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Seminole County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 8,947 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 9,369 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,449
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,236
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,887
Renter-occupied apartments: 824 (it was 686 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Land area: 238 sq. mi.
Water area: 18.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seminole County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (10.5%), Construction (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Seminole County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 4,139  (51.1%)
Females: 4,590  (48.9%)

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Seminole County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Seminole County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,386 ($27,094 in 1999)
This county:

$30386
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $303 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $374)
This county:

$303
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,892 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Seminole County:

$71,892
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,750 - $119,425

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,815
Here:

$173,815
State:

$224,856

Mobile homes: $52,591
Here:

$52,591
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,195
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $214

Institutionalized population: 100

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Seminole 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: $579 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $324 (0.5%)


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


Seminole County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 51 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

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

23.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seminole County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $573 a month.

Cities in this county include: Donalsonville, Iron City, Steam Mill.

Seminole 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 Seminole County: Drakes Still (A), Henry Cummings Landing (B), Butlers Ferry Landing (C), Cummings Landing (D), Desser Landing (E), Fairchild Landing (F), Sealy Plantation (G), Spring Creek Landing (H), Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department (I), Lela Courthouse (J), Rock Pond Courthouse (K), Spring Creek Courthouse (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seminole County include: Saint Johns Church (A), Salem Church (B), Corinth Church (C), Galilee Church (D), Hammock Springs Church (E), Hebrew Church (F), Jeffrey Chapel (G), New Corinth Church (H), Newberry Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ash Cemetery (1), Brunson Cemetery (2), Chason Cemetery (3), Miller Cemetery (4), Danley Cemetery (5), Dickenson Cemetery (6), Thursby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Log Lake (A), Cypress Lake (B), Little Lake (C), Big Lake (D), Buttonwood Pond (E), Lewis Pond (F), Whittakers Lake (G), Turtle Shell Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Fishpond Drain (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Seminole County include: Seminole State Park (1), Reynoldsville State Park (2), Fairchild State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gadsden County, Florida , Jackson County, Florida , Houston County, Alabama , Decatur County , Early County , Miller County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 387
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 99 (26% naturalized citizens)

Seminole County:

1.1%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.1%

Seminole County marital status for males
Seminole County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Seminole County with a mortgage: 971 (53 second mortgage, 66 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 867

Here:

52.8% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.44%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,351
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents1,905 (43.8%)858 (19.7%)502 (11.5%)499 (11.5%)215 (4.9%)
Congregations4 (16.0%)4 (16.0%)5 (20.0%)4 (16.0%)1 (4.0%)
NameChurch of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents160 (3.7%)75 (1.7%)68 (1.6%)35 (0.8%)34 (0.8%)
Congregations1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Seminole County - Donalsonville, Iron City, Steam Mill

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Seminole County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Seminole County:

11.5%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Seminole County:

Average size of farms: 451 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $116,683
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $427.85
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $110,221
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,321
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.56%
Corn for grain: 7834 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3419 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 17462 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 927 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,773 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 169 acres

Tornado activity:

Seminole County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 21 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/22/2005, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Seminole County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Seminole County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,870 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 564 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (1%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 50 (1%)
  • Other means: 75 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 53 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,576.

7.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.89% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,990 average AGI)
2.24% relocated from other states ($10,152 average AGI)
Seminole County:

2.24%
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 Decatur County, GA  1.50% ($20,295 average AGI)
from Miller County, GA  0.92% ($24,704)
from Early County, GA  0.75% ($27,091)


7.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.89% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($16,631 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($7,953 average AGI)
Seminole County:

2.38%
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 Decatur County, GA  1.73% ($26,549 average AGI)
to Miller County, GA  0.95% ($20,214)
to Early County, GA  0.64% ($25,263)
to Houston County, AL  0.41% ($46,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Seminole County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Seminole County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Seminole County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,805 (1,473 aged, 332 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26424.26
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1510.570
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64695.73

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1094.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1213.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.68

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.87
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43.36

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.84

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,629

Size of family households: 1,194 2-persons, 563 3-persons, 391 4-persons, 204 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 927 1-person, 100 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

95.0% of residents of Seminole County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (37% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $68,557,000 ($7397 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,501,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,020,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,498,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,850,000
Federal grants: $18,857,000
Federal procurement contracts: $265,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,066,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $613,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $32,027,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,600,000

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

Births: 660
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 578
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -225
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Seminole County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.65 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Seminole County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 116
  • 4 rooms: 419
  • 5 rooms: 804
  • 6 rooms: 748
  • 7 rooms: 378
  • 8 rooms: 216
  • 9+ rooms: 179
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 191
  • 5 rooms: 182
  • 6 rooms: 88
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Seminole County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 737
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,696
  • 4 bedrooms: 342
  • 5+ bedrooms: 67
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 249
  • 3 bedrooms: 269
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Seminole County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 249
  • 1 vehicle: 850
  • 2 vehicles: 1,212
  • 3 vehicles: 425
  • 4 vehicles: 106
  • 5+ vehicles: 45
  • no vehicle: 169
  • 1 vehicle: 272
  • 2 vehicles: 213
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

61% of Seminole County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Georgia.

Seminole County:

60.8%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seminole County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (73.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.2%)
  • Utility gas (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Electricity (67.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Utility gas (6.9%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

3.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 67
Here:

12.2%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

15.8%
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

Seminole County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Seminole County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Seminole County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Seminole County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Seminole 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 Seminole County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8869.4 years
William5971.4 years
John5873.2 years
Mary5176.3 years
Robert4569.7 years
Willie3972.4 years
Annie3478.7 years
Charlie3372.9 years
Thomas3273.5 years
George2870.8 years
Most common last names in Seminole County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7172.7 years
Smith5472.0 years
Johnson5371.9 years
Jones4470.1 years
Barber4272.3 years
Roberts3773.2 years
Miller3673.0 years
White2878.8 years
Brown2574.7 years
Odom2469.1 years
Businesses in Seminole County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1

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