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Burke County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 23,150 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 22,243 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,390
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,550
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,030
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,593 (it was 1,904 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

34%

Land area: 830 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Burke County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (32.3%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Burke County, GA (2017)
    • 11,44951.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,68648.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7363.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1390.6%Two or more races
    • 610.3%Asian alone
    • 60.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 10,972  (47.4%)
Females: 12,178  (52.6%)
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Average household size:
Burke County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,049 ($27,877 in 1999)
This county:

$41,049
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $219, upper quartile is $588)
This county:

$431
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,855 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
Burke:

$94,855
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,937 - $170,478
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,097
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $351

Institutionalized population: 270

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 247
  • Burglaries: 145
  • Thefts: 345
  • Auto thefts: 34

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: -1
  • Burglaries: 119
  • Thefts: 293
  • Auto thefts: 46
Burke County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 71 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2004: 96 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2005: 68 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2006: 67 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 133 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2015: 44 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2017: 53 buildings, average cost: $177,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Burke, GA residents
Average permit cost in Burke, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,127 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $608 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Burke, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Burke, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Burke, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.8%
Burke County:

25.8%
Georgia:

14.9%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.6% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.8 years old
(Males: 35.8 years old, Females: 39.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, Asian residents: 37.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.5 years old, Other race residents: 30.5 years old)

Area name: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Burke County is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waynesboro, Greens Cut, Sardis, Midville, Girard, Keysville, Vidette.

Burke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Lea County, New Mexico , Leake County, Mississippi , Noxubee County, Mississippi , Greene County , Richmond County , Upson County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Georgia:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 613
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 443 (41.7% naturalized citizens)

Burke County:

1.9%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 932010 or later
  • 1622000 to 2009
  • 1191990 to 1999
  • 661980 to 1989
  • 171970 to 1979
  • 42Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.7%

Burke County marital status for males Burke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,719
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 298
  • 3 or 4: 533
  • 5 to 9: 128
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • 20 to 49: 23
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 3,210
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Housing units in Burke County with a mortgage: 2,544 (71 second mortgage, 80 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,226

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Burke County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,87928
Black Protestant1,85413
Mainline Protestant1,62414
Other5641
Catholic3501
None12,045-
Burke 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
Burke County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Burke County:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Burke County:

12.6%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

32.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Burke County:

Average size of farms: 443 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,131
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $241.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,611
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,931
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.73
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.90%
Corn for grain: 5776 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4954 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 27047 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7507 harvested acres
Vegetables: 71 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 929 acres

Earthquake activity:

Burke County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% 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 63.0 miles away from Burke County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 108.5 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 109.6 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 128.6 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 230.8 miles away from Burke County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 15, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3379: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3379, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1750: March 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1750, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 29, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-880: October 19, 1990, FEMA Id: 880, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Burke County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Burke

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,811 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,754 (16.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 6 (0.1%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 12 (0.1%)
  • Worked at home: 266 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • India (9%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Nicaragua (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Egypt (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Burke County


  • American (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 175 people in other group homes
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Burke County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,976.

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.27% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($26,801 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($12,801 average AGI)
Burke County:

1.72%
Georgia average:

3.60%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond County, GA  2.33% ($32,590 average AGI)
from Columbia County, GA  0.43% ($63,394)
from Travis County, TX  0.28% ($23,762)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.68% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($25,649 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($10,261 average AGI)
Burke County:

1.30%
Georgia average:

3.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond County, GA  2.50% ($28,424 average AGI)
to Columbia County, GA  0.37% ($58,643)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7

Births per 1000 population in Burke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Burke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Burke County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Burke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Burke County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Burke County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Burke County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Burke County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Burke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,417 (2,492 aged, 925 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 707 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (289)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (216)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (127)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (125)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (115)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (111)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (110)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (93)
  • Congestive heart failure (91)
  • Unspecified dementia (84)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,052
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 173
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,275

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,575
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,026

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,150
  • In family households: 20,504 (2,489 male householders, 3,657 female householders)
    3,914 spouses, 7,232 children (6,847 natural, 31 adopted, 346 stepchildren), 1,377 grandchildren, 230 brothers or sisters, 401 parents, 367 other relatives, 850 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,414 (953 male householders (834 living alone)), 1,159 female householders (1,024 living alone)), 293 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 225

Size of family households: 2,415 2-persons, 1,600 3-persons, 1,197 4-persons, 532 5-persons, 289 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,859 1-person, 234 2-persons, 11 3-persons.

2,280 married couples with children.
2,298 single-parent households (229 men, 2,069 women).

