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Chattooga County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 24,939 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 25,470 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,469
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,265
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,220
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,814 (it was 2,357 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

34%

Land area: 313 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chattooga County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (26.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.1%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Chattooga County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 12,954  (51.9%)
Females: 11,985  (48.1%)
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Chattooga County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Chattooga County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $33,990 ($30,664 in 1999)

This county:

$33,990
Georgia:

$51,244

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $326, upper quartile is $492)
This county:

$396
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $68,732 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Chattooga:

$68,732
Georgia:

$159,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,710 - $131,190
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $882
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 1,900
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $698 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $479 (0.8%)

Chattooga County household income distribution in 2009 Chattooga County home values distribution Chattooga County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.7%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.9% for other race residents, 36.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 21.9%
Chattooga County:

21.9%
Georgia:

17.0%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.8% for other race residents, 35.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chattooga County is $365 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $549 a month.

Cities in this county include: Summerville, Little Sand Mountain, Trion, Lyerly, Menlo.

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

2012 air pollution in Chattooga County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chattooga County: Northwest Georgia Experimental Station (A), Pocket Recreation Area (B), Camp Sidney Dew (C), Callier Springs Golf Course (D), Camp Marvin (E), Potash Landing (F), Rice Spring Farm (G), Lake Marvin Girl Scout Camp (H), Morrison Campground (I), Brice Hill Country Club (J), Glen Hollow Camp (K), Camp Gazelle Dew (L), Cherokee Country Club (M), Rome - Floyd County Fire Department Station 8 (N), Rome - Floyd County Fire Department Station 4 (O), Rome - Floyd County Fire Department Station 2 (P), Rome - Floyd County Fire Department Station 10 (Q), Rome - Floyd County Fire Department Station 7 (R), Memorial Library (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Westside Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chattooga County include: Six Mile African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Silver Creek Presbyterian Church (B), Sherwood Forest Baptist Church (C), Rome Freewill Church (D), Remnant Seed Church (E), Radio Springs Baptist Church (F), Possum Trot Church (G), New Armuchee Baptist Church (H), Antioch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Round Hill Cemetery (1), Big Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Bobo Cemetery (3), Cave Spring Cemetery (4), Spring Creek Cemetery (5), Fowler Cemetery (6), Clemones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mathis Lake (A), Sleepy Hollow Lake (B), Selman Lakes (C), Hardin Lake (D), Boggs Lake (E), Jo-Anns Lakes (F), Peacock Lake (G), Glovers Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith Creek (A), Rock Mountain Creek (B), Pocket Creek (C), Muck Creek (D), Lovejoy Creek (E), Lavender Creek (F), Johns Creek (G), Heath Creek (H), Funderburk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chattooga County include: Berry College Wildlife Management Area and Refuge (1), Peek Forest Park (2), Turkey Mountain Recreation Center (3), Armuchee Park (4), Etowah Park (5), Alto Park Recreation Center (6), Floyd County Recreation Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Desha County, Arkansas , Newberry County, South Carolina , Murray County, Oklahoma , Union County, Mississippi , Union County , Wilbarger County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 619
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 60.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 483 (23% naturalized citizens)

Chattooga County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 193
  • 1990 to 1994: 99
  • 1985 to 1989: 97
  • 1980 to 1984: 34
  • 1975 to 1979: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 19
Note: State values scaled to Chattooga County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.9%

Chattooga County marital status for males Chattooga County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,394
  • One, attached: 161
  • Two: 268
  • 3 or 4: 111
  • 5 to 9: 165
  • 10 to 19: 36
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 2,396
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Chattooga County with a mortgage: 2,059 (133 second mortgage, 202 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,415

Here:

46.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chattooga County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,54062
Mainline Protestant1,21012
Black Protestant6675
Other-1
None13,598-
Chattooga 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: 6
Chattooga County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Chattooga County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chattooga County:

11.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Chattooga County:

25.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Chattooga County:

Average size of farms: 167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,074
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $70.79
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,413
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,556
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.99
Corn for grain: 1309 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 91 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1108 harvested acres
Vegetables: 124 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 73 acres

Tornado activity:

Chattooga County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1552675.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 51 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chattooga County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from Chattooga 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 132.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 169.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.3 miles away from Chattooga County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 308.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 10, 1990 to February 24, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-857: February 23, 1990, FEMA Id: 857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 04, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-370: April 04, 1973, FEMA Id: 370, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Chattooga County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Nicaragua (12%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • India (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Germany (2%)

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

  • United States or American (38%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Chattooga County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,139 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,732 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 261 (2%)
  • Other means: 99 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 227 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,450 people in state prisons
  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,664 people in state prisons
  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,678.

