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Jeff Davis County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 15,156 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 12,684 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,994
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,976
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,735
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,719 (it was 1,093 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 333 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jeff Davis County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.2%), Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jeff Davis County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 7,464  (41.3%)
Females: 7,604  (58.7%)

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Jeff Davis County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jeff Davis County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,629 ($27,310 in 1999)
This county:

$30629
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $386)
This county:

$312
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,858 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Jeff Davis County:

$75,858
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,893 - $148,396

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $140,235
Here:

$140,235
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $112,759
Here:

$112,759
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $52,254
Here:

$52,254
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,168
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 111

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


Jeff Davis 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: $366 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $342 (0.5%)


Jeff Davis County household income distribution in 2009 Jeff Davis County home values distribution


Jeff Davis County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.2%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

19.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

9.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jeff Davis County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hazlehurst, Satilla, Denton.

Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County: Haddocks Landing (A), Hard Bargain Landing (B), McEachins Woodyard Landing (C), Skippers Landing (D), Red Bluff Landing (E), Rocky Hammock Landing (F), Round Bluff Landing (G), Town Bluff Landing (H), Warehouse Landing (I), Halls Spur (J), Jeff Davis Country Club (K), Haddock Landing (L), Half Moon Landing (M), Jeff Davis County Fire Department Station 3 Altamaha (N), Jeff Davis County Fire Department Station 5 Snipesville (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jeff Davis County include: Bethany Church (A), Big Bethel Church (B), Bridgeford Church (C), Stones Chapel (D), Snipesville Church (E), Liberty Church (F), Kingdom Hall Church (G), Hallspur Church (H), Elizabeth Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rolland Cemetery (1), Bazemore Cemetery (2), Lynn Cemetery (3), Simmons Cemetery (4), Carter Cemetery (5), Harris and McDew Cemetery (6), McEachin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Floyd Lake (A), Okuinn Lake (B), Cook Lake North (C), Cook Lake (D), Sears Lake (E), Okuinn Lake (F), Miller Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitehead Creek (A), Big Branch (B), Town Creek (C), Rocky Branch (D), Fox Branch (E), Gully Creek (F), Dale Branch (G), Currie Creek (H), Burket Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jeff Davis County: Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appling County , Bacon County , Coffee County , Montgomery County , Telfair County , Toombs County , Wheeler County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 289
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 482 (17% naturalized citizens)

Jeff Davis County:

3.8%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.6%

Jeff Davis County marital status for males
Jeff Davis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jeff Davis County with a mortgage: 1,188 (147 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 869

Here:

57.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.58%
Here71.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,079
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents6,631 (73.0%)1,360 (15.0%)733 (8.1%)103 (1.1%)102 (1.1%)
Congregations16 (45.7%)6 (17.1%)3 (8.6%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)
NameChurches of ChristChurch of God of ProphecySeventh-Day Adventist ChurchProgressive Primitive BaptistsOther
Adherents72 (0.8%)53 (0.6%)14 (0.2%)11 (0.1%)-
Congregations2 (5.7%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)3 (8.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jeff Davis County - Hazlehurst, Satilla, Denton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jeff Davis County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

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

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Jeff Davis County:

6.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jeff Davis County:

15.2%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Jeff Davis County:

Average size of farms: 221 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,564
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $284.99
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,948
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,436
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.70
Corn for grain: 948 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 624 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 18481 harvested acres
Vegetables: 116 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 152 acres

Tornado activity:

Jeff Davis County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Jeff Davis County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jeff Davis County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Jeff Davis County (%):





Jeff Davis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,027 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 871 (17%)
  • Walked: 22 (0%)
  • Other means: 101 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 111 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


79 people in nursing homes
17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,856.

6.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.96% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,104 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($6,178 average AGI)
Jeff Davis County:

1.92%
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 Appling County, GA  1.06% ($19,739 average AGI)
from Coffee County, GA  0.74% ($20,625)
from Telfair County, GA  0.72% ($18,323)
from Toombs County, GA  0.25% ($29,636)


6.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,004 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($5,365 average AGI)
Jeff Davis County:

1.42%
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 Appling County, GA  0.79% ($23,118 average AGI)
to Coffee County, GA  0.74% ($28,063)
to Telfair County, GA  0.49% ($15,000)
to Toombs County, GA  0.26% ($14,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3

Births per 1000 population in Jeff Davis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Jeff Davis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jeff Davis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,071 (1,492 aged, 579 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.8
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6739.470
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 195.010
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58268.33

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1589.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1016.590

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.08

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,957

Size of family households: 1,667 2-persons, 962 3-persons, 812 4-persons, 407 5-persons, 151 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,375 1-person, 184 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

94.3% of residents of Jeff Davis County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $72,217,000 ($5633 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,249,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,601,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,606,000
Federal grants: $17,484,000
Federal procurement contracts: $464,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,813,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $844,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,485,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,368,000

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

Births: 1,142
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 810
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +173
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -89
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jeff Davis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.83 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jeff Davis County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 250
  • 4 rooms: 443
  • 5 rooms: 1,023
  • 6 rooms: 927
  • 7 rooms: 469
  • 8 rooms: 343
  • 9+ rooms: 202
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 166
  • 4 rooms: 278
  • 5 rooms: 290
  • 6 rooms: 196
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jeff Davis County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 166
  • 2 bedrooms: 798
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,184
  • 4 bedrooms: 502
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 189
  • 2 bedrooms: 453
  • 3 bedrooms: 403
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Jeff Davis County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 196
  • 1 vehicle: 1,103
  • 2 vehicles: 1,666
  • 3 vehicles: 564
  • 4 vehicles: 174
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 624
  • 2 vehicles: 288
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Jeff Davis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Georgia.

Jeff Davis County:

61.3%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jeff Davis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.3%)
  • Utility gas (11.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (58.6%)
  • Utility gas (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 47
Here:

19.3%
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

Jeff Davis County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Jeff Davis County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Jeff Davis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11969.5 years
John11068.7 years
Mary7676.1 years
William7074.7 years
Willie5372.0 years
George5072.5 years
Robert4770.1 years
Thomas4571.7 years
Henry3574.6 years
Annie3080.8 years
Most common last names in Jeff Davis County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter7771.8 years
Smith7772.4 years
Williams6770.9 years
Johnson5470.0 years
Taylor4667.9 years
Hand4071.4 years
Hall3973.9 years
Yawn3472.3 years
Hughes3169.5 years
Powell3170.6 years
Businesses in Jeff Davis County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's1

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