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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. 2012 cost of living index in Quitman County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.7%), Retail trade (23.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Quitman County, Georgia:


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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Quitman County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Quitman County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,019 ($25,875 in 1999)
This county:

$29019
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $259 (lower quartile is $180, upper quartile is $341)
This county:

$259
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,333 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Quitman County:

$68,333
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,025 - $126,303

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $109,242
Here:

$109,242
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $389,782
Here:

$389,782
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $67,911
Here:

$67,911
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,751
Here:

$11,751
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,131
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $193

Institutionalized population: 0

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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: $526 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $295 (0.5%)


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 2009: 18.8%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

21.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

8.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

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.

Cities in this county include: Georgetown.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Quitman County: Cool Branch Recreation Area (A), Wire Bridge (B), Bumbleton Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Quitman County include: Berry Chapel (A), Morris Baptist Church (B), Rocky Mount Church (C), Union Church (D), Davis Chapel (E), Green Grove Church (F), Hopewill Church (G), Liberty Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Methvin Cemetery (1), Hogan Cemetery (2), Saint Paul Cemetery (3), Old Pataula Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Balkcom Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Bladen Creek (B), Still Branch (C), Soapstone Creek (D), Smithee Jack Creek (E), Holanna Creek (F), Hodchodkee Creek (G), Rock Spring Branch (H), Crooked Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

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

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


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:

43.6% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.33%
Here31.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 814
Total congregations: 5

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents568 (69.8%)124 (15.2%)106 (13.0%)15 (1.8%)1 (0.1%)
Congregations2 (40.0%)2 (40.0%)1 (20.0%)--
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Quitman County - Georgetown

Food Environment Statistics:



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

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

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

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Quitman County:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.8%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Quitman County:

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

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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




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





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 2005 was $32,831.

11.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.41%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.40% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($11,738 average AGI)
8.02% relocated from other states ($19,131 average AGI)
Quitman County:

8.02%
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 Barbour County, AL  4.48% ($22,788 average AGI)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.66% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($6,869 average AGI)
5.89% relocated to other states ($16,016 average AGI)
Quitman County:

5.89%
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 Barbour County, AL  3.51% ($25,920 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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Quitman County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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

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