Oconee, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 254 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 150  (59.4%)
Females: 104  (40.6%)
Median resident age:  53.3 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31067, 31089.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,474 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Oconee:

$37,474
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,269 (it was $13,262 in 2000)

Oconee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,492 (it was $28,900 in 2000)
Oconee:

$45,492
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,431; Detached houses: $79,015; Mobile homes: $35,900
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Oconee races chart
  • White alone - 165 (65.5%)
  • Black alone - 82 (32.5%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oconee: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (5.2%), English (3.3%), Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 222 people per square mile   (very low).

Oconee,GA real estate house value index trend

Oconee, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Oconee:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 34.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oconee city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oconee, Georgia as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oconee to the number of sex offenders is 252 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.4%)

Oconee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (40.6 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (104.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (657.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Toomsboro, GA (2.8 miles ), Tennille, GA (3.2 miles ), Deepstep, GA (3.4 miles) , Sandersville, GA (3.5 miles ), Irwinton, GA (3.6 miles ), Harrison, GA (3.7 miles ), Balls Ferry, GA (3.8 miles ), McIntyre, GA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 32.86 N, Longitude: 82.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 478

Oconee household income distribution Oconee home values distribution

Crime rates in Oconee (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 0.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Georgia average:

2.73
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+19.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (59%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

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

Average climate in Oconee, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Oconee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Oconee city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 tornado 41.5 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oconee-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% 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 75.2 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 191.1 miles away from Oconee center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 163.2 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 211.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.3 miles away from Oconee 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 252.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oconee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oconee:

  • OCONEE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (107 RIDGEVIEW DR)
  • OCONEE HEALTH CARE CENTER (100 RIDGEVIEW DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Oconee:

  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOOMSBORO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TOOMSBORO, GA)
  • RAI SANDERSVILLE INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • RAWLINGS NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • SMITH MEDICAL NURSING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • COMFORT CARE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • WASHINGTON CO ECF (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oconee:

  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 22 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 23 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Mercer University (about 41 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • East Georgia State College (about 42 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 46 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 47 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 60 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)

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Notable location: Oconee Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Oconee: Gardners Grove Church of God (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 53.3. This is better than average.

City:

53.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.4% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
50 people in other group homes in 2000

Oconee compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oconee city (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.82%
Here: 40.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents58.3%21.4%6.0%5.2%3.1%
Congregations41.5%17.0%9.4%3.8%3.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%0.9%0.8%0.5%0.9%
Congregations5.7%5.7%1.9%1.9%9.4%
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: 3
Washington County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Washington County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

31.9%
Georgia:

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

16.4%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,365$28,3806$750
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$660
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,286
Totals for Government 1$2,365$28,38010$2,696

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $55,000 ($216.54)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($110.24)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($82.68)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($66.93)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($55.12)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($31.50)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($19.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($11.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($11.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $30,000 ($118.11)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($15.75)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($11.81)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.87)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($3.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($94.49)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($19.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000 ($480.31)
    General Support: $33,000 ($129.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($78.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($31.50)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($39.37)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($31.50)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $497,000 ($1956.69)

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Baldwin County, GA  0.59% ($27,725 average AGI)
from Laurens County, GA  0.27% ($26,222)
from Richmond County, GA  0.25% ($22,647)


4.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
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 Baldwin County, GA  0.50% ($44,176 average AGI)
to Johnson County, GA  0.24% ($12,125)
to Laurens County, GA  0.21% ($22,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oconee:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSNT (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO WNST, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oconee:

  • WJFL (101.9 FM; TENNILLE, GA; Owner: FALL LINE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVKX (103.7 FM; IRWINTON, GA; Owner: WILKINSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGUR (88.9 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • WFXM (107.1 FM; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBN (107.5 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA; Owner: D/B/A DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WSNT-FM (99.9 FM; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO STATION WSNT, INC.)
  • WKKZ (92.7 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: KIRBY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCG (104.9 FM; MILAN, GA; Owner: TEL-DODGE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPWB (90.5 FM; BYRON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INST., INC.)
  • W201BN (88.1 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKZR (102.3 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oconee:

  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)

Oconee fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 1993 04:17 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1984 01:48 PM, Oldfitzger, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1979 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $356,000
Total average daily traffic: 610
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 915

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 176 S Brown St (Lat: 32.848056 Lon: -82.955278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: KNDQ357
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2013, Expiration Date: 11/25/2022
    Registrant: City Of Oconee, Oconee, GA 31067, Phone: (478) 552-8154, Email:

Most common first names in Oconee, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1484.3 years
James1073.9 years
Robert877.5 years
Willie778.1 years
Mattie581.6 years
Henry484.3 years
Bessie486.5 years
John475.3 years
Lizzie482.0 years
Mae483.0 years
Most common last names in Oconee, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hodges1574.8 years
Curry679.0 years
Brantley674.4 years
Godfrey575.0 years
Brown575.2 years
Walker574.0 years
Daniel474.7 years
Jackson479.3 years
Duggan484.0 years
Hall488.3 years

Oconee on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
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