Suches, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 894.
Males: 453  (50.7%)
Females: 441  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  48.2 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30572

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,122 (it was $41,902 in 2000)
Suches:

$51,122
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $56,726 (it was $48,750 in 2000)

Suches CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $190,834 (it was $109,100 in 2000)
Suches:

$190,834
GA:

$141,600
  • Races in Suches, GA (2000)

    Suches races chart
    • 72597.3%White alone
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 40.5%Hispanic
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Suches: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2800 feet

Land area: 74.7 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Suches, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Suches:

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Suches CCD:

  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 75.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

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

Suches CCD:  0.4% ($419)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Suches satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (48.4 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (69.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (530.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blairsville, GA (3.4 miles ), Three Sisters Mountains, GA (3.7 miles ), Dahlonega, GA (3.7 miles ), Ivylog, GA (3.8 miles ), Morganton, GA (4.0 miles ), Rich Mountain, GA (4.1 miles ), Yonah, GA (4.2 miles ), Helen, GA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 84.05 W

Area code: 706

Suches household income distribution Suches home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Private households (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Office supplies and stationery stores (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial managers (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Suches, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Suches-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Suches place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 21.4 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Suches-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 91.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from Suches center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 74.8 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the city 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 205.1 miles away from Suches 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) earthquake occurred 334.7 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 Union County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Suches:

  • APPALACHIAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)
  • UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)
  • UNION COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)
  • CHESTATEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DAHLONEGA, GA)

Airports located in Suches:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Suches:

  • University of North Georgia (about 14 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Piedmont College (about 31 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Brenau University (about 32 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 36 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 52 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 53 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Dalton State College (about 55 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)

Public high school in Suches:

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Notable locations in Suches: Mulky Gap Camping Area (A), Cooper Creek Recreation Site (B), Mulky Recreation Site (C), Blue Ridge Ranger Station (D), Gooch Gap Trail Shelter (E), Union County Fire Department Station 11 (F), Union County Fire Department Station 5 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Suches include: Harmony Church (A), Pleasant Valley Church (B), Mount Airy Church (C), Mount Lebanon Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Corinth Church (F), Mount Pleasant Church Number 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: White Cemetery (1), Woody Cemetery (2), Cavender Cemetery (3), Harkins Cemetery (4), Corinth Cemetery (5), Mount Airy Cemetery (6), Mount Lebanon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Winfield Scott (A), Woody Lake (B), Woody Lake Dam (C), Eagles Nest Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Tom Jones Branch (B), Tigue Branch (C), Suches Creek (D), Soapstone Branch (E), Slaughter Creek (F), Sally Spillers Branch (G), Quebec Branch (H), Pretty Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Suches include: Cooper Creek Scenic Area (1), Coopers Creek Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.9. This is about average.

City:

72.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00158
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Suches compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Georgia average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Suches CCD (based on Union County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,79342
Mainline Protestant1,7478
Catholic1,5642
Other913
None7,161-
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
Union County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Union County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Union County:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

26.6%
Georgia:

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

9.7%
State:

14.6%

6.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
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 Towns County, GA  0.62% ($25,867 average AGI)
from Fannin County, GA  0.44% ($32,938)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.25% ($44,000)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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 Towns County, GA  0.62% ($20,222 average AGI)
to Fannin County, GA  0.41% ($22,667)
to Cherokee County, NC  0.30% ($15,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Suches:

  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Suches:

  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Suches:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 557 Shelton Drive (Lat: 34.695694 Lon: -84.021806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN697
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • BLACK TOWER, Black Mountain Fire Tower Ga Hwy 60 (Lat: 34.675000 Lon: -84.005833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KXM716
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/2004, Expiration Date: 06/09/2014
    Registrant: Lumpkin County Ems, 57 B Pine Tree Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone: (706) 864-9180
  • UNION RPTR, 153 Ga Hwy 60 (Lat: 34.674750 Lon: -84.005778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WQOW264
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.120 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2012, Expiration Date: 02/14/2022, Certifier: Ralph Bevan
    Registrant: Gta / Gfc Union/Fannin South, Macon, GA 31202-0819, Phone: (478) 751-3500, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Suches)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Suches on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Management occupations:"
  • #73 (30572) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
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