Mossy Creek, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 7,112.
Males: 3,573  (50.3%)
Females: 3,539  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30528

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,228 (it was $36,525 in 2000)
Mossy Creek:

$39,228
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,828 (it was $15,963 in 2000)

Mossy Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,898 (it was $95,700 in 2000)
Mossy Creek:

$144,898
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $197,040; Detached houses: $222,171; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $311,709; Mobile homes: $120,288
Mossy Creek races chart
  • White alone - 5,566 (96.7%)
  • Hispanic - 59 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 52 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 44 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.09%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mossy Creek: 158.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1398 feet

Land area: 42.5 square miles.

Population density: 167 people per square mile   (very low).

Mossy Creek, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Mossy Creek:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mossy Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Mossy Creek CCD:  0.7% ($660)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Mossy Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (44.4 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (67.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (549.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cleveland, GA (2.3 miles ), Clermont, GA (2.6 miles ), Yonah, GA (2.7 miles ), Raoul, GA (2.9 miles ), Demorest, GA (2.9 miles ), Alto, GA (2.9 miles ), Baldwin, GA (3.0 miles ), Cornelia, GA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.54 N, Longitude: 83.69 W

Mossy Creek household income distribution Mossy Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
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 (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in Mossy Creek, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mossy Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Mossy Creek place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the place center killed 12 people and injured 171 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mossy Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 83.1 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 110.4 miles away from Mossy Creek center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 88.1 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 253.6 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 219.0 miles away from Mossy Creek 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 356.9 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 White County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Mossy Creek:

  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)
  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)
  • WAUKA MOUNTAIN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Amtrak station near Mossy Creek:

  • 20 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mossy Creek:

  • Piedmont College (about 9 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 17 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 19 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 24 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 43 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Athens Technical College (about 44 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)

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Notable locations in Mossy Creek: Skitt Mountain Golf Course (A), Mossy Creek Campground (B), Union Grove Campground (C), Barnes Greenhouse (D), White County Fire Department Station 4 (E), White County Fire Department Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mossy Creek include: Zion Church (A), Woodlawn Church (B), Zion Church (C), White Creek Church (D), Macedonia Church (E), Union Grove Church (F), Mossy Creek Church (G), New Bridge Church (H), County Line Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dean Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Center Grove Cemetery (3), Chattahoochee Cemetery Number One (4), Chattahoochee Cemetery Number Two (5), County Line Cemetery (6), Macedonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Glass Pond (A), Allen Lake (B), Frank Lake (C), Alexander Pond (D), Ash Pond (E), Dorsey Pond (F), Hood Pond (G), Pilgrim Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Flat Creek (A), Dean Creek (B), Soquee River (C), White Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00158
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.9%
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: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

8.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

6.1%
56 people in nursing homes in 2000
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Mossy Creek compared to Georgia 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mossy Creek CCD (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.35%
Here: 38.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents48.5%22.4%8.2%6.3%4.5%
Congregations35.5%25.8%3.2%9.7%3.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.5%1.5%1.4%2.0%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%3.2%9.7%
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: 5
White County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
White County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

12.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

25.9%
Georgia:

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

13.0%
State:

14.6%

7.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
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 Hall County, GA  1.52% ($27,477 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  1.09% ($24,699)
from Lumpkin County, GA  0.66% ($24,196)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
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 Hall County, GA  1.52% ($37,054 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.12% ($22,198)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.48% ($25,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mossy Creek:

  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WRWH (1350 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: NEWSIC, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mossy Creek:

  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Mossy Creek:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Mossy Creek on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 (30528) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
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