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Heard County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 11,633 (all rural); it was 11,012 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,049
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,197
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,124
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,154 (it was 919 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 296 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Heard County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.8%), Public administration (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Heard County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 5,885  (45.7%)
Females: 5,949  (54.3%)

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Heard County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Heard County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,053 ($33,038 in 1999)
This county:

$37053
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $471)
This county:

$370
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,975 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Heard County:

$94,975
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,855 - $151,731

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $213,586
Here:

$213,586
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,315
Here:

$130,315
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $64,334
Here:

$64,334
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $248

Institutionalized population: 132

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


Heard County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $537 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $433 (0.5%)


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


Heard County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.9%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 12.9% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

13.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

6.1%

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Heard County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Franklin, Ephesus, Centralhatchee, Corinth, Texas.

Heard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Heard County: Flat Rock Campground (A), Old Philpot Ferry (B), Heard County Emergency Management Agency Headquarters (C), Roosterville Fire Department Station 2 (D), Cooksville Fire Department Station 8 (E), Frolona Fire Department Station 7 (F), Southwest Fire Department Station 6 (G), Franklin Fire Department Station 5 (H), Hal B Wansley Powerplant (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Heard County include: Antioch Church (A), Carser Chapel (B), Ebenezer Church (C), Friendship Church (D), Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church (E), Maedonia Church (F), Mount Carrie Baptist Church (G), Mount Olive Church (H), Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Liberty Hill Cemetery (1), Adamson Cemetery (2), Allen Cemetery (3), Almon Cemetery (4), Antioch Cemetery (5), Bethel Cemetery (6), Brett Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Allens Lake (A), Awbreys Lake (B), Bon L Lake (C), Centralia Lake (D), Notnomis Acres Lake (E), Turners Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Zachry Creek (A), Yellowdirt Creek (B), Tolieson Branch (C), Brush Creek (D), Talley Branch (E), Caney Creek (F), Stoney Branch (G), Hilly Mill Creek (H), Harris Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Heard County include: Brush Creek Recreation Area (1), Snake Creek Recreation Area (2), New River Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Coweta County , Randolph County, Alabama , Troup County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 252
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 76 (57% naturalized citizens)

Heard County:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 31.5%

Heard County marital status for males
Heard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Heard County with a mortgage: 786 (53 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 521

Here:

60.1% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.54%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,235
Total congregations: 34

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2,812 (53.7%)1,930 (36.9%)419 (8.0%)36 (0.7%)38 (0.7%)
Congregations12 (35.3%)14 (41.2%)3 (8.8%)2 (5.9%)3 (8.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Heard County - Franklin, Ephesus, Centralhatchee, Corinth, Texas

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Heard County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Heard County:

12.9%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Heard County:

Average size of farms: 201 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,344
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $97.20
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,312
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,048
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.20%
Land in orchards: 93 acres

Tornado activity:

Heard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/29/2005, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Heard County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% 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 87.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Heard County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)

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




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





Heard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,265 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,009 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 41 (1%)
  • Other means: 33 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 131 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
57 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,802.

9.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.75% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($24,621 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($4,818 average AGI)
Heard County:

1.72%
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 Coweta County, GA  2.05% ($24,485 average AGI)
from Carroll County, GA  1.54% ($36,608)
from Troup County, GA  1.21% ($24,675)
from Fulton County, GA  0.54% ($24,333)
from Cobb County, GA  0.42% ($40,214)
from Clayton County, GA  0.30% ($47,300)


8.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,611 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.98%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.22% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($22,223 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($4,389 average AGI)
Heard County:

1.76%
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 Carroll County, GA  2.24% ($29,432 average AGI)
to Coweta County, GA  1.64% ($31,426)
to Troup County, GA  1.61% ($23,491)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Heard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Heard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Heard County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,258 (938 aged, 320 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1348.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 916.620

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.44

Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,702

Size of family households: 1,292 2-persons, 730 3-persons, 623 4-persons, 282 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 84 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,045 1-person, 161 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.7% of residents of Heard County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,868,000 ($3886 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $860,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,128,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,637,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $153,000
Federal grants: $11,651,000
Federal procurement contracts: $274,000 ($9,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,024,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $586,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,669,000
Federal Government insurance: $790,000

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

Births: 760
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 556
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +142
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Heard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.66 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Heard County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 138
  • 4 rooms: 488
  • 5 rooms: 819
  • 6 rooms: 873
  • 7 rooms: 457
  • 8 rooms: 188
  • 9+ rooms: 117
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 258
  • 5 rooms: 255
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 48
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Heard County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 809
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,773
  • 4 bedrooms: 378
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 440
  • 3 bedrooms: 282
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Heard County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 180
  • 1 vehicle: 653
  • 2 vehicles: 1,340
  • 3 vehicles: 664
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5+ vehicles: 110
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 419
  • 2 vehicles: 314
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Heard County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Georgia.

Heard County:

62.9%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,200


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 Heard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63.7%)
  • Electricity (27.9%)
  • Utility gas (5.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.3%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Utility gas (21.0%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

4.6%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

10.3%
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 Debt

Heard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Heard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Heard County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Heard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Heard County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16769.8 years
William14970.8 years
John13071.4 years
Mary13077.3 years
Robert8773.8 years
Willie7873.5 years
Charlie6069.8 years
Annie5982.4 years
George5972.6 years
Charles4868.4 years
Most common last names in Heard County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11975.0 years
Jackson7074.0 years
Daniel5975.0 years
Johnson5877.8 years
Brown5868.6 years
Phillips4975.0 years
Davis4771.7 years
Jones4772.8 years
Arrington4772.5 years
Cook4177.2 years

Businesses in Heard County, GA


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