Quitman County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 2,404 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 2,598 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 378
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 448
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 842
Renter-occupied apartments: 227 (it was 205 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

34%

Land area: 152 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Quitman County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (63.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (36.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Quitman County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (47.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 1,200  (48.7%)
Females: 1,313  (51.3%)
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Average household size:
Quitman County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,215 ($25,875 in 1999)

This county:

$30215
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $408 (lower quartile is $344, upper quartile is $473)
This county:

$408
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,306 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Quitman:

$58,306
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $26,519 - $93,813
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $756
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $674 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $440 (1.0%)

Quitman County household income distribution in 2009 Quitman County home values distribution Quitman County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.4%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.5%
Quitman County:

27.5%
Georgia:

19.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.9% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 57 years old, Black residents: 38 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Quitman County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $588 a month.

Quitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Barbour County, Alabama , Clay County , Randolph County , Stewart County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 34
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (37% naturalized citizens)

Quitman County:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 2

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 23.6%

Quitman County marital status for males Quitman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Quitman County with a mortgage: 156 (4 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 202

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:



Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Quitman County:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Quitman County:

13.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Quitman County:

32.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.6%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Quitman County:

Average size of farms: 623 acres
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,854
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,246
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 62 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.22
Corn for grain: 32 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Earthquake activity:

Quitman County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from Quitman 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 185.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 203.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 399.5 miles away from Quitman County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Quitman County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

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 (%):

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Jamaica (16%)
  • Other Caribbean (11%)
  • Other Northern America (11%)

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

  • United States or American (20%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Quitman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 645 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 205 (23%)
  • Walked: 11 (1%)
  • Other means: 22 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,185.

9.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.16% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($11,771 average AGI)
5.23% relocated from other states ($13,300 average AGI)
Quitman County:

5.23%
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 Barbour County, AL  3.09% ($14,913 average AGI)


10.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.96% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($9,108 average AGI)
6.99% relocated to other states ($18,120 average AGI)
Quitman County:

6.99%
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 Barbour County, AL  4.75% ($29,500 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Quitman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Quitman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 26.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Quitman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 590 (465 aged, 125 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1256.590
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1661.940

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.54

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,513

Size of family households: 363 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 322 1-person, 37 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

289 married couples with children.
217 single-parent households (25 men, 192 women).

97.7% of residents of Quitman County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $21,252,000 ($8615 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $406,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,715,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,633,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $446,000
Federal grants: $7,744,000
Federal procurement contracts: $149,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $566,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $88,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $181,000
Federal Government insurance: $472,000

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

Births: 189
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 178
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -142
Here -58 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Quitman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 315
  • 1990 to 1999: 588
  • 1980 to 1989: 322
  • 1970 to 1979: 305
  • 1960 to 1969: 51
  • 1950 to 1959: 132
  • 1940 to 1949: 109
  • 1939 or earlier: 84
Rooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 152
  • 5 rooms: 237
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9+ rooms: 67
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 248
  • 3 bedrooms: 410
  • 4 bedrooms: 102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 92
  • 3 bedrooms: 72
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Quitman County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 260
  • 2 vehicles: 373
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 18
  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 86
  • 2 vehicles: 58
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Quitman County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Georgia.

Quitman County:

62.9%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Quitman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.4%)
  • Utility gas (3.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.3%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Utility gas (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Wood (3.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

5.4%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

8.7%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

2.9%
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)

Quitman County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $196,000
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $145,000
    Regular Highways: $145,000
    Housing & Community Development: $120,000
    Central Staff Services: $111,000
    Health Services - Other: $106,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Fire Protection: $18,000
    Welfare - Other: $15,000
    Libraries: $3,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $123,000
    Regular Highways: $72,000
    General Public Building: $62,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $389,000

Quitman County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $193,000
    All Other: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $125,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $344,000
    Health & Hospitals: $86,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $651,000
    Total General Sales: $157,000
    Other Selective Sales: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,000
    NEC: $3,000

Quitman County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $143,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $131,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000

Quitman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $121,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Quitman County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2569.8 years
William2274.7 years
John1967.3 years
Mary1871.6 years
Annie1778.7 years
Robert1471.7 years
Henry1272.4 years
Willie1163.4 years
Charlie872.1 years
Walter868.5 years
Most common last names in Quitman County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1567.8 years
Smith1467.0 years
Ogletree1169.9 years
Lewis1073.8 years
Jones1077.6 years
Taylor879.3 years
Moore882.9 years
Culver875.4 years
Brown773.6 years
Davis767.4 years