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Median resident age:  39.1 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30747

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,526 (it was $33,889 in 2000)
Little Sand Mountain:

$34,526
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,937

Little Sand Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,279 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
Little Sand Mountain:

$95,279
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $153,524; Detached houses: $171,514; Mobile homes: $107,210

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Little Sand Mountain races chart
  • White alone - 1,875 (91.7%)
  • Black alone - 146 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Little Sand Mountain: 149.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Little Sand Mountain-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 175% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 74% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from Little Sand Mountain center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from Little Sand Mountain center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/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)

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

  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 19 miles; Rome, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,053)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 22 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • Dalton State College (about 25 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 40 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 41 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 43 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 49 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 16,535)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.5. This is about average.
City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00313. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00313
U.S.:

0.06353


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Little Sand Mountain, GA

Little Sand Mountain compared to Georgia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.02%
Here50.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents71.4%8.8%8.4%5.3%2.6%
Congregations48.6%13.5%17.6%4.1%5.4%
NameChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God of ProphecyEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.7%0.5%0.6%
Congregations1.4%1.4%2.7%1.4%4.1%
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: 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%

5.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Floyd County, GA  1.01% ($29,585 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.96% ($25,090)
from Cherokee County, AL  0.41% ($25,909)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Floyd County, GA  1.16% ($29,521 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.83% ($23,000)
to Cherokee County, AL  0.42% ($27,676)

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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