North High Shoals, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 682 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +55.4%
Males: 335  (49.2%)
Females: 347  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Georgia median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 30621.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $75,518 (it was $60,208 in 2000)
North High Shoals:

$75,518
GA:

$51,244

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,328 (it was $17,444 in 2000)

North High Shoals town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $254,385 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
North High Shoals:

$254,385
GA:

$159,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $295,969; Detached houses: $308,741; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,904; In 2-unit structures: $100,443; Mobile homes: $56,686

Median gross rent in 2015: $689.

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  • Races in North High Shoals, GA (2010)

    North High Shoals races chart
    • 59891.7%White alone
    • 243.7%Hispanic
    • 172.6%Black alone
    • 71.1%Asian alone
    • 40.6%Other race alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in North High Shoals detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in North High Shoals: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (26.4%), English (11.4%), German (9.3%), Irish (5.3%), Scottish (2.1%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 636 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 273 people per square mile   (very low).

North High Shoals,GA real estate house value index trend

North High Shoals, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in North High Shoals:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North High Shoals town:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

26 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 1.7% Asia).

This town:

3.3%
Georgia:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,557 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,402 (1.1%)

North High Shoals satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens, GA (10.6 miles , pop. 76,500).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (52.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (598.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bishop, GA (2.0 miles) , Watkinsville, GA (2.4 miles ), Bostwick, GA (2.6 miles ), Good Hope, GA (2.7 miles ), Bogart, GA (2.8 miles ), Elder, GA (3.2 miles ), Athens, GA (3.3 miles ), Statham, GA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $255,400
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $228,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $331,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $331,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $331,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $331,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $331,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $331,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 83.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

North High Shoals household income distribution North High Shoals home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+62.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in North High Shoals: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in North High Shoals, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

North High Shoals-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the North High Shoals town center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North High Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 58.2 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 130.1 miles away from North High Shoals center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 138.4 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 218.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 204.3 miles away from North High Shoals 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 303.3 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 Oconee County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North High Shoals topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near North High Shoals:

  • VISTACARE OF GEORGIA- ATHENS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BOGART, GA)
  • NEW HORIZON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • UNIVERSITY NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ST MARY'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ATHENS, GA)
  • ABC HOME HLTH OF ATHENS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North High Shoals:

  • University of Georgia (about 12 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 32,679)
  • Athens Technical College (about 15 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 31 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 34 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 35 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Brenau University (about 38 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (about 43 miles; Clarkston, GA; FT enrollment: 3,276)

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Notable location: North High Shoals Fire Department Station 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in North High Shoals: Hillsboro Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: Lane Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Oconee 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 2013 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.4%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  89.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.1%
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: 0.5% of all households
82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Georgia average:

12.4

North High Shoals travel time to work - commute North High Shoals mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North High Shoals town (based on Oconee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,35326
Mainline Protestant3,72314
Black Protestant4453
Orthodox2001
Other13-
None16,074-
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
Oconee County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Oconee County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.2%
Georgia:

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

18.3%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
North High Shoals:

47.0%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.8%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
North High Shoals:

9.3%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
North High Shoals:

6.7
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
North High Shoals:

33.7%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
North High Shoals:

55.3%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of North High Shoals, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,600
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$200
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,800

8.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
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 Clarke County, GA  2.59% ($48,389 average AGI)
from Barrow County, GA  0.45% ($30,980)
from Madison County, GA  0.35% ($31,154)


8.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($603 average AGI)
Oconee County:

0.09%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, GA  2.40% ($30,443 average AGI)
to Barrow County, GA  0.45% ($35,898)
to Madison County, GA  0.35% ($29,744)

Strongest AM radio stations in North High Shoals:

  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WPBS (1050 AM; 12 kW; CONYERS, GA; Owner: MIDWAY HOLINESS CHURCH, INC,)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North High Shoals:

  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMSL (88.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: PRINCE AVENUE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMOQ (92.3 FM; BOSTWICK, GA; Owner: BOSTWICK BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W250AC (97.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WUOG (90.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA)
  • W203BK (88.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYFW (89.5 FM; WINDER, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North High Shoals:

  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

North High Shoals fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 1985 04:30 PM, 186, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $1,331,000Total costs
  • 10,100Total average daily traffic
  • 99Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,150Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

North High Shoals compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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