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Brooks County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 15,403 (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: 32 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brooks County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Manufacturing (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brooks County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 7,901  (48.6%)
Females: 8,342  (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 2009: $30,181 ($26,911 in 1999)
This county:

$30181
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $297 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $371)
This county:

$297
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,145 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Brooks County:

$93,145
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,376 - $158,504

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $149,205
Here:

$149,205
State:

$224,856

Mobile homes: $73,158
Here:

$73,158
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,576
Here:

$10,576
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,285
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $229

Institutionalized population: 0

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):


Brooks County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $617 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $348 (0.5%)


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 2009: 16.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 65.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

23.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

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, Pavo, Morven, Barney, Dixie, Empress.

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: Quitman Country Club (A), Dixie Area Volunteer Fire Department (B), South Brooks Volunteer Fire Department (C), Sand Hill Volunteer Fire Department (D), East Brooks Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brooks County include: Antioch Church (A), Bethany Church (B), Beulah Hill Church (C), Church of Jesus Christ (D), Church of the Lord (E), Dixie Baptist Church (F), Dixie Methodist Church (G), Gateway Church (H), Grooverville Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Robinson Cemetery (1), Lebanon Cemetery (2), Rogers Cemetery (3), Saint Philip Cemetery (4), Bethlehem Cemetery (5), African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (6), Beasley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Brice Pond (A), Mud Lake (B), Blue Pond (C), Lake Nichols (D), McMullen Bay (E), Dry Lake (F), Johnson Pond (G), Pope Millpond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carroll Branch (A), Jones Creek (B), Gum Creek (C), Reedy Creek (D), Rainy Creek (E), Franks Creek (F), Downing Creek (G), Coon Creek (H), Cat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Jefferson County, Florida , Colquitt County , Cook County , Madison County, Florida , Lowndes County , Thomas County .

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


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:


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:

63.7% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.22%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,109
Total congregations: 43

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents4,891 (68.8%)1,000 (14.1%)573 (8.1%)176 (2.5%)93 (1.3%)
Congregations18 (41.9%)9 (20.9%)5 (11.6%)1 (2.3%)1 (2.3%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents90 (1.3%)85 (1.2%)65 (0.9%)59 (0.8%)77 (1.1%)
Congregations1 (2.3%)2 (4.7%)1 (2.3%)1 (2.3%)4 (9.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Brooks County - Quitman, Pavo, Morven, Barney, Dixie

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Brooks County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Brooks County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brooks County:

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 slightly below Georgia state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/8/1971, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


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 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





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:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,797.

10.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
Georgia average:

10.98%


0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($609 average AGI)
Brooks County:

0.24%
Georgia average:

0.39%

6.71% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,821 average AGI)
3.06% relocated from other states ($9,784 average AGI)
Brooks County:

3.06%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lowndes County, GA  3.59% ($25,779 average AGI)
from Thomas County, GA  0.93% ($27,596)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.38% ($29,947)
from Cook County, GA  0.20% ($25,900)


9.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.06%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.00% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,009 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($5,653 average AGI)
Brooks County:

2.07%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lowndes County, GA  3.79% ($25,503 average AGI)
to Thomas County, GA  0.92% ($22,696)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.40% ($26,950)
to Cook County, GA  0.24% ($15,917)

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 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

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,285 (1,815 aged, 470 disabled)
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

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.

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

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:


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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Brooks County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Brooks County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Brooks County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Brooks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brooks County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Rite Aid1
Browse common businesses in Brooks County, GA

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