Rock Creek, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 5,491.
Males: 2,755  (50.2%)
Females: 2,736  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30557

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,120 (it was $34,743 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$42,120
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,615 (it was $16,520 in 2000)

Rock Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,272 (it was $80,300 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$103,272
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $135,238; Detached houses: $170,570; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,975; Mobile homes: $64,119
Rock Creek races chart
  • White alone - 4,959 (89.4%)
  • Black alone - 502 (9.0%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Creek: 148.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 43.0 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile   (very low).

Rock Creek, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Creek:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

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

Rock Creek CCD:  0.8% ($603)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Rock Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (43.6 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (89.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (559.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Avalon, GA (2.1 miles ), Martin, GA (2.3 miles ), Gumlog, GA (2.6 miles ), Toccoa, GA (2.7 miles ), Westminster, SC (3.0 miles ), Oakway, SC (3.0 miles ), Lavonia, GA (3.2 miles ), Fair Play, SC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 34.57 N, Longitude: 83.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Rock Creek household income distribution Rock Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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Average climate in Rock Creek, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Rock Creek place center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 62.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from Rock Creek 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 139.2 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 255.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from Rock Creek 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 246.6 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 Stephens County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rock Creek:

  • TUGALOO HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • TY COBB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SENECA, SC)
  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SENECA, SC)

Amtrak station near Rock Creek:

  • 9 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Rock Creek:

  • 16 miles: Oconee 1 and 2 in Seneca, SC.
  • 16 miles: Oconee 3 in Seneca, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock Creek:

  • Piedmont College (about 21 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Clemson University (about 22 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 24 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 32 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Brenau University (about 41 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Athens Technical College (about 41 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 44 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)

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Notable locations in Rock Creek: Oak Grove Girls Camp (A), Travelers Rest (B), Big Smith Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock Creek include: Cleveland Church (A), Fairplay Church (B), Autonomy Church (C), Providence Methodist Church (D), Williams Chapel (E), Mullins Ford Church (F), Tugalo Church (G), Rock Creek Church (H), Deercourt Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ebenezer Cemetery (1), Cleveland Cemetery (2), Cross Roads Cemetery (3), Fair Play Cemetery (4), Freeman Cemetery (5), Mullins Ford Cemetery (6), Providence Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hughes Lake (A), Whispering Pines Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Walton Creek (A), Rock Creek (B), Little Eastanollee Creek (C), Flat Creek (D), Wards Creek (E), Sugar Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Stephens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

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

9.1%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

6.1%
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Rock Creek compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • 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 (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock Creek CCD (based on Stephens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.09%
Here: 71.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of God
Adherents66.7%8.3%5.7%5.2%3.3%
Congregations40.7%13.0%9.3%5.6%5.6%
NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.3%1.2%1.0%4.2%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%18.5%
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: 3
Stephens County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Stephens County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Stephens County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephens County:

29.9%
Georgia:

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

11.0%
State:

14.6%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Franklin County, GA  0.85% ($23,443 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.56% ($24,609)
from Hall County, GA  0.34% ($31,286)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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 Franklin County, GA  0.82% ($21,118 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  0.77% ($21,188)
to Hall County, GA  0.46% ($30,763)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNEG (630 AM; 1 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Creek:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

Rock Creek on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
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