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Towns County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 11,855 (all rural); it was 9,319 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,792
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,821
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,407
Renter-occupied apartments: 897 (it was 591 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

34%

Land area: 167 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Towns County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.9%), Retail trade (11.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Towns County, GA (2019)
    • 10,96293.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3342.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1511.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1161.0%Two or more races
    • 630.5%Asian alone
    • 410.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 120.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

54.7 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 5,580  (47.1%)
Females: 6,275  (52.9%)
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Average household size:
Towns County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,913 ($31,950 in 1999)
This county:

$50,913
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $604 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $746)
This county:

$604
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $265,206 (it was $113,600 in 2000)
Towns:

$265,206
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,475 - $405,482

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $346,350
Here:

$346,350
State:

$274,276

Townhouses or other attached units: $304,653
Here:

$304,653
State:

$266,514

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,116
Here:

$226,116
State:

$304,107

Mobile homes: $101,070
Here:

$101,070
State:

$74,102

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,260
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $395

Institutionalized population: 151

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 101
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 106
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 184 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1998: 197 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 1999: 221 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2000: 181 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2001: 234 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 259 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2003: 239 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2004: 293 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2005: 368 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2006: 397 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2007: 188 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2008: 75 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2009: 63 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2013: 59 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2014: 52 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2015: 115 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2016: 128 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2017: 57 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2018: 65 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2019: 57 buildings, average cost: $259,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Towns, GA residents
Average permit cost in Towns, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,033 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $948 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Towns, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Towns, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Towns, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
Towns County:

13.6%
Georgia:

13.3%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% for American Indian residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 54.7 years old
(Males: 51.1 years old, Females: 56.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.5 years old, Black residents: 26.8 years old, American Indian residents: 67.4 years old, Asian residents: 61.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.9 years old, Other race residents: 22.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Towns 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 $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: Macedonia, Hiawassee, Young Harris, Tate City.

Towns 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 , Roosevelt County, New Mexico , Faulkner County, Arkansas , Madison County, Alabama , Rabun County , Stephens County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year in Towns, GA
County total employment by year in Towns, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Towns, GA

Current college students: 582
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 315 (80.7% naturalized citizens)

Towns County:

2.7%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 922010 or later
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 441990 to 1999
  • 121980 to 1989
  • 311970 to 1979
  • 93Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.2%

Towns County marital status for males Towns County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,592
  • One, attached: 140
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 111
  • 5 to 9: 78
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 to 49: 93
  • 50 or more: 116
  • Mobile homes: 1,137

Housing units in Towns County with a mortgage: 1,875 (18 second mortgage, 120 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,134

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Towns County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,54420
Mainline Protestant8854
Other11
None5,041-
Towns 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: 3
Towns County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Towns County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

19.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Towns County:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Towns County:

25.9%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Towns County:

Average size of farms: 74 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,529
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $294.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,530
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,765
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.73

Earthquake activity:

Towns County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 59% greater 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 103.1 miles away from Towns County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 61.1 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) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.9 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) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Towns County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 110.6 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4259: February 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4259, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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 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 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

The number of natural disasters in Towns County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Towns

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,304 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 515 (12.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 131 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (5.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Colombia (9%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Chile (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Belize (6%)
  • Korea (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Towns County


  • American (22%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 359 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 547 people in college/university student housing
  • 113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,121.

10.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.16%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.08% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($28,819 average AGI)
5.08% relocated from other states ($29,563 average AGI)
Towns County:

5.08%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, GA  1.15% ($40,265 average AGI)
from Clay County, NC  0.80% ($37,176)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.82% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($28,097 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($16,007 average AGI)
Towns County:

2.76%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, GA  1.27% ($42,019 average AGI)
to Clay County, NC  0.51% ($45,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Births per 1000 population in Towns County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 15.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Towns County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Towns County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Towns County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Towns County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Towns County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Towns County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Towns County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Towns County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,104 (2,768 aged, 336 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 347 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Towns County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (170)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (146)
  • Unspecified dementia (45)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (41)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (30)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (26)
  • Congestive heart failure (22)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (22)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,339
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,352
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,716

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 708
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,386
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,855
  • Male householders: 2,534 (547 living alone), Female householders: 2,486 (857 living alone)
  • 2,721 spouses (2,691 opposite-sex spouses), 309 unmarried partners, (306 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,022 children (1,797 natural, 147 adopted, 86 stepchildren), 269 grandchildren, 182 brothers or sisters, 158 parents, 32 foster children, 143 other relatives, 166 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 848

Size of family households: 2,149 2-persons, 594 3-persons, 313 4-persons, 194 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,410 1-person, 300 2-persons, 33 3-persons.

