Atkinson County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 8,284 (all rural); it was 7,609 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 851
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,200
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,015
Renter-occupied apartments: 932 (it was 702 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

34%

Land area: 338 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Atkinson County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (65.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 74%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Atkinson County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (24.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 4,240  (45.0%)
Females: 4,135  (55.0%)
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Atkinson County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Atkinson County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,224 ($26,470 in 1999)

This county:

$29224
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $233 (lower quartile is $166, upper quartile is $322)
This county:

$233
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,192 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$70,192
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,888 - $136,782
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $755
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $177,100

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $527 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $443 (0.8%)

Atkinson County household income distribution in 2009 Atkinson County home values distribution Atkinson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.2%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 52.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.2% for other race residents, 90.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.6%
Atkinson County:

33.6%
Georgia:

19.0%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 49.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for other race residents, 99.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Atkinson County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pearson, Willacoochee, Axson.

Atkinson 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 location: Axson Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Atkinson County include: Allen Chapel (A), Antioch Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Beulah Church (D), Crossroads Church (E), First Born Church (F), Harmony Grove Church (G), Holy Family Chapel (H), Kirkland Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Utah Cemetery (1), Death Age Cemetery (2), Tison Cemetery (3), White Cemetery (4), Kight Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Smith Pond (A), Butchers Pond (B), Kirkland Millpond (C), Hastings Fish Pond (D), Half Moon Lake (E), Guest Millpond (F), Round Lake (G), Stewart Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sweetwater Creek (A), Stump Creek (B), Smut Branch (C), Hog Creek (D), Ruffin Creek (E), Reedy Creek (F), Dark Bay (G), Pudding Creek (H), Big Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Berrien County , Clinch County , Coffee County , Lanier County , Ware County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 100
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 56.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 917 (17% naturalized citizens)

Atkinson County:

12.1%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 345
  • 1990 to 1994: 285
  • 1985 to 1989: 166
  • 1980 to 1984: 73
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1965 to 1969: 22

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.1%

Atkinson County marital status for males Atkinson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Atkinson County with a mortgage: 332 (0 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 496

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Atkinson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,81013
Black Protestant7124
Other4641
Mainline Protestant2985
Catholic1521
None4,939-
Atkinson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Atkinson County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Atkinson County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Atkinson County:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Atkinson County:

28.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Atkinson County:

Average size of farms: 365 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $214,587
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $446.92
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $162,847
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,179
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.66
Corn for grain: 2025 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 670 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10795 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 690 harvested acres
Vegetables: 629 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 231 acres

Tornado activity:

Atkinson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 17039169.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Atkinson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% 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 179.2 miles away from Atkinson County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from the county center
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 417.1 miles away from the county 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 260.8 miles away from the county 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 272.9 miles away from Atkinson County 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 188.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Atkinson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (91%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Costa Rica (1%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Atkinson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,212 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 662 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (2%)
  • Other means: 105 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,170.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($19,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.57% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($14,293 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($4,871 average AGI)
Atkinson County:

1.48%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coffee County, GA  2.10% ($19,275 average AGI)


8.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.29% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,542 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($3,720 average AGI)
Atkinson County:

1.28%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coffee County, GA  3.20% ($20,975 average AGI)
to Berrien County, GA  0.72% ($36,333)
to Tift County, GA  0.48% ($23,167)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.40% ($21,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.3

Births per 1000 population in Atkinson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Atkinson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Atkinson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,076 (799 aged, 277 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1755.920
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1145.700

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.01
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.45

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,355

Size of family households: 744 2-persons, 565 3-persons, 430 4-persons, 253 5-persons, 92 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 682 1-person, 105 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,438 married couples with children.
551 single-parent households (158 men, 393 women).

83.6% of residents of Atkinson County speak English at home.
15.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (17% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,624,000 ($6070 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $655,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,256,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,381,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,767,000
Federal grants: $17,829,000
Federal procurement contracts: $282,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,109,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $266,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $418,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,716,000

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

Births: 815
Here:

101 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 360
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +272
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -296
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Atkinson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 44
  • 2000 to 2004: 377
  • 1990 to 1999: 934
  • 1980 to 1989: 521
  • 1970 to 1979: 586
  • 1960 to 1969: 350
  • 1950 to 1959: 199
  • 1940 to 1949: 88
  • 1939 or earlier: 389
Rooms in houses/apartments in Atkinson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 113
  • 4 rooms: 292
  • 5 rooms: 552
  • 6 rooms: 408
  • 7 rooms: 349
  • 8 rooms: 165
  • 9+ rooms: 105
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 241
  • 5 rooms: 219
  • 6 rooms: 78
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Atkinson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 56
  • 2 bedrooms: 514
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,188
  • 4 bedrooms: 203
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 329
  • 3 bedrooms: 258
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Atkinson County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 84
  • 1 vehicle: 621
  • 2 vehicles: 826
  • 3 vehicles: 320
  • 4 vehicles: 139
  • 5+ vehicles: 25
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 367
  • 2 vehicles: 176
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

63% of Atkinson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Georgia.

Atkinson County:

62.5%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


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 Atkinson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.8%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (66.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.0%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

6.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Atkinson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $582,000
    Police Protection: $386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $329,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    General - Other: $219,000
    Financial Administration: $169,000
    Health Services - Other: $151,000
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000
    Welfare - Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Fire Protection: $19,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $154,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $307,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $118,000
    General - Other: $104,000
    Central Staff: $9,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,024,000

Atkinson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $352,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $123,000
    Health & Hospitals: $119,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,753,000
    Total General Sales: $1,060,000
    Other Selective Sales: $141,000
    NEC: $57,000

Atkinson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,078,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,666,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $210,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $202,000

Atkinson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,146,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $78,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Atkinson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Atkinson County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Atkinson County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4970.6 years
Mary4773.6 years
John4272.3 years
William4074.3 years
Willie4076.4 years
Henry3372.9 years
Robert2064.6 years
Annie1880.4 years
George1570.7 years
Joe1472.2 years
Most common last names in Atkinson County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4369.6 years
Corbitt3675.4 years
Johnson3467.4 years
Smith3371.9 years
Williams3273.0 years
Vickers2975.9 years
Giddens2778.6 years
Moore2468.9 years
Lott2473.9 years
Stone2371.3 years
Businesses in Atkinson County, GA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value1

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