr-15, Saw Mill Road, Lat: 32.221108, Lon: -82.470783, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 9, 2012 02:32 PM, Sr-15, Sr-292, Lat: 32.221114, Lon: -82.470753, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1996 03:19 PM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Dec 13, 1996 01:30 PM, Sr30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.9mTotal length
  • $997,000Total costs
  • 11,040Total average daily traffic
  • 108Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,560Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/1996, Expiration Date: 06/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2001, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/28/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2021, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Ams Spectrum Holdings, LLC

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Higgston, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.0%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Higgston, GA
    • 8853.0%Outside Fires
    • 5533.1%Structure Fires
    • 2313.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Higgston, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Higgston, GA
  • 90.6%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Higgston, GA
  • 91.5%Electricity
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Higgston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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