Surrency-Thornton, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 1,619.
Males: 796  (49.2%)
Females: 823  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31563

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,570 (it was $30,524 in 2000)
Surrency-Thornton:

$39,570
GA:

$53,559

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,805 (it was $15,111 in 2000)

Surrency-Thornton CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $92,449 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Surrency-Thornton:

$92,449
GA:

$166,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $104,875; Detached houses: $131,000; Mobile homes: $55,797
  • Races in Surrency-Thornton, GA (2000)

    Surrency-Thornton races chart
    • 1,20376.4%White alone
    • 32120.4%Black alone
    • 372.3%Hispanic
    • 70.4%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

Races in Surrency-Thornton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Surrency-Thornton: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 150.6 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Surrency-Thornton:

  • High school or higher: 65.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Surrency-Thornton CCD:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

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

Surrency-Thornton CCD:  0.6% ($365)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (70.5 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (97.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (700.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Surrency, GA (2.4 miles ), Odum, GA (3.2 miles ), Rockingham, GA (3.4 miles ), Satilla Creek, GA (3.4 miles ), Baxley, GA (3.5 miles ), Bristol, GA (3.9 miles ), Screven, GA (3.9 miles ), Altamaha River, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.64 N, Longitude: 82.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Surrency-Thornton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Surrency-Thornton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Surrency-Thornton-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.7 miles away from the Surrency-Thornton place center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Surrency-Thornton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% 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 155.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 148.5 miles away from Surrency-Thornton 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 143.0 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 156.1 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 279.9 miles away from Surrency-Thornton center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 459.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Appling County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Surrency-Thornton:

  • BAXLEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • ALTAMAHA HOMECARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • APPLING HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)
  • APPLING NURSING AND REHABILITATION PAVILION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BAXLEY, GA)

Amtrak station near Surrency-Thornton:

  • 20 miles: JESUP (176 N.W. BROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Surrency-Thornton:

  • 13 miles: Edwin I. Hatch 1 and 2 in Baxley, GA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surrency-Thornton:

  • South Georgia State College (about 40 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 55 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 60 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 66 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • East Georgia State College (about 67 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 70 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 70 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)

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Notable locations in Surrency-Thornton: Appling County Fire Department 4th District Station (A), Appling County Fire Department County Line Station (B), Surrency Volunteer Fire Department (C), Long Branch Community Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Surrency-Thornton include: Antioch Church (A), Pine Ridge Church (B), Second Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (C), Surrency Evangelistic Church (D), Surrency Grove Church (E), Surrency Missionary Baptist Church (F), Surrency United Methodist Church (G), Surrency Grove Baptist Church (H), Jesus Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Milikin Cemetery (1), Surrency Cemetery (2), Davis Cemetery (3), Dixon Cemetery (4), Overstreet Cemetery (5), Patterson Cemetery (6), Griffis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sweetwater Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), Alisons Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Appling County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.5%
Whole state:  70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.8%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Georgia average:

13.3

Surrency-Thornton travel time to work - commute Surrency-Thornton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Surrency-Thornton CCD (based on Appling County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,10946
Mainline Protestant1,47210
Black Protestant7515
Catholic7421
Other11
None3,161-
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: 2
Appling County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Appling County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Appling County:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Appling County:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

11.2%
State:

14.6%

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
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 Jeff Davis County, GA  0.87% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Wayne County, GA  0.30% ($21,588)
from Pierce County, GA  0.27% ($22,333)


5.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Jeff Davis County, GA  0.66% ($22,946 average AGI)
to Bacon County, GA  0.36% ($17,700)
to Toombs County, GA  0.21% ($21,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Surrency-Thornton:

  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAJQ (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Surrency-Thornton:

  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLPT (88.3 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIFO-FM (105.5 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Surrency-Thornton:

  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W39BV (Channel 39; HINESVILLE-RICHMOND, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Surrency-Thornton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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