County population in 2012: 27,556 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 19,944 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,978 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,957 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,130 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,711 (it was 1,601 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 242 sq. mi. Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 113 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in White County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.9%), Construction (14.5%), Retail trade (12.7%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,091 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $913 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.3%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 42.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 61.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in White County is $500 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $555 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in White County: Dukes Creek Falls Campground (A), Raven Cliffs Scenic Area (B), Andrews Cove Campground (C), Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area (D), Anna Ruby Campground (E), Dodd Creek Vista Campground (F), Skitt Mountain Golf Course (G), Loudsville Camp Ground (H), Coleman Camp (I), Camp Barney Medintz (J), Mossy Creek Campground (K), Union Grove Campground (L), Barnes Greenhouse (M), White County Fire Department Station 6 (N), White County Fire Department Station 7 (O), White County Fire Department Station 3 (P), White County Fire Department Station 4 (Q), White County Fire Department Station 5 (R), White County Fire Department Station 2 (S). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in White County include: Zion Church (A), Bible Memory Church (B), Smiths Chapel (C), Woodlawn Church (D), Community Church (E), Zion Church (F), Little Mission (G), White Creek Church (H), White Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Antioch Cemetery (1), Dean Cemetery (2), Lawrence Cemetery (3), Antioch Cemetery (4), Bean Creek Cemetery (5), Bethel Cemetery (6), Center Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Qualatchee (A), Glass Pond (B), Allen Lake (C), Frank Lake (D), Chambers Lake (E), Royal Lake (F), Tallhurst Lake (G), Alexander Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Vandiver Branch (A), Turkeypen Branch (B), Town Creek (C), Thurmond Creek (D), Steep Creek (E), Spoilcane Creek (F), Snake Branch (G), Smith Creek (H), Sautee Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 81 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $195,320 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $186.81 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.88% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.42% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $133,644 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.53% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.28% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,159 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.15% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 31.59 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.05% Corn for grain: 506 harvested acres Vegetables: 232 harvested acres Land in orchards: 90 acres
White County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 2.8 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 fatalities and 178 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/20/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 12 people and injured 171 people and caused $20 million in damages.
White County-area historical earthquake activity is above 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 88.3 miles away from the county center On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the county center On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the county center On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from White County center On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the county center On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1973): April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Georgia Hurricane 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
Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1554): September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1311): January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
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: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 5, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1071): October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1020): March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Georgia Severe 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
Georgia Drought, 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 White County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 3
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population in White County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population in White County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in White County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,781 (3,202 aged, 579 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1151.530 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1072.540 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.47
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.91 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.77
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.63
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 210.3. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 23,302 (5,549 male householders, 2,201 female householders)
6,127 spouses, 7,234 children (6,507 natural, 192 adopted, 535 stepchildren), 626 grandchildren, 187 brothers or sisters, 240 parents, 308 other relatives, 608 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,477 (1,328 male householders (1,064 living alone)), 1,568 female householders (1,360 living alone)), 581 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 365 (144 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,787 2-persons, 1,657 3-persons, 1,332 4-persons, 625 5-persons, 228 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.
95.6% of residents of White County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $101,962,000 ($4321 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,471,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,002,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,113,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $145,000 Federal grants: $18,976,000 Federal procurement contracts: $785,000 ($16,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,942,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $635,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,810,000 Federal Government insurance: $12,909,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
61 per 1000 residents
79 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +71
+3 per 1000 residents
+21 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +3,661
+152 per 1000 residents
+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in White County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.05 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 370
2000 to 2004: 1,134
1990 to 1999: 3,441
1980 to 1989: 3,064
1970 to 1979: 1,505
1960 to 1969: 975
1950 to 1959: 433
1940 to 1949: 259
1939 or earlier: 623
Rooms in houses/apartments in White County, Georgia
52% of White County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Georgia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13193
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in White County