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 2012: $33,053 (it was $29,382 in 2000)
Sand Mountain:

$33,053
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,075 (it was $14,042 in 2000)

Sand Mountain CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,934 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Sand Mountain:

$94,934
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $123,371; Detached houses: $147,342; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,228; Mobile homes: $53,581; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,532
Sand Mountain races chart
  • White alone - 3,989 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 38 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sand Mountain: 142.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sand Mountain CCD:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

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

Sand Mountain CCD:  0.7% ($467)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Sand Mountain satellite photo by USGS

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

Sand Mountain household income distribution Sand Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Sand Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sand Mountain, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 Dade County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 52.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.5
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

6.58

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

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.93

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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.14
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

Sand Mountain compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.34%
Here: 34.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents53.4%20.4%9.0%7.0%10.2%
Congregations29.0%25.8%3.2%16.1%25.8%
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: 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.
State:

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

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Dade County:

27.3%
Georgia:

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

10.9%
State:

14.6%

7.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.51% ($28,737 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.70% ($19,343)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.50% ($20,800)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.83% ($30,076 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  1.05% ($26,736)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.64% ($25,781)

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)

Sand Mountain on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores"
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