Little River, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 4,712.
Males: 2,348  (49.8%)
Females: 2,364  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 31024

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,011 (it was $41,379 in 2000)
Little River:

$61,011
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,690 (it was $23,554 in 2000)

Little River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,315 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Little River:

$203,315
GA:

$202,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Little River: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Little River, GA (2000)
    • 3,65883.4%White alone
    • 62114.2%Black alone
    • 431.0%Hispanic
    • 230.5%Two or more races
    • 190.4%Asian alone
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 108.4 square miles.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (very low).

Little River, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Little River CCD:

0.8% ($695)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (30.3 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (69.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (641.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Crooked Creek, GA (2.7 miles ),
Eatonton, GA (2.8 miles ),
Phoenix, GA (3.5 miles ),
Milledgeville, GA (3.6 miles ),
Devereux, GA (3.7 miles ),
Hardwick, GA (3.8 miles ),
Midway-Hardwick, GA (3.8 miles ),
Round Oak, GA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.21 N, Longitude: 83.39 W

Distribution of median household income in Little River, GA in 2019
Little River satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Georgia:

5.4%
Most common industries in Little River, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Wood products (7.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (11.4%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Utilities (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Little River, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)

Average climate in Little River, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00262
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Little River-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Little River 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 44.2 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:

Little River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 13% 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 69.2 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 156.0 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 156.0 miles away from Little River center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from Little River 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 260.6 miles away from Little River center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from Little River 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 Putnam County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Little River:

  • ORMC/ HOSPICE OF THE OCONEE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • OCONEE REG MC SKILLED NSG UNIT (Nursing Home, 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)
  • MEDICAL KIDNEY SERVICES OF CENTRAL GEORGIA, LTD (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • DSI MILLEDGEVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)
  • DAVITA INC MILLEDGEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Little River:

  • Georgia College and State University (about 14 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,271)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 14 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • Mercer University (about 31 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 35 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Gordon State College (about 46 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 49 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • University of Georgia (about 52 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Little River: Cedar Creek Check Station (A), Mathis Hunt Camp (B), Twin Bridges Hunt Camp (C), Murder Creek Falls Hunt Camp (D), Rock Creek Hunt Camp (E), Willard Hunt Camp (F), Murder Creek Research Natural Area (G), Oak Grove Hunt Camp (H), Culp Hunt Camp (I), Murder Creek Hunt Camp (J), Lazenberry Hunt Camp (K), Sinclair Lake Recreation Area (L), Twin Bridges Fire Department (M), Harllee Branch Power Plant (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Little River include: Pierces Chapel Church (A), Central Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Lake Shore Church (D), Raymouth Church (E), Reids Chapel (F), Friendship Church (G), Mount Ararat Church (H), Mount Calvin Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Key Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Potato Creek (B), Murder Creek (C), Cold Branch (D), Blue Branch (E), Hitchcock Branch (F), Bear Creek (G), Baker Branch (H), Big Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Little River: Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

For population 15 years and over in Little River:

Marital status in Little River, GA
  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Little River:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Little River, GA (based on Putnam County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,54223
Mainline Protestant1,62011
Black Protestant9646
Other181
None14,074-
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: 3
Putnam County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Putnam County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

9.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Putnam County:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

12.5%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Putnam County:

14.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

8.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Baldwin County, GA  1.35% ($49,596 average AGI)
from Greene County, GA  0.57% ($46,068)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.54% ($73,190)

Strongest AM radio stations in Little River:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WKVQ (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EATONTON, GA; Owner: CRAIG BAKER)
  • 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.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Little River:

  • WMGZ (97.7 FM; EATONTON, GA; Owner: MIDDLE GEORGIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKZR (102.3 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXM (107.1 FM; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNF (96.5 FM; GRAY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAYS (105.5 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDDK (103.9 FM; GREENSBORO, GA; Owner: BRIARPATCH RADIO INC.)
  • WQMJ (100.1 FM; FORSYTH, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W201BN (88.1 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WGUR (88.9 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Little River:

  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.7mTotal length
  • $1,652,000Total costs
  • 35,220Total average daily traffic
  • 378Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,830Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Little River, GA
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 38.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Little River, GA
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 38.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Wood


Little River compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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