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Cook County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 17,573 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 15,771 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,515
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,830
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,408
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,994 (it was 1,474 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

34%

Land area: 229 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cook County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Retail trade (30.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cook County, GA (2017)
    • 11,19771.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,81530.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0566.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2341.5%Two or more races
    • 1010.6%Asian alone
    • 530.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 60.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 8,444  (48.1%)
Females: 9,129  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Cook County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,689 ($27,582 in 1999)
This county:

$37,689
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $499 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $652)
This county:

$499
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,281 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Cook:

$96,281
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,942 - $179,212

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $164,376
Here:

$164,376
State:

$247,096

Mobile homes: $57,337
Here:

$57,337
State:

$69,080

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,052
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 115
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 1998: 86 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $19,100
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2014: 33 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cook, GA residents
Average permit cost in Cook, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,263 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $768 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Cook, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cook, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cook, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.4%
Cook County:

21.4%
Georgia:

14.9%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for American Indian residents, 35.2% for other race residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.4 years old
(Males: 36.7 years old, Females: 38.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.6 years old, Black residents: 35.1 years old, American Indian residents: 50.2 years old, Asian residents: 30.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cook County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $623 a month.

Cities in this county include: Adel, Sparks, Lenox, Cecil.

Cook 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: Jackson County, Florida , Pearl River County, Mississippi , Pike County, Mississippi , Mills County, Texas , Robertson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Georgia:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 530
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 464 (27.0% naturalized citizens)

Cook County:

2.6%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 922000 to 2009
  • 1931990 to 1999
  • 571980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 60Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.8%

Cook County marital status for males Cook County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,429
  • One, attached: 81
  • Two: 53
  • 3 or 4: 242
  • 5 to 9: 49
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 2,481
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Cook County with a mortgage: 2,270 (74 second mortgage, 64 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,031

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cook County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,79725
Mainline Protestant9747
Black Protestant8255
Catholic2791
Other31
None8,334-
Cook 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
Cook County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Cook County:

10.96 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

29.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Cook County:

Average size of farms: 266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $152,970
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1086.98
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $109,532
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,372
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.99
Corn for grain: 1485 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 592 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17170 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 113 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,170 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 992 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cook County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% 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 195.8 miles away from Cook County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 390.8 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 227.5 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 264.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from Cook 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 272.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe 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: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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 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 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 Cook County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cook

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,812 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 547 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 9 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 100 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 378 (6.4%)
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%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cook County


  • American (25%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • African (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 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 $44,407.

7.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.69% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($22,132 average AGI)
2.10% relocated from other states ($6,716 average AGI)
Cook County:

2.10%
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 Lowndes County, GA  1.51% ($29,269 average AGI)
from Berrien County, GA  0.91% ($26,149)
from Tift County, GA  0.91% ($25,574)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.47% ($32,583)


7.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.71% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,910 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($6,155 average AGI)
Cook County:

1.49%
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 Lowndes County, GA  1.86% ($26,200 average AGI)
to Berrien County, GA  0.88% ($37,000)
to Tift County, GA  0.66% ($24,147)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.45% ($21,174)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Cook County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cook County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cook County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cook County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cook County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cook County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cook County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cook County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cook County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,679 (2,080 aged, 599 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 525 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (257)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (160)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (153)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (148)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (126)
  • Congestive heart failure (96)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (88)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (85)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (55)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,277
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 954
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,022

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,509
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,265

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,573
  • In family households: 15,145 (1,886 male householders, 2,611 female householders)
    3,143 spouses, 5,837 children (5,479 natural, 147 adopted, 211 stepchildren), 502 grandchildren, 129 brothers or sisters, 192 parents, 465 other relatives, 369 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,264 (680 male householders (511 living alone)), 1,028 female householders (903 living alone)), 554 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 164

Size of family households: 2,121 2-persons, 1,021 3-persons, 911 4-persons, 342 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,415 1-person, 223 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 63 4-persons.

2,523 married couples with children.
1,354 single-parent households (268 men, 1,086 women).

