Oconee, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 243 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 133  (54.9%)
Females: 110  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

55.5 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 31067, 31089.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,435 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Oconee:

$55,435
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,471 (it was $13,262 in 2000)

Oconee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $50,442 (it was $28,900 in 2000)
Oconee:

$50,442
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $138,264; detached houses: $148,206; mobile homes: $85,464
March 2019 cost of living index in Oconee: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.2% for Black residents)
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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Georgia average:

3.94
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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Irish (12.9%), English (9.1%), Canadian (5.3%), American (1.5%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 213 people per square mile   (very low).

Oconee, Georgia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,621 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $701 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (40.6 miles , pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (104.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (657.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Toomsboro, GA (2.8 miles ),
Tennille, GA (3.2 miles ),
Deepstep, GA (3.4 miles),
Sandersville, GA (3.5 miles ),
Irwinton, GA (3.6 miles ),
Harrison, GA (3.7 miles ),
Balls Ferry, GA (3.8 miles ),
McIntyre, GA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 32.86 N, Longitude: 82.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 478

Distribution of median household income in Oconee, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oconee, GA in 2019
Oconee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+19.1%).
Most common industries in Oconee, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.8%)
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (37.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (20.3%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Paper (5.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (42.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Oconee, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (12.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (22.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Electricians (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19.0%)
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)

Average climate in Oconee, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Oconee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Oconee city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1953, a category F4 tornado 41.5 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 300 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oconee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 5% 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 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 191.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 271.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from Oconee center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 191.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oconee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oconee:

  • OCONEE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (107 RIDGEVIEW DR)
  • OCONEE HEALTH CARE CENTER (100 RIDGEVIEW DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Oconee:

  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOOMSBORO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TOOMSBORO, GA)
  • RAI SANDERSVILLE INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • RAWLINGS NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • SMITH MEDICAL NURSING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • COMFORT CARE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)
  • WASHINGTON CO ECF (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANDERSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oconee:

  • Georgia Military College-Distance Learning Campuses (about 22 miles; Milledgeville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,438)
  • Georgia College and State University (about 23 miles; Milledgeville, GA; FT enrollment: 6,271)
  • Mercer University (about 41 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 6,297)
  • East Georgia State College (about 42 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Middle Georgia State College (about 46 miles; Macon, GA; FT enrollment: 7,091)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 47 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 60 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oconee Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Oconee: Gardners Grove Church of God (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.0%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
50 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Oconee:

Marital status in Oconee, GA
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Oconee:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 34.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oconee, GA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,56245
Black Protestant2,12815
Mainline Protestant1,69013
Catholic981
Other422
None9,667-
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: 3
This county:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Washington County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Washington County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

16.4%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oconee:

15.9%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oconee:

6.6
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

34.9%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Oconee:

50.4%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.2%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oconee, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,035$48,4200$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,904$22,8486$554
Water Supply 0$0 2$940
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$640
Totals for Government 2$5,939$35,6349$2,134

Oconee government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($152.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($82.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($45.27)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($41.15)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($41.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($8.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($45.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($37.04)

Oconee government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($49.38)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($28.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000 ($201.65)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($152.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($20.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($45.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($24.69)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $16,000 ($65.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000 ($41.15)
    Property: $2,000 ($8.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($8.23)

Oconee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $526,000 ($2164.61)

2.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Georgia average:

9.49%

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

3.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
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 Baldwin County, GA  0.52% ($33,086 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oconee:

  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXJO (1120 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLT (1330 AM; 5 kW; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSNT (1490 AM; 1 kW; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO WNST, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oconee:

  • WJFL (101.9 FM; TENNILLE, GA; Owner: FALL LINE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVKX (103.7 FM; IRWINTON, GA; Owner: WILKINSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCO-FM (89.7 FM; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGUR (88.9 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLRR (100.7 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: PRESTON W. SMALL)
  • WFXM (107.1 FM; GORDON, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WPEZ (93.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBN (107.5 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, GA; Owner: D/B/A DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WSNT-FM (99.9 FM; SANDERSVILLE, GA; Owner: RADIO STATION WSNT, INC.)
  • WKKZ (92.7 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: KIRBY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELT (98.1 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCG (104.9 FM; MILAN, GA; Owner: TEL-DODGE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDEN-FM (99.1 FM; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPWB (90.5 FM; BYRON, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INST., INC.)
  • W201BN (88.1 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKZR (102.3 FM; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; Owner: WMVG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oconee:

  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPGA-TV (Channel 58; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)
  • WMGT-TV (Channel 41; MACON, GA; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAZ-TV (Channel 13; MACON, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WGXA (Channel 24; MACON, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MACON LICENSE LLC)
  • WGNM (Channel 64; MACON, GA; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)

Oconee fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 1993 04:17 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1984 01:48 PM, Oldfitzger, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1979 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • $5,615,000Total costs
  • 1,800Total average daily traffic
  • 162Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,700Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 176 S Brown St (Lat: 32.848056 Lon: -82.955278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: KNDQ357,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2013, Expiration Date: 11/25/2022, Registrant: City Of Oconee, Oconee, GA 31067, Phone: (478) 552-8154, Email:

Most common first names in Oconee, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1484.3 years
James1073.9 years
Robert877.5 years
Willie778.1 years
Mattie581.6 years
Henry484.3 years
Bessie486.5 years
John475.3 years
Lizzie482.0 years
Mae483.0 years
Most common last names in Oconee, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hodges1574.8 years
Curry679.0 years
Brantley674.4 years
Godfrey575.0 years
Brown575.2 years
Walker574.0 years
Daniel474.7 years
Jackson479.3 years
Duggan484.0 years
Hall488.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oconee, GA
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oconee, GA
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Utility gas


Oconee compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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