Santa Claus, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 167 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.5%
Males: 68  (41.0%)
Females: 99  (59.0%)
Median resident age:  54.8 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30436.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,392 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$30,392
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,423 (it was $13,669 in 2000)

Santa Claus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,245 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Santa Claus:

$75,245
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $76,320; Detached houses: $76,214

Median gross rent in 2013: $567.

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  • Races in Santa Claus, GA (2010)

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    • 14789.1%White alone
    • 95.5%Black alone
    • 95.5%Hispanic

Races in Santa Claus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Santa Claus: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (38.1%), English (19.0%), Irish (5.7%), Italian (3.8%), French Canadian (2.9%), Ukrainian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 235 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 914 people per square mile   (low).

Santa Claus,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Santa Claus:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Claus city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $688 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $575 (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 June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +83 (+53.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Transportation occupations (27%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Santa Claus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Santa Claus, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 Toombs County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Santa Claus compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Georgia average:

12.6

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (98%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Toombs County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Toombs County:

29.0%
Georgia:

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

15.1%
State:

14.6%
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$375
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$500
Totals for Government 0$0 6$875

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($53.89)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($35.93)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($23.95)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($11.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($59.88)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($23.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($203.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($113.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($29.94)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($53.89)
    Property: $4,000 ($23.95)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($23.95)
    NEC: $2,000 ($11.98)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $614,000 ($3676.65)

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
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 Montgomery County, GA  0.80% ($26,386 average AGI)
from Tattnall County, GA  0.54% ($22,319)
from Chatham County, GA  0.40% ($21,486)


6.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
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 Montgomery County, GA  0.79% ($26,449 average AGI)
to Tattnall County, GA  0.51% ($23,244)
to Bulloch County, GA  0.35% ($32,065)

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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  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
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