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Putnam County

Population in July 2007: 6,227.
Males: 3,185  (51.2%)
Females: 3,042  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  48.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $44,856 (it was $42,917 in 2000)
Phoenix:

$44,856
Georgia:

$46,007
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $33,287

Phoenix CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $195,658 (it was $118,600 in 2000)
Phoenix:

$195,658
Georgia:

$147,100
Mean prices in 2011: 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

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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%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Phoenix: 173.6 (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).




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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%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Georgia:  9.4%

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: 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 ), Sparta, GA (4.2 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 July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

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, 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%)

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Tornado activity:

Phoenix-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 57% 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 91% 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 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from Phoenix center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from Phoenix center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Phoenix:

  • PUTNAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; EATONTON, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Phoenix:

  • Georgia College & State University (about 19 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,505)
  • University of Georgia (about 42 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 31,017)
  • Mercer University (about 43 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,184)
  • Athens Technical College (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 2,099)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 45 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,913)
  • Macon State College (about 47 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 3,540)
  • Gordon College (about 56 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,278)

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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
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.514. This is significantly worse than average. There were 151 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.514
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.76. This is better than average. There were 31 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.76
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.1. This is significantly worse than average. There were 65 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.1
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. There were 122 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 36.5. This is significantly worse than average. There were 154 monitors within city limits.
City:

36.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.88. This is about average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.88
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.06353


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Phoenix, GA


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 below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



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

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Phoenix (based on Putnam County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.83%
Here24.8%
USA50.2%

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 2005 ($58,036 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 2006 ($45,586 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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