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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. 2012 cost of living index in Johnson County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Manufacturing (15.9%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Johnson County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 5,592  (42.3%)
Females: 4,388  (57.7%)

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Johnson County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Johnson County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,746 ($23,848 in 1999)
This county:

$26746
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $214 (lower quartile is $154, upper quartile is $296)
This county:

$214
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,774 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Johnson County:

$70,774
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,662 - $116,612

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $117,369
Here:

$117,369
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $84,099
Here:

$84,099
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $127,909
Here:

$127,909
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,569
Here:

$16,569
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,067
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $464 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $472 (0.7%)


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 2009: 27.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

22.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

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, Kite, Balls Ferry.

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 .

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


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:

44.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
Here54.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,668
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents2,125 (45.5%)714 (15.3%)701 (15.0%)398 (8.5%)313 (6.7%)
Congregations14 (35.0%)11 (27.5%)2 (5.0%)2 (5.0%)2 (5.0%)
NameAssemblies of GodProgressive Primitive BaptistsCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents198 (4.2%)183 (3.9%)24 (0.5%)6 (0.1%)6 (0.1%)
Congregations3 (7.5%)3 (7.5%)-1 (2.5%)2 (5.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Johnson County - Wrightsville, Kite, Balls Ferry

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Johnson County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Johnson County:

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 near Georgia state average. It is 1.4 times above 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 93% 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 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 38.6 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 38.7 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 70.4 miles away from Johnson County center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.5 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 Johnson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Apparel (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,094.

5.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.51% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,966 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($10,395 average AGI)
Johnson County:

1.16%
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 Laurens County, GA  1.58% ($20,805 average AGI)
from Washington County, GA  1.12% ($28,724)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.54% ($25,143)


5.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($22,449 average AGI)
0.66% relocated to other states ($2,286 average AGI)
Johnson County:

0.66%
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 Laurens County, GA  1.74% ($25,867 average AGI)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.81% ($23,952)
to Washington County, GA  0.69% ($24,444)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Johnson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Johnson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Johnson County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Johnson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Johnson 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 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

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