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Dooly County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 14,318 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 11,525 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,899
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,791
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,790
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,596 (it was 1,119 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%

Land area: 393 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dooly County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dooly County, Georgia:


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

Males: 8,053  (40.4%)
Females: 6,865  (59.6%)

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Dooly County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Dooly County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,380 ($27,980 in 1999)
This county:

$31380
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $268 (lower quartile is $156, upper quartile is $345)
This county:

$268
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,384 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Dooly County:

$65,384
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,487 - $106,295

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,594
Here:

$181,594
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,146
Here:

$96,146
State:

$183,253

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,941
Here:

$122,941
State:

$178,500

Mobile homes: $49,488
Here:

$49,488
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,328
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 1,978

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


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


Dooly County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $558 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $247 (0.5%)


Dooly County household income distribution in 2009 Dooly County home values distribution


Dooly County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.5%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 56.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 59.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

22.1%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

9.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dooly County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Vienna, Unadilla, Byromville, Pinehurst, Lilly, Dooling.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dooly County: George Walton Experimental Station (A), Dooly Campground (B), Dooly County Fire Department Dooly High Station (C), Dooly County Fire Department Drayton Station (D), Dooly County Fire Department Third District Station (E), J Lane Greenhouses and Nursery (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dooly County include: Baker Field Church (A), Bay Point Church (B), Double Branch Church (C), Forest Chapel (D), Richwood Church (E), Midway Church (F), Holly Grove Church (G), First Missionary Church (H), Drayton Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rock Spring Cemetery (1), Middlebrooks Cemetery (2), Bay Point Cemetery (3), Forehand Cemetery (4), Forest Chapel Cemetery (5), Joiner Cemetery (6), Liberty Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Holland Park (A), Oakbin Pond (B), Layfield Pond (C), Alligator Pond (D), Pocosin Pond (E), Gum Pond (F), Jones Lake (G), Ford Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Wallace Branch (B), Turkey Creek (C), Jalappa Branch (D), Shiver Branch (E), Sandy Mount Creek (F), Rogers Branch (G), Rock Hill Creek (H), Reedy Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Crisp County , Houston County , Macon County , Pulaski County , Sumter County , Wilcox County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 384
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 174 (20% naturalized citizens)

Dooly County:

1.5%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

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

Dooly County marital status for males
Dooly County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Dooly County with a mortgage: 886 (103 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 760

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.95%
Here48.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,641
Total congregations: 33

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents3,968 (70.3%)1,077 (19.1%)237 (4.2%)199 (3.5%)160 (2.8%)
Congregations20 (60.6%)8 (24.2%)1 (3.0%)2 (6.1%)2 (6.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Dooly County - Vienna, Unadilla, Byromville, Pinehurst, Lilly

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Dooly County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dooly County:

20.4%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Dooly County:

Average size of farms: 524 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $167,456
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $321.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $158,662
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.21%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $146,590
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.72
Corn for grain: 911 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7274 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 75684 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2543 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,774 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,159 acres

Tornado activity:

Dooly County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 4.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 57 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/15/1999, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 28 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dooly County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Dooly County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food processing workers (3%)

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




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





Dooly County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,294 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 707 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 41 (1%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,275.

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.17% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,299 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($6,507 average AGI)
Dooly County:

1.48%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Crisp County, GA  1.21% ($27,240 average AGI)
from Houston County, GA  0.92% ($22,868)
from Macon County, GA  0.56% ($13,522)
from Sumter County, GA  0.39% ($26,438)
from Pulaski County, GA  0.27% ($32,000)


7.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.45% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($20,471 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($3,947 average AGI)
Dooly County:

1.29%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Crisp County, GA  1.51% ($23,238 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  1.22% ($28,118)
to Macon County, GA  0.84% ($19,743)
to Sumter County, GA  0.31% ($30,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Dooly County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Dooly County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dooly County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,687 (1,314 aged, 373 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1540.560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1123.500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.07

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,940

Size of family households: 1,609 2-persons, 873 3-persons, 625 4-persons, 284 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,523 1-person, 159 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

95.3% of residents of Dooly County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (8% speak English very well, 92% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,291,000 ($7522 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,292,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,954,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,971,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,846,000
Federal grants: $29,426,000
Federal procurement contracts: $619,000 ($143,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,474,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $336,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,369,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,519,000

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

Births: 1,018
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 614
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -227
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dooly County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Dooly County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 153
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 638
  • 6 rooms: 810
  • 7 rooms: 484
  • 8 rooms: 252
  • 9+ rooms: 197
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 101
  • 3 rooms: 248
  • 4 rooms: 240
  • 5 rooms: 251
  • 6 rooms: 133
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dooly County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 535
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,623
  • 4 bedrooms: 453
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 259
  • 2 bedrooms: 355
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 72
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Dooly County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 235
  • 1 vehicle: 809
  • 2 vehicles: 1,108
  • 3 vehicles: 381
  • 4 vehicles: 169
  • 5+ vehicles: 88
  • no vehicle: 327
  • 1 vehicle: 493
  • 2 vehicles: 238
  • 3 vehicles: 57
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

59% of Dooly County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Georgia.

Dooly County:

58.6%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dooly County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.1%)
  • Utility gas (18.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Utility gas (31.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 134
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 150
Here:

16.0%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

16.0%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Dooly County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Dooly County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Dooly County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Dooly County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dooly County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Dooly County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11969.9 years
Willie9874.5 years
John9473.9 years
Mary9078.3 years
William7374.1 years
Annie6781.6 years
Robert5968.9 years
George4973.9 years
Mattie4179.2 years
Henry3774.6 years
Most common last names in Dooly County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown6676.6 years
Smith4871.9 years
Jones4770.2 years
Williams4578.1 years
Peavy4580.1 years
Davis4477.0 years
Taylor4171.6 years
Bryant3877.3 years
Johnson3376.5 years
Jackson3171.0 years
Businesses in Dooly County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS3
Subway2
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