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 2017: $44,786 (it was $32,402 in 2000)
Waresboro:

$44,786
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,861 (it was $12,605 in 2000)

Waresboro CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,378 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Waresboro:

$88,378
GA:

$173,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Waresboro: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Waresboro, GA (2000)
    • 5,36680.9%White alone
    • 1,06116.0%Black alone
    • 1502.3%Hispanic
    • 320.5%Two or more races
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Asian alone
    • 50.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

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

0.9% ($461)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

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

Distribution of median household income in Waresboro, GA in 2017
Waresboro satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Waresboro, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Rail transportation (6.4%)
  • Wood products (6.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Waresboro, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Waresboro, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waresboro, Georgia average temperatures Waresboro, Georgia average precipitation Waresboro, Georgia humidity Waresboro, Georgia wind speed Waresboro, Georgia snowfall Waresboro, Georgia sunshine Waresboro, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00262
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Waresboro 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 Waresboro 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 Waresboro 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 the city 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 Waresboro 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Waresboro:

Marital status in Waresboro, GA
  • Never married: 11.1%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waresboro, GA (based on Ware County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,94671
Mainline Protestant2,77815
Black Protestant2,62011
Other1,1233
Catholic1,0951
None12,750-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

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.
Georgia:

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

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Ware County:

28.2%
Georgia:

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

13.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pierce County, GA  1.40% ($35,019 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.50% ($31,768)
from Coffee County, GA  0.28% ($27,581)


6.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pierce County, GA  1.62% ($33,464 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.61% ($40,739)
to Glynn County, GA  0.23% ($30,192)

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 fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Waresboro fatal accident list:

Feb 15, 2017 05:25 PM, Sr-520, Barber Shop Loop, Lat: 31.268303, Lon: -82.665236, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 23, 2017 00:01 AM, Ternest Road, Lat: 31.274469, Lon: -82.390011, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 17, 2016 01:30 AM, Jamestown Road, Lat: 31.263972, Lon: -82.380778, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 17, 2016 06:51 PM, Sr-4(Bus), Lat: 31.297594, Lon: -82.452361, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 22, 2011 09:51 PM, Us-82 / Sr-520, Sr-4 Byp, Lat: 31.243042, Lon: -82.431286, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.8mTotal length
  • $1,108,000Total costs
  • 22,310Total average daily traffic
  • 223Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,465Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50865 , Serial Number: 15069606, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Leslie A Smith, Po Box 36, Waresboro, GA 31564

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waresboro, GA
  • 73.1%Electricity
  • 17.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waresboro, GA
  • 62.6%Electricity
  • 24.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used


Waresboro compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Waresboro on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: electricians (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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