Ochlocknee, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 676 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 404  (59.8%)
Females: 272  (40.2%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 31773.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,350 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Ochlocknee:

$30,350
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,003 (it was $10,112 in 2000)

Ochlocknee town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,873 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Ochlocknee:

$55,873
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $70,943; Detached houses: $93,967; Mobile homes: $37,596

Median gross rent in 2013: $950.

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  • Races in Ochlocknee, GA (2010)

    Ochlocknee races chart
    • 44165.2%White alone
    • 20530.3%Black alone
    • 243.6%Hispanic
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ochlocknee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ochlocknee: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (25.8%), Irish (9.5%), English (9.1%), German (6.5%), French Canadian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 270 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 717 people per square mile   (low).

Ochlocknee,GA real estate house value index trend

Ochlocknee, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Ochlocknee:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ochlocknee town:

  • Never married: 48.1%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Ochlocknee, Georgia as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ochlocknee to the number of sex offenders is 85 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $609 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $645 (1.3%)

Ochlocknee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (38.5 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (149.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (680.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Meigs, GA (2.7 miles ), Spence, GA (2.8 miles ), Thomasville, GA (3.3 miles ), Cairo, GA (3.4 miles ), Coolidge, GA (3.4 miles ), Pelham, GA (3.5 miles ), Whigham, GA (4.1 miles ), Lime Sink, GA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 30.98 N, Longitude: 84.06 W

Area code: 229

Ochlocknee household income distribution Ochlocknee home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Ochlocknee, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ochlocknee-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/13/2000, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Ochlocknee town center killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 2/13/2000, a category F3 tornado 18.0 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 175 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ochlocknee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 362.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 190.9 miles away from Ochlocknee center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 220.3 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 260.0 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 251.6 miles away from Ochlocknee center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thomas County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ochlocknee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ochlocknee:

  • ARCHBOLD HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • RCG - THOMASVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF THOMASVILLE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • THOMASVILLE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • CAMELLIA GARDENS OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA (Hospital, about 12 miles away; THOMASVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ochlocknee:

  • Bainbridge State College (about 29 miles; Bainbridge, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,308)
  • Florida State University (about 40 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 41 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 41 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)
  • Albany Technical College (about 41 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 42 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 43 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)

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Notable location: Ochlocknee Fire Department Station 8 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Thomas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.0%
(33.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Ochlocknee compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Georgia average:

12.6

Ochlocknee travel time to work - commute Ochlocknee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ochlocknee town (based on Thomas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,66467
Black Protestant3,97418
Mainline Protestant3,69620
Catholic8511
Other4683
None17,067-
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: 10
Thomas County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Thomas County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Thomas County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

30.5%
Georgia:

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

6.3%
State:

14.6%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,599$43,1882$1,847
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,318
Streets and Highways 1$2,449$29,3880$0
Water Supply 1$2,449$29,3880$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$5,263
Totals for Government 3$8,497$33,98815$8,428

Ochlocknee government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $3,000 ($4.44)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $57,000 ($84.32)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($59.17)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($54.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($44.38)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($41.42)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($28.11)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($25.15)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($7.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $119,000 ($176.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.96)

Ochlocknee government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($38.46)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($29.59)
    All Other: $20,000 ($29.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($59.17)
    General Support: $36,000 ($53.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($7.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.96)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($44.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($7.40)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($32.54)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($23.67)
    NEC: $3,000 ($4.44)

Ochlocknee government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($69.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($66.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($2.96)

Ochlocknee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($211.54)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
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 Grady County, GA  0.83% ($30,197 average AGI)
from Leon County, FL  0.43% ($24,400)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.37% ($13,125)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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 Grady County, GA  0.80% ($27,008 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  0.47% ($92,014)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.41% ($19,984)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ochlocknee:

  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGRA (790 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, GA; Owner: LOVETT BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: LENROB ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCVC (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ochlocknee:

  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTLY (107.1 FM; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTNT-FM (94.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTUF (106.3 FM; BOSTON, GA; Owner: BOSTON RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFSL (90.7 FM; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ochlocknee:

  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W19CP (Channel 19; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W02CI (Channel 2; CAIRO/THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: CEE, INC.)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WVUP-CA (Channel 45; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTBC-LP (Channel 65; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W02CE (Channel 2; CAMILLA, GA; Owner: MITCHELL COUNTY TELEVISION)

Ochlocknee fatal accident list:

Apr 15, 2009 05:09 PM, Sr-3, Brayton Rd, Lat: 30.97489, Lon: -84.05459, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 1995 04:10 AM, 304, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 3, 1986 10:45 AM, 304, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Most common first names in Ochlocknee, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3171.1 years
John2974.0 years
William2369.3 years
Robert1769.5 years
Willie1576.7 years
Mary1374.7 years
George1371.6 years
Charles1166.8 years
Henry1071.1 years
Annie1077.6 years
Most common last names in Ochlocknee, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1577.8 years
Singletary1480.1 years
Hurst1373.6 years
Turner1275.8 years
Lewis1165.1 years
Groover1183.4 years
Rehberg1076.5 years
Chastain1074.6 years
Watson1076.1 years
Carter1071.1 years

Ochlocknee on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
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