Zenith, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 8,944.
Males: 4,545  (50.8%)
Females: 4,399  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 31030

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,640 (it was $40,007 in 2000)
Zenith:

$39,640
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,619 (it was $16,362 in 2000)

Zenith CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,069 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Zenith:

$86,069
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $108,840; Detached houses: $139,937; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,420; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,072; Mobile homes: $75,973
Zenith races chart
  • White alone - 7,406 (83.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,078 (12.2%)
  • Hispanic - 254 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 73 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 32 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Zenith: 136.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 575 feet

Land area: 175.6 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Zenith, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Zenith:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zenith CCD:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

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

Zenith CCD:  1.2% ($884)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Zenith satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (18.5 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (80.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (667.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Knoxville, GA (2.5 miles) , Roberta, GA (2.6 miles ), Fort Valley, GA (2.9 miles ), Byron, GA (3.0 miles ), Lizella, GA (3.5 miles ), Reynolds, GA (3.7 miles ), Centerville, GA (3.7 miles ), Rutland, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.67 N, Longitude: 83.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 478

Zenith household income distribution Zenith home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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

Average climate in Zenith, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Zenith, Georgia average temperatures Zenith, Georgia average precipitation Zenith, Georgia humidity Zenith, Georgia wind speed Zenith, Georgia snowfall Zenith, Georgia sunshine Zenith, Georgia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Zenith place center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the place center injured 9 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zenith-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% 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 116.6 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 160.3 miles away from Zenith 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 200.6 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 224.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Zenith center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 219.3 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 Crawford County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Zenith:

  • FMC OF FORT VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; FORT VALLEY, GA)
  • PEACH COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; FORT VALLEY, GA)
  • CENTRAL GEORGIA REHAB AT FORT VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT VALLEY, GA)
  • BMA OF WARNER ROBINS, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; WARNER ROBINS, GA)
  • HEART OF GEORGIA, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; WARNER ROBINS, GA)
  • MACON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MACON, GA)
  • PORTER FIELD HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MACON, GA)

Amtrak station near Zenith:

  • 20 miles: MACON (GREYHOUND STA., 65 SPRING ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zenith:

  • Fort Valley State University (about 10 miles; Fort Valley, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,200)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 14 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 17 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Mercer University (about 19 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • Gordon State College (about 30 miles; Barnesville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,336)
  • Southern Crescent Technical College (about 47 miles; Griffin, GA; FT enrollment: 4,168)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 47 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

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Notable locations in Zenith: Camp Martha Johnston (A), Southeastern Holiness Camp (B), Crawford County Fire Department Station 8 (C), Crawford County Fire Department Station 3 (D), Crawford County Fire Department Station 6 (E), Crawford County Fire Department Station 7 (F), Friendship Community Center (G), Burney's Greenhouse (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Zenith include: Cool Spring Church (A), Gordon Chapel (B), Harris Chapel (C), Jordan Chapel (D), Little Union Church (E), Mount Paran Church (F), Mount Zion Church (G), Open Bible Tabernacle (H), Pleasant Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Smith Family Cemetery (1), Arnold-Mason Cemetery (2), Brown-Hallman Family Cemetery (3), Hancock Cemetery (4), Nimrod Jackson Cemetery (5), Atwaters Cemetery (6), Benevolence Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Lake Henry (A), Hortons Millpond (B), Herds Pond (C), Merritt Lake (D), Hortmans Mill Pond (E), Pierceson Lake (F), Hortman Lake (G), Lindsey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitewater Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), Indian Creek (D), Hartley Branch (E), Sandhill Creek (F), Hammock Branch (G), Dent Pond Branch (H), Deep Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Crawford 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.7. This is about average.

City:

81.7
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.17
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.50
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00284. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00284
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.8%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

13.3%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

6.1%
15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Zenith compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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 significantly 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 (39%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (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 Zenith CCD (based on Crawford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.21%
Here: 13.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesBaha'iOther
Adherents63.2%32.3%2.3%2.2%-
Congregations36.4%45.5%9.1%-9.1%
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: 2
Crawford County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Crawford County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Crawford County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

30.1%
Georgia:

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

13.1%
State:

14.6%

8.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200528,497 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
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 Bibb County, GA  2.78% ($28,746 average AGI)
from Houston County, GA  1.36% ($33,018)
from Peach County, GA  0.95% ($25,872)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,869 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
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 Bibb County, GA  2.63% ($32,731 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  1.56% ($28,922)
to Peach County, GA  0.71% ($24,207)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zenith:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGA (980 AM; 5 kW; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WXKO (1150 AM; 1 kW; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCG (1280 AM; 5 kW; MACON, GA)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zenith:

  • WJTG (91.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: JOY PUBLIC B/CNG CORP)
  • WQBZ (106.3 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIBB-FM (97.9 FM; FORT VALLEY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPGA-FM (100.9 FM; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGB (95.1 FM; MONTEZUMA, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAYS (105.5 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQMJ (100.1 FM; FORSYTH, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W202BA (88.3 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYNF (96.5 FM; GRAY, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRBV (101.7 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBKG (88.9 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WELV-FM (102.5 FM; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMKS (92.3 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W282AE (104.3 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Zenith:

  • WDMA-LP (Channel 32; MACON, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Zenith on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 (31030) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries"
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