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Population in 2012: 36 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.8%
Males: 24  (68.8%)
Females: 12  (31.3%)

Median resident age:  52.2 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 31768

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,276 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Riverside:

$37,276
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,409

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,656 (it was $10,800 in 2000)
Riverside:

$132,656
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,032; Detached houses: $37,370; Mobile homes: $46,268

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  • White alone - 30 (85.7%)
  • Black alone - 3 (8.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (5.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Riverside: 72.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Scottish (28.6%), English (21.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 167 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Riverside:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverside town:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  12.5%
Georgia:  9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $767 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (35.1 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (140.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (696.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Moultrie, GA (1.2 miles ), Funston, GA (2.1 miles ), Norman Park, GA (3.1 miles ), Doerun, GA (3.4 miles ), Coolidge, GA (3.5 miles ), Ellenton, GA (3.6 miles ), Berlin, GA (3.6 miles ), Sale City, GA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.18 N, Longitude: 83.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Riverside household income distribution Riverside home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-32.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (60%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (75%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Riverside-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Riverside town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/13/2000, a category F3 tornado 14.8 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colquitt County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Riverside:

  • SOUTHERNCARE MOULTRIE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • COLQUITT REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • MOULTRIE REST AWHILE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverside:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 27 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • Albany State University (about 34 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 35 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Valdosta State University (about 39 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Florida State University (about 59 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 60 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 43.6. This is worse than average.
City:

43.6
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 20.0. This is significantly worse than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.0
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.5. This is significantly worse than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Riverside, GA

Riverside compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Riverside travel time to work - commute


Riverside mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Riverside town (based on Colquitt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.80%
Here54.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents74.9%9.2%3.2%2.8%2.6%
Congregations50.6%13.3%4.8%1.2%7.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the NazareneChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.0%1.5%1.0%0.9%1.9%
Congregations1.2%3.6%1.2%1.2%15.7%
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: 16
Colquitt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Colquitt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Colquitt County:

11.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colquitt County:

30.3%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$374
Totals for Government 0$0 4$374

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($694.44)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($527.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($166.67)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($138.89)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($694.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $43,000 ($1194.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($722.22)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $18,000 ($500.00)
  • Tax - Property: $42,000 ($1166.67)
    Public Utilities: $21,000 ($583.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($83.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($305.56)

5.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,259 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Thomas County, GA  0.52% ($34,552 average AGI)
from Tift County, GA  0.44% ($22,857)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.25% ($22,531)


5.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Tift County, GA  0.45% ($26,561 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.39% ($23,680)
to Thomas County, GA  0.30% ($16,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHBS (1400 AM; 1 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY CHURCH, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WTUF (106.3 FM; BOSTON, GA; Owner: BOSTON RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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 Riverside:

  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W19CP (Channel 19; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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