West Jackson, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 14,142.
Males: 7,167  (50.7%)
Females: 6,975  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30567

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,952 (it was $46,810 in 2000)
West Jackson:

$58,952
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,546 (it was $19,113 in 2000)

West Jackson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $193,057 (it was $117,100 in 2000)
West Jackson:

$193,057
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $230,111; Detached houses: $258,872; In 2-unit structures: $352,844; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,956; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,796; Mobile homes: $110,145
West Jackson races chart
  • White alone - 9,043 (91.2%)
  • Hispanic - 468 (4.7%)
  • Asian alone - 163 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 150 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 82 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Jackson: 159.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 73.5 square miles.

Population density: 192 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
West Jackson, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in West Jackson:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Jackson CCD:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

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

West Jackson CCD:  0.8% ($937)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
West Jackson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (23.7 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (46.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (574.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pendergrass, GA (1.8 miles ), Talmo, GA (1.8 miles ), Hoschton, GA (1.9 miles ), Braselton, GA (2.2 miles ), Jefferson, GA (2.8 miles ), Winder, GA (3.2 miles ), Auburn, GA (3.3 miles ), Carl, GA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.14 N, Longitude: 83.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

West Jackson household income distribution West Jackson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in West Jackson, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Jackson-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the West Jackson place center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Jackson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 73.6 miles away from the city 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 111.2 miles away from West Jackson center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 115.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from West Jackson center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 223.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near West Jackson:

  • BARROW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WINDER, GA)
  • SKILLED NURSING UNIT AT BARROW MED CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WINDER, GA)
  • WINDER HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WINDER, GA)
  • WILLOWWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FLOWERY BRANCH, GA)
  • GUARDIAN HOME CARE OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA, LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • NORTHEAST GA MED CTR TRANSITIONAL C U (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Amtrak station near West Jackson:

  • 12 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

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

  • Lanier Technical College (about 11 miles; Oakwood, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,435)
  • Brenau University (about 13 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 20 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 24 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • University of Georgia (about 25 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Athens Technical College (about 25 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of North Georgia (about 31 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)

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Notable locations in West Jackson: North Jackson Fire Department Station 2 (A), North Jackson Fire Department Station 1 (B), West Jackson County Fire Department (C), North Jackson Fire Department Station 3 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Jackson include: Center Union Church (A), Church of Prophecy (B), Liberty Church (C), Pendergrass Baptist Church (D), Talmo Baptist Church (E), Gum Springs Church (F), Mountain Creek Church (G), New Hope Church (H), New Liberty Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lyle Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2), Braselton City Cemetery (3), Center Cemetery (4), Gum Springs Cemetery (5), Hoschton City Cemetery (6), Mountain Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Factory Pond (A), Reservoir 18 (B), Reservoir Six (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Hawk Creek (B), East Fork Pond Fork (C), Duncan Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E), Mountain Creek (F), Lott Creek (G), Banigan Branch (H), Persimmon Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in West Jackson: Hoschton Recreation Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.0. This is about average.

City:

71.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00158
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

10.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

6.1%
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

West Jackson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (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 West Jackson CCD (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.23%
Here: 36.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents60.3%18.8%8.3%3.0%2.4%
Congregations44.4%22.2%6.3%6.3%1.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian and Missionary AllianceCatholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.8%0.7%0.9%
Congregations3.2%1.6%1.6%3.2%9.5%
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: 6
Jackson County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Jackson County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Jackson County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

26.6%
Georgia:

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

15.0%
State:

14.6%

13.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200546,464 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.65%
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 Gwinnett County, GA  3.56% ($60,998 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  1.63% ($43,380)
from Barrow County, GA  0.90% ($45,780)


8.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,109 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
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 Barrow County, GA  0.98% ($31,638 average AGI)
to Hall County, GA  0.98% ($34,221)
to Clarke County, GA  0.95% ($22,277)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Jackson:

  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WXEM (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LA FAVORITA, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Jackson:

  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WLKQ-FM (102.3 FM; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WYFW (89.5 FM; WINDER, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Jackson:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)

West Jackson on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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