Ranger, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +56.5%
Males: 67  (50.8%)
Females: 66  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 30734

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,605 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Ranger:

$26,605
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,762 (it was $15,224 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,305 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Ranger:

$38,305
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $51,000; Detached houses: $92,333; Mobile homes: $27,154

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,078.

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  • White alone - 129 (98.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ranger: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.5%), Scottish (17.0%), United States (14.8%), Polish (10.2%), German (3.4%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (very low).

Ranger, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Ranger:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ranger town:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Ranger, Georgia as of March 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ranger to the number of sex offenders is 19 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

Ranger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Northeast Cobb, GA (36.8 miles , pop. 150,396).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (54.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (532.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Red Bud, GA (2.0 miles ), Fairmount, GA (2.1 miles ), Ludville, GA (2.7 miles ), Talking Rock, GA (3.4 miles) , White-Pine Log, GA (3.5 miles ), Casey Springs, GA (3.6 miles ), Calhoun, GA (3.6 miles ), Carters Lake, GA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 84.71 W

Area code: 706

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

8.5%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -64 (-43.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (77%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (65%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Ranger, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ranger-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Ranger town center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ranger-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from Ranger center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 99.3 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 164.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Ranger center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 325.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gordon County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ranger topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ranger:

  • GORDON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CALHOUN, GA)
  • GORDON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CALHOUN, GA)
  • GORDON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CALHOUN, GA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; JASPER, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranger:

  • Dalton State College (about 26 miles; Dalton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • Berry College (about 31 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 33 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 33 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 37 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (about 41 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 5,258)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (about 41 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 8,173)

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Notable location: Gordon County Fire / Rescue Department Station 10 Ranger (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Gordon 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 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.7%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  84.8%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ranger compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ranger town (based on Gordon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.52%
Here: 56.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOld Missionary Baptists Associations
Adherents61.4%11.2%7.4%5.3%4.7%
Congregations43.7%11.5%16.1%2.3%6.9%
NameCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristJasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%2.0%2.0%1.2%2.4%
Congregations1.1%3.4%2.3%1.1%11.5%
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
Gordon County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Gordon County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Gordon County:

27.5%
Georgia:

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

14.5%
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

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Bartow County, GA  1.00% ($25,672 average AGI)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.84% ($25,872)
from Floyd County, GA  0.55% ($25,278)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Bartow County, GA  0.86% ($28,822 average AGI)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.76% ($26,822)
to Floyd County, GA  0.47% ($21,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ranger:

  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, 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.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WEBS (1030 AM; 3 kW; CALHOUN, GA; Owner: RADIO WEBS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, 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)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ranger:

  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ranger:

  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WDNN-CA (Channel 43; DALTON, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Ranger fatal accident list:

Jun 11, 1984 04:20 PM, 626, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 7, 1980 10:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Edward G Roach, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 13129 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ORR MILL PS, Hwy 411 And Orr Mill Rd (Lat: 34.475583 Lon: -84.675944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQNK359
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 03/02/2021, Certifier: Kelly E Cornwell Mr
    Registrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc, 910 Ploof Dr, Heuytown, AL 35023, Phone: (205) 432-2708, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • AG RANGER, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPZ374
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • AT03GI225, Gordon County (Lat: 34.504778 Lon: -84.712361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQQY841
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4CDR, Licensee ID: L00316034
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 02/27/2019, Certifier: Wayne J Bailey
    Registrant: Wayne J Bailey, 143 Jasmine Dr, Ranger, GA 30734
  • Call Sign: KJ4VFS, Licensee ID: L01570690
    Grant Date: 05/20/2010, Expiration Date: 05/20/2020, Certifier: Marvin Knight
    Registrant: Marvin Knight, 240 Pioneer Farms Rd, Ranger, GA 30734

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3504V , Serial Number: 172S08862, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/2001
    Registrant (Partnership): Larry Dixon, 5800 Red Bud Rd Ne, Ranger, GA 30734, Other Owners: Larriann Dixon

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