96.9% of residents of Burke speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $146,429,000 ($6,315 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,823,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $55,104,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,349,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,565,000
Federal grants: $48,990,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,501,000 ($225,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,920,000 ($1,596,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,550,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,609,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,596,000

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

Births: 2,286
Here:

98 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,318
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +83
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Burke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.12 millions of gallons per day (94% from ground, 6% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Burke County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Burke County, Georgia
  • 2612014 or later
  • 4422010 to 2013
  • 1,8812000 to 2009
  • 1,8061990 to 1999
  • 1,8231980 to 1989
  • 1,4631970 to 1979
  • 8151960 to 1969
  • 5701950 to 1959
  • 3331940 to 1949
  • 7691939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Burke County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Burke County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Burke County, Georgia
  • 51 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 983 rooms
  • 4604 rooms
  • 1,1025 rooms
  • 1,3916 rooms
  • 1,0737 rooms
  • 7748 rooms
  • 7119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Burke County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Burke County, Georgia
  • 841 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 2413 rooms
  • 5734 rooms
  • 6405 rooms
  • 5206 rooms
  • 3247 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Burke County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Burke County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Burke County, Georgia
  • 4no bedroom
  • 931 bedroom
  • 7012 bedrooms
  • 3,5093 bedrooms
  • 1,2034 bedrooms
  • 1415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Burke County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Burke County, Georgia
  • 84no bedroom
  • 2401 bedroom
  • 8322 bedrooms
  • 1,0523 bedrooms
  • 2594 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 199no vehicle
  • 1,2451 vehicle
  • 1,8992 vehicles
  • 1,3423 vehicles
  • 7334 vehicles
  • 3465+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 377no vehicle
  • 1,3981 vehicle
  • 4712 vehicles
  • 1563 vehicles
  • 804 vehicles
  • 575+ vehicles

90.8% of Burke 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, 81% lived in Georgia.

Burke County:

90.8%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 18,203
  • Other state: 4,281
  • Northeast: 839
  • Midwest: 753
  • South: 2,420
  • West: 264
Year householders moved into unit in Burke County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Burke County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 81.8%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 18.5%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 390
Here:

14.3%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 114
Here:

7.4%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

5.4%
Georgia:

18.8%

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

Burke County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,959,000
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000
    Parks and Recreation: $99,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,451,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $650,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $7,579,000
    Regular Highways: $3,882,000
    Hospitals: $2,700,000
    General - Other: $2,637,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,148,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,042,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $789,000
    Health - Other: $589,000
    Libraries: $382,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $281,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $255,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $16,167,000
    Benefit Payments: $2,013,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $670,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $368,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $144,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $2,700,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,037,000
    Other - Health - Other: $162,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $33,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $826,000
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000
    Royalties: $87,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,090,000
    Health - Other: $493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $490,000
    Police Protection: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,332,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,703,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,140,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $816,000
    Other License: $88,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,019,000

Burke County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,959,000
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000
    Parks and Recreation: $99,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,451,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $650,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $7,579,000
    Regular Highways: $3,882,000
    Hospitals: $2,700,000
    General - Other: $2,637,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,148,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,042,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $789,000
    Health - Other: $589,000
    Libraries: $382,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $281,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $255,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $16,167,000
    Benefit Payments: $2,013,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $670,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $368,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $144,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $2,700,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,037,000
    Other - Health - Other: $162,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $33,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $826,000
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000
    Royalties: $87,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,090,000
    Health - Other: $493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $490,000
    Police Protection: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,332,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,703,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,140,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $816,000
    Other License: $88,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,019,000

Burke County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,959,000
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000
    Parks and Recreation: $99,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,451,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $650,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $7,579,000
    Regular Highways: $3,882,000
    Hospitals: $2,700,000
    General - Other: $2,637,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,148,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,042,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $789,000
    Health - Other: $589,000
    Libraries: $382,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $281,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $255,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $16,167,000
    Benefit Payments: $2,013,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $670,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $368,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $144,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $2,700,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,037,000
    Other - Health - Other: $162,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $33,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $826,000
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000
    Royalties: $87,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,090,000
    Health - Other: $493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $490,000
    Police Protection: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,332,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,703,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,140,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $816,000
    Other License: $88,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,019,000

Burke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,959,000
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000
    Parks and Recreation: $99,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,451,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $650,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $7,579,000
    Regular Highways: $3,882,000
    Hospitals: $2,700,000
    General - Other: $2,637,000
    Police Protection: $2,345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,148,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,042,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,125,000
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000
    Financial Administration: $789,000
    Health - Other: $589,000
    Libraries: $382,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $281,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $255,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $16,167,000
    Benefit Payments: $2,013,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $670,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $368,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $144,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $2,700,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,037,000
    Other - Health - Other: $162,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $33,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $826,000
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000
    Royalties: $87,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,090,000
    Health - Other: $493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $490,000
    Police Protection: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,779,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,332,000
    Other: $51,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,703,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,140,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $816,000
    Other License: $88,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,019,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,171
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,025
  • Number of recipients under 18: 233
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 636
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 302
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 465
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 502
Most common first names in Burke County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15570.1 years
Willie14371.6 years
John13872.7 years
Mary13477.5 years
Robert10467.7 years
William10274.9 years
Annie8979.7 years
George6673.8 years
Thomas6671.3 years
Henry6272.5 years
Most common last names in Burke County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones13874.5 years
Williams13473.8 years
Johnson9975.2 years
Smith8370.4 years
Lewis7768.1 years
Jenkins6773.9 years
Brown6272.6 years
Walker6171.6 years
Jackson5672.5 years
Dixon5072.9 years
Businesses in Burke County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway2
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
FedEx1U-Haul2
Ford1UPS3
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1