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Brooks County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 15,418 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 16,450 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,680
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,921
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,731
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,856 (it was 1,424 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 494 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brooks County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.0%), Retail trade (16.6%), Construction (12.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 65%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brooks County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (35.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 7,499  (48.6%)
Females: 7,919  (51.4%)
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Brooks County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brooks County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,474 ($26,911 in 1999)

This county:

$33474
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $383 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $480)
This county:

$383
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,899 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Brooks:

$94,899
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,912 - $156,419
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 60
  • Burglaries: 57
  • Thefts: 185
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 77
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 149
  • Auto thefts: 30
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $344,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $992 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,003 (1.0%)

Brooks County household income distribution in 2009 Brooks County home values distribution Brooks County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 59.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents, 66.5% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.0%
Brooks County:

25.0%
Georgia:

19.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 56.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for American Indian residents, 57.5% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Asian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Area name: Valdosta, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brooks County is $445 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.

Cities in this county include: Quitman, Dixie, Empress, Barney, Pavo, Morven.

Brooks 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 Brooks County: Pebble Hill Plantation (A), Box Hall Plantation (B), Melrose Plantation (C), Thomasville Commerce Park (D), Hollands Store (E), Galilee School (F), Merrillville Poultry Farms (G), Lake Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Station 10 (H), New Hope Volunteer Fire Department Station 14 (I), Thomas County Fire Department Station 16 Northside (J), Thomas County Fire Department Station 11 Coolidge (K), Reichertville Volunteer Fire Department Station 12 (L), Thomasville Fire and Rescue Department Station 2 (M), Barnetts Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 6 (N), Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (O), Dillon Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (P), Sunset Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brooks County include: Antioch Church (A), Grace Church (B), Bell Mission Church (C), Bellview Church (D), Forrest Acres Church (E), Patten Church (F), Centenary Church (G), Central Tabernacle (H), Dawes Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Aucilla Cemetery (2), Barnes Cemetery (3), Barnetts Creek Cemetery (4), Benton Cemetery (5), Beverly Cemetery (6), Big Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Original Pond (A), Mitchell Lake (B), Heards Lake (C), Halls Pond (D), Cambest Pond (E), Constance Lake (F), Inwood Lake (G), Madre Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wilson Branch (A), Whitlock Branch (B), Barnetts Creek (C), Watts Branch (D), Wards Creek (E), Titi Branch (F), Horse Creek (G), Slater Branch (H), Scale Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana , Harrison County, Mississippi , Decatur County , Glynn County , Grady County , Sutton County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 518
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 280 (33% naturalized citizens)

Brooks County:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 92
  • 1990 to 1994: 58
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 36
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 56

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.5%

Brooks County marital status for males Brooks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,196
  • One, attached: 87
  • Two: 100
  • 3 or 4: 155
  • 5 to 9: 74
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • 20 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 2,347
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Brooks County with a mortgage: 1,497 (143 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 853

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brooks County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,92928
Black Protestant1,4649
Mainline Protestant1,01513
Other41
None8,831-
Brooks 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
Brooks County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Brooks County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brooks County:

13.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Brooks County:

31.7%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Brooks County:

Average size of farms: 455 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $124,011
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $525.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.74%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $104,513
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,898
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.52%
Corn for grain: 3967 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2259 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 45996 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1212 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,591 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,250 acres

Tornado activity:

Brooks County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 4108124.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/13/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brooks County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 368.3 miles away from Brooks County center
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 218.4 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 219.9 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 278.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from Brooks 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 278.6 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:

  • GeorgiaSevere 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: FEMA-DR-1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • GeorgiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3218): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1560): September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1209): March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaHeavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 1, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1042): October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • GeorgiaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3097): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • GeorgiaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-897): March 15, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • GeorgiaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3044): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Brooks County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (49%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Turkey (5%)
  • Other Northern Europe (4%)
  • Spain (4%)

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

  • United States or American (25%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Brooks County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,118 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,314 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (1%)
  • Other means: 69 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 172 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 257 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,876.

