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Wayne County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 30,305 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 26,565 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,298
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,089
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,129
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,175 (it was 2,195 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

34%

Land area: 645 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wayne County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Manufacturing (14.4%), Construction (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wayne County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 15,719  (45.9%)
Females: 14,380  (54.1%)

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Wayne County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,748 ($32,766 in 1999)
This county:

$36748
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $327 (lower quartile is $262, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$327
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,077 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Wayne County:

$89,077
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,273 - $167,049

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,747
Here:

$185,747
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,330
Here:

$222,330
State:

$183,253

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $192,210
Here:

$192,210
State:

$202,248

Mobile homes: $50,517
Here:

$50,517
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,170
Here:

$15,170
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,269
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $257

Institutionalized population: 2,278

Wayne 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: $572 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $268 (0.4%)


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


Wayne County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.3%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.5% for other race residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

16.7%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

7.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $371 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $605 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jesup, Screven, Odum.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.jesup.net/wayneco

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wayne County: Oak Landing (A), Oxlot Landing (B), Plank Landing (C), Upper Sansavilla Landing (D), Tar Landing (E), Pine Forest Country Club (F), Grangerville (G), Log Landing (H), Mac Fishery Landing (I), Wayne State Prison (J), Wayne County Correctional Fire Department (K), Wayne County Fire Department Gardi Station (L), Wayne County Fire Department O'Quinn Station (M), Wayne County Fire Department Mount Pleasant Station (N), Wayne County Fire Department Little Creek Station (O), Wayne County Fire Department Anderson Drive Station (P), Wayne County Fire Department Madray Springs Station (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Akin Church (A), New Bethel Church (B), Bethesda Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D), Blanton Grove Church (E), Bethlehem Wesleyan Church (F), Church of God (G), Deliverance Church (H), Gardi Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rogers Cemetery (1), Aspinwall Cemetery (2), Little Memorial Cemetery (3), Bennett Cemetery (4), Screven Cemetery (5), Smiths Cemetery (6), Moody Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Crooked Lake (A), Cross Lake (B), Sandy Lake (C), Catfish Lake (D), Bonnet Lake (E), Little Harper Lake (F), Rocky Lake (G), Big Harper Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alex Creek (A), Beards Creek (B), Walker Creek (C), Vickers Branch (D), Twomile Branch (E), Tiger Creek (F), Keene Bay Branch (G), Sweetwater Branch (H), Steamboat Old River Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Appling County , Brantley County , Glynn County , Long County , McIntosh County , Pierce County , Tattnall County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 410 (43% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

1.5%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.9%

Wayne County marital status for males
Wayne County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 2,084 (143 second mortgage, 238 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,756

Here:

54.3% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.20%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 16,790
Total congregations: 61

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents9,019 (53.7%)2,969 (17.7%)1,660 (9.9%)915 (5.4%)872 (5.2%)
Congregations21 (34.4%)12 (19.7%)6 (9.8%)1 (1.6%)2 (3.3%)
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsProgressive Primitive BaptistsEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents300 (1.8%)296 (1.8%)142 (0.8%)135 (0.8%)482 (2.9%)
Congregations3 (4.9%)2 (3.3%)1 (1.6%)1 (1.6%)12 (19.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wayne County - Jesup, Screven, Odum

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wayne County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Wayne County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Wayne County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

13.2%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 189 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,975
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $453.21
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,799
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,026
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.83%
Corn for grain: 6332 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 6181 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,154 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 597 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 2.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/28/1966, a tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 98% 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 52.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Paper (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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




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





Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,152 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,426 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 30 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 165 (2%)
  • Other means: 89 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 238 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,593.

6.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.21% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($18,219 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($11,813 average AGI)
Wayne County:

2.48%
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 Glynn County, GA  0.75% ($28,460 average AGI)
from Liberty County, GA  0.57% ($27,042)
from Long County, GA  0.37% ($28,065)
from Chatham County, GA  0.30% ($22,960)
from Appling County, GA  0.21% ($28,056)
from Duval County, FL  0.19% ($28,875)
from Pierce County, GA  0.17% ($20,643)


5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.01% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,164 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($14,158 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.94%
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 Glynn County, GA  0.72% ($39,433 average AGI)
to Chatham County, GA  0.28% ($25,304)
to Liberty County, GA  0.25% ($25,476)
to Long County, GA  0.23% ($27,895)
to Pierce County, GA  0.20% ($43,647)
to Duval County, FL  0.19% ($54,875)
to Bulloch County, GA  0.18% ($15,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wayne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,045 (3,118 aged, 927 disabled)
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: 3.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12146.25
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 297.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64398.18

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1268.050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 841.850
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.61

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95.1

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.09

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,783

Size of family households: 3,180 2-persons, 1,875 3-persons, 1,480 4-persons, 707 5-persons, 271 6-persons, 173 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,494 1-person, 311 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

94.4% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (19% speak English very well, 81% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $191,695,000 ($6798 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,762,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,019,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,576,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,781,000
Federal grants: $39,025,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,755,000 ($15,400,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,539,000 ($490,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $163,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,263,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,004,000

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

Births: 2,105
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,448
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +109
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,095
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.91 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 151
  • 3 rooms: 281
  • 4 rooms: 904
  • 5 rooms: 1,616
  • 6 rooms: 1,748
  • 7 rooms: 1,262
  • 8 rooms: 633
  • 9+ rooms: 504
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 164
  • 3 rooms: 288
  • 4 rooms: 641
  • 5 rooms: 560
  • 6 rooms: 344
  • 7 rooms: 138
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 76
  • 1 bedroom: 258
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,524
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,176
  • 4 bedrooms: 933
  • 5+ bedrooms: 162
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 344
  • 2 bedrooms: 976
  • 3 bedrooms: 733
  • 4 bedrooms: 86
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 247
  • 1 vehicle: 1,915
  • 2 vehicles: 3,391
  • 3 vehicles: 1,179
  • 4 vehicles: 325
  • 5+ vehicles: 72
  • no vehicle: 484
  • 1 vehicle: 1,113
  • 2 vehicles: 512
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

54% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Georgia.

Wayne County:

53.7%
State average:

50.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,000


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 Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (64.4%)
  • Utility gas (18.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (52.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 108
Here:

3.4%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 116
Here:

7.3%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

13.3%
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 Debt

Wayne County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Wayne County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wayne 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 Wayne County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21969.0 years
John16170.0 years
William15470.8 years
Mary13474.1 years
Willie10972.9 years
Robert9769.6 years
George7973.8 years
Thomas6374.0 years
Annie6378.8 years
Joseph5667.1 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12171.0 years
Williams8273.8 years
Jones7872.1 years
Bennett7474.8 years
Westberry7175.4 years
Johnson7070.9 years
Tyre6775.3 years
Strickland6671.3 years
Davis6170.5 years
Harris5774.4 years
Businesses in Wayne County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike4
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1Ramada1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway3
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

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