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Banks County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2021: 18,356 (6% urban, 94% rural); it was 14,422 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,189
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,950
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,347
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,561 (it was 1,017 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Land area: 234 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 79 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Banks County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.7%), Manufacturing (17.1%), Retail trade (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Banks County, GA (2021)
    • 15,57885.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3837.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4692.6%Two or more races
    • 4662.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2291.3%Asian alone
    • 590.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.1 years
Georgia median age:

37.5 years
Males: 9,258  (50.4%)
Females: 9,098  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Banks County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $59,254 ($38,523 in 1999)
This county:

$59,254
Georgia:

$66,559

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $631 (lower quartile is $442, upper quartile is $834)
This county:

$631
State:

$970


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $212,976 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Banks:

$212,976
Georgia:

$249,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,876 - $319,751
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 314
  • Auto thefts: 22

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 273
  • Auto thefts: 16
Banks County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 72 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2020: 70 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2019: 58 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2018: 53 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2008: 74 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2007: 115 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2006: 137 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2005: 143 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 139 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2003: 109 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2002: 122 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2001: 115 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2000: 128 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 1997: 106 buildings, average cost: $69,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Banks, GA residents
Average permit cost in Banks, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,629 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,177 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Banks, GA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Banks, GA in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Banks, GA in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 13.3%
Banks County:

13.3%
Georgia:

14.0%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.8% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.4% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for other race residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 42.1 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.0 years old, Black residents: 53.6 years old, American Indian residents: 4.8 years old, Asian residents: 24.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 27.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Banks County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.

Cities in this county include: Davis Academy, Maysville, Homer, Alto, Gillsville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Reservoir: Lake Forrest (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Rocky River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Guadalupe County, New Mexico , Chester County, South Carolina , Cherokee County , Cobb County , Jefferson County, Oklahoma , White County .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

2.4%
Georgia:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Banks, GA
County total employment by year in Banks, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Banks, GA

Current college students: 328
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 904 (40.2% naturalized citizens)

Banks County:

4.9%
Whole state:

10.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 392010 or later
  • 3532000 to 2009
  • 2701990 to 1999
  • 651980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 14Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 24.8%

Banks County marital status for males Banks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,268
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 83
  • 5 to 9: 26
  • 10 to 19: 55
  • 20 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 1,950

Housing units in Banks County with a mortgage: 2,543 (110 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 63 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 113

Here:

1.7% with mortgage
State:

98.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Banks County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,88324
Mainline Protestant7265
Other41
None7,782-
Banks 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 supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Banks County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Banks County:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Banks County:

29.1%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Banks County:

Average size of farms: 94 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $168,526
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,501
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.72%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,010
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.73
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.84%
Corn for grain: 400 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 286 harvested acres
Vegetables: 46 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Earthquake activity:

Banks County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 40% 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 67.4 miles away from Banks County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 121.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from Banks County 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) earthquake occurred 267.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4215: April 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4215, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 11, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-507: June 11, 1976, FEMA Id: 507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Banks County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Banks

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,371 (70.7%)
  • Carpooled: 376 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 12 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 61 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,076 (22.6%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (61%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Banks County


  • American (23%)
  • English (23%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • European (6%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $60,176.

11.90% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($53,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.90%
Georgia average:

10.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10.82% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($48,355 average AGI)
1.09% relocated from other states ($4,984 average AGI)
Banks County:

1.09%
Georgia average:

3.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Jackson County, GA  2.44% ($51,555 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  2.43% ($57,727)
from Habersham County, GA  1.42% ($40,967)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.93% ($78,780)
from Barrow County, GA  0.41% ($51,192)
from Franklin County, GA  0.41% ($43,308)
from Forsyth County, GA  0.32% ($77,750)


9.34% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($43,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
Georgia average:

9.60%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.45% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($39,323 average AGI)
0.89% relocated to other states ($3,939 average AGI)
Banks County:

0.89%
Georgia average:

3.15%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Jackson County, GA  1.75% ($45,926 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.67% ($44,350)
to Hall County, GA  1.44% ($44,989)
to Franklin County, GA  0.47% ($50,759)
to Madison County, GA  0.39% ($48,875)
to Barrow County, GA  0.36% ($41,182)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Banks County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 21.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Banks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Banks County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Banks County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Banks County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Banks County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Banks County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,488 (1,907 aged, 581 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 674 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Banks County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (152)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (116)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (83)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (73)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (62)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,725
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 816

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,356
  • Male householders: 3,301 (597 living alone), Female householders: 3,364 (928 living alone)
  • 4,143 spouses (4,124 opposite-sex spouses), 235 unmarried partners, (221 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,604 children (5,050 natural, 228 adopted, 330 stepchildren), 566 grandchildren, 187 brothers or sisters, 217 parents, 24 foster children, 422 other relatives, 304 non-relatives

Size of family households: 2,284 2-persons, 1,325 3-persons, 713 4-persons, 485 5-persons, 142 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,526 1-person, 73 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

2,816 married couples with children.
705 single-parent households (253 men, 452 women).

