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Ware County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 35,515 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 35,483 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,734
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,131
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,472
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,789 (it was 4,003 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

34%

Land area: 902 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ware County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.2%), Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Information (10.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Ware County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 17,672  (49.8%)
Females: 17,843  (50.2%)
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Ware County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ware County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,000 ($28,360 in 1999)

This county:

$32000
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $536)
This county:

$423
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,497 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Ware:

$74,497
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,982 - $136,490
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $921
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $327

Institutionalized population: 2,335

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 135
  • Thefts: 248
  • Auto thefts: 56

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 137
  • Thefts: 279
  • Auto thefts: 53
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 76 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2008: 60 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2010: 76 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2011: 75 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2012: 77 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2013: 91 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2014: 94 buildings, average cost: $123,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,034 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $689 (1.0%)

Ware County household income distribution in 2009 Ware County home values distribution Ware County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.8%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Black residents, 37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.1% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.8%
Ware County:

26.8%
Georgia:

19.0%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ware County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $587 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waycross, Waresboro, Deenwood, Dixie Union, Sunnyside, Manor.

Ware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Santa Cruz County, Arizona , Colquitt County , Crisp County , Lincoln County, Mississippi , West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana , McCulloch County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,061
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 630 (25% naturalized citizens)

Ware County:

1.8%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 344
  • 1990 to 1994: 107
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 32
  • 1975 to 1979: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1965 to 1969: 66

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Ware County marital status for males Ware County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,139
  • One, attached: 222
  • Two: 714
  • 3 or 4: 574
  • 5 to 9: 437
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • 20 or more: 289
  • Mobile homes: 3,373
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Ware County with a mortgage: 3,278 (257 second mortgage, 382 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,225

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ware County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,94671
Mainline Protestant2,77815
Black Protestant2,62011
Other1,1233
Catholic1,0951
None12,750-
Ware 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: 9
Ware County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Ware County:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ware County:

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Ware County:

28.2%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Ware County:

Average size of farms: 202 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,819
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $623.47
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,897
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,226
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.62
Corn for grain: 2935 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 632 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4198 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 485 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,096 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,204 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ware County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% 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 184.5 miles away from Ware County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 427.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Ware 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 287.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1833): April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • GeorgiaSweat Farm Road Fire, Incident Period: April 16, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 17, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2685, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • GeorgiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3218): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1209): March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3097): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • GeorgiaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-897): March 15, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • GeorgiaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3044): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • India (4%)
  • Jordan (4%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

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

  • United States or American (30%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Ware County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,723 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,993 (15%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 41 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 152 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 20 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 200 (1%)
  • Other means: 107 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,274 people in state prisons
  • 541 people in nursing homes
  • 183 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 54 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 34 people in halfway houses
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,529 people in state prisons
  • 409 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 397 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,799.

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.70% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,022 average AGI)
2.50% relocated from other states ($6,952 average AGI)
Ware County:

2.50%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.37% ($25,833 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.40% ($28,667)
from Duval County, FL  0.28% ($23,906)
from Clinch County, GA  0.25% ($25,345)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.23% ($23,308)
from Coffee County, GA  0.22% ($23,320)
from Bacon County, GA  0.21% ($30,208)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.22% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,388 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($8,038 average AGI)
Ware County:

2.25%
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 Pierce County, GA  1.46% ($27,259 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.42% ($27,188)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.32% ($28,243)
to Duval County, FL  0.27% ($21,161)
to Glynn County, GA  0.25% ($23,393)
to Coffee County, GA  0.23% ($20,000)
to Bacon County, GA  0.21% ($32,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Ware County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Ware County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ware County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ware County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ware County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,107 (5,242 aged, 1,865 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 941 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ware County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (555)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (396)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (357)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (227)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (209)
  • Congestive heart failure (206)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (193)
  • Unspecified dementia (175)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (163)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21867.19
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 508.210
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 91669.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1368.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1185.780
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31.11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.070

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20.29

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.3. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.2
  • Other - 40.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,903
  • In family households: 28,767 (5,669 male householders, 3,540 female householders)
    6,087 spouses, 9,787 children (8,862 natural, 290 adopted, 635 stepchildren), 1,383 grandchildren, 404 brothers or sisters, 300 parents, 583 other relatives, 828 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,136 (1,942 male householders (1,610 living alone)), 2,503 female householders (2,273 living alone)), 691 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,409 (2,335 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,983 2-persons, 2,205 3-persons, 1,747 4-persons, 790 5-persons, 305 6-persons, 179 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,883 1-person, 481 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,018 married couples with children.
2,454 single-parent households (385 men, 2,069 women).

