Brantley County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 18,587 (1% urban, 99% rural); it was 14,629 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,783
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,765
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,723
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,337 (it was 713 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

34%

Land area: 444 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Brantley County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (19.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brantley County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 9,189  (39.9%)
Females: 9,222  (60.1%)
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Brantley County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brantley County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,079 ($30,361 in 1999)

This county:

$35079
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $363 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$363
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,108 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Brantley:

$64,108
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,511 - $130,366
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $813
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $303

Institutionalized population: 61

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Brantley County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,300

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $905 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $639 (1.3%)

Brantley County household income distribution in 2009 Brantley County home values distribution Brantley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.9%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.9%
Brantley County:

22.9%
Georgia:

19.0%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 3.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.9% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Brunswick, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brantley County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $740 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waynesville, Nahunta, Hoboken.

Brantley 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 Brantley County: Mouth of the Branch Landing (A), Mouth of the Swamp Landing (B), Tabernacle Camp Ground (C), Spell Landing (D), Strickland Landing (E), Dubberly Landing (F), Dowlings Ferry Landing (G), Davidson Landing (H), Linda Plantation (I), Ammons Ferry (J), Rosin Landing (K), Hortense Volunteer Fire Department (L), Waynesville Volunteer Fire Department (M), Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department (N), Calvary Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brantley County include: Waynesville Church (A), Raybon Church (B), Old Time Church (C), Oak Hill Church (D), Marantha Church (E), Lulaton Baptist Church (F), Little Oak Grove Church (G), Hortense Church (H), Bachlott Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Knox Cemetery (1), Lane Cemetery (2), Ammons Cemetery (3), Lewis Cemetery (4), Arnett Cemetery (5), Bethlehem Cemetery (6), Satilla Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bonnett Lake (A), Bonnet Lake (B), Sandy Lake (C), Ditch Lake (D), Doe Lake (E), Spring Lake (F), Dreading Lake (G), Drurys Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alabaha River (A), Well Branch (B), Tenmile Swamp (C), South Prong Big Creek (D), Dix Branch (E), Seals Branch (F), Satilla Creek (G), Harper Branch (H), Dead River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Camden County , Charlton County , Glynn County , Pierce County , Ware County , Wayne County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 379
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 127 (32% naturalized citizens)

Brantley County:

0.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 17
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 28
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.9%

Brantley County marital status for males Brantley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Brantley County with a mortgage: 694 (24 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 820

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brantley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,01622
Mainline Protestant2394
Black Protestant1261
Other1-
None12,029-
Brantley 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: 3
Brantley County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Brantley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brantley County:

10.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Brantley County:

27.4%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Brantley County:

Average size of farms: 120 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,096
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $548.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,083
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,761
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.40%
Corn for grain: 1061 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 246 harvested acres
Vegetables: 120 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 243 acres

Tornado activity:

Brantley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 11077692.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Brantley County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% 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 187.0 miles away from Brantley County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from the 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 147.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.8 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 442.8 miles away from Brantley 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 310.5 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:


The number of natural disasters in Brantley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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 (%):

  • Canada (19%)
  • Colombia (15%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • Korea (6%)

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

  • United States or American (54%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • British (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Brantley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,629 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,139 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 55 (1%)
  • Other means: 72 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 155 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

66 people in nursing homes
15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,551.

7.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.53% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,018 average AGI)
2.03% relocated from other states ($6,417 average AGI)
Brantley County:

2.03%
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 Glynn County, GA  1.99% ($26,816 average AGI)
from Ware County, GA  0.93% ($27,188)
from Pierce County, GA  0.64% ($25,273)
from Wayne County, GA  0.50% ($15,692)
from Camden County, GA  0.35% ($22,278)
from Duval County, FL  0.27% ($25,857)


7.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.48% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($18,848 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($5,606 average AGI)
Brantley County:

2.03%
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 Glynn County, GA  1.84% ($24,705 average AGI)
to Ware County, GA  0.87% ($28,667)
to Pierce County, GA  0.58% ($30,600)
to Wayne County, GA  0.33% ($21,706)
to Camden County, GA  0.29% ($31,733)
to Charlton County, GA  0.29% ($33,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Births per 1000 population in Brantley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Brantley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brantley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,004 (1,399 aged, 605 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1136.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 826.290

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25.82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.46

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,345

Size of family households: 2,085 2-persons, 1,206 3-persons, 1,029 4-persons, 486 5-persons, 164 6-persons, 105 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,524 1-person, 223 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

2,809 married couples with children.
861 single-parent households (249 men, 612 women).

97.4% of residents of Brantley County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $71,025,000 ($4570 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,729,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,562,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,830,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $342,000
Federal grants: $14,876,000
Federal procurement contracts: $718,000 ($271,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,697,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,466,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,105,000

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

Births: 849
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 704
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +726
Here:

+47 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brantley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 168
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,444
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,389
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,676
  • 1970 to 1979: 959
  • 1960 to 1969: 524
  • 1950 to 1959: 460
  • 1940 to 1949: 168
  • 1939 or earlier: 254
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brantley County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 137
  • 3 rooms: 249
  • 4 rooms: 834
  • 5 rooms: 1,255
  • 6 rooms: 1,175
  • 7 rooms: 621
  • 8 rooms: 300
  • 9+ rooms: 136
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 265
  • 5 rooms: 169
  • 6 rooms: 157
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brantley County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 238
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,303
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,682
  • 4 bedrooms: 413
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 61
  • 2 bedrooms: 305
  • 3 bedrooms: 288
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Brantley County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 1,204
  • 2 vehicles: 2,249
  • 3 vehicles: 828
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 350
  • 2 vehicles: 214
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

66% of Brantley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Georgia.

Brantley County:

66.0%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brantley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (65.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.9%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)
  • Electricity (49.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.4%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Utility gas (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 98
Here:

4.9%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.1%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

12.0%
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)

Brantley County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,310,000
    Regular Highways: $765,000
    Police Protection: $567,000
    Solid Waste Management: $502,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $397,000
    Central Staff Services: $337,000
    Financial Administration: $245,000
    Health Services - Other: $215,000
    Corrections - Other: $212,000
    Welfare - Other: $120,000
    Parks & Recreation: $101,000
    General Public Buildings: $62,000
    Fire Protection: $57,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $170,000
    Welfare: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Parks & Recreation: $25,000
    Fire Protection: $10,000
    Welfare: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $243,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000
    Fire Protection: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,140,000

Brantley County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $344,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $431,000
    Interest Earnings: $83,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $143,000
    Public Welfare: $35,000
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,671,000
    Total General Sales: $803,000
    Other Selective Sales: $373,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $116,000
    NEC: $19,000
    Public Utilities: $9,000

Brantley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,326,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Brantley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brantley 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 Brantley County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5470.4 years
John4071.5 years
William2968.3 years
Robert2771.5 years
Joseph2766.0 years
Mary2778.4 years
George2073.4 years
Thomas2068.3 years
Willie1678.2 years
Charles1468.6 years
Most common last names in Brantley County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Crews6670.0 years
Johns5374.4 years
Lee5274.1 years
Griffin3674.4 years
Herrin3270.3 years
Morgan3172.2 years
Jacobs3173.0 years
Smith3071.2 years
Strickland2678.1 years
Harris2668.2 years

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