92.9% of residents of Banks speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $52,837,000 ($3,369 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,231,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,658,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,478,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $188,000
Federal grants: $15,302,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $963,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,087,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,637,000
Federal Government insurance: $247,000

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

Births: 1,077
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 689
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +118
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,153
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Banks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.53 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Banks County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Banks County, Georgia
  • 52020 or later
  • 7142010 to 2019
  • 1,7872000 to 2009
  • 1,5291990 to 1999
  • 1,1871980 to 1989
  • 7441970 to 1979
  • 4971960 to 1969
  • 3001950 to 1959
  • 2221940 to 1949
  • 3241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Banks County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Banks County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Banks County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 823 rooms
  • 5004 rooms
  • 1,0895 rooms
  • 1,1006 rooms
  • 7547 rooms
  • 6168 rooms
  • 9839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Banks County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Banks County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 782 rooms
  • 1473 rooms
  • 2754 rooms
  • 5465 rooms
  • 2026 rooms
  • 1937 rooms
  • 218 rooms
  • 829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Banks County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Banks County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Banks County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 8412 bedrooms
  • 2,9273 bedrooms
  • 9244 bedrooms
  • 3165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Banks County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Banks County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1611 bedroom
  • 5772 bedrooms
  • 7463 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Banks County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Banks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Banks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 126no vehicle
  • 9491 vehicle
  • 1,5342 vehicles
  • 1,4093 vehicles
  • 7434 vehicles
  • 4065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Banks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Banks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 48no vehicle
  • 7541 vehicle
  • 6082 vehicles
  • 1273 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

94.1% of Banks County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Georgia.

Banks County:

94.1%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 13,772
  • Other state: 3,561
  • Northeast: 322
  • Midwest: 822
  • South: 2,114
  • West: 297
Year householders moved into unit in Banks County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Banks County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.9%Electricity
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.9%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 23.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 239
Here:

13.1%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 165
Here:

13.7%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

10.5%
Georgia:

19.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Banks County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,819,000
    Sewerage: $838,000
    Other: $743,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $394,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,530,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,263,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000
    Financial Administration: $834,000
    Regular Highways: $755,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $499,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
    Health - Other: $136,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $121,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,734,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $261,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,258,000
    Transit Utilities: $75,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $446,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,612,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,734,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $889,000
    Other Selective Sales: $383,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $173,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000

Banks County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,819,000
    Sewerage: $838,000
    Other: $743,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $394,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,530,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,263,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000
    Financial Administration: $834,000
    Regular Highways: $755,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $499,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
    Health - Other: $136,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $121,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,734,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $261,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,258,000
    Transit Utilities: $75,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $446,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,612,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,734,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $889,000
    Other Selective Sales: $383,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $173,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000

Banks County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,819,000
    Sewerage: $838,000
    Other: $743,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $394,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,530,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,263,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000
    Financial Administration: $834,000
    Regular Highways: $755,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $499,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
    Health - Other: $136,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $121,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,734,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $261,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,258,000
    Transit Utilities: $75,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $446,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,612,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,734,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $889,000
    Other Selective Sales: $383,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $173,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000

Banks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,819,000
    Sewerage: $838,000
    Other: $743,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $394,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,530,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,263,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000
    Financial Administration: $834,000
    Regular Highways: $755,000
    General Public Buildings: $510,000
    General - Other: $499,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
    Health - Other: $136,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $121,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,734,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $261,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,258,000
    Transit Utilities: $75,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $446,000
    General Local Government Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,612,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,734,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $889,000
    Other Selective Sales: $383,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $173,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 409
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 351
  • Number of recipients under 18: 47
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 242
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 120
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 201
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 182
Most common first names in Banks County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12268.6 years
William10170.5 years
John8272.5 years
Mary7477.1 years
Robert6070.9 years
George4875.1 years
Roy3374.0 years
Charles3064.9 years
Ruby2879.4 years
Paul2869.1 years
Most common last names in Banks County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5273.5 years
Brown4869.3 years
Hill4875.5 years
Martin4171.8 years
Wade4175.5 years
Chambers3674.4 years
Jones3562.6 years
Morris3377.6 years
Simmons3076.4 years
Cochran2872.7 years

Businesses in Banks County, GA

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Banks County on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"