Jenkins County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 9,213 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 8,575 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 979
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,196
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,359
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,017 (it was 855 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%

Land area: 350 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jenkins County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (47.1%), Manufacturing (29.4%), Educational, health and social services (23.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jenkins County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (40.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 3,959  (49.3%)
Females: 4,381  (50.7%)

Jenkins County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jenkins County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,387 ($24,025 in 1999)

This county:

$25387
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $334 (lower quartile is $303, upper quartile is $383)
This county:

$334
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,335 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Jenkins:

$59,335
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,362 - $118,214
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $857
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 84
Jenkins County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $710 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $553 (1.1%)

Jenkins County household income distribution in 2009 Jenkins County home values distribution Jenkins County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.4%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 84.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.6%
Jenkins County:

30.6%
Georgia:

19.0%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.2% for Black residents, 80.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.4% for other race residents, 46.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jenkins County is $348 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Ogeechee, Millen, South Ogeechee, Perkins.

Jenkins 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 Jenkins County: Pew Landing (A), Millen National Fish Hatchery (B), Bull Hole Landing (C), Magnolia Springs Country Club (D), Kents Landing (E), Lane Landing (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jenkins County include: Bethlehem Church (A), Big Horse Creek Church (B), Carswell Grove Church (C), Daniel Grove Church (D), Deep Creek Church (E), Dry Branch Church (F), Elam Church (G), Fountain Springs Church (H), Friendship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lane Cemetery (1), Lanier Cemetery (2), Law Cemetery (3), Lawtonville Cemetery (4), Anderson Cemetery (5), Big Buckhead Baptist Church Cemetery (6), Fairhaven Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Dukes Pond (A), Big Dukes Pond (B), Jones Pond (C), Chew Millpond (D), Hendley Pond (E), Lower Miller Lake (F), Newton Lake (G), Millen View Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Branch (A), The Canal (B), Storm Branch (C), Springhead Creek (D), Southwell Branch (E), Hooker Branch (F), Scarboro Branch (G), Sand Hill Branch (H), Rock Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jenkins County: Magnolia Springs State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Bulloch County , Burke County , Emanuel County , Screven County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.6%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 267
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 81 (0% naturalized citizens)

Jenkins County:

0.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 81
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.0%

Jenkins County marital status for males Jenkins County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jenkins County with a mortgage: 503 (33 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 597

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jenkins County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,83815
Mainline Protestant7276
Black Protestant5693
Catholic1321
Other3-
None3,071-
Jenkins 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: 2
Jenkins County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



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

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jenkins County:

13.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Jenkins County:

32.0%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Jenkins County:

Average size of farms: 394 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,566
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.52
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,358
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,678
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.51%
Corn for grain: 1424 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1618 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 13001 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1087 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 594 acres

Tornado activity:

Jenkins County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 5817589.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/11/2008, a tornado injured one person.

Earthquake activity:

Jenkins County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% 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 80.3 miles away from Jenkins County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 106.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 121.5 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 241.3 miles away from Jenkins County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jenkins County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
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 (100%)

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

  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Jenkins County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,430 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 632 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 59 (2%)
  • Other means: 89 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

113 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,017.

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($20,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.14% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,398 average AGI)
0.85% relocated from other states ($3,455 average AGI)
Jenkins County:

0.85%
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 Bulloch County, GA  0.93% ($6,391 average AGI)
from Burke County, GA  0.77% ($19,474)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.41% ($29,400)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.05% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($18,368 average AGI)
0.76% relocated to other states ($3,058 average AGI)
Jenkins County:

0.76%
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 Bulloch County, GA  1.75% ($18,295 average AGI)
to Burke County, GA  0.88% ($18,000)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.72% ($19,722)
to Screven County, GA  0.48% ($15,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Jenkins County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Jenkins County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jenkins County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,395 (1,081 aged, 314 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7315.670
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 288.020
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15933.18

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1569.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1489.290

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91.65

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,256

Size of family households: 875 2-persons, 527 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 219 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 916 1-person, 95 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

1,246 married couples with children.
756 single-parent households (124 men, 632 women).

95.8% of residents of Jenkins County speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,563,000 ($7553 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $655,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,972,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,093,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,922,000
Federal grants: $25,844,000
Federal procurement contracts: $463,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,269,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $155,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,474,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,118,000

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

Births: 668
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 499
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +68
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -69
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jenkins County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.54 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:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 15
  • 2000 to 2004: 291
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,082
  • 1980 to 1989: 511
  • 1970 to 1979: 921
  • 1960 to 1969: 564
  • 1950 to 1959: 413
  • 1940 to 1949: 131
  • 1939 or earlier: 630
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jenkins County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 173
  • 4 rooms: 291
  • 5 rooms: 606
  • 6 rooms: 584
  • 7 rooms: 344
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 179
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 252
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jenkins County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 47
  • 2 bedrooms: 639
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,327
  • 4 bedrooms: 285
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 360
  • 3 bedrooms: 333
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Jenkins County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 157
  • 1 vehicle: 723
  • 2 vehicles: 900
  • 3 vehicles: 390
  • 4 vehicles: 118
  • 5+ vehicles: 71
  • no vehicle: 284
  • 1 vehicle: 326
  • 2 vehicles: 152
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Jenkins County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Georgia.

Jenkins 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: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jenkins County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (57.1%)
  • Utility gas (20.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (43.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • Wood (2.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

2.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

7.5%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jenkins 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 Jenkins County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8268.2 years
John8174.7 years
Willie5973.2 years
Robert4972.2 years
William4970.5 years
Henry4672.4 years
Mary4576.0 years
George4170.7 years
Annie3374.3 years
Charles2568.6 years
Most common last names in Jenkins County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams10372.4 years
Burke7771.0 years
Johnson7473.1 years
Lane4078.0 years
Brown3879.1 years
Lewis3776.8 years
Gay3372.6 years
Smith3274.5 years
Wilson3071.3 years
Jackson2968.2 years
Businesses in Jenkins County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Popeyes1