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. 2013 cost of living index in Heard County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Heard County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
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 2013: $38,813 ($33,038 in 1999)

This county:

$38813
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $392 (lower quartile is $295, upper quartile is $539)
This county:

$392
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,225 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Heard:

$87,225
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,422 - $157,586
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $957
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

Institutionalized population: 132

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $134,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $616 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $513 (0.7%)

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 2013: 24.3%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.3%
Heard County:

25.3%
Georgia:

19.0%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 4.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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: Texas, Franklin, Ephesus, Centralhatchee, Corinth.

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 23
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 13

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Heard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,32226
Mainline Protestant4387
Other41
Black Protestant-1
None6,070-
Heard 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: 4
Heard County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Heard County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Heard County:

11.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Heard County:

27.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Georgia state average. It is 5963709.9 times below 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 Heard 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 123.6 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 156.5 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 196.8 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 184.4 miles away from Heard County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 159.5 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:


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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Philippines (24%)
  • India (18%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • France (7%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Taiwan (4%)

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

  • United States or American (45%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

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:

  • 78 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
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 2010 was $40,389.

8.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.89% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($19,479 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($7,140 average AGI)
Heard County:

1.74%
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 Coweta County, GA  1.98% ($22,358 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  1.27% ($23,791)
from Carroll County, GA  1.09% ($25,081)
from Fulton County, GA  0.30% ($22,800)


9.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.50% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,050 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($5,034 average AGI)
Heard County:

1.91%
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 Carroll County, GA  2.32% ($26,924 average AGI)
to Coweta County, GA  1.61% ($21,291)
to Troup County, GA  1.52% ($22,577)
to Randolph County, AL  0.38% ($32,462)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

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.

2,092 married couples with children.
666 single-parent households (190 men, 476 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 681
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,460
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,034
  • 1970 to 1979: 680
  • 1960 to 1969: 394
  • 1950 to 1959: 250
  • 1940 to 1949: 172
  • 1939 or earlier: 376
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Heard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,275,000
    Fire Protection: $1,459,000
    Water Utilities: $950,000
    Police Protection: $723,000
    Sewerage: $615,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $464,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    Welfare - Other: $344,000
    General - Other: $317,000
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000
    Corrections - Other: $212,000
    Financial Administration: $201,000
    Parks & Recreation: $175,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $130,000
    Health Services - Other: $105,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,351,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $31,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,216,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $75,000

Heard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $600,000
    All Other: $199,000
    Parks & Recreation: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,616,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $373,000
    Rents: $118,000
    Property Sale Other: $52,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $899,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $291,000
    Health & Hospitals: $105,000
    Highways: $100,000
    All Other: $56,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,417,000
    Property: $2,859,000
    Other Selective Sales: $301,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $66,000
    NEC: $56,000
    Public Utilities: $18,000

Heard County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $19,306,000
    Water Utilities: $1,505,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $17,806,000
    Water Utilities: $1,405,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,500,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $100,000

Heard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,512,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $17,806,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Heard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Heard County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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