4.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,176 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($8,397 average AGI)
Chattooga County:

1.57%
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 Walker County, GA  0.89% ($26,353 average AGI)
from Floyd County, GA  0.76% ($22,810)
from Cherokee County, AL  0.21% ($25,188)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.17% ($36,615)
from Fulton County, GA  0.14% ($19,909)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.13% ($28,000)


6.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.77% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($16,843 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($7,337 average AGI)
Chattooga County:

1.82%
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 Floyd County, GA  1.47% ($24,105 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.88% ($23,265)
to Cherokee County, AL  0.28% ($37,545)
to Bartow County, GA  0.26% ($23,000)
to Gordon County, GA  0.22% ($21,118)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.21% ($17,563)
to Cobb County, GA  0.17% ($24,615)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Chattooga County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Chattooga County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chattooga County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chattooga County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chattooga County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,612 (3,506 aged, 1,106 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 505 (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 Chattooga County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (381)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (336)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (321)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (212)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (181)
  • Unspecified dementia (162)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (144)
  • Congestive heart failure (118)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (110)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (79)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,091
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

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

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,074
  • In family households: 20,749 (4,422 male householders, 2,243 female householders)
    4,809 spouses, 6,633 children (5,839 natural, 166 adopted, 628 stepchildren), 996 grandchildren, 246 brothers or sisters, 219 parents, 374 other relatives, 642 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,325 (1,297 male householders (1,105 living alone)), 1,586 female householders (1,435 living alone)), 442 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,941 (1,900 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,906 2-persons, 1,618 3-persons, 1,213 4-persons, 581 5-persons, 207 6-persons, 140 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,540 1-person, 287 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,622 married couples with children.
1,449 single-parent households (411 men, 1,038 women).

96.3% of residents of Chattooga County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $136,574,000 ($5,143 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,389,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,741,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,564,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $562,000
Federal grants: $33,005,000
Federal procurement contracts: $949,000 ($93,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,754,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $244,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,123,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,722,000

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

Births: 1,727
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,471
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +128
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +743
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chattooga County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.22 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 51
  • 2000 to 2009: 964
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,880
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,831
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,003
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,570
  • 1950 to 1959: 934
  • 1940 to 1949: 695
  • 1939 or earlier: 960
Note: State values scaled to Chattooga population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chattooga County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chattooga County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 217
  • 4 rooms: 1,120
  • 5 rooms: 2,199
  • 6 rooms: 1,996
  • 7 rooms: 968
  • 8 rooms: 413
  • 9+ rooms: 270
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 283
  • 4 rooms: 769
  • 5 rooms: 626
  • 6 rooms: 377
  • 7 rooms: 112
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chattooga County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chattooga County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 216
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,179
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,007
  • 4 bedrooms: 707
  • 5+ bedrooms: 101
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 362
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 798
  • 4 bedrooms: 82
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Chattooga County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chattooga County population
  • no vehicle: 298
  • 1 vehicle: 2,128
  • 2 vehicles: 2,990
  • 3 vehicles: 1,208
  • 4 vehicles: 396
  • 5+ vehicles: 200
  • no vehicle: 456
  • 1 vehicle: 1,025
  • 2 vehicles: 659
  • 3 vehicles: 191
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

61% of Chattooga County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Georgia.

Chattooga County:

61.2%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 19,209
  • Northeast: 229
  • Midwest: 851
  • South: 4,204
  • West: 346

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,300


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 Chattooga County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)
  • Electricity (21.5%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (47.3%)
  • Electricity (31.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 108
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

6.3%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 131
Here:

23.1%
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)

Chattooga County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $181,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,554,000
    Police Protection: $1,515,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,273,000
    Regular Highways: $1,211,000
    Health - Other: $956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $952,000
    Central Staff Services: $521,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Water Utilities: $273,000
    Sewerage: $182,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $127,000
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000
    General Public Buildings: $105,000
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000
    Libraries: $72,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $836,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $288,000
    Water Utilities: $134,000
    General - Other: $131,000
    Sewerage: $89,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,401,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000

Chattooga County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,033,000
    Solid Waste Management: $501,000
    Sewerage: $221,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $761,000
    Interest Earnings: $281,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $173,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $332,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $519,000
    Health and Hospitals: $401,000
    Highways: $213,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,323,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,496,000
    Other Selective Sales: $829,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $210,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $31,000
    Other License: $5,000

Chattooga County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $715,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $675,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000

Chattooga County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,394,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $150,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 856
  • Number of aged recipients: 94
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 762
  • Number of recipients under 18: 95
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 569
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 192
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 385
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 342
Chattooga County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Chattooga 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 Chattooga County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James31270.2 years
William24772.5 years
John22974.2 years
Mary20577.3 years
Robert16571.5 years
Charles11769.9 years
Annie9577.0 years
Ruby8477.2 years
Willie8176.6 years
George7975.2 years
Most common last names in Chattooga County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14372.2 years
Brown11873.1 years
Williams7774.5 years
Johnson7572.3 years
White6377.7 years
Adams6075.7 years
Wilson5975.2 years
Martin5479.0 years
Jones5476.0 years
Tucker5172.4 years
Businesses in Chattooga County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Chattooga County on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"