For population 25 years and over in Sky Valley:
For population 15 years and over in Sky Valley city:
40 residents are foreign born (8.1% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,929 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (54.2 miles , pop. 56,002).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (104.8 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (529.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dillard, GA (1.9 miles) , Valley, GA (1.9 miles ), Mountain City, GA (2.4 miles ), Highlands, NC (2.9 miles ), Clayton, GA (2.9 miles ), Tiger, GA (3.4 miles ), Franklin, NC (3.7 miles ), Mountain Rest, SC (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 83.32 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 828
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Sky Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+17.6%).
Work and jobs in Sky Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sky Valley, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sky Valley-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the Sky Valley city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sky Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 83% 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 90.6 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 66.7 miles away from Sky Valley center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Sky Valley center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rabun County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sky Valley:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sky Valley:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 5.7%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Sky Valley compared to Georgia state average:
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Religion statistics for Sky Valley (based on Rabun County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.77%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
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Sky Valley government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($74,904 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,375 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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