Johnson County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 9,897 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 8,560 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,169
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,313
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,498
Renter-occupied apartments: 865 (it was 632 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

34%

Land area: 304 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Johnson County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (27.0%), Public administration (18.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 10%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 75%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Johnson County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 5,592  (42.3%)
Females: 4,388  (57.7%)

Johnson County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Johnson County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,713 ($23,848 in 1999)

This county:

$35713
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $258 (lower quartile is $186, upper quartile is $335)
This county:

$258
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,833 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Johnson:

$60,833
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,021 - $118,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $114,861
Here:

$114,861
State:

$200,877

Mobile homes: $42,050
Here:

$42,050
State:

$47,602
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $776
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 1,737

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

Johnson County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $35,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $10,200

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $686 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $522 (1.0%)

Johnson County household income distribution in 2009 Johnson County home values distribution Johnson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.8%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.7%
Johnson County:

23.7%
Georgia:

19.0%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 75.0% for other race residents, 51.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 18 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Johnson County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wrightsville, Balls Ferry, Kite.

Johnson 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 Johnson County: Camp Reed (A), New Home (B), Buckeye Volunteer Fire Department (C), Piney Mount Fire Department (D), Scott Volunteer Fire Department (E), Raines Crossroads Fire Department (F), New Home Community Volunteer Fire Department (G), Minton's Chapel Fire Department (H), Meeks Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Johnson County include: Arline Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Beulah Church (C), Burnett Grove Church (D), Cedar Grove Church (E), Corinth Church (F), Cypress Grove Church (G), Daniel Grove Church (H), Emanuel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Brachley Cemetery (2), Dent Cemetery (3), Drake Cemetery (4), Foskey Cemetery (5), King-Mason Cemetery (6), Pollett Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Davis Pond (A), Parkers Ponds (B), Goat Pond (C), Gilbert Pond (D), Archers Pond (E), Fortner Pond (F), Herds Pond (G), Pills Ponds (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Branch (A), Jumping Run (B), Swain Creek (C), Hurricane Branch (D), Smith Creek (E), Holten Creek (F), Fords Creek (G), Renfore Creek (H), Red Hill Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Emanuel County , Jefferson County , Laurens County , Treutlen County , Washington County , Wilkinson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 287
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (31% naturalized citizens)

Johnson County:

0.2%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.6%

Johnson County marital status for males Johnson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Johnson County with a mortgage: 572 (22 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 706

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Johnson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,39926
Black Protestant6596
Mainline Protestant3698
Catholic--
None5,553-
Johnson 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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Johnson County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Johnson County:

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

32.2%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Johnson County:

Average size of farms: 266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,524
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.90
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,947
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,313
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.47%
Corn for grain: 754 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4055 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5503 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3220 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 259 acres

Tornado activity:

Johnson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 4336666.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/14/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Johnson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% 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 82.3 miles away from Johnson County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 146.6 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 212.0 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 149.5 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 159.7 miles away from Johnson County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 227.6 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 Johnson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
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 (%):

  • Spain (44%)
  • Jamaica (31%)
  • Japan (25%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • African (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Johnson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,365 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 441 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 50 (2%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 60 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 455 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 152 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Johnson County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 1,562 people in state prisons
  • 137 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,289.

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.48% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($22,827 average AGI)
0.89% relocated from other states ($4,444 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.89%
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 Laurens County, GA  1.90% ($24,936 average AGI)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.65% ($19,500)
from Washington County, GA  0.65% ($12,125)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,719 average AGI)
0.81% relocated to other states ($3,813 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.81%
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 Laurens County, GA  1.54% ($24,632 average AGI)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.69% ($20,118)
to Washington County, GA  0.53% ($19,308)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Johnson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Johnson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Johnson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,483 (1,127 aged, 356 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1142.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1289.580

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 10.48

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,243

Size of family households: 997 2-persons, 572 3-persons, 398 4-persons, 184 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 974 1-person, 89 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,143 married couples with children.
740 single-parent households (96 men, 644 women).

98.8% of residents of Johnson County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,084,000 ($6372 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,264,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,966,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,138,000
Federal grants: $21,548,000
Federal procurement contracts: $316,000 ($68,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $989,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $76,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $603,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,158,000

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

Births: 617
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 509
Here:

53 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: +877
Here:

+92 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Johnson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 126
  • 2000 to 2004: 305
  • 1990 to 1999: 682
  • 1980 to 1989: 731
  • 1970 to 1979: 679
  • 1960 to 1969: 503
  • 1950 to 1959: 308
  • 1940 to 1949: 172
  • 1939 or earlier: 598
Rooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 149
  • 4 rooms: 364
  • 5 rooms: 695
  • 6 rooms: 641
  • 7 rooms: 364
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9+ rooms: 121
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 152
  • 5 rooms: 160
  • 6 rooms: 101
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 623
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,498
  • 4 bedrooms: 254
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 125
  • 2 bedrooms: 241
  • 3 bedrooms: 203
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Johnson County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 157
  • 1 vehicle: 816
  • 2 vehicles: 861
  • 3 vehicles: 504
  • 4 vehicles: 94
  • 5+ vehicles: 66
  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 241
  • 2 vehicles: 157
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

71% of Johnson 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, 65% lived in Georgia.

Johnson County:

70.7%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,300


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 Johnson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.8%)
  • Utility gas (14.6%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.5%)
  • Electricity (33.4%)
  • Utility gas (24.5%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • No fuel used (3.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

4.4%
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)

Johnson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $905,000
    General - Other: $502,000
    Police Protection: $406,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $243,000
    Health Services - Other: $193,000
    Welfare - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $55,000
    Corrections - Other: $44,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000
    Fire Protection: $27,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $178,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,362,000

Johnson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $140,000
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $65,000
    All Other: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $301,000
    Property Sale Other: $101,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,000
    Rents: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $230,000
    All Other: $177,000
    Health & Hospitals: $139,000
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $835,000
    Property: $666,000
    Other Selective Sales: $186,000
    NEC: $19,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000

Johnson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $650,000
    Beginning: $400,000

Johnson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $896,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Johnson 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 Johnson County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8973.1 years
John6272.9 years
William6173.4 years
Willie6071.0 years
Mary5481.3 years
Annie4580.0 years
George2975.9 years
Robert2673.3 years
Thomas2573.2 years
Ruby2578.1 years
Most common last names in Johnson County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Price7075.8 years
Smith5877.2 years
Powell4776.0 years
Brantley3978.9 years
Johnson3770.1 years
Hall3374.1 years
Meeks3069.3 years
Williams3076.4 years
Jackson3078.9 years
Martin2976.0 years
Businesses in Johnson County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1UPS1
Rite Aid1