95.4% of residents of Cook speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (39% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 57% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $146,511,000 ($9,013 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,758,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,363,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,250,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,568,000
Federal grants: $81,964,000
Federal procurement contracts: $480,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,887,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $562,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,694,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,110,000

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

Births: 1,278
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 876
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +149
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +75
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cook County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.15 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.7

Year house built in Cook County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Cook County, Georgia
  • 3292014 or later
  • 1932010 to 2013
  • 9902000 to 2009
  • 1,8901990 to 1999
  • 8151980 to 1989
  • 1,4051970 to 1979
  • 7691960 to 1969
  • 5911950 to 1959
  • 1511940 to 1949
  • 4491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cook County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cook County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cook County, Georgia
  • 31 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 953 rooms
  • 3654 rooms
  • 7485 rooms
  • 1,0996 rooms
  • 8397 rooms
  • 6598 rooms
  • 4249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cook County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cook County, Georgia
  • 591 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 463 rooms
  • 5344 rooms
  • 4215 rooms
  • 4686 rooms
  • 2037 rooms
  • 1048 rooms
  • 829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cook County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cook County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cook County, Georgia
  • 3no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 5502 bedrooms
  • 2,7263 bedrooms
  • 8474 bedrooms
  • 635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cook County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cook County, Georgia
  • 59no bedroom
  • 1061 bedroom
  • 6192 bedrooms
  • 9523 bedrooms
  • 2004 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cook County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cook County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cook County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 166no vehicle
  • 1,0851 vehicle
  • 1,8602 vehicles
  • 8083 vehicles
  • 2124 vehicles
  • 1235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cook County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cook County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 237no vehicle
  • 9391 vehicle
  • 4642 vehicles
  • 2703 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.4% of Cook County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Georgia.

Cook County:

87.4%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 13,887
  • Other state: 3,049
  • Northeast: 477
  • Midwest: 444
  • South: 2,006
  • West: 115
Year householders moved into unit in Cook County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cook County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.8%Electricity
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.0%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 138
Here:

6.8%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

2.8%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 123
Here:

19.6%
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

Cook County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $579,000
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Regular Highways: $285,000
    General - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,581,000
    Regular Highways: $1,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $933,000
    Central Staff Services: $846,000
    Solid Waste Management: $619,000
    General - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    Financial Administration: $451,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Other - General - Other: $402,000
    Other - Health - Other: $83,000
    Other - Libraries: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,101,000
    Royalties: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
    General Revenue - Other: $90,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $463,000
    Police Protection: $159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000
    General - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,375,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $438,000
    Highways: $308,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,726,000
    Property: $3,575,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $360,000
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,556,000

Cook County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $579,000
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Regular Highways: $285,000
    General - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,581,000
    Regular Highways: $1,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $933,000
    Central Staff Services: $846,000
    Solid Waste Management: $619,000
    General - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    Financial Administration: $451,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Other - General - Other: $402,000
    Other - Health - Other: $83,000
    Other - Libraries: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,101,000
    Royalties: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
    General Revenue - Other: $90,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $463,000
    Police Protection: $159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000
    General - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,375,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $438,000
    Highways: $308,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,726,000
    Property: $3,575,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $360,000
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,556,000

Cook County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $579,000
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Regular Highways: $285,000
    General - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,581,000
    Regular Highways: $1,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $933,000
    Central Staff Services: $846,000
    Solid Waste Management: $619,000
    General - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    Financial Administration: $451,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Other - General - Other: $402,000
    Other - Health - Other: $83,000
    Other - Libraries: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,101,000
    Royalties: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
    General Revenue - Other: $90,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $463,000
    Police Protection: $159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000
    General - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,375,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $438,000
    Highways: $308,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,726,000
    Property: $3,575,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $360,000
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,556,000

Cook County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $579,000
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Regular Highways: $285,000
    General - Other: $162,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,581,000
    Regular Highways: $1,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $933,000
    Central Staff Services: $846,000
    Solid Waste Management: $619,000
    General - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $456,000
    Financial Administration: $451,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    General Public Buildings: $90,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Other - General - Other: $402,000
    Other - Health - Other: $83,000
    Other - Libraries: $73,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $604,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,101,000
    Royalties: $203,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
    General Revenue - Other: $90,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $463,000
    Police Protection: $159,000
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000
    General - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,375,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $438,000
    Highways: $308,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,726,000
    Property: $3,575,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $360,000
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000
    Other License: $60,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,556,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 618
  • Number of aged recipients: 94
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 524
  • Number of recipients under 18: 120
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 325
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 173
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 264
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 248
Most common first names in Cook County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14568.5 years
John11673.4 years
William10672.1 years
Mary10477.7 years
Willie7869.9 years
Robert6770.8 years
George5370.7 years
Charles4469.5 years
Henry4270.8 years
Charlie3973.9 years
Most common last names in Cook County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bennett7873.6 years
Johnson6073.6 years
Jones5874.2 years
Smith5773.5 years
Taylor5575.5 years
Griffin5372.0 years
Moore5073.7 years
Williams4370.2 years
Carter3669.1 years
Lindsey3575.5 years
Businesses in Cook County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 82
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul5
IHOP1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House1