Thunderbolt, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 2,579 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 
Males: 1,132  (43.9%)
Females: 1,447  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31404.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,741 (it was $35,824 in 2000)
Thunderbolt:

$39,741
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,407 (it was $22,592 in 2000)

Thunderbolt town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $163,239 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Thunderbolt:

$163,239
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $181,105; Detached houses: $202,033; Townhouses or other attached units: $298,048; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $390,367; Mobile homes: $24,664

Median gross rent in 2012: $976.

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  • White alone - 1,617 (60.0%)
  • Black alone - 588 (21.8%)
  • Hispanic - 326 (12.1%)
  • Asian alone - 166 (6.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.1%)

Races in Thunderbolt detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thunderbolt: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.6%), German (8.1%), English (6.9%), United States (2.8%), Subsaharan African (2.2%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 2,025 people per square mile   (low).

Thunderbolt,GA real estate house value index trend

Thunderbolt, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Thunderbolt:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thunderbolt town:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

259 residents are foreign born (5.8% Asia).

This town:  9.6%
Georgia:  9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,538 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $547 (0.4%)

Thunderbolt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (3.3 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (123.8 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (642.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dutch Island, GA (1.5 miles ), Whitemarsh Island, GA (1.6 miles ), Savannah, GA (1.8 miles ), Isle of Hope, GA (1.8 miles ), Talahi Island, GA (2.1 miles ), Wilmington Island, GA (2.2 miles ), Vernonburg, GA (2.5 miles) , Montgomery, GA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.03 N, Longitude: 81.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Thunderbolt household income distribution Thunderbolt home values distribution

Crime rates in Thunderbolt by Year
Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00010
per 100,000 0.00.00.037.00.0
Rapes 41000
per 100,000 150.038.10.00.00.0
Robberies 57302
per 100,000 187.5266.5116.50.072.6
Assaults 15102
per 100,000 37.5190.338.80.072.6
Burglaries 4332302221
per 100,000 1612.91218.11165.0813.9762.3
Thefts 7863667273
per 100,000 2925.72398.22563.12663.72649.7
Auto thefts 989210
per 100,000 337.6304.5349.574.0363.0
Arson N/A1000
per 100,000 N/A38.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 272.0) 438.5352.3253.5242.2223.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Thunderbolt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Georgia average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -688 (-22.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Thunderbolt, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thunderbolt-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Thunderbolt town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.3 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thunderbolt-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.0 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 152.1 miles away from Thunderbolt 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 70.2 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 89.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from Thunderbolt center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thunderbolt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Thunderbolt:

  • TARA AT THUNDERBOLT NSG AND REHA (3223 FALLIGANT AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Thunderbolt:

  • WILLIAMS STREET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • AZALEALAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • COHEN'S RETREAT (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIV MED CEN, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SAVANNAH (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • SJC HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)

Amtrak station near Thunderbolt:

  • 7 miles: SAVANNAH (2611 SEABOARD COAST LINE DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thunderbolt:

  • Savannah State University (about 1 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,193)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 8 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 51 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 68 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)

Public elementary/middle school in Thunderbolt:

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Notable locations in Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt Fire Department (A), Thunderbolt City Hall (B), Live Oak Public Library System Thunderbolt Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thunderbolt include: Wesley Oak United Methodist Church (A), Thunderbolt Baptist Church (B), Nativity of Our Lord Church (C), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Grays Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Chatham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.8. This is better than average.

