Talking Rock, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.7%
Males: 23  (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 (it was $15,780 in 2000)

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 2009: 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 (43.6%), English (11.8%), German (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 339 people per square mile   (very low).

Talking Rock, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Talking Rock:

  • High school or higher: 66.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • 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: 24.4%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 3.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Talking Rock, Georgia as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Talking Rock to the number of sex offenders is 4 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:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $506,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000

Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 84.51 W

Talking Rock household income distribution Talking Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

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%)

Average climate in Talking Rock, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Talking Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 50% 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 80% 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from Talking Rock 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 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 175.3 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 257.5 miles away from Talking Rock 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 331.2 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 Pickens County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Talking Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Talking Rock:

  • WILDWOOD HEALTH CARE INC (184 PIN HOOK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Talking Rock:

  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF JASPER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAIN SIDE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)

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

  • University of North Georgia (about 30 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 34 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Dalton State College (about 34 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (about 40 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 5,258)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (about 41 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 41 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 42 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0
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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Talking Rock travel time to work - commute Talking Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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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%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

6.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
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 Cherokee County, GA  1.96% ($30,250 average AGI)
from Cobb County, GA  0.54% ($69,772)
from Gilmer County, GA  0.53% ($27,589)


7.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
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 Cherokee County, GA  2.07% ($34,041 average AGI)
to Cobb County, GA  0.60% ($29,156)
to Gilmer County, GA  0.54% ($20,140)

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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