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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. 2012 cost of living index in Jenkins County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (18.7%), Manufacturing (17.3%), Educational,health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Jenkins County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 3,959  (49.3%)
Females: 4,381  (50.7%)

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Jenkins County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jenkins County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,944 ($24,025 in 1999)
This county:

$26944
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $258 (lower quartile is $170, upper quartile is $349)
This county:

$258
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,181 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Jenkins County:

$71,181
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,084 - $121,301

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $150,013
Here:

$150,013
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $52,568
Here:

$52,568
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $56,746
Here:

$56,746
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,248
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $209

Institutionalized population: 84

Jenkins 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: $497 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $406 (0.7%)


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 2009: 20.5%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

28.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

12.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

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 .

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


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:

45.7% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.54%
Here52.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,505
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents3,640 (80.8%)655 (14.5%)122 (2.7%)51 (1.1%)37 (0.8%)
Congregations10 (52.6%)5 (26.3%)1 (5.3%)1 (5.3%)2 (10.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jenkins County - North Ogeechee, Millen, South Ogeechee, Perkins

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



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

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Jenkins County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.0%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jenkins County:

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 below Georgia state average. It is 1.1 times above 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 above Georgia state average. It is 92% 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 the county center
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 33.5 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 73.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from Jenkins County center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Apparel (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $31,576.

5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.88% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,154 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($6,176 average AGI)
Jenkins County:

1.40%
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 Bulloch County, GA  1.13% ($19,655 average AGI)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.47% ($15,750)


4.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.86% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($26,055 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($4,078 average AGI)
Jenkins County:

1.13%
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 Bulloch County, GA  0.97% ($19,560 average AGI)
to Burke County, GA  0.58% ($26,933)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.43% ($23,455)
to Screven County, GA  0.39% ($25,300)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

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

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