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Rabun County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 16,243 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 15,050 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,711
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,390
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,987
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,679 (it was 1,292 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%

Land area: 371 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rabun County: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (24.5%), Construction (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rabun County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 8,008  (49.3%)
Females: 8,235  (50.7%)

Rabun County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rabun County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,363 ($33,899 in 1999)

This county:

$36,363
Georgia:

$51,244

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $655)
This county:

$524
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $173,713 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Rabun:

$173,713
Georgia:

$159,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,285 - $312,518
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,240
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $382

Institutionalized population: 167
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 179 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2008: 141 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2009: 75 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2011: 61 buildings, average cost: $381,700
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $350,600
  • 2013: 48 buildings, average cost: $389,400
  • 2014: 47 buildings, average cost: $386,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,286 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $975 (0.6%)

Rabun County household income distribution in 2009 Rabun County home values distribution Rabun County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 21.6%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.8% for Black residents, 40.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.9% for American Indian residents, 75.1% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.1%
Rabun County:

20.1%
Georgia:

17.0%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.4% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.3% for American Indian residents, 68.4% for other race residents, 41.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rabun County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clayton, Mountain City, Tiger, Sky Valley, Dillard.

Rabun 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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Neighboring counties: Cleveland County, Oklahoma , Marlboro County, South Carolina , Lawrence County, Tennessee , Pulaski County, Arkansas , Stephens County , Towns County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 270
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 617 (29% naturalized citizens)

Rabun County:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 320
  • 1990 to 1994: 116
  • 1985 to 1989: 36
  • 1980 to 1984: 42
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 70
Note: State values scaled to Rabun County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.9%

Rabun County marital status for males Rabun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,681
  • One, attached: 143
  • Two: 87
  • 3 or 4: 159
  • 5 to 9: 387
  • 10 to 19: 61
  • 20 or more: 36
  • Mobile homes: 1,607
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Rabun County with a mortgage: 1,663 (108 second mortgage, 165 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,672

Here:

49.9% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rabun County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,19832
Catholic2,0181
Mainline Protestant1,82013
Other1,4503
None2,790-
Rabun County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Rabun County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Rabun County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

16.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rabun County:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Rabun County:

25.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Rabun County:

Average size of farms: 68 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,163
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1031.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,328
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,784
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%
Corn for grain: 51 harvested acres
Vegetables: 500 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 157 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rabun County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 88.2 miles away from Rabun County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the 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 127.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.9 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 241.1 miles away from Rabun County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 349.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1973: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1020: March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: 1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rabun County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (69%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Ecuador (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

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

  • United States or American (27%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Rabun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,804 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,225 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 106 (2%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 229 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 120 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 217 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,436.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.77% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,732 average AGI)
2.86% relocated from other states ($16,517 average AGI)
Rabun County:

2.86%
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 Macon County, NC  0.44% ($20,080 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.41% ($38,652)
from Fulton County, GA  0.25% ($45,929)
from Hall County, GA  0.23% ($18,077)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.20% ($-1,545)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.39% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($13,494 average AGI)
3.13% relocated to other states ($16,526 average AGI)
Rabun County:

3.13%
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 Macon County, NC  0.64% ($28,722 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  0.53% ($27,767)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.18% ($25,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Rabun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Rabun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rabun County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rabun County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rabun County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,450 (2,937 aged, 513 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 809 (22%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rabun County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (206)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (147)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (146)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (143)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (82)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (74)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (70)
  • Unspecified dementia (69)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,797
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,968

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,187
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,001
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,886
  • In family households: 13,212 (3,277 male householders, 1,251 female householders)
    3,554 spouses, 3,824 children (3,484 natural, 109 adopted, 231 stepchildren), 380 grandchildren, 132 brothers or sisters, 142 parents, 228 other relatives, 324 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,674 (1,004 male householders (802 living alone)), 1,248 female householders (1,127 living alone)), 422 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 390 (167 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,413 2-persons, 909 3-persons, 704 4-persons, 298 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,929 1-person, 260 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,275 married couples with children.
607 single-parent households (193 men, 414 women).

92.8% of residents of Rabun County speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $104,433,000 ($6,523 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,222,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,386,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,005,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $253,000
Federal grants: $31,141,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,163,000 ($331,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,485,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $209,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $781,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,526,000

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

Births: 919
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 889
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +274
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +758
Here:

+47 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rabun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.37 millions of gallons per day (26% from ground, 74% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 184
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,090
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,070
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,210
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,810
  • 1960 to 1969: 692
  • 1950 to 1959: 580
  • 1940 to 1949: 226
  • 1939 or earlier: 672
Note: State values scaled to Rabun population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rabun County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rabun County population
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 273
  • 4 rooms: 746
  • 5 rooms: 1,202
  • 6 rooms: 1,225
  • 7 rooms: 582
  • 8 rooms: 406
  • 9+ rooms: 470
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 231
  • 4 rooms: 342
  • 5 rooms: 312
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rabun County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rabun County population
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 219
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,305
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,544
  • 4 bedrooms: 751
  • 5+ bedrooms: 145
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 270
  • 2 bedrooms: 516
  • 3 bedrooms: 447
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Rabun County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rabun County population
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 1,182
  • 2 vehicles: 2,172
  • 3 vehicles: 1,027
  • 4 vehicles: 253
  • 5+ vehicles: 123
  • no vehicle: 134
  • 1 vehicle: 636
  • 2 vehicles: 405
  • 3 vehicles: 97
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

61% of Rabun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Georgia.

Rabun County:

61.2%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 8,817
  • Northeast: 822
  • Midwest: 888
  • South: 3,614
  • West: 253

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $114,700


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 Rabun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51.6%)
  • Electricity (30.3%)
  • Wood (12.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.0%)
  • Electricity (40.2%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 104
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 142
Here:

18.5%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 87
Here:

38.2%
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)

Rabun County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $60,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,775,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,173,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,155,000
    Regular Highways: $1,125,000
    Solid Waste Management: $803,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $626,000
    Financial Administration: $599,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Welfare - Other: $428,000
    Parks & Recreation: $300,000
    Fire Protection: $182,000
    Libraries: $177,000
    Housing & Community Development: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Hospitals: $755,000
    General: $686,000
    Water Utilities: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $159,000
    Fire Protection: $158,000
    General - Other: $120,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
    General Public Building: $19,000
    Judicial: $3,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,289,000

Rabun County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $772,000
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000
    Parks & Recreation: $56,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $405,000
    All Other: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $443,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $360,000
    Health & Hospitals: $154,000
    Highways: $73,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,084,000
    Total General Sales: $2,456,000
    Other Selective Sales: $413,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $85,000
    NEC: $44,000
    Public Utilities: $21,000

Rabun County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $434,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,535,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,050,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $434,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $485,000

Rabun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,616,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 397
  • Number of aged recipients: 76
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 321
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 217
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 200
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 151
Rabun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Rabun County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Rabun County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11372.4 years
James11371.8 years
John8573.9 years
Mary7678.8 years
Robert5375.3 years
George4174.3 years
Ruth3983.0 years
Thomas3776.8 years
Charles3572.1 years
Frank3473.9 years
Most common last names in Rabun County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7776.2 years
Ramey5271.3 years
Watts5071.0 years
Rogers4671.4 years
Jones3575.0 years
Cannon3580.4 years
Thompson3175.7 years
English3174.7 years
Brown3178.6 years
Burrell3075.0 years
Businesses in Rabun County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Knights Inn2
Burger King1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry2U-Haul2
FedEx3UPS4
Ford1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1