Linton, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 993.
Males: 482  (48.6%)
Females: 511  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31087

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,152 (it was $25,598 in 2000)
Linton:

$25,152
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,560 (it was $11,698 in 2000)

Linton CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,532 (it was $38,400 in 2000)
Linton:

$53,532
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,478; Detached houses: $140,024; Mobile homes: $49,437
Linton races chart
  • Black alone - 745 (71.8%)
  • White alone - 284 (27.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.10%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Linton: 120.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 439 feet

Land area: 59.3 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Linton, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Linton:

  • High school or higher: 58.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Linton CCD:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Linton CCD:  1.2% ($463)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Linton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (41.4 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (90.7 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (645.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Deepstep, GA (2.8 miles) , Devereux, GA (3.2 miles ), Sparta, GA (3.3 miles ), Hardwick, GA (3.5 miles ), Milledgeville, GA (3.5 miles ), Midway-Hardwick, GA (3.6 miles ), Warthen, GA (3.7 miles ), Sandersville, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.12 N, Longitude: 83.03 W

Linton household income distribution Linton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Machinery (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care (53%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Electricians (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Linton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Linton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Linton place center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 tornado 49.2 miles away from the place center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Linton-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% 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 60.3 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 176.9 miles away from Linton center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 167.9 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 192.5 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 168.8 miles away from Linton 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 245.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Linton:

  • HANCOCK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPARTA, GA)
  • ABC HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF SPARTA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPARTA, GA)
  • DSI MILLEDGEVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • DAVITA INC MILLEDGEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • MEDICAL KIDNEY SERVICES OF CENTRAL GEORGIA, LTD (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • OCONEE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • ABC HOME HEALTH OF MILLEDGEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Linton:

  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 12 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 13 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Mercer University (about 42 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 47 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 55 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • East Georgia State College (about 56 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 61 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)

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Churches in Linton include: Glen Mary Church (A), Body of Christ Church (B), Nebo Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Second Darien Church (E), Darien Church (F), Roberson Chapel Church (G), Second Beulah Church (H), Zebulon Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beulah Cemetery (1), Boyer Cemetery (2), Green Sanford Cemetery (3), Ozborn Cemetery (4), Simmons Cemetery (5), Hitchcock Cemetery (6), Bethea Family Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Ray Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Creek (A), Swift Creek (B), Sheep Creek (C), Drawhorn Creek (D), Mill Creek (E), Long Branch (F), Little Tiger Creek (G), Little Creek (H), Little Buffalo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Linton: Linton Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 53.3. This is better than average.

City:

53.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00266. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00266
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

18.7%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

12.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Linton compared to Georgia state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

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 Linton CCD (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 17.47%
Here: 17.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents66.1%23.9%5.1%3.1%1.8%
Congregations50.0%33.3%8.3%4.2%4.2%
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: 1
Hancock County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Hancock County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

34.7%
Georgia:

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

13.1%
State:

14.6%

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 Baldwin County, GA  1.66% ($23,239 average AGI)


6.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
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 Baldwin County, GA  2.08% ($21,155 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.43% ($14,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Linton:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKGQ (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: KEYSTONE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMVG (1450 AM; 1 kW; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Linton:

  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • W201BN (88.1 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMGZ (97.7 FM; EATONTON, GA; Owner: MIDDLE GEORGIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKZR (102.3 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WJFL (101.9 FM; TENNILLE, GA; Owner: FALL LINE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFXM (107.1 FM; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGUR (88.9 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVKX (103.7 FM; IRWINTON, GA; Owner: WILKINSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSNT-FM (99.9 FM; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO STATION WSNT, INC.)
  • WJDS (88.7 FM; SPARTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE INC)

TV broadcast stations around Linton:

  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)

Linton on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #98 (31087) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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