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Ben Hill County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 17,768 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 17,484 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,491
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,720
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,448
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,583 (it was 2,225 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

34%

Land area: 252 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ben Hill County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (50.0%), Information (30.0%), Public administration (20.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ben Hill County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (36.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.2%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 8,558  (48.2%)
Females: 9,210  (51.8%)

Ben Hill County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Ben Hill County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,968 ($27,100 in 1999)

This county:

$30,968
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $589)
This county:

$427
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,763 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Ben Hill:

$88,763
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,039 - $145,228

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $112,182
Here:

$112,182
State:

$234,633

Mobile homes: $63,962
Here:

$63,962
State:

$71,595
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $875
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 277
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $105,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,032 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $926 (1.1%)

Ben Hill County household income distribution in 2013 Ben Hill County home values distribution in 2013 Ben Hill County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.5%
Ben Hill County:

31.5%
Georgia:

16.0%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Black residents, 46.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 40.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.5 years old, Black residents: 35.9 years old, Asian residents: 35.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.8 years old, Other race residents: 34.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ben Hill County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fitzgerald, Little House Creek.

Ben Hill 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 Ben Hill County: Camp Osborn (A), Crisp County Hydro-Electric Plant (B), Pineknoll Country Club (C), Gordy Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (D), Sowega Youth Home (E), Isabella Volunteer Fire Department Station 13 (F), Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department Station 6 (G), County Line Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (H), Bridgeboro Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (I), Worth County Fire and Rescue Station 10 (J), Shingler Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (K), Scooterville Volunteer Fire Department Station 9 (L), Worthy Manor Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (M), Doles Volunteer Fire Department Station 11 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ben Hill County include: Fellowship Church (A), Bethany Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Beulah Church (D), Isabella Missionary Baptist Church (E), Mitchell Grove Church (F), New Bethel Church (G), New Hope Church (H), New Mount Olive Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rocky Mount Cemetery (1), Butts Cemetery (2), Galson Cemetery (3), Pinder Town Cemetery (4), Sumner Cemetery (5), Tompkins Cemetery (6), Evergreen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Deep Pond (A), Gammage Pond (B), Waving Pond (C), Yellow Pond (D), Hudson Pond (E), Brushy Pond (F), Black Lake (G), Bonnie Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tucker Branch (A), Town Creek (B), Tiger Thicket Creek (C), Jones Creek (D), Johnson Branch (E), Joe Creek (F), Jeter Creek (G), Gum Creek (H), Red Oak Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana , Franklin County, Mississippi , La Salle Parish, Louisiana , Glynn County , Simpson County, Mississippi , McLennan County, Texas , Reagan County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 591
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 433 (18.4% naturalized citizens)

Ben Hill County:

2.4%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 292010 or later
  • 912000 to 2009
  • 2111990 to 1999
  • 881980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.6%

Ben Hill County marital status for males Ben Hill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,937
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 282
  • 3 or 4: 326
  • 5 to 9: 233
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 98
  • Mobile homes: 1,971

Housing units in Ben Hill County with a mortgage: 2,051 (14 second mortgage, 119 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,938

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ben Hill County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,22130
Mainline Protestant1,0595
Catholic5551
Black Protestant4423
Other31
Orthodox--
None5,354-
Ben Hill 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: 4
Ben Hill County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Ben Hill County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ben Hill County:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Ben Hill County:

30.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Ben Hill County:

Average size of farms: 330 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,811
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $336.36
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,662
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $67,861
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.23
Corn for grain: 5662 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2089 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10681 harvested acres
Vegetables: 193 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 263 acres

Tornado activity:

Ben Hill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 679950.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 221 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/20/2003, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ben Hill County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% 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 154.5 miles away from Ben Hill 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 235.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 198.7 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 241.0 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 430.7 miles away from Ben Hill County 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 260.5 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:

  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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

The number of natural disasters in Ben Hill County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (60%)
  • England (12%)
  • Colombia (11%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (5%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Spain (3%)
  • Bulgaria (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ben Hill County


  • American (41%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Ben Hill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,945 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 663 (11.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 100 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 76 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (0.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ben Hill County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 189 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Ben Hill County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,238.

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.28% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,011 average AGI)
1.50% relocated from other states ($5,758 average AGI)
Ben Hill County:

1.50%
Georgia average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Irwin County, GA  1.32% ($20,747 average AGI)
from Turner County, GA  0.81% ($16,804)
from Tift County, GA  0.56% ($26,938)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.40% ($19,087)
from Coffee County, GA  0.32% ($29,889)
from Wilcox County, GA  0.32% ($21,667)
from Dougherty County, GA  0.26% ($10,467)


7.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.07% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,984 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($5,386 average AGI)
Ben Hill County:

1.64%
Georgia average:

3.33%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Irwin County, GA  1.34% ($21,289 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  0.72% ($22,512)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.48% ($15,259)
to Coffee County, GA  0.35% ($26,150)
to Turner County, GA  0.28% ($25,688)
to Wilcox County, GA  0.23% ($19,538)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.19% ($9,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.9

