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Appling County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 18,368 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 17,419 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,539
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,572
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,222
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,858 (it was 1,384 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%

Land area: 509 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Appling County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Manufacturing (15.0%), Construction (11.6%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Appling County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 9,159  (47.1%)
Females: 9,077  (52.9%)

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Appling County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Appling County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,944 ($30,266 in 1999)
This county:

$33944
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $252, upper quartile is $363)
This county:

$310
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,942 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Appling County:

$80,942
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,096 - $126,824

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,431
Here:

$155,431
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $714,764
Here:

$714,764
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $51,250
Here:

$51,250
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,350
Here:

$2,350
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,125
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $238

Institutionalized population: 416

Appling County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $443 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $235 (0.4%)


Appling County household income distribution in 2009 Appling County home values distribution


Appling County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.4%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.9% for other race residents, 93.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

18.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

6.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Appling County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.

Cities in this county include: Baxley, Graham, Surrency, Altamaha River, Satilla Creek, Surrency-Thornton.

Appling County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Appling County: Hatch Nuclear Power Plant (A), Deens Landing (B), Carters Bight Landing (C), Davis Landing (D), Lower Sister Bluff Landing (E), Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department (F), Appling County Fire Department Altamaha Station (G), Appling County Fire Department Ten Mile Station (H), Appling County Fire Department 4th District Station (I), Appling County Fire Department Highway 144 Station (J), Appling County Fire Department County Line Station (K), Appling County Fire Department County Farm Station (L), Odum Childrens Home (M), Georgia Power Plant Hatch (N), Highway 144 Fire Substation (O), Long Branch Community Center (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Appling County include: Altamaha Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Bethel United Methodist Church (C), McTier Church (D), Consolidation Missionary Baptist Church (E), Pine Ridge Church (F), Riverside Missionary Baptist Church (G), Second Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (H), Spring Branch Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Altman Cemetery (1), Appling Memorial Cemetery (2), Beckworth Cemetery (3), Bell Cemetery (4), Benton Cemetery (5), Lynn Cemetery (6), Mann Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Miles Lake (A), Eason Lake (B), Lake Mayers (C), Lewis Lake (D), Bishop Creek Structure Number Six Lake (E), Bishop Creek Structure Number Seven Lake (F), Big Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tenmile Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Roaring Creek (C), Dry Branch (D), Black Water Creek (E), Bishop Creek (F), Bay Creek (G), Alisons Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bacon County , Jeff Davis County , Pierce County , Tattnall County , Toombs County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 394
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 591 (23% naturalized citizens)

Appling County:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.7%

Appling County marital status for males
Appling County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Appling County with a mortgage: 1,248 (150 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,168

Here:

51.7% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.62%
Here78.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,695
Total congregations: 55

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents7,971 (58.2%)1,893 (13.8%)1,877 (13.7%)992 (7.2%)503 (3.7%)
Congregations21 (38.2%)10 (18.2%)6 (10.9%)6 (10.9%)5 (9.1%)
NameProgressive Primitive BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents124 (0.9%)121 (0.9%)104 (0.8%)57 (0.4%)53 (0.4%)
Congregations1 (1.8%)1 (1.8%)2 (3.6%)1 (1.8%)2 (3.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Appling County - Baxley, Graham, Surrency, Altamaha River, Satilla Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Appling County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Appling County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Appling County:

8.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Appling County:

11.2%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Appling County:

Average size of farms: 213 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,046
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $377.12
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $84,194
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,450
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.34
Corn for grain: 2733 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 38054 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3382 harvested acres
Vegetables: 360 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,492 acres

Tornado activity:

Appling County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1986, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Appling County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Appling County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Appling County (%):





Appling County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,783 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,452 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 105 (1%)
  • Other means: 78 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 115 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Appling County, Georgia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Appling County, Georgia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,470.

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,542 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($15,633 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($9,912 average AGI)
Appling County:

1.91%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jeff Davis County, GA  0.61% ($23,118 average AGI)
from Bacon County, GA  0.34% ($20,316)
from Wayne County, GA  0.23% ($17,769)
from Duval County, FL  0.18% ($35,200)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.71% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($22,441 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($5,840 average AGI)
Appling County:

1.32%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jeff Davis County, GA  0.82% ($19,739 average AGI)
to Toombs County, GA  0.37% ($24,429)
to Wayne County, GA  0.32% ($28,056)
to Coffee County, GA  0.30% ($49,647)
to Bacon County, GA  0.27% ($21,600)
to Glynn County, GA  0.23% ($42,000)
to Chatham County, GA  0.21% ($35,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Appling County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Appling County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Appling County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,530 (1,917 aged, 613 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8905.710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 779.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34453.97

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1509.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1102.820
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.71

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.71

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,810

Size of family households: 2,120 2-persons, 1,150 3-persons, 910 4-persons, 424 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,832 1-person, 193 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

93.9% of residents of Appling County speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 17% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $104,925,000 ($5840 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,905,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,833,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,018,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,212,000
Federal grants: $33,080,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,497,000 ($934,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,283,000 ($142,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $184,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,577,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,405,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,426
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 912
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +188
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -134
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Appling County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.05 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Appling County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 116
  • 3 rooms: 294
  • 4 rooms: 629
  • 5 rooms: 1,359
  • 6 rooms: 1,248
  • 7 rooms: 845
  • 8 rooms: 444
  • 9+ rooms: 279
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 269
  • 4 rooms: 269
  • 5 rooms: 329
  • 6 rooms: 273
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Appling County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,230
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,086
  • 4 bedrooms: 555
  • 5+ bedrooms: 97
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 278
  • 2 bedrooms: 466
  • 3 bedrooms: 598
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Appling County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 185
  • 1 vehicle: 1,412
  • 2 vehicles: 2,352
  • 3 vehicles: 967
  • 4 vehicles: 185
  • 5+ vehicles: 121
  • no vehicle: 291
  • 1 vehicle: 649
  • 2 vehicles: 377
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

66% of Appling County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Georgia.

Appling County:

66.1%
State average:

50.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Appling County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Utility gas (8.8%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (49.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.6%)
  • Utility gas (18.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 94
Here:

7.9%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

14.3%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Appling County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Appling County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Appling County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Appling County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Appling County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Appling County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Appling County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13669.0 years
John10572.1 years
William9672.9 years
Mary8876.4 years
Willie7774.2 years
Robert7269.1 years
Henry4874.2 years
George4469.8 years
Annie3279.3 years
Minnie2981.4 years
Most common last names in Appling County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter16174.0 years
Williams9472.2 years
Sellers6275.3 years
Smith6066.6 years
Johnson6074.5 years
Crosby6075.0 years
Thomas5173.4 years
Stone4770.1 years
Miles4578.1 years
Lewis4471.7 years
Businesses in Appling County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1

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