Waresboro, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 6,724.
Males: 3,893  (57.9%)
Females: 2,831  (42.1%)
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 (it was $12,605 in 2000)

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 2009: 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
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

Land area: 127.2 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Waresboro, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Waresboro:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waresboro CCD:

  • Never married: 11.1%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

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 June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

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%)

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

Average climate in Waresboro, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Waresboro-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 13% smaller 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 slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% 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 180.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 179.3 miles away from Waresboro 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 427.0 miles away from the city 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 171.0 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 187.2 miles away from Waresboro center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 281.5 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 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, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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)
  • SATILLA RIVER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • HOSPICE SATILLA OF MEM HOSP (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • WARE VISITING NURSES SERVICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WAYCROSS, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waresboro:

  • South Georgia State College (about 26 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • Valdosta State University (about 54 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 56 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 62 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 62 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 76 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 82 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00138. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00138
U.S.:

0.01468
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%

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 below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.43%
Here: 55.4%
USA: 50.2%

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
Ware County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Ware County:

28.2%
Georgia:

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

13.1%
State:

14.6%

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.37% ($25,833 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.40% ($28,667)
from Duval County, FL  0.28% ($23,906)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.46% ($27,259 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.42% ($27,188)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.32% ($28,243)

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.)

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

Waresboro, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • 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

Waresboro fatal accident list:

Apr 22, 2011 09:51 PM, Us-82 / Sr-520, Sr-4 Byp, Lat: 31.24304, Lon: -82.43129, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1

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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