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Population in 2012: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.0%
Males: 76  (45.8%)
Females: 90  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  41.2 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30436.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,105 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$28,105
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,296

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,331 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$70,331
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,712; Detached houses: $81,712

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • White alone - 147 (89.1%)
  • Black alone - 9 (5.5%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (5.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Claus: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.2%), English (12.8%), Irish (8.5%), Italian (3.4%), French Canadian (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 235 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 909 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Santa Claus:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Claus city:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.8%
Georgia:  9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $678 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (72.4 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (134.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (673.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lyons, GA (1.5 miles ), Vidalia, GA (2.4 miles ), Higgston, GA (2.9 miles ), Alston, GA (3.3 miles) , Collins, GA (3.6 miles ), Cobbtown, GA (3.7 miles ), Reidsville, GA (3.7 miles ), Oak Park, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.17 N, Longitude: 82.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +83 (+53.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Financial managers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)

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Tornado activity:

Santa Claus-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Santa Claus city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Santa Claus-area historical earthquake activity is below Georgia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 15.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from Santa Claus center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Toombs County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 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 Santa Claus:

  • OXLEY PARK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LYONS, GA)
  • BETHANY NSG CTR OF VIDALIA (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • MEADOWS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Santa Claus:

  • East Georgia College (about 30 miles; Swainsboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,157)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 31 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 62 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 70 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 72 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 73 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 73 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 8,605)

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Toombs 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 2012: 21.7%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Santa Claus, GA

Santa Claus compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below 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.
  • 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Santa Claus city (based on Toombs County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.49%
Here53.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents54.7%20.1%7.5%4.8%2.6%
Congregations30.4%19.6%12.5%1.8%5.4%
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%2.0%1.4%2.2%
Congregations3.6%5.4%1.8%1.8%17.9%
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
Here:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Toombs County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Toombs County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

12.1%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
State:

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

15.1%
Georgia:

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

Santa Claus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($54.22)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($36.14)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($24.10)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($12.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($60.24)

Santa Claus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($24.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($204.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($114.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($30.12)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($54.22)
    Property: $4,000 ($24.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($24.10)
    NEC: $2,000 ($12.05)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $614,000 ($3698.80)

7.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
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 Montgomery County, GA  1.02% ($23,024 average AGI)
from Tattnall County, GA  0.72% ($24,200)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.30% ($21,200)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,872 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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 Montgomery County, GA  0.84% ($27,386 average AGI)
to Tattnall County, GA  0.46% ($22,842)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.37% ($26,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in Santa Claus:

  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WXRS (1590 AM; 3 kW; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTNL (1390 AM; daytime; 1 kW; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Claus:

  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WLYU (100.9 FM; LYONS, GA; Owner: T.C.B. BROADCASTING INC)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WPMX (102.9 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCGN (106.3 FM; GLENNVILLE, GA; Owner: BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMZ (104.9 FM; METTER, GA; Owner: WM. JIMMY PAGE, TR/AS RADIO METTER)
  • WCLA-FM (107.3 FM; CLAXTON, GA; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMM., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Santa Claus:

  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Santa Claus)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.166667 Lon: -82.250000, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWZ286
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2003, Expiration Date: 02/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2013, Certifier: Leon T Nelms
    Registrant: Hub Communications Inc, 209 Green Street, Vidalia, GA 30475, Phone: (912) 537-2884, Fax: (912) 537-7360, Email:



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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
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  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
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