Philema, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 8,620.
Males: 4,326  (50.2%)
Females: 4,294  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31763

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,134 (it was $46,560 in 2000)
Philema:

$63,134
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,212 (it was $18,859 in 2000)

Philema CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $153,143 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Philema:

$153,143
GA:

$166,800
  • Races in Philema, GA (2000)

    Philema races chart
    • 5,49084.5%White alone
    • 76311.7%Black alone
    • 781.2%Hispanic
    • 721.1%Asian alone
    • 711.1%Two or more races
    • 190.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Philema: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 235 feet

Land area: 136.0 square miles.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (very low).

Philema, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Philema:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Philema CCD:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

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

Philema CCD:  1.0% ($864)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Philema satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (12.4 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (135.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (684.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Leesburg, GA (2.2 miles ), Warwick, GA (3.4 miles ), Albany, GA (3.5 miles ), East Dougherty, GA (3.6 miles ), West Dougherty, GA (3.7 miles ), Leslie, GA (3.8 miles ), De Soto, GA (3.8 miles ), Smithville, GA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 84.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Philema, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Philema-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Philema place center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1999, a category F3 tornado 21.9 miles away from the place center injured 28 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Philema-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% 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 173.8 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 192.7 miles away from Philema 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 209.7 miles away from the city center
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 410.2 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 217.1 miles away from Philema center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 243.9 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 Lee County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Philema:

  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LEESBURG, GA)
  • PHOEBE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ALBANY, GA)
  • PALMYRA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALBANY, GA)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ALBANY, GA)
  • PHOEBE NORTH (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ALBANY, GA)
  • PALMYRA NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALBANY, GA)
  • DCI ALBANY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ALBANY, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Philema:

  • Albany State University (about 13 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,662)
  • Darton State College (about 14 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 15 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 23 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 38 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 56 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 61 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)

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Notable locations in Philema: United States Pecan Field Station (A), Starr Farm (B), Hartley Farm (C), Lee County Fire Department Station 5 Redbone (D), Lee County Fire Department Station 7 Chokee 2 (E), Lee County Fire Department Station 6 Chokee 1 (F), Lee County Emergency Medical Services Redbone Station (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Philema include: Antioch Church (A), Mount Hope Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C), New Beulah Church (D), New Pine Grove Church (E), Old Piney Grove Church (F), Pleasant Green Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Saint Mathews Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Larramore Cemetery (1), Thundering Springs Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cypress Pond (A), Pye Pond (B), Duck Roost Pond (C), Middle Cypress Pond (D), White Pond (E), Coney Lake (F), Fox Pond (G), Fish Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Branch (A), The Bay Branch (B), Starr Branch (C), Hawkins Branch (D), Dry Branch Creek (E), Collins Branch (F), Chokee Creek (G), Philema Branch (H), Negro Head Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Philema include: Chehaw Indian Monument (1), Chehaw State Park (2), Chehaw Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lee 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 2013 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.1%
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Georgia average:

13.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Philema CCD (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,43619
Mainline Protestant1,1053
Black Protestant3823
Other261
Catholic--
None18,349-
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
Lee County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lee County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lee County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.3%
Georgia:

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

13.6%
State:

14.6%

10.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.16%
Georgia average:

9.45%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($532 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dougherty County, GA  4.36% ($34,799 average AGI)
from Sumter County, GA  0.39% ($31,850)
from Worth County, GA  0.35% ($33,778)


10.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.23%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($655 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.12%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dougherty County, GA  3.71% ($29,883 average AGI)
to Worth County, GA  0.45% ($35,957)
to Sumter County, GA  0.25% ($39,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Philema:

  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSRA (1250 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIFELINE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGPC (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Philema:

  • WUNV (91.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WJAD (103.5 FM; LEESBURG, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNUQ (101.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W273AE (102.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWXC (90.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LAMAD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGC (107.7 FM; SASSER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Philema:

  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKL-LP (Channel 35; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GWENDOLYN BOONE)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Philema compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Philema on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Electricians (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Painters and paperhangers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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