Phoenix, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 6,227.
Males: 3,185  (51.2%)
Females: 3,042  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31024

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,336 (it was $42,917 in 2000)
Phoenix:

$44,336
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,913 (it was $26,729 in 2000)

Phoenix CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $207,813 (it was $118,600 in 2000)
Phoenix:

$207,813
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $358,339; Detached houses: $455,055; Townhouses or other attached units: $443,334; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $393,843; Mobile homes: $137,691; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $62,306
Phoenix races chart
  • White alone - 5,358 (92.4%)
  • Black alone - 280 (4.8%)
  • Hispanic - 103 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Phoenix: 167.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 392 feet

Land area: 112.8 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Phoenix, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Phoenix:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Phoenix CCD:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

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

Phoenix CCD:  0.9% ($1,009)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Phoenix satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens, GA (41.9 miles , pop. 76,500).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (71.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (634.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Crooked Creek, GA (2.5 miles ), Eatonton, GA (2.7 miles ), Devereux, GA (3.3 miles ), Little River, GA (3.5 miles ), White Plains, GA (4.0 miles ), Greensboro, GA (4.0 miles ), Buckhead, GA (4.0 miles ), Siloam, GA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 33.35 N, Longitude: 83.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

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

8.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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

Average climate in Phoenix, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Phoenix-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Phoenix place center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/24/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.9 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Phoenix-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 83% 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 57.4 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 157.1 miles away from Phoenix center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 183.3 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 230.6 miles away from Phoenix 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 183.3 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 Putnam County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Phoenix:

  • Georgia College and State University (about 19 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,271)
  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 19 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,438)
  • University of Georgia (about 43 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Mercer University (about 43 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Athens Technical College (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 47 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Gordon State College (about 56 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)

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Notable locations in Phoenix: Putnam County Fire Department Station 5 (A), Putnam County Fire Department Station 2 (B), Rockville Fire Department Station 6 (C), Putnam - Morgan County Fire Department Station 11 Sugar Creek (D), Putnam County Fire Department Long Shoals Station (E), Putnam County Fire Department Station 3 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Phoenix include: Concord Church (A), Crooked Creek Church (B), Lone Oak Church (C), Ward Chapel (D), Jefferson Church (E), Free Gift Church (F), Manley Memorial Church (G), Jenkins Grove Chapel (H), Lakeside Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Beall Pond Two (A), Beall Pond One (B), Beall Lake (C), Dennis Lake (D), Kraft Lake (E), Basil Lake (F), Lake Oconee (G), Rossee Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Branch (A), Sugar Creek (B), Lick Creek (C), Jacks Fork (D), Highlog Branch (E), Glade Branch (F), Denham Branch (G), Dance Branch (H), Crooked Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Phoenix: Oconee Springs Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Putnam 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)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00266. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00266
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

6.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

6.1%
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Phoenix compared to Georgia 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 above 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 (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Phoenix CCD (based on Putnam County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.83%
Here: 24.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents53.9%29.6%4.8%3.0%2.9%
Congregations28.6%32.1%7.1%3.6%3.6%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents2.6%1.1%0.6%0.6%0.9%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%3.6%10.7%
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
Putnam County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Putnam County:

9.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

29.1%
Georgia:

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

14.2%
State:

14.6%

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200558,036 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
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 Baldwin County, GA  1.09% ($29,829 average AGI)
from Greene County, GA  0.50% ($61,229)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.42% ($53,966)


7.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200645,586 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
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 Baldwin County, GA  1.04% ($33,113 average AGI)
to Morgan County, GA  0.57% ($34,359)
to Jones County, GA  0.41% ($37,607)

Strongest AM radio stations in Phoenix:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WKVQ (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EATONTON, GA; Owner: CRAIG BAKER)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Phoenix:

  • WMGZ (97.7 FM; EATONTON, GA; Owner: MIDDLE GEORGIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WDDK (103.9 FM; GREENSBORO, GA; Owner: BRIARPATCH RADIO INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKZR (102.3 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)
  • W201BN (88.1 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJDS (88.7 FM; SPARTA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE INC)

Phoenix on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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