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Population in 2012: 678 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.1%
 

Males: 358  (52.9%)
Females: 320  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31773.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,597 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Ochlocknee:

$28,597
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,231

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,144 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Ochlocknee:

$64,144
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,008; Detached houses: $128,000; Mobile homes: $45,429

Median gross rent in 2012: $777.

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  • White alone - 441 (65.2%)
  • Black alone - 205 (30.3%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ochlocknee: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.0%), English (8.0%), Irish (7.3%), German (7.1%), French Canadian (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 270 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ochlocknee:

  • High school or higher: 57.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ochlocknee town:

  • Never married: 44.9%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Ochlocknee, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
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 2012: $1,065 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $491 (1.0%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+7.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Ochlocknee-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 93% 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.

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: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Ochlocknee, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ochlocknee:

  • Florida State University (about 40 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 33,687)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 41 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 41 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 7,553)
  • Albany Technical College (about 41 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Albany State University (about 42 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Darton College (about 44 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Valdosta State University (about 47 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)

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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 2012: 41.9%
(35.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ochlocknee, GA

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 below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ochlocknee travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.47%
Here53.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal Church
Adherents59.0%12.1%4.6%4.2%3.0%
Congregations28.6%12.2%5.1%9.2%3.1%
NameLDS (Mormon) Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChurches of Christ Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.4%2.3%2.2%7.7%
Congregations2.0%8.2%5.1%2.0%24.5%
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: 10
Thomas County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

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

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Thomas County:

12.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

30.5%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.3%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,762$33,1441$757
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$540
Streets and Highways 1$1,880$22,5600$0
Water Supply 1$1,880$22,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,157
Totals for Government 3$6,522$26,0888$3,454

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

  • Construction - General: $3,000 ($4.42)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $57,000 ($84.07)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($59.00)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($54.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($44.25)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($41.30)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($28.02)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($25.07)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($7.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $119,000 ($175.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.95)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($38.35)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($29.50)
    All Other: $20,000 ($29.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($59.00)
    General Support: $36,000 ($53.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($7.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.95)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($44.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($7.37)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($32.45)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($23.60)
    NEC: $3,000 ($4.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($69.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($66.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($2.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($210.91)

6.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
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 Grady County, GA  0.68% ($26,790 average AGI)
from Leon County, FL  0.57% ($55,723)
from Mitchell County, GA  0.32% ($22,872)


6.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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 Grady County, GA  0.87% ($29,748 average AGI)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.46% ($34,552)
to Leon County, FL  0.41% ($45,150)

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: 30.97488611, Lon: -84.05459444, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 1995 04:10 AM, 304, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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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