Lavonia, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 2,200 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.4%
 
Males: 1,005  (45.7%)
Females: 1,195  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 30553.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,125 (it was $24,286 in 2000)
Lavonia:

$32,125
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,074 (it was $12,876 in 2000)

Lavonia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,094 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Lavonia:

$129,094
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $142,431; detached houses: $147,387; mobile homes: $52,654

Median gross rent in 2019: $618.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lavonia: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.6%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.9% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lavonia, GA (2010)
    • 1,35863.0%White alone
    • 51423.8%Black alone
    • 23010.7%Hispanic
    • 371.7%Two or more races
    • 110.5%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
    • 20.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Lavonia, Georgia as of March 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lavonia is 149 to 1.


Crime rates in Lavonia by year

Type

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(147.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(139.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.2)
2
(92.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(147.4)
2
(95.1)
5
(248.9)
2
(91.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(94.3)
1
(46.6)
2
(92.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(92.2)
4
(184.9)
3
(138.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(540.5)
3
(142.7)
4
(199.1)
14
(641.0)
24
(1,113)
18
(848.7)
15
(698.6)
12
(555.0)
22
(1,015)
27
(1,244)
15
(693.5)
10
(462.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
51
(2,506)
14
(666.0)
24
(1,195)
29
(1,328)
18
(834.9)
13
(612.9)
13
(605.5)
13
(601.3)
11
(507.4)
4
(184.3)
13
(601.0)
6
(277.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
118
(5,799)
77
(3,663)
86
(4,281)
111
(5,082)
81
(3,757)
127
(5,988)
60
(2,795)
54
(2,498)
92
(4,244)
95
(4,378)
79
(3,652)
57
(2,636)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(491.4)
1
(47.6)
3
(149.3)
4
(183.2)
5
(231.9)
2
(94.3)
3
(139.7)
4
(185.0)
4
(184.5)
1
(46.1)
9
(416.1)
5
(231.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index717.0254.0421.1558.2561.2488.0319.0295.6515.2468.2452.6351.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lavonia, GA

Crime rate in Lavonia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.48
Georgia average:

1.98
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Ancestries: American (25.5%), Irish (6.1%), English (4.7%), German (1.8%), European (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 853 feet

Land area: 3.89 square miles.

Population density: 566 people per square mile   (low).

Lavonia, Georgia map

122 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

This city:

4.9%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,516 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $936 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (36.8 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (87.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (569.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gumlog, GA (2.1 miles ),
Bowersville, GA (2.2 miles ),
Martin, GA (2.4 miles ),
Canon, GA (2.5 miles ),
Avalon, GA (2.6 miles ),
Carnesville, GA (2.9 miles ),
Fair Play, SC (2.9 miles ),
Oakway, SC (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.44 N, Longitude: 83.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,165 (+86.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 327 (33.1%)

Area code: 706

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $48,200
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $136,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $245,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lavonia, GA residents
Average permit cost in Lavonia, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Georgia:

5.4%
Most common industries in Lavonia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.7%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Lavonia, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Lavonia, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

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

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the Lavonia city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lavonia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 29% greater 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 52.7 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 181.0 miles away from Lavonia center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 143.9 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 106.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 144.0 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) earthquake occurred 264.8 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 Franklin County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lavonia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lavonia:

  • TY COBB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, LLC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 367 CLEAR CREEK PARKWAY)
  • TUGALOO HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (12915 JONES STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lavonia:

  • DCA OF ROYSTON (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ROYSTON, GA)
  • TY COBB HEALTHCARE SYSTEM LONG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROYSTON, GA)
  • LAKE HARTWELL KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HARTWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HERITAGE INN OF HARTWELL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HART COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HART CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)

Amtrak station near Lavonia:

  • 17 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Lavonia:

  • 20 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 20 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lavonia:

  • Clemson University (about 23 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 23 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Piedmont College (about 27 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Anderson University (about 28 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Athens Technical College (about 34 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 37 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Brenau University (about 42 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Public elementary/middle school in Lavonia:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lavonia: Lavonia Fire Department (A), Lavonia Carnegie Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Lavonia include: Jones Street Residential Historic District (1), Lavonia Commercial Historic District (2), West Avenue-Roberts Street Residential Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Renstone Bed & Breakfast And Spa On The Lake (Recreation Areas; 560 Chandler Place Drive), J&H Amusement (Arcades & Amusements; 12022 Augusta Rd.).

Hotels: Best Western Regency Inn (13705 Jones Street), GuestHouse Intl Lavonia (14227 Jones Street), Guesthouse International Inn of Lavonia (14227 Jones Street).

