Little Sand Mountain, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,155.
Males: 1,071  (49.7%)
Females: 1,084  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30747

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,715 (it was $33,889 in 2000)
Little Sand Mountain:

$35,715
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,847 (it was $17,219 in 2000)

Little Sand Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,862 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
Little Sand Mountain:

$94,862
GA:

$141,600
  • Races in Little Sand Mountain, GA (2000)

    Little Sand Mountain races chart
    • 1,87591.7%White alone
    • 1467.1%Black alone
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Hispanic
    • 30.1%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Little Sand Mountain: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 100.2 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Little Sand Mountain, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Little Sand Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Little Sand Mountain CCD:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

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

Little Sand Mountain CCD:  0.5% ($428)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Little Sand Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (38.9 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (68.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (526.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Trion, GA (2.5 miles ), Summerville, GA (2.6 miles ), Armuchee, GA (2.9 miles ), Lyerly, GA (3.4 miles ), Plainville, GA (3.5 miles ), Shannon, GA (3.6 miles ), Villanow, GA (3.7 miles ), Menlo, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.48 N, Longitude: 85.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

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

8.9%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (25%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

Average climate in Little Sand Mountain, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Little Sand Mountain-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Little Sand Mountain place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Little Sand Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.8 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 115.9 miles away from Little Sand Mountain 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 138.1 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 162.5 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.2 miles away from Little Sand Mountain center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 311.7 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 Chattooga County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Little Sand Mountain:

  • HARBIN CLINIC SUMMERVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SUMMERVILLE, GA)
  • OAKVIEW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SUMMERVILLE, GA)
  • OAKVIEW NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SUMMERVILLE, GA)
  • FORUM GROUP AT MOUNT BERRY NURSING AND REHAB CTR LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROME, GA)
  • SUMMIT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROME, GA)
  • NORTHWEST GA REG HOSP ICF-MR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ROME, GA)
  • NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ROME, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Little Sand Mountain:

  • Berry College (about 14 miles; Mount Berry, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 19 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 22 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Dalton State College (about 24 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 40 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 40 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 41 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

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Notable locations in Little Sand Mountain: New (A), Narrows Picnic Area (B), Camp Aquilla (C), Gore Area Volunteer Fire Department (D), Subligna Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Little Sand Mountain include: Bethel Church (A), Fishers Chapel (B), Unity Church (C), Oak Hill Church (D), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (E), Pleasant Hill Zion Church (F), South Carolina Campground Church (G), Poplar Springs Church (H), Little Sand Mountain Chapel Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethlehem Cemetery (1), Anderson Cemetery (2), Farmersville Cemetery (3), Mills Cemetery (4), Mount Joy Cemetery (5), Oak Hill Cemetery (6), Salmon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Selman Lake (A), Lake Tightsqueeze (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Armuchee Creek (A), Storey Mill Creek (B), Selman Creek (C), Ruff Creek (D), Moss Creek (E), East Armuchee Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Chattooga 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 72.2. This is about average.

City:

72.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00493
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

14.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

6.1%

Little Sand Mountain compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Georgia average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Little Sand Mountain CCD (based on Chattooga County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,54062
Mainline Protestant1,21012
Black Protestant6675
Other-1
None13,598-
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: 6
Chattooga County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Chattooga County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Chattooga County:

25.8%
Georgia:

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

12.9%
State:

14.6%

4.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Walker County, GA  0.89% ($26,353 average AGI)
from Floyd County, GA  0.76% ($22,810)
from Cherokee County, AL  0.21% ($25,188)


6.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
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 Floyd County, GA  1.47% ($24,105 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.88% ($23,265)
to Cherokee County, AL  0.28% ($37,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Little Sand Mountain:

  • WZQZ (1180 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TRION, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRGA (1470 AM; 5 kW; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING. CORP.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, 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)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Little Sand Mountain:

  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Little Sand Mountain:

  • WSUT-LP (Channel 21; SUMMERVILLE/TRION, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION/NGTV)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDNN-CA (Channel 43; DALTON, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WLFW-LP (Channel 41; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)

Little Sand Mountain on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
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