Twiggs County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 8,447 (all rural); it was 10,590 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,464
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,463
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,168
Renter-occupied apartments: 707 (it was 664 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

34%

Land area: 360 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Twiggs County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (100.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Twiggs County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (41.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 4,398  (56.2%)
Females: 4,625  (43.8%)
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Twiggs County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Twiggs County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,376 ($31,608 in 1999)

This county:

$30376
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $336 (lower quartile is $244, upper quartile is $465)
This county:

$336
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,193 (it was $50,200 in 2000)
Twiggs:

$51,193
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,782 - $109,853
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $315

Institutionalized population: 89
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $125,400

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,053 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $388 (0.9%)

Twiggs County household income distribution in 2009 Twiggs County home values distribution Twiggs County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.7%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 34.6% for American Indian residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.0%
Twiggs County:

30.0%
Georgia:

19.0%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 31.8% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 67 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Area name: Macon, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Twiggs County is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $668 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jeffersonville, Danville, Allentown.

Twiggs 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 Twiggs County: Adams Park (A), Bullard Landing (B), Pearson Volunteer Fire Department (C), Higgsville Volunteer Fire Department (D), Dry Branch Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Twiggs County include: Antioch Church (A), D D Memorial Church (B), Dry Branch Church (C), Edgewood Church (D), First Congregational Holiness Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), Bethlehem Church (G), Old Marion Church (H), Chance Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Land Cemetery (1), Laurel Grove Cemetery (2), Baker Cemetery (3), Lizzy Harold Cemetery (4), Aires-Meadows Cemetery (5), Antioch Cemetery (6), Beckham Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: McCallum Pond (A), Big Eddy (B), Dove Pond (C), Eel Hole (D), Jack Hole (E), Hamrick Lake (F), Jolly Pond (G), Stone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Ugly Creek (B), Turvin Creek (C), Johnson Branch (D), Streetman Creek (E), Stone Creek (F), Horse Creek (G), Hogan Branch (H), Scuffle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bibb County , Bleckley County , Houston County , Jones County , Laurens County , Wilkinson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 243
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 83 (52% naturalized citizens)

Twiggs County:

0.8%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 41
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 24.9%

Twiggs County marital status for males Twiggs County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Twiggs County with a mortgage: 810 (85 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 774

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Twiggs County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,78812
Black Protestant4133
Mainline Protestant1955
Other5-
Catholic--
None4,622-
Twiggs 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: 4
Twiggs County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Twiggs County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Twiggs County:

13.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Twiggs County:

30.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Twiggs County:

Average size of farms: 338 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,323
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,873
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,006
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.17%
Corn for grain: 653 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 556 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4784 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 163 acres

Tornado activity:

Twiggs County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 2246561.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Twiggs 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 99.0 miles away from Twiggs 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 180.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 189.7 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 229.7 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 251.2 miles away from Twiggs County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 219.6 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:


The number of natural disasters in Twiggs County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
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 (%):

  • Japan (23%)
  • Cuba (22%)
  • India (18%)
  • Malaysia (11%)
  • Pakistan (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Ecuador (7%)

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

  • United States or American (26%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Twiggs County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,185 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 714 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 29 (1%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

96 people in nursing homes
44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
89 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,186.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.52% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($21,950 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($3,895 average AGI)
Twiggs County:

1.27%
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 Bibb County, GA  2.17% ($24,443 average AGI)
from Jones County, GA  0.71% ($24,304)
from Houston County, GA  0.65% ($25,381)
from Laurens County, GA  0.34% ($24,000)


8.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,709 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.94% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,170 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($3,540 average AGI)
Twiggs County:

1.16%
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 Bibb County, GA  3.09% ($21,198 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  0.70% ($29,739)
to Jones County, GA  0.67% ($25,636)
to Laurens County, GA  0.37% ($24,000)
to Wilkinson County, GA  0.34% ($45,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Twiggs County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Twiggs County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Twiggs County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,471 (1,018 aged, 453 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1116.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1213.710

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,934

Size of family households: 1,143 2-persons, 588 3-persons, 431 4-persons, 207 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,004 1-person, 129 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

1,493 married couples with children.
810 single-parent households (154 men, 656 women).

97.8% of residents of Twiggs County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $57,116,000 ($5466 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,223,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,625,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,954,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $783,000
Federal grants: $16,627,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,437,000 ($2,242,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $691,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $237,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,933,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,649,000

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

Births: 678
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 555
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -394
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Twiggs County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.33 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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 511
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,140
  • 1980 to 1989: 864
  • 1970 to 1979: 770
  • 1960 to 1969: 357
  • 1950 to 1959: 242
  • 1940 to 1949: 57
  • 1939 or earlier: 229
Rooms in houses/apartments in Twiggs County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 482
  • 5 rooms: 783
  • 6 rooms: 905
  • 7 rooms: 480
  • 8 rooms: 183
  • 9+ rooms: 147
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 219
  • 5 rooms: 168
  • 6 rooms: 132
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Twiggs County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 97
  • 2 bedrooms: 850
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,773
  • 4 bedrooms: 356
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 300
  • 3 bedrooms: 278
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Twiggs County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 344
  • 1 vehicle: 790
  • 2 vehicles: 1,255
  • 3 vehicles: 485
  • 4 vehicles: 243
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 187
  • 1 vehicle: 263
  • 2 vehicles: 187
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

71% of Twiggs County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Georgia.

Twiggs County:

71.4%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Twiggs County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (33.3%)
  • Utility gas (16.8%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Electricity (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.1%)
  • Utility gas (23.3%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 231
Here:

17.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 144
Here:

19.7%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

20.7%
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)

Twiggs County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $439,000
    Fire Protection: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $823,000
    Financial Administration: $661,000
    Police Protection: $607,000
    Central Staff Services: $567,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $453,000
    Corrections - Other: $380,000
    General - Other: $294,000
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000
    Welfare - Other: $256,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Health Services - Other: $146,000
    Other Hospitals: $73,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Fire Protection: $6,000
    Water Utilities: $4,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $142,000
    Hospitals: $73,000
    Health: $41,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $101,000
    Fire Protection: $7,000
    General - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
    Judicial: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,671,000

Twiggs County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $210,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
    Sewerage: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $140,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $322,000
    Rents: $55,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $398,000
    Health & Hospitals: $104,000
    Highways: $72,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,323,000
    Total General Sales: $637,000
    Other Selective Sales: $288,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $41,000
    NEC: $25,000
    Public Utilities: $5,000

Twiggs County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,178,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Twiggs 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 Twiggs County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6578.7 years
James5471.0 years
John5475.7 years
William4873.6 years
Willie4673.2 years
Robert2769.0 years
Annie2783.1 years
George2772.6 years
Henry2275.1 years
Thomas2068.5 years
Most common last names in Twiggs County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3776.6 years
Floyd3476.6 years
Nobles3374.9 years
Hill3170.1 years
Fowler3177.1 years
Howell2977.8 years
Williams2873.4 years
Stephens2768.9 years
Brown2775.2 years
Jones2576.3 years

Businesses in Twiggs County, GA