Iron City, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 313 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 135  (43.2%)
Females: 178  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 39859.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,957 (it was $25,781 in 2000)
Iron City:

$27,957
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,364 (it was $12,161 in 2000)

Iron City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,243 (it was $33,400 in 2000)
Iron City:

$73,243
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $80,623; Detached houses: $95,719; Mobile homes: $27,786

Median gross rent in 2012: $950.

Iron City races chart
  • White alone - 262 (84.5%)
  • Black alone - 47 (15.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Iron City: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (69.5%), English (6.2%), Scottish (3.3%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 391 people per square mile   (very low).

Iron City,GA real estate house value index trend

Iron City, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Iron City:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iron City town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

7 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This town:  2.2%
Georgia:  9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $562 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $607 (0.9%)

Iron City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (38.2 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (127.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (636.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Donalsonville, GA (2.1 miles ), Brinson, GA (2.3 miles ), Steam Mill, GA (2.8 miles ), Mayhaw, GA (3.0 miles ), Boykin, GA (3.1 miles) , Jakin, GA (3.4 miles) , Colquitt, GA (3.5 miles ), Bellview, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.01 N, Longitude: 84.81 W

Area code: 229

Iron City household income distribution Iron City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -182 (-36.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Iron City, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Iron City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/2005, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Iron City town center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $7 million in damages.

On 12/28/1968, a category F3 tornado 21.2 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 347.5 miles away from Iron 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 218.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 239.7 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 245.3 miles away from Iron City center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Iron City:

  • SEMINOLE MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DONALSONVILLE, GA)
  • SEMINOLE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DONALSONVILLE, GA)
  • MILLER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COLQUITT, GA)
  • MILLER COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; COLQUITT, GA)
  • BAINBRIDGE HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BAINBRIDGE, GA)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE, BAINBRIDGE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BAINBRIDGE, GA)
  • MEMORIAL MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BAINBRIDGE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iron City:

  • Bainbridge State College (about 19 miles; Bainbridge, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,308)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 44 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 49 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)
  • Florida State University (about 51 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 52 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Darton State College (about 53 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)

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

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

Seminole 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 2012: 28.6%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
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: 0.7% of all households

Iron City compared to Georgia state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Iron City travel time to work - commute Iron City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Iron City town (based on Seminole County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.44%
Here: 46.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.8%19.7%11.5%11.5%4.9%
Congregations16.0%16.0%20.0%16.0%4.0%
NameChurch of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents3.7%1.7%1.6%0.8%0.8%
Congregations4.0%4.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%
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
Seminole County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Seminole County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Seminole County:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$921
Streets and Highways 1$2,600$31,2000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,600$31,2001$921

Iron City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($86.26)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($92.65)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($41.53)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($38.34)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($31.95)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($25.56)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($22.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($12.78)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.39)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($3.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($6.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($38.34)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($6.39)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($6.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($76.68)

Iron City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($22.36)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($15.97)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($118.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($140.58)
    Rents: $1,000 ($3.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($22.36)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $12,000 ($38.34)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($28.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($19.17)
    NEC: $3,000 ($9.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $749,000 ($2392.97)

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
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 Decatur County, GA  1.62% ($29,638 average AGI)
from Miller County, GA  1.24% ($24,472)
from Early County, GA  0.76% ($23,773)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 Decatur County, GA  1.66% ($20,792 average AGI)
to Miller County, GA  0.90% ($25,192)
to Early County, GA  0.62% ($15,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iron City:

  • WSEM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: SEMINOLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iron City:

  • WGMK (106.3 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING CO)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWGF (107.5 FM; DONALSONVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZND (105.3 FM; HEADLAND, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WBGE (101.9 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: JOHN H. WIGGINS)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBBK-FM (93.1 FM; BLAKELY, GA; Owner: MERCHANTS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS OF SW GA)
  • WJNF (91.1 FM; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Iron City:

  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W69DO (Channel 69; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W26BM (Channel 26; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W08DM (Channel 8; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W45BL (Channel 45; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CQ (Channel 51; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W30BO (Channel 30; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W47BX (Channel 47; COLQUITT, GA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Iron City fatal accident list:

Mar 2, 1985 04:25 AM, 38, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W4IPH, Licensee ID: L00791394
    Grant Date: 01/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: James T Bell
    Registrant: James T Bell, 1948 Lake Hill Rd, Iron City, GA 39859-4118

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Iron City, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1567.5 years
John876.1 years
William871.6 years
George771.9 years
Robert664.5 years
Thomas681.5 years
Annie475.8 years
Mary467.2 years
Ruby477.0 years
Raymond474.2 years
Most common last names in Iron City, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2376.3 years
Miller1973.9 years
Lane1178.6 years
Hunter968.8 years
Hornsby974.0 years
Roberts869.1 years
Burke668.8 years
Trawick678.2 years
Harlow568.2 years
Bell569.8 years

Iron City on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers"
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