Taylor County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 8,420 (all rural); it was 8,815 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,172
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,313
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,520
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,037 (it was 761 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 377 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Taylor County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (65.9%), Educational, health and social services (15.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 68%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Taylor County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (39.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 4,301  (48.3%)
Females: 4,605  (51.7%)
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Taylor County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,701 ($25,148 in 1999)

This county:

$26701
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $332 (lower quartile is $220, upper quartile is $416)
This county:

$332
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,902 (it was $48,900 in 2000)
Taylor:

$56,902
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,578 - $109,659
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $892
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 290

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $140,700

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $686 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $446 (0.8%)

Taylor County household income distribution in 2009 Taylor County home values distribution Taylor County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.2%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for Black residents, 60.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.4% for other race residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.4%
Taylor County:

29.4%
Georgia:

19.0%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.9% for Black residents, 57.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.2% for other race residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Butler, Carsonville-Panhandle, Reynolds, Rupert, Howard.

Taylor 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 Taylor County: Taylor County Holiness Camp Ground (A), Mauk Volunteer Fire Department (B), Rupert Volunteer Fire Department (C), Potterville Volunteer Fire Department (D), Central Fire Department (E), Panhandle Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taylor County include: Bethel Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Beulahland Church (C), Crowells Church (D), Damascus Church (E), Evergreen Church (F), Faith Church (G), Gordon Grove Church (H), Lebanon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Bethlehem Cemetery (3), Chambliss Cemetery (4), Crowell Cemetery (5), Lieutenant Colonel Brewer Cemetery (6), Lockhart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Dead River (A), Watson Millpond (B), Brunson Lake (C), Watson Lake (D), Ricks Lake (E), Whatley Lake (F), Hortmans Pond (G), Hinton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Branch (A), Timms Creek (B), Juniper Branch (C), Jackson Branch (D), Rambulette Creek (E), Duck Creek (F), Caney Branch (G), Black Creek (H), Patsiliga Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crawford County , Macon County , Macon County , Marion County , Peach County , Schley County , Talbot County , Upson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 256
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 87 (32% naturalized citizens)

Taylor County:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1985 to 1989: 25
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.6%

Taylor County marital status for males Taylor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 493 (37 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 630

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taylor County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,08716
Mainline Protestant74410
Black Protestant2433
Other30-
None4,802-
Taylor 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: 5
Taylor County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Taylor County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

14.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

30.9%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Taylor County:

Average size of farms: 328 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $107,681
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $527.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,940
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,987
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.59
Corn for grain: 508 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 710 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5885 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 578 harvested acres
Vegetables: 873 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Taylor County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 2211499.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 86 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 75 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taylor County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% 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 136.0 miles away from Taylor 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 156.9 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 204.3 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 185.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 225.2 miles away from Taylor County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 238.7 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:


The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (32%)
  • Nigeria (21%)
  • Honduras (17%)
  • Panama (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Haiti (7%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

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

  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • British (1%)

Taylor County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,308 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 558 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 58 (2%)
  • Other means: 24 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 199 people in state prisons
  • 71 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 61 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 211 people in state prisons
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,968.

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.90% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($22,411 average AGI)
0.89% relocated from other states ($3,434 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.89%
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 Houston County, GA  0.63% ($26,353 average AGI)
from Bibb County, GA  0.41% ($17,545)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,483 average AGI)
1.02% relocated to other states ($3,966 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.02%
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 Houston County, GA  1.13% ($29,968 average AGI)
to Bibb County, GA  0.51% ($25,429)
to Peach County, GA  0.47% ($27,538)
to Upson County, GA  0.47% ($16,308)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.37% ($17,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Taylor County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,603 (1,209 aged, 394 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1294.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1204.010

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.26

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.25

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,584

Size of family households: 1,023 2-persons, 572 3-persons, 419 4-persons, 221 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,061 1-person, 109 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

1,141 married couples with children.
775 single-parent households (82 men, 693 women).

97.5% of residents of Taylor County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,082,000 ($7021 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,687,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,148,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,353,000
Federal grants: $20,067,000
Federal procurement contracts: $494,000 ($179,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,194,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $295,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,947,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,641,000

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

Births: 642
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 563
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -14
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Taylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.78 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:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 64
  • 2000 to 2004: 469
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,153
  • 1980 to 1989: 747
  • 1970 to 1979: 859
  • 1960 to 1969: 528
  • 1950 to 1959: 275
  • 1940 to 1949: 107
  • 1939 or earlier: 320
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 345
  • 5 rooms: 756
  • 6 rooms: 686
  • 7 rooms: 396
  • 8 rooms: 160
  • 9+ rooms: 57
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 117
  • 4 rooms: 265
  • 5 rooms: 147
  • 6 rooms: 92
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 89
  • 2 bedrooms: 608
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,491
  • 4 bedrooms: 290
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 147
  • 2 bedrooms: 345
  • 3 bedrooms: 199
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 193
  • 1 vehicle: 799
  • 2 vehicles: 934
  • 3 vehicles: 449
  • 4 vehicles: 116
  • 5+ vehicles: 29
  • no vehicle: 263
  • 1 vehicle: 334
  • 2 vehicles: 128
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Georgia.

Taylor County:

67.3%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64.8%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Utility gas (3.6%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61.8%)
  • Electricity (24.7%)
  • Utility gas (12.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

6.5%
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)

Taylor County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $291,000
    Fire Protection: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $806,000
    Regular Highways: $693,000
    Health Services - Other: $481,000
    Central Staff Services: $401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
    Financial Administration: $219,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    General Public Buildings: $184,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $92,000
    Welfare - Other: $79,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
    Fire Protection: $68,000
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000
    Libraries: $19,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Sewerage: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $270,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $57,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,680,000

Taylor County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $505,000
    All Other: $340,000
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $286,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Rents: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $171,000
    Highways: $150,000
    Health & Hospitals: $141,000
    Public Welfare: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,573,000
    Total General Sales: $1,309,000
    Other Selective Sales: $189,000
    NEC: $55,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000
    Public Utilities: $1,000

Taylor County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $399,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $294,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $153,000
    Water Utilities: $7,000

Taylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,415,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Taylor County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9868.9 years
John6670.0 years
Mary6477.2 years
Robert5970.6 years
William5873.0 years
Willie5669.1 years
Annie3279.6 years
Charlie3171.8 years
Mattie2978.8 years
George2674.3 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wainwright3968.6 years
Gray3276.6 years
Windham3078.0 years
Mccrary2973.5 years
Hicks2774.1 years
Harris2674.8 years
Jones2671.8 years
Wilson2573.5 years
Wilder2475.0 years
Towns2470.6 years
Businesses in Taylor County, GA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
Nike1UPS1
Subway2