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Morgan County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 17,881 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 15,457 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,455
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,670
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,315
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,535 (it was 1,243 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

34%

Land area: 350 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morgan County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Morgan County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 8,636  (41.9%)
Females: 9,232  (58.1%)

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Morgan County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Morgan County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,140 ($40,249 in 1999)
This county:

$45140
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $554)
This county:

$435
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $165,037 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Morgan County:

$165,037
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,588 - $311,694

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $287,763
Here:

$287,763
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,346,701
Here:

$1,346,701
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $78,056
Here:

$78,056
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,446
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $298

Institutionalized population: 154

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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: $1,283 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $861 (0.7%)


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


Morgan County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.6%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 11.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

10.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morgan County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: Madison, Rutledge, Bostwick, Buckhead, Godfrey.

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Morgan County: Camp Daniel Morgan (A), Camp Rutledge (B), Swords Boat Ramp (C), Moon Hunt Camp (D), Apalchee Lookout (E), Waltons Mill (F), Godfrey Dairy Farm (G), Morgan County Fire Department Training Facility (H), Morgan County Fire Department Station 12 West Road (I), Morgan County Fire Department Station 10 Headquarters (J), Morgan County Fire Department Station 15 Bethany - Porter Road (K), Morgan County Fire Department Station 14 Buckhead - Mount Zion (L), Source of Light Ministries (M), Morgan County Fire Department Station 2 Central (N), Morgan County Fire Department Station 1 Apalachee (O), Morgan County Fire Department Station 6 Fairplay (P), Morgan County Fire Department Station 7 Clacks Chapel (Q), Morgan County Fire Department Station 8 Bethany - Springfield (R), Morgan County Fire Department Station 5 Godfrey (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morgan County include: Barrows Grove Church (A), Springfield Baptist Church (B), First Saint Pauls Church (C), Flat Rock Church (D), Holland Springs Baptist Church (E), Chestnut Grove Church (F), Pleasant Grove Church (G), Malloy Chapel (H), Second Saint Pauls Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cheney - Towns Cemetery (1), Davis Cemetery (2), Durden Cemetery (3), Reese Cemetery (4), Shepherd Cemetery (5), Taylor Cemetery (6), Thankful Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tap Lake (A), Lake Brantley (B), Carmichael Lake (C), Lake Rutledge (D), Mathews Lake (E), Mooney Lake (F), Hill Lake (G), Walker Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Speeds Branch (A), South Sugar Creek (B), North Sugar Creek (C), Mile Branch (D), Long Branch (E), Little Indian Creek (F), Jacks Creek (G), Goose Creek (H), Clarks Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Morgan County: Hard Labor Creek State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Greene County , Jasper County , Newton County , Oconee County , Putnam County , Walton County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 397
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 167 (38% naturalized citizens)

Morgan County:

1.1%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.8%

Morgan County marital status for males
Morgan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Morgan County with a mortgage: 1,814 (181 second mortgage, 154 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 750

Here:

70.7% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.96%
Here40.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,176
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents3,335 (54.0%)1,322 (21.4%)417 (6.8%)359 (5.8%)227 (3.7%)
Congregations10 (35.7%)10 (35.7%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
NameCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents225 (3.6%)168 (2.7%)90 (1.5%)27 (0.4%)6 (0.1%)
Congregations1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Morgan County - Madison, Rutledge, Bostwick, Buckhead, Godfrey

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Morgan County:

13.82 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morgan County:

27.5%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Morgan County:

Average size of farms: 170 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $91,179
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $193.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.66%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,068
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,288
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.96%
All wheat for grain: 908 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 419 acres

Tornado activity:

Morgan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 60.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.5 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 44.5 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 64.0 miles away from Morgan 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 Morgan County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Morgan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,638 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,162 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 134 (2%)
  • Other means: 61 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 280 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
70 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $52,546.

8.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.81% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($43,643 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($11,123 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.91%
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 Newton County, GA  0.94% ($51,618 average AGI)
from Walton County, GA  0.90% ($29,113)
from Rockdale County, GA  0.70% ($73,610)
from Putnam County, GA  0.66% ($34,359)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.63% ($93,784)
from Clarke County, GA  0.41% ($36,167)
from Greene County, GA  0.41% ($61,458)


6.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,987 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.28% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($29,032 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($4,955 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.34%
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 Walton County, GA  0.82% ($33,553 average AGI)
to Clarke County, GA  0.63% ($25,833)
to Newton County, GA  0.63% ($29,806)
to Putnam County, GA  0.37% ($30,762)
to Oconee County, GA  0.28% ($45,563)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.26% ($37,400)
to Greene County, GA  0.24% ($29,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Morgan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Morgan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morgan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,436 (2,005 aged, 431 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3203.620
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 270.4
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15606.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1183.400
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 914.7
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.43

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85.75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,714

Size of family households: 2,201 2-persons, 1,144 3-persons, 1,012 4-persons, 458 5-persons, 169 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,380 1-person, 180 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

97.6% of residents of Morgan County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $81,619,000 ($4798 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,561,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,575,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,403,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $811,000
Federal grants: $20,756,000
Federal procurement contracts: $674,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,400,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $466,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,008,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,589,000

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

Births: 1,083
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 707
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,625
Here:

+93 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morgan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.54 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 285
  • 5 rooms: 1,132
  • 6 rooms: 1,317
  • 7 rooms: 602
  • 8 rooms: 449
  • 9+ rooms: 399
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 123
  • 4 rooms: 344
  • 5 rooms: 333
  • 6 rooms: 222
  • 7 rooms: 102
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 69
  • 2 bedrooms: 781
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,619
  • 4 bedrooms: 690
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 195
  • 2 bedrooms: 544
  • 3 bedrooms: 407
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Morgan County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 169
  • 1 vehicle: 1,028
  • 2 vehicles: 1,589
  • 3 vehicles: 1,051
  • 4 vehicles: 358
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 523
  • 2 vehicles: 378
  • 3 vehicles: 155
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

60% of Morgan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Georgia.

Morgan County:

59.8%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $108,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morgan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.5%)
  • Utility gas (15.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Electricity (38.5%)
  • Utility gas (26.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.3%)
  • Wood (3.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 152
Here:

7.5%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

2.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 68
Here:

22.6%
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

Morgan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Morgan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Morgan County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Morgan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morgan 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 Morgan County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13178.0 years
James10972.3 years
John9373.6 years
William8874.9 years
Willie7471.8 years
Robert6869.9 years
Annie5878.8 years
George5275.3 years
Charles5173.7 years
Thomas3974.4 years
Most common last names in Morgan County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6374.2 years
Smith5771.1 years
Thomas5374.1 years
Brown5278.6 years
Malcom4380.7 years
Jones4377.7 years
Peters4172.6 years
Johnson4075.7 years
Jackson3072.1 years
Davis2879.6 years
Businesses in Morgan County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
FedEx3Subway1
Goodwill1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Jones New York2UPS5
KFC1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wingate1
Browse common businesses in Morgan County, GA

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