884 married couples with children.
325 single-parent households (47 men, 278 women).

97.4% of residents of Towns speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $69,610,000 ($6,870 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,697,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,893,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,974,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $33,000
Federal grants: $10,854,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,203,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,653,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $259,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,987,000

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

Births: 431
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 693
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,220
Here:

+118 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Towns County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.95 millions of gallons per day (15% from ground, 85% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.6

Year house built in Towns County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Towns County, Georgia
  • 1822014 or later
  • 1632010 to 2013
  • 2,1632000 to 2009
  • 2,1971990 to 1999
  • 1,1591980 to 1989
  • 1,0971970 to 1979
  • 5091960 to 1969
  • 4051950 to 1959
  • 1221940 to 1949
  • 2431939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Towns County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Towns County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Towns County, Georgia
  • 171 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 2413 rooms
  • 3614 rooms
  • 7695 rooms
  • 8196 rooms
  • 7557 rooms
  • 4768 rooms
  • 5339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towns County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towns County, Georgia
  • 281 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 1863 rooms
  • 2654 rooms
  • 2495 rooms
  • 1486 rooms
  • 967 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Towns County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Towns County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Towns County, Georgia
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1531 bedroom
  • 8152 bedrooms
  • 2,0963 bedrooms
  • 6534 bedrooms
  • 2375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towns County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towns County, Georgia
  • 29no bedroom
  • 1901 bedroom
  • 3572 bedrooms
  • 3783 bedrooms
  • 954 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Towns County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Towns County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Towns County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 47no vehicle
  • 1,0091 vehicle
  • 1,7492 vehicles
  • 8623 vehicles
  • 2034 vehicles
  • 1115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Towns County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Towns County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 114no vehicle
  • 4251 vehicle
  • 3602 vehicles
  • 1693 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.6% of Towns County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Georgia.

Towns County:

89.6%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 5,869
  • Other state: 5,610
  • Northeast: 1,134
  • Midwest: 969
  • South: 3,070
  • West: 437
Year householders moved into unit in Towns County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Towns County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.6%Electricity
  • 38.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.6%Electricity
  • 33.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Wood
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

7.5%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

7.1%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 502
Here:

45.4%
Georgia:

17.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Towns County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,012,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $362,000
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,003,000
    Health - Other: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $1,302,000
    Financial Administration: $1,219,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $766,000
    Regular Highways: $528,000
    Local Fire Protection: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $458,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $436,000
    Libraries: $148,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,065,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,204,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,561,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $617,000
    General Local Government Support: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,123,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $504,000
    Other Selective Sales: $416,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000
    Other: $17,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000

Towns County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,012,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $362,000
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,003,000
    Health - Other: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $1,302,000
    Financial Administration: $1,219,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $766,000
    Regular Highways: $528,000
    Local Fire Protection: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $458,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $436,000
    Libraries: $148,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,065,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,204,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,561,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $617,000
    General Local Government Support: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,123,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $504,000
    Other Selective Sales: $416,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000
    Other: $17,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000

Towns County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,012,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $362,000
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,003,000
    Health - Other: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $1,302,000
    Financial Administration: $1,219,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $766,000
    Regular Highways: $528,000
    Local Fire Protection: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $458,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $436,000
    Libraries: $148,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,065,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,204,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,561,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $617,000
    General Local Government Support: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,123,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $504,000
    Other Selective Sales: $416,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000
    Other: $17,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000

Towns County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,012,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $362,000
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,003,000
    Health - Other: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $1,302,000
    Financial Administration: $1,219,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $766,000
    Regular Highways: $528,000
    Local Fire Protection: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $458,000
    Central Staff Services: $444,000
    Parks and Recreation: $436,000
    Libraries: $148,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,160,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,065,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,204,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $76,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,561,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $617,000
    General Local Government Support: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,234,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,123,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $504,000
    Other Selective Sales: $416,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000
    Other: $17,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 215
  • Number of aged recipients: 45
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 170
  • Number of recipients under 18: 13
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 107
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 123
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 71
Most common first names in Towns County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9875.0 years
William8876.5 years
John7976.0 years
Mary5781.6 years
Robert4774.7 years
George3078.8 years
Charles2771.6 years
Frank2778.5 years
Ruth2684.0 years
Dorothy2282.2 years
Most common last names in Towns County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garrett5078.0 years
Shook4976.2 years
Brown4078.0 years
Ledford3976.3 years
Nichols3878.0 years
Smith3677.8 years
Nicholson3677.0 years
Gibson3269.7 years
Taylor3177.3 years
Rogers2875.4 years
Businesses in Towns County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Circle K1McDonald's1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS3
Holiday Inn1