Santa Claus, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -32.1%
Males: 64  (39.8%)
Females: 97  (60.2%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30436.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,804 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$33,804
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,595 (it was $13,669 in 2000)

Santa Claus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,341 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$83,341
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $87,670; detached houses: $86,861

Median gross rent in 2017: $694.

March 2019 cost of living index in Santa Claus: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents)
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Ancestries: American (22.1%), German (13.1%), English (12.3%), Irish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 235 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 881 people per square mile   (low).

Santa Claus, Georgia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $909 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $877 (1.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Santa Claus, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Santa Claus, GA in 2017
Santa Claus satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +83 (+53.9%).
Most common industries in Santa Claus, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (17.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (8.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.7%)
  • Food (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Santa Claus, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Financial managers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.3%)
  • Top executives (6.9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (14.3%)
  • Registered nurses (8.6%)
  • Financial managers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.6%)

Average climate in Santa Claus, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Santa Claus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 7% smaller 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 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 118.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from Santa Claus 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 141.0 miles away from the city 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 142.7 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 249.3 miles away from Santa Claus 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 15.8 miles away from Santa Claus center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Claus topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; VIDALIA, GA)
  • AMICITA HOME HEALTH, LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; REIDSVILLE, GA)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF TATTNALL, THE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; REIDSVILLE, GA)

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

  • East Georgia State College (about 30 miles; Swainsboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,345)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 37 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • South Georgia State College (about 56 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 70 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 73 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 73 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 73 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Santa Claus:

Marital status in Santa Claus, GA
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Santa Claus:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,05755
Mainline Protestant2,84017
Black Protestant1,2826
Catholic9921
Other4492
None8,603-
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
Toombs County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Toombs County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

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%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Toombs County:

15.1%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Santa Claus:

43.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Santa Claus:

6.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

21.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Santa Claus:

56.4%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Santa Claus:

85.2%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Santa Claus, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$500
Financial Administration 0$0 1$375
Totals for Government 0$0 6$875

Santa Claus government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($279.50)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($86.96)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($55.90)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($55.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($62.11)

Santa Claus government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,000 ($55.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $47,000 ($291.93)
    General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($279.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($86.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($86.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($229.81)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $14,000 ($86.96)
    Property: $10,000 ($62.11)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,000 ($49.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($12.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($12.42)

Santa Claus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,310,000 ($8136.65)

6.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Montgomery County, GA  0.84% ($32,787 average AGI)
from Tattnall County, GA  0.52% ($32,404)
from Chatham County, GA  0.30% ($58,000)

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)

Santa Claus fatal accident list:

Oct 24, 2004 00:29 AM, Sr-4, Lat: 32.170611, Lon: -82.334398, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 1996 08:42 PM, Sr4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 21, 1994 12:50 AM, Sr4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 1988 02:00 AM, Sr4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.9mTotal length
  • $2,285,000Total costs
  • 7,860Total average daily traffic
  • 821Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,790Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Santa Claus)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OHOOPEE RIVER, 53.0181 Wayne Mc Dilda Road (Lat: 32.143222 Lon: -82.224667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: WRAV304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2018, Expiration Date: 03/13/2028, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Santa Claus, GA
  • 97.2%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Santa Claus, GA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Santa Claus compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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