Oak Grove, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 2,522.
Males: 1,260  (50.0%)
Females: 1,262  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31822

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,093 (it was $42,569 in 2000)
Oak Grove:

$44,093
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,905 (it was $18,291 in 2000)

Oak Grove CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,828 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Oak Grove:

$121,828
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $183,087; Detached houses: $198,901; Mobile homes: $91,178; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $684,045
Oak Grove races chart
  • White alone - 2,083 (88.9%)
  • Black alone - 219 (9.3%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oak Grove: 146.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 60.1 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Oak Grove, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Oak Grove:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Grove CCD:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

Oak Grove CCD:  0.7% ($581)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Oak Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, GA (29.9 miles , pop. 185,781).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (65.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (635.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pine Mountain, GA (2.3 miles ), LaGrange, GA (3.3 miles ), Hamilton, GA (3.3 miles ), Warm Springs, GA (3.7 miles ), Greenville, GA (3.7 miles ), Shiloh, GA (3.8 miles ), West Point, GA (3.9 miles ), Hillcrest, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.92 N, Longitude: 84.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Oak Grove household income distribution Oak Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Oak Grove: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oak Grove, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oak Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Oak Grove place center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/5/1954, a category F3 tornado 18.4 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Grove-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 116.3 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 154.6 miles away from Oak Grove 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 139.7 miles away from the city 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 186.1 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 206.3 miles away from Oak Grove center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 178.0 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 Troup County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Grove:

  • WEST GEORGIA DIALYSIS - LAGRANGE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • WEST GEORGIA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • NEGRO OLD FOLKS HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • ROYAL ELAINE ICF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • TWIN FOUNTAINS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • FLORENCE HAND HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)
  • ANGELS OF HOPE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; LAGRANGE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Grove:

  • Columbus Technical College (about 30 miles; Columbus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,241)
  • Columbus State University (about 30 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Auburn University (about 41 miles; Auburn University, AL; FT enrollment: 22,741)
  • Southern Union State Community College (about 41 miles; Wadley, AL; FT enrollment: 4,120)
  • Southern Crescent Technical College (about 43 miles; Griffin, GA; FT enrollment: 4,168)
  • Gordon State College (about 45 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)
  • University of West Georgia (about 47 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 10,358)

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Notable location: Troup County Fire Department Station 12 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oak Grove include: Oak Grove Church (A), Living Christ Church (B), Bright Star Church (C), Ebenezer Church (D), Mount Airy Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Flat Shoals Church (G), Salem Church (H), County Line Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bass Cemetery (1), Bright Star Cemetery (2), Sledge Cemetery (3), Smith Cemetery (4), Carter Cemetery (5), Murphy Cemetery (6), Thompson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Floyd Lake (A), Livingston Lake (B), Floyd Lake (C), Hambrick Lake (D), Eagle Club Lake (E), Champion Lake (F), Edmondson Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Sulphur Creek (B), Ingram Creek (C), Crawford Creek (D), Polecat Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Troup County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

10.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

Oak Grove 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.
  • Median age 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 (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oak Grove CCD (based on Troup County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.40%
Here: 52.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents57.8%20.6%4.3%4.0%2.6%
Congregations33.0%30.4%5.4%0.9%3.6%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.4%1.3%1.1%4.6%
Congregations7.1%1.8%0.9%1.8%15.2%
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: 14
Troup County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Troup County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Troup County:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Troup County:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

12.1%
State:

14.6%

6.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Chambers County, AL  0.72% ($26,006 average AGI)
from Coweta County, GA  0.56% ($30,836)
from Meriwether County, GA  0.38% ($23,736)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Chambers County, AL  0.60% ($23,978 average AGI)
to Coweta County, GA  0.53% ($35,261)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.43% ($23,340)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Grove:

  • WGSE (720 AM; daytime; 8 kW; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTRP (620 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WLAG (1240 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: EAGLE'S NEST, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Grove:

  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAK (90.9 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: OAKSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WMGP (98.1 FM; HOGANSVILLE, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W220AN (91.9 FM; LA GRANGE, ETC., GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCGQ (107.3 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WYFK (89.5 FM; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSTH-FM (106.1 FM; ALEXANDER CITY, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCJM-FM (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLD-FM (95.3 FM; VALLEY, AL; Owner: ABG GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WMXA (96.7 FM; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: QANTUM OF AUBURN LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Grove:

  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSWS-TV (Channel 66; OPELIKA, AL; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF OPELIKA)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • WCGT-LP (Channel 16; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCAG-LP (Channel 33; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA-ALABAMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W55CR (Channel 55; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Oak Grove on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #20 (31822) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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