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Jones County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 28,577 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 23,639 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,781
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,749
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,430
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,056 (it was 1,229 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

34%

Land area: 394 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 72 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jones County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Manufacturing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jones County, Georgia:


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

Males: 13,870  (40.3%)
Females: 14,799  (59.7%)

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Jones County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jones County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,563 ($43,301 in 1999)
This county:

$48563
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $399 (lower quartile is $333, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$399
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $126,498 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Jones County:

$126,498
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,529 - $190,393

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $175,627
Here:

$175,627
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $160,393
Here:

$160,393
State:

$183,253

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $375,773
Here:

$375,773
State:

$202,248

Mobile homes: $82,073
Here:

$82,073
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,312
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

Institutionalized population: 302

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


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


Jones County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $927 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $597 (0.7%)


Jones County household income distribution in 2009 Jones County home values distribution


Jones County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.6%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 59.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

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

10.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Area name: Macon, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jones County is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $668 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gray, Gray-Griswold, Round Oak.

Jones 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 Jones County: Jarell Historical Plantation (A), Blountsville Hunt Camp (B), Round Oak Lookout (C), Grady Creek Hunt Camp (D), Hillsboro Lake Picnic Area (E), River North Country Club (F), Camp Willis (G), Jarrell Plantation (H), Tribble Fields (I), Uncle Remus District Headquarters (J), Camp Joycliff (K), Hilchiti Experimental Forest Station (L), National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters (M), State Forestry Unit Headquarters (N), Jones County Station 5A (O), Jones County Station 6 (P), Jones County Fire Department Station 5A (Q), Jones County Fire Department Station 8 (R), Jones County Fire Department Station 6 (S), Jones County Fire Department Station 4 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Jones County Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Jones County include: Round Tree Methodist Church (A), Wayside Presbyterian Church (B), Stewart Chapel (C), Blounts Chapel (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), Bethesda Church (F), Ellis Chapel (G), Saint James Church (H), Calvery Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Bradley Cemetery (2), Clawson Cemetery (3), Crutchfield Cemetery (4), Edwards Cemetery (5), Ethridge - Minter Cemetery (6), Gordon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Baker Lake (A), Steed Lake (B), Martin-Marietta Lake (C), Washburn Lake (D), Ray Lake (E), Jones Lake (F), Cherokee Products Lake (G), Briscoe Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Third Branch (A), Shoal Creek (B), Pumphouse Branch (C), Miller Creek (D), Mason Branch (E), Marshal Creek (F), Hurricane Creek (G), Hog Creek (H), Glawson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jones County include: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (1), Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site (2), Old Clinton Historic District (3), Hilchiti Experimental Forest (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baldwin County , Bibb County , Jasper County , Monroe County , Putnam County , Twiggs County , Wilkinson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 824
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 232 (34% naturalized citizens)

Jones County:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 23.4%

Jones County marital status for males
Jones County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jones County with a mortgage: 3,041 (333 second mortgage, 278 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,442

Here:

67.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,114
Total congregations: 19

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4,511 (73.8%)1,262 (20.6%)217 (3.5%)68 (1.1%)56 (0.9%)
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 Jones County - Gray, Gray-Griswold, Round Oak

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jones County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Jones County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jones County:

12.6%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Jones County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,392
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,047
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,960
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.12%
Land in orchards: 118 acres

Tornado activity:

Jones County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 89 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/22/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jones County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 95% 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 86.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.9 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 61.4 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) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from Jones County center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 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 Jones 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 (16%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Jones County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,035 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,187 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 37 (0%)
  • Other means: 47 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 233 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $49,878.

8.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.19% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($29,514 average AGI)
1.56% relocated from other states ($8,065 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.56%
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 Bibb County, GA  3.79% ($34,040 average AGI)
from Baldwin County, GA  0.60% ($42,732)
from Houston County, GA  0.40% ($31,838)
from Putnam County, GA  0.30% ($37,607)
from Twiggs County, GA  0.24% ($31,818)
from Wilkinson County, GA  0.18% ($37,412)
from Monroe County, GA  0.17% ($46,438)


8.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.92% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($26,145 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($10,959 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.50%
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 Bibb County, GA  3.14% ($28,245 average AGI)
to Baldwin County, GA  0.52% ($26,604)
to Houston County, GA  0.43% ($33,100)
to Monroe County, GA  0.34% ($49,032)
to Twiggs County, GA  0.27% ($21,720)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.22% ($107,250)
to Putnam County, GA  0.15% ($24,214)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Jones County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Jones County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jones County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,064 (1,520 aged, 544 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1348.930
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 864.510

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.18

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,348

Size of family households: 3,169 2-persons, 2,013 3-persons, 1,669 4-persons, 713 5-persons, 267 6-persons, 142 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,268 1-person, 304 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.7% of residents of Jones County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $86,227,000 ($3287 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,288,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,582,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $82,000
Federal grants: $22,782,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,779,000 ($1,331,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,986,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $107,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,810,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,295,000

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

Births: 1,753
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,092
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,513
Here:

+94 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jones County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 169
  • 4 rooms: 591
  • 5 rooms: 1,669
  • 6 rooms: 2,043
  • 7 rooms: 1,470
  • 8 rooms: 816
  • 9+ rooms: 624
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 88
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 330
  • 6 rooms: 231
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 68
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,260
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,577
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,267
  • 5+ bedrooms: 237
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 169
  • 2 bedrooms: 512
  • 3 bedrooms: 499
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 222
  • 1 vehicle: 1,660
  • 2 vehicles: 3,166
  • 3 vehicles: 1,691
  • 4 vehicles: 496
  • 5+ vehicles: 195
  • no vehicle: 187
  • 1 vehicle: 551
  • 2 vehicles: 269
  • 3 vehicles: 171
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 22

64% of Jones County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Georgia.

Jones County:

63.8%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jones County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.5%)
  • Utility gas (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.9%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (38.2%)
  • Electricity (35.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.4%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 241
Here:

7.6%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 123
Here:

7.7%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 116
Here:

16.5%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Jones County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jones 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 Jones County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7868.9 years
Mary6679.7 years
William5875.4 years
Willie5068.6 years
John4777.4 years
Robert3572.6 years
George3377.8 years
Annie3080.5 years
Thomas2768.3 years
Joseph2274.2 years
Most common last names in Jones County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5176.7 years
Pitts5075.7 years
Greene4179.7 years
Johnson3670.6 years
Williams3474.6 years
Jackson2669.8 years
Roberts2682.9 years
Brown2376.6 years
Gray2272.5 years
Stewart2176.0 years
Businesses in Jones County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
McDonald's1Walgreens1

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