Oak Ridge, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 3,964.
Males: 1,955  (49.3%)
Females: 2,009  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 31794

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,173 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$46,173
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,835 (it was $15,158 in 2000)

Oak Ridge CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,349 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Oak Ridge:

$95,349
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,188; detached houses: $178,217; townhouses or other attached units: $222,596; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $573,347; mobile homes: $50,317; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $113,669
March 2019 cost of living index in Oak Ridge: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Oak Ridge, GA (2000)
    • 2,59171.7%White alone
    • 83223.0%Black alone
    • 1554.3%Hispanic
    • 200.6%Asian alone
    • 160.4%Two or more races
    • 10.03%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Oak Ridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 37.9 square miles.

Population density: 105 people per square mile   (very low).

Oak Ridge, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Oak Ridge CCD:

1.2% ($622)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (41.8 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (131.8 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (716.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Unionville, GA (1.7 miles ),
Phillipsburg, GA (1.9 miles ),
Tifton, GA (2.2 miles ),
Omega, GA (2.7 miles ),
Brookfield, GA (2.7 miles ),
Lenox, GA (2.9 miles ),
Enigma, GA (3.1 miles ),
Ty Ty, GA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.39 N, Longitude: 83.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Distribution of median household income in Oak Ridge, GA in 2017
Oak Ridge satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Oak Ridge, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.0%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Oak Ridge, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Oak Ridge, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Oak Ridge place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% 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 181.0 miles away from the city 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 403.4 miles away from the city 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 224.3 miles away from Oak Ridge 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 247.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 221.9 miles away from Oak Ridge 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 260.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tift County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Ridge:

  • TIFTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - TIFTON (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TIFTON NH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • HOSPICE OF TIFT AREA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TIFT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TIFTON, GA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; TIFTON, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Ridge:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 7 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 36 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • South Georgia State College (about 39 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Valdosta State University (about 40 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Albany State University (about 41 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 42 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 45 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oak Ridge: Tifton-Tift County Industrial Park (A), Magnolia Industrial Park (B), Tift County Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Pine Hill Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oak Ridge include: Union Grove Church (A), Cherry Grove Church (B), Eldorado Church (C), Oak Grove Baptist Church (D), Oak Ridge Church (E), Pineview Church (F), Unity Tabernacle (G), Wayside Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rutland Cemetery (1), Mount Vernon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mullis Ponds (A), Keen Lake (B), Lake Larry (C), Spradley Lake (D), Hawes Lake (E), Rutland Lake South (F), Rutland Lake (G), Wilson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tift County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.8%
Whole state:

70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

4.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.4%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

For population 15 years and over in Oak Ridge:

Marital status in Oak Ridge, GA
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Oak Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oak Ridge, GA (based on Tift County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,60157
Mainline Protestant3,32411
Catholic1,3741
Black Protestant1,1305
Other1,0303
None15,659-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
This county:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tift County:

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tift County:

32.0%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
Georgia:

14.6%

6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Colquitt County, GA  0.54% ($30,867 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.44% ($24,161)
to Berrien County, GA  0.44% ($28,820)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WTIF (1340 AM; 1 kW; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Ridge:

  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WABR (91.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMM, COMMISSION)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WPLH (103.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Ridge:

  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W05AZ (Channel 5; TIFTON, GA; Owner: WOAZ, INC.)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • W51AR (Channel 51; TIFTON, GA; Owner: NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • JORDAN RD LS, Ne Corner Of Tech Dr & Union Rd (Lat: 31.423861 Lon: -83.516194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQPK591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.625 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/14/2022, Certifier: Tommy Coker, Registrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 N John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oak Ridge, GA
  • 68.4%Electricity
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oak Ridge, GA
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 38.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%No fuel used
  • 5.3%Utility gas


Oak Ridge compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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