Birthplace of: Kyle Myers - Internet personality, Omer Clyde Aderhold - President of the University of Georgia.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Lavonia (2011 data):

  • Northeast Georgia Bank: Dills Supermarket Branch at 12258 Augusta Rd, branch established on 1994/10/19; at 69 Augusta Road, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $417.3 mil, Deposits: $375.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bankshares, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Bank: Lavonia Branch at 12321 Augusta Road, branch established on 1996/09/09. Info updated 2008/11/07: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $509.5 mil, headquarters in Elberton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Financial Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Lavonia Branch at 5809 West Ave, branch established on 1948/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lavonia Main Branch at 10 Silo Lane, branch established on 2001/11/13. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Lavonia Branch at 12380 Augusta Road, branch established on 1978/08/07. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lavonia:

Marital status in Lavonia, GA
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lavonia:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Georgia average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lavonia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lavonia, GA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,09150
Mainline Protestant2,00517
Black Protestant3622
Other101
None6,616-
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: 5
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lavonia:

47.3%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.1%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Lavonia:

29.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lavonia:

21.3%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lavonia:

13.9%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lavonia:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Lavonia:

35.8%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Lavonia:

51.3%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Lavonia:

76.7%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lavonia, 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
Police Protection - Officers 15$48,028$38,4220$0
Water Supply 12$36,852$36,8520$0
Other Government Administration 5$26,000$62,4000$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,189$33,5670$0
Financial Administration 3$11,182$44,7280$0
Sewerage 2$6,528$39,1680$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,181$31,0860$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,226$31,3560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,356$28,2721$740
Police - Other 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,657
Totals for Government 47$155,199$39,6253$3,397

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $24,000 ($10.91)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($1.36)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,023,000 ($465.00)
    Regular Highways: $388,000 ($176.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $347,000 ($157.73)
    General - Other: $337,000 ($153.18)
    Financial Administration: $319,000 ($145.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $132,000 ($60.00)
    Central Staff Services: $112,000 ($50.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $101,000 ($45.91)
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000 ($12.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $25,000 ($11.36)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($7.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($3.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($26.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,000 ($1.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $72,000 ($32.73)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($9.55)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($4.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.45)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $917,000 ($416.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $321,000 ($145.91)
    Other: $20,000 ($9.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($20.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $421,000 ($191.36)
    Other: $267,000 ($121.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $574,000 ($260.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $121,000 ($55.00)
    Sale of Property: $23,000 ($10.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($2.27)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.82)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,375,000 ($625.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($17.27)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • Tax - Property: $914,000 ($415.45)
    Other Selective Sales: $397,000 ($180.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $278,000 ($126.36)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $135,000 ($61.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $123,000 ($55.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000 ($28.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $29,000 ($13.18)
    Other License: $10,000 ($4.55)

Lavonia government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000 ($984.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,018,000 ($917.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000 ($67.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,042,000 ($1837.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,000 ($44.55)

7.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Hart County, GA  1.62% ($34,547 average AGI)
to Stephens County, GA  1.11% ($32,975)
to Jackson County, GA  0.57% ($27,585)
Businesses in Lavonia, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Sleep Inn1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lavonia:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLY (980 AM; 1 kW; HARTWELL, GA; Owner: JAMES E. HICKS & BILLIE F. HICKS, PARTNERS)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lavonia:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Lavonia:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52AA (Channel 52; CARNESVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Lavonia, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents33
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents60
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count18849
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents29008
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5368
  • Fatalities20924
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents48179
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2202
See more detailed statistics of Lavonia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.4mTotal length
  • $7,219,000Total costs
  • 69,400Total average daily traffic
  • 2,075Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,450Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lavonia, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lavonia, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lavonia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lavonia, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lavonia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lavonia)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fires - 76 took place in 2016, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lavonia, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.1%), and Structure Fires (29.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lavonia, GA
    • 22441.1%Outside Fires
    • 16129.5%Structure Fires
    • 11721.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 437.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lavonia, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lavonia, Georgia:

  • Rodeway Inn, 890 Ross Pl, Lavonia, Georgia 30553 , Phone: (706) 356-2268, Fax: (706) 356-7740
  • Super 8 Lavonia, 14227 Jones St, Lavonia, Georgia 30553 , Phone: (706) 356-8848, Fax: (706) 356-2951
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 110 Owens Dr, Lavonia, Georgia 30553 , Phone: (706) 356-2100, Fax: (706) 356-2101
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 115 Owens Dr, Lavonia, Georgia 30553 , Phone: (706) 460-5100, Fax: (706) 460-5101
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Lavonia, GA, 115 Owens Dr, Lavonia, Georgia 30553 , Phone: (706) 460-5100, Fax: (706) 460-5101
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lavonia, Georgia
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lavonia, GA
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lavonia, GA
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood


Lavonia compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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