Rocky Ford, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.2%
Males: 65  (46.5%)
Females: 76  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 30455

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,245 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$27,245
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,980 (it was $12,989 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $78,803 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$78,803
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $75,543; Detached houses: $80,516; Mobile homes: $34,918

Median gross rent in 2016: $754.

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  • Races in Rocky Ford, GA (2010)

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    • 9364.6%White alone
    • 4430.6%Black alone
    • 32.1%Two or more races
    • 32.1%Hispanic
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rocky Ford: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (19.2%), Irish (13.1%), German (7.7%), English (4.6%), Italian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 132 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (very low).

Rocky Ford, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Ford:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Ford town:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

7 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This town:

2.9%
Georgia:

9.8%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rocky Ford, Georgia as of February 16, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Rocky Ford to the number of sex offenders is 245 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,199 (1.5%)

Rocky Ford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Augusta-Richmond County, GA (54.4 miles , pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (162.5 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (628.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Portal, GA (3.3 miles ), South Ogeechee, GA (3.3 miles ), Millen, GA (3.4 miles ), Sylvania, GA (3.5 miles ), North Ogeechee, GA (3.6 miles ), Statesboro, GA (3.9 miles ), Garfield, GA (4.0 miles) , Hiltonia, GA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 32.66 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Rocky Ford household income distribution Rocky Ford home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-5.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Average climate in Rocky Ford, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rocky Ford-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/13/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Rocky Ford town center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 tornado 35.8 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky Ford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% 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 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from Rocky Ford 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 103.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 111.8 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 252.9 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Screven County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rocky Ford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rocky Ford:

  • BETHANY NSG CTR OF MILLEN (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MILLEN, GA)
  • JENKINS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MILLEN, GA)
  • BMA OF MILLEN INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MILLEN, GA)
  • SYL-VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SYLVANIA, GA)
  • SCREVEN COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SYLVANIA, GA)
  • WESTWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STATESBORO, GA)
  • BROWN'S HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; STATESBORO, GA)

airports located in Rocky Ford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky Ford:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 17 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 18,824)
  • East Georgia State College (about 29 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Augusta Technical College (about 54 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,494)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 57 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 60 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 61 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 61 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky Ford:

  • WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 580 LAFAYETTE RD. SW, Grades: 6-8)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1815 UTILITY RD, Grades: PK-5)

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Notable location: Screven County Fire Department Station 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Rocky Ford: Rocky Ford Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Screven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.9%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Georgia average:

12.5

Rocky Ford travel time to work - commute Rocky Ford mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rocky Ford town (based on Screven County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,87134
Mainline Protestant1,99019
Black Protestant1,42010
Catholic1701
Other31
None6,139-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Screven County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Screven County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Screven County:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Screven County:

30.9%
Georgia:

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

11.7%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rocky Ford:

44.9%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rocky Ford:

40.6%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Rocky Ford:

30.9
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Rocky Ford:

38.4%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

49.2%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Rocky Ford:

82.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rocky Ford, GA Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,294
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$382
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$7,340
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,101
Water Supply 0$0 1$344
Totals for Government 0$0 9$11,461

Rocky Ford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $100,000 ($709.22)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($99.29)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($63.83)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($35.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($35.46)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($28.37)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($21.28)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($21.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($120.57)

Rocky Ford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($35.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($21.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($99.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($49.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $100,000 ($709.22)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($63.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($49.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($49.65)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $59,000 ($418.44)

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Bulloch County, GA  1.77% ($22,711 average AGI)
from Chatham County, GA  0.92% ($16,721)
from Effingham County, GA  0.77% ($35,472)


7.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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 Bulloch County, GA  2.49% ($23,094 average AGI)
to Chatham County, GA  0.89% ($32,643)
to Effingham County, GA  0.43% ($28,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky Ford:

  • WPTB (850 AM; 1 kW; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYL (1490 AM; 1 kW; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: SAM-MAC BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNS (1240 AM; 1 kW; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky Ford:

  • WHKN (94.9 FM; MILLEN, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WPMX (102.9 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WZBX (106.5 FM; SYLVANIA, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMZ (104.9 FM; METTER, GA; Owner: WM. JIMMY PAGE, TR/AS RADIO METTER)
  • WVGS (91.9 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • W257BG (99.3 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky Ford:

  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W48BH (Channel 48; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CQ (Channel 25; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)

Rocky Ford fatal accident list:

May 24, 1999 03:31 PM, Sr-17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 1986 06:15 PM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rocky Ford)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Rocky Ford, Lat: 32.764722 Lon: -81.799722, Call Sign: WPXB286
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2012, Certifier: Billy R Hall Jr.Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7761, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: KOLB FIREFLY (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6007L , Serial Number: FF035
    Registrant (Individual): James W Iii Hankinson, 4960 Scarboro Hwy, Rocky Ford, GA 30455
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/10/1998
  • Aircraft: HAIGH JOSEPH C BAKENG DUCE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8498Y , Serial Number: 466, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph C Haigh, 385 Blueberry Rd, Rocky Ford, GA 30455

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Rocky Ford compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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