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 2019: $51,657 (it was $40,007 in 2000)
Zenith:

$51,657
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,310 (it was $16,362 in 2000)

Zenith CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $113,330 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Zenith:

$113,330
GA:

$202,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Zenith: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Zenith, GA (2000)
    • 7,40683.5%White alone
    • 1,07812.2%Black alone
    • 2542.9%Hispanic
    • 730.8%Two or more races
    • 320.4%American Indian alone
    • 150.2%Asian alone
    • 60.07%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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

1.2% ($884)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

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

Distribution of median household income in Zenith, GA in 2019
Zenith satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

5.4%
Most common industries in Zenith, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Zenith, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.4. This is about average.

City:

73.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.708. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.708
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.90
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00153. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00153
U.S.:

0.00984

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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 12% greater 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 Zenith center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 160.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 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 Zenith 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 Zenith 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 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 (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Zenith:

Marital status in Zenith, GA
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

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

9.2
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zenith, GA (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Black Protestant1,0747
Evangelical Protestant9658
Mainline Protestant3534
Other38-
None10,200-
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: 2
Crawford County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

7.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
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 Bibb County, GA  1.81% ($35,689 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  1.79% ($27,685)
to Peach County, GA  1.13% ($33,043)

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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zenith, GA
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 37.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zenith, GA
  • 48.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 40.5%Electricity
  • 10.9%Utility gas


Zenith 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.
  • 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.

Zenith on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 (31030) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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