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Toombs County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 27,315 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 26,067 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,615
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,888
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,470
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,872 (it was 3,407 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

34%

Land area: 367 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 75 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Toombs County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Retail trade (12.9%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Toombs County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 12,928  (45.7%)
Females: 14,295  (54.3%)

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Toombs County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Toombs County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,069 ($26,811 in 1999)
This county:

$30069
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $350 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $449)
This county:

$350
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,874 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Toombs County:

$82,874
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,127 - $142,247

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,431
Here:

$169,431
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $2,196,093
Here:

$2,196,093
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $44,955
Here:

$44,955
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,216
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $250

Institutionalized population: 289

Toombs 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: $513 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $332 (0.5%)


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


Toombs County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 29.1%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 53.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 71.2% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

23.9%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

11.1%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Toombs 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 $638 a month.

Cities in this county include: Vidalia, Lyons, Santa Claus.

Toombs 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 Toombs County: Sharpes Landing (A), Stanleys Store (B), New Branch Volunteer Fire Department (C), Meadows Regional Emergency Medical Services (D), Normantown Volunteer Fire Department (E), Cedar Crossing Volunteer Fire Department (F), South Thompson Volunteer Fire Department (G), East Toombs Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (H), East Toombs Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Toombs County include: Taylor Chapel (A), Church of God and Christ (B), English Eddy Church (C), Eternal Glory Gardens Chapel (D), Inman Creek Church (E), Jordon Stream Church (F), Live Oak Church (G), Marietta Church (H), Marvey Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lake View Memorial Gardens (1), Bazemore Cemetery (2), Center Cemetery (3), Eternal Glory Cemetery (4), Mann-Oquin Cemetery (5), Sapp Cemetery (6), Sharpe Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Thompson Pond (A), Resmondo Lake (B), Clark Lake (C), Rice Lake (D), Cowart Lake (E), Cone Lake (F), Lower Cato Lake (G), Upper Cato Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Williams Creek (A), Tiger Creek (B), Swift Creek (C), Cobb Creek (D), Inman Creek (E), Reedy Creek (F), Grace Branch (G), Gator Creek (H), Buckhorn Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appling County , Candler County , Emanuel County , Jeff Davis County , Montgomery County , Tattnall County , Treutlen County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 731
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,532 (22% naturalized citizens)

Toombs County:

5.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.7%

Toombs County marital status for males
Toombs County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Toombs County with a mortgage: 2,218 (156 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,823

Here:

54.9% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.49%
Here53.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,942
Total congregations: 56

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents7,622 (54.7%)2,807 (20.1%)1,052 (7.5%)675 (4.8%)366 (2.6%)
Congregations17 (30.4%)11 (19.6%)7 (12.5%)1 (1.8%)3 (5.4%)
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents327 (2.3%)308 (2.2%)277 (2.0%)201 (1.4%)307 (2.2%)
Congregations2 (3.6%)3 (5.4%)1 (1.8%)1 (1.8%)10 (17.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Toombs County - Vidalia, Lyons, Santa Claus

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Toombs County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Toombs County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Toombs County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Toombs County:

15.1%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Toombs County:

Average size of farms: 243 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,752
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1075.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $82,661
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,210
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%
Corn for grain: 2443 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 103 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7061 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3024 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,634 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,199 acres

Tornado activity:

Toombs County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1984, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Toombs County-area historical earthquake activity is below Georgia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Toombs County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Apparel (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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




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





Toombs County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,456 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,842 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 55 (1%)
  • Taxi: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 229 (2%)
  • Other means: 102 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 122 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,843.

7.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.25% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($19,800 average AGI)
2.05% relocated from other states ($9,612 average AGI)
Toombs County:

2.05%
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 Montgomery County, GA  1.02% ($23,024 average AGI)
from Tattnall County, GA  0.72% ($24,200)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.30% ($21,200)
from Appling County, GA  0.25% ($24,429)
from Bulloch County, GA  0.25% ($15,381)
from Wheeler County, GA  0.19% ($16,875)
from Treutlen County, GA  0.17% ($34,786)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,872 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.94% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,713 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($9,159 average AGI)
Toombs County:

1.95%
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 Montgomery County, GA  0.84% ($27,386 average AGI)
to Tattnall County, GA  0.46% ($22,842)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.37% ($26,194)
to Chatham County, GA  0.29% ($22,208)
to Bulloch County, GA  0.23% ($29,684)
to Jeff Davis County, GA  0.13% ($29,636)
to Fulton County, GA  0.12% ($54,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8

Births per 1000 population in Toombs County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Toombs County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Toombs County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,393 (3,304 aged, 1,089 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17090.57
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 332.4
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 79831.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1682.920
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993.620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.33

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.85
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.660

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,836

Size of family households: 2,851 2-persons, 1,722 3-persons, 1,401 4-persons, 668 5-persons, 288 6-persons, 179 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,822 1-person, 355 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

89.8% of residents of Toombs County speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $168,613,000 ($6297 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,875,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,878,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,518,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,836,000
Federal grants: $53,208,000
Federal procurement contracts: $989,000 ($125,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,185,000 ($4,332,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $172,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,300,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,870,000

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

Births: 2,286
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,478
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +554
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -116
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Toombs County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.66 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Toombs County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 94
  • 3 rooms: 266
  • 4 rooms: 647
  • 5 rooms: 1,811
  • 6 rooms: 1,709
  • 7 rooms: 903
  • 8 rooms: 520
  • 9+ rooms: 507
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 135
  • 3 rooms: 361
  • 4 rooms: 1,074
  • 5 rooms: 900
  • 6 rooms: 557
  • 7 rooms: 240
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 42
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Toombs County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,373
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,903
  • 4 bedrooms: 843
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
  • no bedroom: 71
  • 1 bedroom: 427
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,292
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,392
  • 4 bedrooms: 207
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Toombs County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 351
  • 1 vehicle: 2,012
  • 2 vehicles: 2,849
  • 3 vehicles: 1,015
  • 4 vehicles: 195
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 670
  • 1 vehicle: 1,692
  • 2 vehicles: 808
  • 3 vehicles: 175
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

60% of Toombs County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Georgia.

Toombs County:

59.8%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $48,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Toombs County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (72.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Utility gas (9.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Electricity (65.5%)
  • Utility gas (21.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 134
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 106
Here:

6.8%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

12.9%
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

Toombs County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Toombs County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Toombs County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Toombs County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Toombs 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 Toombs County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23970.3 years
John18872.2 years
Mary18376.7 years
William16170.9 years
Willie13170.6 years
Annie10078.9 years
George9673.5 years
Robert9471.1 years
Charles7566.4 years
Thomas7171.9 years
Most common last names in Toombs County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15774.6 years
Williams9872.8 years
Davis9274.6 years
Phillips8975.9 years
Brown8073.9 years
Thompson7673.0 years
Morris7575.4 years
Williamson7576.1 years
Johnson7572.4 years
Taylor7271.4 years
Businesses in Toombs County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS3
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walmart1

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