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Median resident age:  35.7 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31552

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,731 (it was $32,402 in 2000)
Waresboro:

$37,731
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,435

Waresboro CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,745 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Waresboro:

$78,745
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,765; Detached houses: $95,034; Townhouses or other attached units: $103,645; In 2-unit structures: $91,911; Mobile homes: $79,319

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Waresboro races chart
  • White alone - 5,366 (80.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,061 (16.0%)
  • Hispanic - 150 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waresboro: 126.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 145 feet




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

Waresboro CCD:  0.9% ($461)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Waresboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, FL (82.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (732.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dixie Union, GA (2.9 miles) , Deenwood, GA (3.0 miles ), Waycross, GA (3.2 miles ), Sunnyside, GA (3.3 miles ), Axson, GA (3.4 miles) , Manor, GA (3.7 miles) , Argyle, GA (3.9 miles) , Blackshear, GA (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 82.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Waresboro household income distribution Waresboro home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Waresboro-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Waresboro place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/25/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waresboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ware County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Waresboro:

  • WAYCROSS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • BAPTIST VILLAGE, INC. (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • SATILLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Waresboro, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waresboro:

  • Valdosta State University (about 54 miles; Valdosta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,844)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 62 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 82 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 9,893)
  • Jacksonville University (about 83 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 86 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 15,771)
  • University of North Florida (about 92 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,254)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 92 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)

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Notable locations in Waresboro: Satilla Regional Rehabilitation Institute (A), J Olan Jones Health Care Center (B), Baptist Village Nursing Home (C), Ware County Fire / Rescue Station 7 Millwood (D), Ware County Fire / Rescue Station 1 Industrial Park (E), Ware County Fire / Rescue Station 8 Peeble Hill (F), Ware County Fire / Rescue Station 9 Waresboro (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waresboro include: Ezekiel Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Hargrave Chapel (C), Jamestown United Methodist Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Waresboro First United Methodist Church (F), Indian Mound Church (G), Pebble Hill Church (H), Millwood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bennett Cemetery (1), Crestwood Memorial Gardens (2), Walden Cemetery (3), Waresboro Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gator Head Pond (A), Shriners Club Lake (B), Huckleberry Bay (C), Musket Bay (D), Long Pond (E), Bennett Bay (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hog Creek (A), Seventeen Mile River (B), Red Bluff Creek (C), Fullwood Creek (D), Cox Creek (E), Coon Branch (F), Perch Creek (G), Mill Branch (H), Kettle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Ware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3]

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00190. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00190
U.S.:

0.02218


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.1%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

10.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waresboro, GA

People in group quarters in Waresboro in 2010:

  • 1,529 people in state prisons
  • 397 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 243 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Waresboro in 2000:

  • 1,274 people in state prisons
  • 315 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Waresboro compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Waresboro CCD (based on Ware County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.43%
Here55.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents54.8%18.5%5.8%3.5%2.0%
Congregations31.5%16.4%11.0%1.4%5.5%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.8%1.6%8.2%
Congregations5.5%1.4%1.4%8.2%17.8%
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: 9
This county:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Ware County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Ware County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
This county:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Ware County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ware County:

13.1%
State:

14.6%

7.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,997 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.25% ($25,567 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.42% ($27,043)
from Duval County, FL  0.28% ($23,906)


7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,121 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.54% ($36,184 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.64% ($30,861)
to Glynn County, GA  0.28% ($46,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waresboro:

  • 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)
  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waresboro:

  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKUB (105.1 FM; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPNG (101.9 FM; PEARSON, GA; Owner: KM RADIO OF PEARSON, L.L.C.)
  • WWUF (97.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WASW (91.9 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Waresboro:

  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54CW (Channel 54; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)


Waresboro on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
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