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Population in 2012: 64 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.6%
Males: 22  (35.5%)
Females: 42  (64.5%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 30175

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,646 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Talking Rock:

$40,646
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,979

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $176,328 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Talking Rock:

$176,328
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $229,037; Detached houses: $239,283; Mobile homes: $167,562
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Talking Rock: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (42.1%), English (12.1%), German (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 334 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Talking Rock:

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Talking Rock town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 3.6%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Talking Rock, Georgia as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Talking Rock to the number of sex offenders is 3 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,083 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.0%)

Talking Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roswell, GA (34.2 miles , pop. 79,334).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (52.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (535.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jasper, GA (2.2 miles ), Ludville, GA (2.5 miles) , Cartecay, GA (2.8 miles) , Carters Lake, GA (3.1 miles) , Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill, GA (3.2 miles) , Nelson, GA (3.4 miles ), Ranger, GA (3.4 miles) , Fairmount, GA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $506,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 84.51 W

Talking Rock household income distribution Talking Rock home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (46%)
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (62%)
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Talking Rock-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Talking Rock town center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Talking Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 64.1 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 94.3 miles away from Talking Rock 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 61.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 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 69.2 miles away from Talking Rock 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 98.1 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 Pickens County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospital/medical center in Talking Rock:

  • WILDWOOD HEALTH CARE INC (Nursing Home, 184 PIN HOOK ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Talking Rock:

  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 6 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Talking Rock, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Talking Rock:

  • North Georgia College & State University (about 30 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,201)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 34 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 16,535)
  • Dalton State College (about 34 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 40 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,202)
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (about 40 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,532)
  • Life University (about 40 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,001)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (about 41 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 5,335)

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Notable location: Talking Rock Community Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Talking Rock 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Talking Rock travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Talking Rock town (based on Pickens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.21%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameJasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist AssociationSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.7%30.5%10.1%5.5%3.2%
Congregations41.0%17.9%7.7%2.6%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.0%2.0%1.9%1.4%2.7%
Congregations2.6%10.3%2.6%2.6%10.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Pickens County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pickens County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Pickens County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

25.9%
Georgia:

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

13.1%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll


10.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
Georgia average:

10.98%

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:
from Cherokee County, GA  2.90% ($36,589 average AGI)
from Cobb County, GA  0.82% ($106,177)
from Gilmer County, GA  0.63% ($31,623)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Georgia average:

9.55%

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:
to Cherokee County, GA  1.94% ($36,461 average AGI)
to Gilmer County, GA  0.52% ($26,854)
to Cobb County, GA  0.44% ($32,049)

Strongest AM radio stations in Talking Rock:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WYYZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; JASPER, GA; Owner: MR. MARK HELLINGER)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCHK (1290 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Talking Rock:

  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Talking Rock:

  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Talking Rock fatal accident list:

Mar 21, 1990 09:25 PM, 329, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 1989 03:45 PM, 136, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $155,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,160
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,740

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Talking Rock)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Talking Rock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1479Y , Serial Number: 17249179, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1962
    Registrant (Corporation): James Darrell Warden Flight Training Inc, 121 N Ridge Rd, Talking Rock, GA 30175
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 164CD , Serial Number: 1069, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Vincent G Molinari, 1518 Lumber Company Rd, Talking Rock, GA 30175, Other Owners: Vinton T Jr Land, Ryan Stovall
  • Aircraft: WHITE GERALD R RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 25GW , Serial Number: 20657, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/2004
    Registrant (Individual): William R Durham, 1798 Swan Bridge Rd, Talking Rock, GA 30175
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3L-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 28146 , Serial Number: 4611, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): James W Young, 1130 Tatum Rd, Talking Rock, GA 30175


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Talking Rock, GA
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