95.9% of residents of Ware County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 67% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $280,649,000 ($7880 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,516,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $121,533,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $64,430,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,015,000
Federal grants: $80,904,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,355,000 ($41,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,413,000 ($390,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $179,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,454,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,976,000

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

Births: 2,634
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,231
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +309
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,674
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ware County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 134
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,903
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,889
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,371
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,349
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,754
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,342
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,281
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,237
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ware County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 115
  • 3 rooms: 331
  • 4 rooms: 909
  • 5 rooms: 2,067
  • 6 rooms: 2,954
  • 7 rooms: 1,634
  • 8 rooms: 805
  • 9+ rooms: 646
  • 1 room: 141
  • 2 rooms: 229
  • 3 rooms: 687
  • 4 rooms: 905
  • 5 rooms: 1,013
  • 6 rooms: 595
  • 7 rooms: 262
  • 8 rooms: 94
  • 9+ rooms: 77
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ware County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 260
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,149
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,574
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,268
  • 5+ bedrooms: 204
  • no bedroom: 162
  • 1 bedroom: 775
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,754
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,084
  • 4 bedrooms: 208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Ware County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 489
  • 1 vehicle: 3,106
  • 2 vehicles: 4,030
  • 3 vehicles: 1,389
  • 4 vehicles: 355
  • 5+ vehicles: 103
  • no vehicle: 922
  • 1 vehicle: 1,842
  • 2 vehicles: 1,028
  • 3 vehicles: 183
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

54% of Ware County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Georgia.

Ware County:

53.6%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 28054
  • Northeast: 806
  • Midwest: 781
  • South: 4727
  • West: 305

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ware County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.5%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.2%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Electricity (49.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 135
Here:

3.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 108
Here:

5.0%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 106
Here:

11.6%
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)

Ware County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $10,333,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,525,000
    Regular Highways: $2,313,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,066,000
    Police Protection: $1,503,000
    Financial Administration: $1,086,000
    General - Other: $874,000
    Fire Protection: $645,000
    Parks & Recreation: $644,000
    Central Staff Services: $604,000
    General Public Buildings: $560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $470,000
    Welfare - Other: $341,000
    Air Transportation: $329,000
    Housing & Community Development: $265,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $262,000
    Water Utilities: $200,000
    Sewerage: $133,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,270,000
    Regular Highways: $900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,817,000
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000
    Fire Protection: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $31,000
    Judicial: $19,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,049,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $301,000

Ware County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $308,000
  • Charges - All Other: $1,447,000
    Solid Waste Management: $475,000
    Sewerage: $204,000
    Parks & Recreation: $139,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $111,000
    All Other: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,161,000
    Interest Earnings: $287,000
    Property Sale Other: $185,000
    Rents: $83,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $306,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $8,794,000
    Highways: $350,000
    All Other: $263,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $9,876,000
    Property: $9,390,000
    Other Selective Sales: $649,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $209,000
    Public Utilities: $116,000
    NEC: $99,000

Ware County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,355,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,290,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,195,000
    Other, NEC: $1,240,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $160,000
    Other, NEC: $50,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,275,000
    Beginning: $4,090,000

Ware County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,306,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,729
  • Number of aged recipients: 142
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,587
  • Number of recipients under 18: 226
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,129
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 374
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 697
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 803
Ware County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ware County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ware County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34969.9 years
Mary27277.0 years
William26071.4 years
John24072.6 years
Robert17368.7 years
Willie13073.3 years
Annie12980.6 years
George12073.1 years
Charles9170.3 years
Henry8672.2 years
Most common last names in Ware County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21372.5 years
Davis17471.9 years
Williams15172.3 years
Johnson12673.3 years
Taylor12268.2 years
Strickland11877.2 years
Lee10773.9 years
Thomas9671.6 years
Bennett9375.7 years
Carter9274.0 years
Businesses in Ware County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Nike5
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Chick-Fil-A1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Suites1Rue211
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx8Subway3
Foot Locker1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS9
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Kroger1YMCA3

Ware County on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"