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Pierce County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 18,844 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 15,636 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,027
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,376
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,808
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,680 (it was 1,150 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Land area: 343 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierce County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Retail trade (13.3%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pierce County, Georgia:


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

Males: 9,202  (41.0%)
Females: 9,556  (59.0%)

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Pierce County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Pierce County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,528 ($29,895 in 1999)
This county:

$33528
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $278 (lower quartile is $224, upper quartile is $370)
This county:

$278
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,773 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Pierce County:

$76,773
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,605 - $150,584

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $174,950
Here:

$174,950
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $253,278
Here:

$253,278
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $42,471
Here:

$42,471
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,350
Here:

$2,350
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,216
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $243

Institutionalized population: 118

Pierce 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: $634 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $305 (0.5%)


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


Pierce County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.9%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.3% for Black residents, 54.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.9% for other race residents, 98.9% 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: 39 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

18.4%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pierce County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.

Cities in this county include: Blackshear, Patterson, Offerman, Bristol.

Pierce 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 Pierce County: Okefenokee Golf and Country Club (A), Dowling Place (B), Raulerson Community Center (C), Lindsay Grace Camp (D), Jot'Em Down Store (E), Bearville Volunteer Fire Department (F), Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department (G), Sunset Volunteer Fire Department (H), Southside Volunteer Fire Department (I), Northside Volunteer Fire Department (J), Hacklebarney Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pierce County include: Bristol Baptist Church (A), Mershon Baptist Church (B), Ben James Church (C), Beulah Church (D), Church of the Living God (E), Enon Church (F), Evergreen Church (G), Full Gospel Church (H), Victory Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ashley Cemetery (1), Aspinwall Cemetery (2), Bird Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Browns Cemetery (5), Mershon Cemetery (6), Smith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gold Lake (A), Youmans Lake (B), Jordan Lake (C), Walker Mill Pond (D), Cross Swamp (E), Oak Suck (F), Mud Swamp (G), Zero Bay (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tan Trough Creek (A), Hurricane Creek (B), Sixty Foot Branch (C), Hacklebarney Creek (D), Griffin Branch (E), Reedy Branch (F), Fishing Creek (G), Crooked Creek (H), Brown Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appling County , Bacon County , Brantley County , Ware County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 593
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 328 (21% naturalized citizens)

Pierce County:

2.1%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.6%

Pierce County marital status for males
Pierce County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pierce County with a mortgage: 1,459 (153 second mortgage, 109 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,126

Here:

56.4% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.58%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,785
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents7,231 (73.9%)850 (8.7%)683 (7.0%)483 (4.9%)538 (5.5%)
Congregations17 (47.2%)7 (19.4%)4 (11.1%)1 (2.8%)7 (19.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pierce County - Blackshear, Patterson, Offerman, Bristol

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pierce County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Pierce County:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

9.9%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Pierce County:

Average size of farms: 227 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $67,165
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $574.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,285
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.49
Corn for grain: 5428 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 15295 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2211 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,165 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,486 acres

Tornado activity:

Pierce 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 45 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/3/1991, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 20 people

Earthquake activity:

Pierce County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 68.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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




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





Pierce County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,447 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,068 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (1%)
  • Other means: 82 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 153 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,115.

8.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.16% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($25,551 average AGI)
2.38% relocated from other states ($9,623 average AGI)
Pierce County:

2.38%
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 Ware County, GA  3.16% ($36,184 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.60% ($33,394)
from Wayne County, GA  0.31% ($43,647)
from Duval County, FL  0.27% ($20,800)
from Coffee County, GA  0.20% ($31,000)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.18% ($48,200)


7.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.68% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($20,710 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($8,784 average AGI)
Pierce County:

1.73%
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 Ware County, GA  2.59% ($25,567 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.64% ($26,114)
to Glynn County, GA  0.37% ($29,350)
to Wayne County, GA  0.26% ($20,643)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Pierce County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Pierce County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pierce County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,803 (2,037 aged, 766 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1600.560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 899.590
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.84

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.99
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.89

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,616

Size of family households: 2,231 2-persons, 1,276 3-persons, 1,058 4-persons, 453 5-persons, 159 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,544 1-person, 221 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.4% of residents of Pierce County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,147,000 ($5691 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,404,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,083,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,647,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,217,000
Federal grants: $20,348,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,374,000 ($217,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,477,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $84,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,791,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,102,000

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

Births: 1,208
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 915
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +112
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,132
Here:

+66 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pierce County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.69 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 95
  • 3 rooms: 226
  • 4 rooms: 502
  • 5 rooms: 1,349
  • 6 rooms: 1,325
  • 7 rooms: 690
  • 8 rooms: 326
  • 9+ rooms: 286
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 237
  • 4 rooms: 203
  • 5 rooms: 336
  • 6 rooms: 195
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,000
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,043
  • 4 bedrooms: 501
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 236
  • 2 bedrooms: 425
  • 3 bedrooms: 416
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 233
  • 1 vehicle: 1,273
  • 2 vehicles: 2,216
  • 3 vehicles: 790
  • 4 vehicles: 236
  • 5+ vehicles: 60
  • no vehicle: 264
  • 1 vehicle: 467
  • 2 vehicles: 377
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Pierce County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Georgia.

Pierce County:

63.2%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pierce County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.3%)
  • Utility gas (8.2%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Electricity (58.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

2.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

2.4%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

5.0%
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

Pierce County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Pierce County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Pierce County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pierce 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 Pierce County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15767.8 years
John9972.7 years
Mary8875.6 years
William8371.0 years
Robert5864.5 years
Willie4968.5 years
Joseph3872.6 years
Thomas3663.8 years
George3574.2 years
Annie3078.7 years
Most common last names in Pierce County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis9475.6 years
Dixon9375.5 years
Smith6373.8 years
Strickland6172.5 years
Johnson5571.5 years
Walker5473.7 years
Thornton5172.9 years
Thomas5072.8 years
Carter4574.6 years
Harris4473.2 years
Businesses in Pierce County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block1
Browse common businesses in Pierce County, GA

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