Births per 1000 population in Ben Hill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Ben Hill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ben Hill County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ben Hill County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,009 (2,239 aged, 770 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 461 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ben Hill County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (239)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (228)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (170)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (131)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (125)
  • Unspecified dementia (107)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (100)
  • Congestive heart failure (89)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (82)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (64)

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: 5.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,495
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 386
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,412

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,698
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 116

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,768
  • In family households: 14,506 (1,969 male householders, 2,362 female householders)
    2,661 spouses, 5,574 children (5,097 natural, 248 adopted, 222 stepchildren), 856 grandchildren, 145 brothers or sisters, 250 parents, 315 other relatives, 386 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,960 (1,048 male householders (931 living alone)), 1,215 female householders (1,116 living alone)), 697 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 311

Size of family households: 1,947 2-persons, 993 3-persons, 618 4-persons, 542 5-persons, 175 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,047 1-person, 175 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

1,938 married couples with children.
1,793 single-parent households (114 men, 1,679 women).

95.2% of residents of Ben Hill speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (18% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 41% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,199,000 ($6,469 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,465,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,118,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,789,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,118,000
Federal grants: $33,605,000
Federal procurement contracts: $480,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,088,000 ($222,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,300,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,937,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,556,000

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

Births: 1,483
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,113
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +165
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -686
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ben Hill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Ben Hill County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 352014 or later
  • 322010 to 2013
  • 1,0272000 to 2009
  • 1,6371990 to 1999
  • 1,4401980 to 1989
  • 1,3781970 to 1979
  • 9281960 to 1969
  • 8951950 to 1959
  • 1851940 to 1949
  • 3551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ben Hill County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ben Hill County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 101 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 1544 rooms
  • 7185 rooms
  • 8186 rooms
  • 9207 rooms
  • 7288 rooms
  • 4689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ben Hill County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 691 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1023 rooms
  • 2804 rooms
  • 7045 rooms
  • 5366 rooms
  • 5497 rooms
  • 2518 rooms
  • 1289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ben Hill County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ben Hill County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 10no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 5732 bedrooms
  • 2,4173 bedrooms
  • 7694 bedrooms
  • 785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ben Hill County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 69no bedroom
  • 2901 bedroom
  • 6562 bedrooms
  • 1,4613 bedrooms
  • 1674 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ben Hill County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ben Hill County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 412no vehicle
  • 1,2861 vehicle
  • 1,3412 vehicles
  • 6173 vehicles
  • 1904 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ben Hill County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Ben Hill County population
  • 726no vehicle
  • 1,1581 vehicle
  • 6052 vehicles
  • 1053 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles

90.7% of Ben Hill County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Georgia.

Ben Hill County:

90.7%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 13,583
  • Other state: 3,629
  • Northeast: 494
  • Midwest: 446
  • South: 2,357
  • West: 345
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ben Hill County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.7%Electricity
  • 14.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 87.0%Electricity
  • 9.5%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 90
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 68
Here:

8.1%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

6.5%
Georgia:

18.3%

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

Ben Hill County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Welfare - Other: $495,000
    Regular Highways: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $469,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,150,000
    General - Other: $1,068,000
    Police Protection: $964,000
    Corrections - Other: $758,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $660,000
    Solid Waste Management: $446,000
    General Public Buildings: $432,000
    Financial Administration: $404,000
    Central Staff Services: $371,000
    Housing & Community Development: $352,000
    Health Services - Other: $336,000
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $92,000
    Welfare - Other: $92,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $55,000
    Fire Protection: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,079,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    Parks & Recreation: $167,000
    Libraries: $89,000
    Health: $58,000
    Welfare: $29,000
    Air Transportation: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $196,000
    General - Other: $169,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Parks & Recreation: $108,000
    Police Protection: $68,000
    Fire Protection: $64,000
    Judicial: $7,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,269,000

Ben Hill County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $727,000
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $443,000
    Interest Earnings: $76,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $437,000
    Health & Hospitals: $191,000
    All Other: $116,000
    Highways: $48,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,256,000
    Property: $4,121,000
    Other Selective Sales: $282,000
    NEC: $80,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $71,000
    Public Utilities: $28,000

Ben Hill County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $280,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,135,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $230,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,135,000

Ben Hill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,148,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $230,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 789
  • Number of aged recipients: 112
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 677
  • Number of recipients under 18: 106
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 465
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 218
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 361
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 322
Ben Hill County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Ben Hill County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ben Hill County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20071.1 years
Mary17279.0 years
John17074.1 years
William14973.0 years
Willie9571.0 years
Robert8667.6 years
Annie8481.2 years
George6874.9 years
Henry5476.3 years
Charlie4872.9 years
Most common last names in Ben Hill County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17374.0 years
Brown8575.4 years
Walker7773.4 years
Taylor7573.4 years
Young7372.0 years
Davis6277.7 years
Williams5974.4 years
Jones5076.4 years
Johnson4970.6 years
Griffin4068.6 years
Businesses in Ben Hill County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1