City:

60.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.69. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.69
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00199. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00199
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.9%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Thunderbolt in 2010:

  • 154 people in college/university student housing
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
130 people in nursing homes in 2000

Thunderbolt compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Thunderbolt travel time to work - commute Thunderbolt mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thunderbolt town (based on Chatham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.08%
Here: 45.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents33.0%19.9%14.9%4.9%3.3%
Congregations23.6%6.4%14.3%5.9%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)JewishChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.9%2.8%2.6%12.5%
Congregations3.0%1.5%3.0%1.5%36.5%
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: 53
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
Chatham County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Chatham County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 266
Here:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Chatham County:

28.7%
Georgia:

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

11.1%
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
Financial Administration 3$8,942$35,7680$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,228$55,3689$2,225
Judicial and Legal 1$3,235$38,8202$1,600
Police Protection - Officers 9$29,537$39,3830$0
Police - Other 2$3,018$18,1080$0
Firefighters 3$9,077$36,3082$1,435
Streets and Highways 4$13,523$40,5692$1,468
Totals for Government 24$76,560$38,28015$6,728

Thunderbolt government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $908,000 ($352.07)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($43.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $671,000 ($260.18)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($100.04)
    Water Utilities: $257,000 ($99.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $187,000 ($72.51)
    Sewerage: $171,000 ($66.30)
    Regular Highways: $140,000 ($54.28)
    General Public Buildings: $107,000 ($41.49)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($26.37)
    Welfare - Other: $50,000 ($19.39)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($17.06)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($13.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($5.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($3.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($2.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($2.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($31.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $198,000 ($76.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $76,000 ($29.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($29.08)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($13.18)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($9.69)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($3.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $736,000 ($285.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.39)

Thunderbolt government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $147,000 ($57.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $113,000 ($43.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $622,000 ($241.18)
    All Other: $551,000 ($213.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $217,000 ($84.14)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($31.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $221,000 ($85.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $116,000 ($44.98)
    Housing & Community Development: $69,000 ($26.75)
  • Tax - Property: $406,000 ($157.43)
    Public Utilities: $153,000 ($59.33)
    NEC: $131,000 ($50.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $85,000 ($32.96)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $53,000 ($20.55)

Thunderbolt government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($12.80)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,360,000 ($527.34)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $70,000 ($27.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,320,000 ($511.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($27.14)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($8.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($15.51)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($3.88)

Thunderbolt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,044,000 ($792.56)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.39)

10.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.15%
Georgia average:

9.45%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.27%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Effingham County, GA  0.63% ($32,309 average AGI)
from Bryan County, GA  0.41% ($32,569)
from Liberty County, GA  0.30% ($25,901)


8.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($682 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.17%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Effingham County, GA  0.64% ($34,372 average AGI)
to Bryan County, GA  0.38% ($34,241)
to Fulton County, GA  0.36% ($39,951)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thunderbolt:

  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHGM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: WHGM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thunderbolt:

  • WHCJ (90.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLXP (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN MULTIMEDIA NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W201AU (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRHQ (105.3 FM; RICHMOND HILL, GA; Owner: THOROUGHBRED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYFS (89.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLVH (101.1 FM; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCO (98.3 FM; MIDWAY, GA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thunderbolt:

  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • W57CT (Channel 57; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHDS-LP (Channel 32; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BROADCAST CORP. OF AMERICA)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Thunderbolt, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 155
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 258
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Thunderbolt fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 66 meters (217ft)
Total average daily traffic: 28,190
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 42,285

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.139194 Lon: -81.245361, Call Sign: WQNR400
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.637 MHz, 457.062 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 457.287 MHz, 457.687 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2011, Expiration Date: 04/27/2021, Certifier: Judy Salzman
    Registrant: Savannah Communications, Savannah, GA 31418, Phone: (912) 964-1479, Fax: (912) 966-5724, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE4BAV
    Grant Date: 05/11/1993, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2005
    Registrant: Greeley G Miklashek, 3005 River Dr 106, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
  • Call Sign: WU4E, Previous Call Sign: WB4MBN, Licensee ID: L00253201
    Grant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Arthur W Doughty Iii
    Registrant: Arthur W Doughty Iii, Unit 209 3005 River Dr, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$156,7704$281,65817$219,4480$07$224,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$238,2800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$07$176,9731$124,6801$181,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$142,0003$249,4470$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$195,3900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$77,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Thunderbolt, GA

  • FedEx: 1

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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists:"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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