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 2012: $42,747 (it was $41,379 in 2000)
Little River:

$42,747
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,004 (it was $23,554 in 2000)

Little River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,379 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Little River:

$161,379
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $208,111; Detached houses: $262,128; Townhouses or other attached units: $83,874; Mobile homes: $130,507
Little River races chart
  • White alone - 3,658 (83.4%)
  • Black alone - 621 (14.2%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Little River: 148.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Little River CCD:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

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

Little River CCD:  0.8% ($695)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Little River satellite photo by USGS

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

Little River household income distribution Little River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

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

Average climate in Little River, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Georgia state average. It is 83% 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 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, Depth: 12.2 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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from the 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 223.6 miles away from Little River center
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) earthquake occurred 269.3 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 Putnam County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 50.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 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 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00266
U.S.:

0.01468
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%

Little River compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

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 Little River CCD (based on Putnam County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.83%
Here: 24.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents53.9%29.6%4.8%3.0%2.9%
Congregations28.6%32.1%7.1%3.6%3.6%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents2.6%1.1%0.6%0.6%0.9%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%3.6%10.7%
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
Putnam County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

29.1%
Georgia:

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

14.2%
State:

14.6%

7.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
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  1.03% ($28,855 average AGI)
from Greene County, GA  0.62% ($30,717)
from Morgan County, GA  0.39% ($24,000)


7.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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  0.96% ($21,831 average AGI)
to Greene County, GA  0.66% ($35,939)
to Morgan County, GA  0.41% ($48,833)

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)

Little River on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
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