9.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.19% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($15,556 average AGI)
2.43% relocated from other states ($6,603 average AGI)
Brooks County:

2.43%
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 Lowndes County, GA  3.61% ($20,658 average AGI)
from Thomas County, GA  0.92% ($22,612)
from Cook County, GA  0.30% ($28,750)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.28% ($18,333)
from Fulton County, GA  0.19% ($14,700)


9.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.70%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.52% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,942 average AGI)
2.19% relocated to other states ($5,486 average AGI)
Brooks County:

2.19%
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 Lowndes County, GA  3.98% ($20,300 average AGI)
to Thomas County, GA  0.97% ($28,000)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.34% ($22,000)
to Cook County, GA  0.24% ($28,077)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.21% ($16,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Brooks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Brooks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brooks County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brooks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brooks County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,804 (2,162 aged, 642 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 348 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (293)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (184)
  • Unspecified dementia (142)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (129)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (125)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (120)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (104)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (88)
  • Congestive heart failure (70)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8639.340
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 213.840
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44577.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1420.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1163.720

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 6.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 24.5

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,243
  • In family households: 13,761 (2,709 male householders, 1,670 female householders)
    2,980 spouses, 4,515 children (4,108 natural, 128 adopted, 279 stepchildren), 784 grandchildren, 188 brothers or sisters, 155 parents, 325 other relatives, 341 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,482 (971 male householders (811 living alone)), 1,107 female householders (968 living alone)), 404 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,936 2-persons, 1,021 3-persons, 771 4-persons, 377 5-persons, 156 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,779 1-person, 249 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

2,281 married couples with children.
1,408 single-parent households (238 men, 1,170 women).

96.6% of residents of Brooks County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,374,000 ($6560 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,915,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,854,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,024,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,462,000
Federal grants: $37,691,000
Federal procurement contracts: $448,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,895,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,096,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,719,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,953,000

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

Births: 1,192
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,112
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +73
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -256
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brooks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.60 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 177
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,175
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,960
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,293
  • 1970 to 1979: 700
  • 1960 to 1969: 587
  • 1950 to 1959: 609
  • 1940 to 1949: 372
  • 1939 or earlier: 855
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brooks County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 234
  • 4 rooms: 476
  • 5 rooms: 1,237
  • 6 rooms: 1,312
  • 7 rooms: 722
  • 8 rooms: 454
  • 9+ rooms: 248
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 220
  • 4 rooms: 401
  • 5 rooms: 325
  • 6 rooms: 236
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brooks County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 996
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,705
  • 4 bedrooms: 755
  • 5+ bedrooms: 110
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 213
  • 2 bedrooms: 607
  • 3 bedrooms: 466
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Brooks County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 303
  • 1 vehicle: 1,435
  • 2 vehicles: 1,958
  • 3 vehicles: 726
  • 4 vehicles: 206
  • 5+ vehicles: 103
  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 692
  • 2 vehicles: 401
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

61% of Brooks County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Georgia.

Brooks County:

60.9%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 12652
  • Northeast: 322
  • Midwest: 667
  • South: 2249
  • West: 208

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brooks County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Utility gas (11.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Electricity (55.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.9%)
  • Utility gas (20.1%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 115
Here:

5.3%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

5.7%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

10.0%
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)

Brooks County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $178,000
    General Public Buildings: $118,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    Police Protection: $1,133,000
    Correctional Institutions: $883,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $819,000
    Financial Administration: $640,000
    General - Other: $343,000
    General Public Buildings: $331,000
    Health - Other: $274,000
    Central Staff Services: $214,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $107,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $104,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $269,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $202,000
    Regular Highways: $173,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
    Financial Administration: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,921,000

Brooks County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $391,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $268,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $361,000
    Interest Earnings: $181,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $59,000
    Rents: $42,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $437,000
    Public Welfare: $27,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,216,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,105,000
    Other Selective Sales: $474,000
    Public Utility License: $187,000
    Other License: $143,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $37,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $37,000

Brooks County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,083,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,083,000

Brooks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,267,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 749
  • Number of aged recipients: 125
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 624
  • Number of recipients under 18: 82
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 412
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 255
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 355
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 320
Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Brooks County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14773.5 years
John14172.7 years
Mary12978.8 years
William10875.9 years
Willie10371.5 years
Robert6172.6 years
George5875.9 years
Annie5384.0 years
Thomas4874.9 years
Charles4772.0 years
Most common last names in Brooks County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams10773.9 years
Jones8575.7 years
Johnson7175.9 years
Davis6371.2 years
Smith5475.6 years
Brown4975.7 years
Miller4270.5 years
Jackson4174.4 years
Wilson3774.4 years
Thompson3483.1 years
Businesses in Brooks County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hardee's1
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1