Sand Mountain, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 4,360.
Males: 2,137  (49.0%)
Females: 2,223  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 30752

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,145 (it was $29,382 in 2000)
Sand Mountain:

$38,145
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,378 (it was $14,042 in 2000)

Sand Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,083 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Sand Mountain:

$118,083
GA:

$173,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Sand Mountain: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sand Mountain, GA (2000)
    • 3,98997.6%White alone
    • 380.9%Two or more races
    • 380.9%Hispanic
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Asian alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 39.6 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Sand Mountain, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sand Mountain CCD:

0.7% ($467)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (19.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (103.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (493.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Trenton, GA (1.8 miles ),
Valley, GA (2.1 miles ),
Whiteside, TN (2.7 miles ),
Long Island, AL (2.8 miles ),
New Hope, TN (2.9 miles ),
Fairyland, GA (3.1 miles ),
Bridgeport, AL (3.1 miles ),
South Pittsburg, TN (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 85.56 W

Distribution of median household income in Sand Mountain, GA in 2017
Sand Mountain satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Sand Mountain, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.8%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sand Mountain, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)

Average climate in Sand Mountain, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sand Mountain, Georgia average temperatures Sand Mountain, Georgia average precipitation Sand Mountain, Georgia humidity Sand Mountain, Georgia wind speed Sand Mountain, Georgia snowfall Sand Mountain, Georgia sunshine Sand Mountain, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.5. This is about average.

City:

64.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sand Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Sand Mountain place center killed one person and injured 12 people.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 28.7 miles away from the place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sand Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% 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 28.6 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 109.2 miles away from Sand Mountain 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 142.1 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.3 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) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from Sand Mountain center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from Sand Mountain 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 Dade County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sand Mountain:

  • BRIDGE AT SOUTH PITTSBURG, THE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER/CARL SWAFF (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • MOCCASSIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • DCI CHATTANOOGA BROAD ST (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE ROSSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROSSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sand Mountain:

  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 18 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 23 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 31 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 32 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Dalton State College (about 33 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Lee University (about 43 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 44 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sand Mountain: Sandmont Bible Camp (A), New Home Community Center (B), New Home (C), Davis Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (D), New Home Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sand Mountain include: Avans Church (A), Brown Gap Church (B), General Church (C), Sand Mountain Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Harris Chapel (F), New Home Church (G), Woodlawn Baptist Church (H), Whiteoak Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brown Gap Cemetery (1), Stephens Cemetery (2), Wells Cemetery (3), Reeves Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Vaught Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Spring Branch (A), Harris Creek (B), Stephens Branch (C), Hurricane Branch (D), Flatrock Creek (E), McBriar Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dade County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.7%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.9%
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:

10.7%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

6.1%

People in group quarters in Sand Mountain in 2010:

  • 64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
70 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Sand Mountain:

Marital status in Sand Mountain, GA
  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sand Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 56.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sand Mountain, GA (based on Dade County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,56223
Mainline Protestant1,2547
Catholic2741
Other21
None10,541-
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: 5
Dade County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dade County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dade County:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Dade County:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Georgia:

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

10.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

6.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.73% ($42,419 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.86% ($32,651)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.64% ($30,344)


6.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.76% ($32,977 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.83% ($36,854)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.59% ($38,517)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sand Mountain:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKWN (1420 AM; 3 kW; TRENTON, GA; Owner: RA-AD OF TRENTON, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYMR (1480 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, AL; Owner: DADE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WQCH (1590 AM; 5 kW; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: RADIX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sand Mountain:

  • 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)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLOV-FM1 (97.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W241AF (96.1 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)

TV broadcast stations around Sand Mountain:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sand Mountain, GA
  • 58.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 5.0%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sand Mountain, GA
  • 76.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas


Sand Mountain 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.
  • 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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