West Echols, Georgia

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in July 2007: 2,406.
Males: 1,352  (56.2%)
Females: 1,054  (43.8%)
Median resident age:

28.0 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 31636

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,435 (it was $25,882 in 2000)
West Echols:

$36,435
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,624 (it was $12,712 in 2000)

West Echols CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,443 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
West Echols:

$70,443
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $95,942; detached houses: $131,671; mobile homes: $49,642
March 2019 cost of living index in West Echols: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in West Echols, GA (2000)
    • 1,50468.5%White alone
    • 59827.2%Hispanic
    • 713.2%Black alone
    • 150.7%Two or more races
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 83.1 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

West Echols, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Echols CCD:

0.8% ($532)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (73.4 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (90.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (737.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Statenville, GA (2.2 miles ),
Lake Park, GA (2.7 miles ),
Dasher, GA (2.8 miles ),
Naylor, GA (3.0 miles ),
Jennings, FL (3.1 miles ),
Valdosta, GA (3.7 miles ),
Remerton, GA (3.8 miles ),
East Echols, GA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 30.75 N, Longitude: 83.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

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

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in West Echols, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (30.2%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (41.3%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Food (3.1%)
  • Chemicals (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.9%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common occupations in West Echols, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (27.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (37.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)

Average climate in West Echols, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Echols, Georgia average temperatures West Echols, Georgia average precipitation West Echols, Georgia humidity West Echols, Georgia wind speed West Echols, Georgia snowfall West Echols, Georgia sunshine West Echols, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00215
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

West Echols-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the West Echols place center killed 4 people and injured 18 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/8/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Echols-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 378.2 miles away from the city center
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 219.1 miles away from West Echols 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 249.6 miles away from West Echols center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from West Echols center
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) earthquake occurred 298.5 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 218.3 miles away from West Echols 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 Echols County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Echols:

  • CRESTWOOD NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • HOLLY HILL INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • RAI CARE CENTER - PATTERSON (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • GREENLEAF CENTER INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • PARKWOOD DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER ICF-MR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)
  • DCA OF CENTRAL VALDOSTA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; VALDOSTA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Echols:

  • Valdosta State University (about 14 miles; Valdosta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 19 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 51 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • South Georgia State College (about 54 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 58 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 75 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Florida State University (about 75 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear place borders

Churches in West Echols include: Bethel Church (A), Sardis Church (B), Wrights Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Carter Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Mayhaw Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Howell Branch (A), Rentz Branch (B), Grand Bay Creek (C), Enoch Creek (D), Cranford Branch (E), Connell Branch (F), Mud Swamp (G), Martin Branch (H), Long Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Echols 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:

3.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

78.7%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.7%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.5%
Whole state:

6.1%

For population 15 years and over in West Echols:

Marital status in West Echols, GA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in West Echols:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.4
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Echols, GA (based on Echols County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6044
Mainline Protestant1722
None3,258-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Echols County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Echols County:

9.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
Georgia:

14.6%

7.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($23,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
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 Lowndes County, GA  3.28% ($22,743 average AGI)


7.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($27,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
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 Lowndes County, GA  5.44% ($25,259 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Echols:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVLD (1450 AM; 1 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Echols:

  • WHLJ (97.5 FM; STATENVILLE, GA; Owner: LATAURUS PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED)
  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWRQ-FM (107.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WWET (91.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXHT (102.7 FM; MADISON, FL; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WSTI-FM (105.3 FM; QUITMAN, GA; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBTY (98.7 FM; HOMERVILLE, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING & INVESTMENT CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Echols:

  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Echols, GA
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 19.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Echols, GA
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 30.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used


West Echols compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

West Echols on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Chile (population 500+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
Cost of Living Calculator