Talking Rock, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +44.9%
Males: 35  (50.5%)
Females: 36  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 30175

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,195 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Talking Rock:

$46,195
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,909 (it was $15,780 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,018 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Talking Rock:

$169,018
GA:

$202,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Talking Rock: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.3%
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  • Races in Talking Rock, GA (2019)
    • 8475.7%White alone
    • 2118.9%Two or more races
    • 54.5%American Indian alone



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Talking Rock, Georgia as of September 30, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Talking Rock is 4 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (51.6%), German (25.8%), Irish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 370 people per square mile   (very low).

Talking Rock, Georgia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $770 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,068 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roswell, GA (34.2 miles , pop. 79,334).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (52.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (535.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Jasper, GA (2.2 miles ),
Ludville, GA (2.5 miles ),
Cartecay, GA (2.8 miles ),
Carters Lake, GA (3.1 miles ),
Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill, GA (3.2 miles ),
Nelson, GA (3.4 miles ),
Ranger, GA (3.4 miles),
Fairmount, GA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 84.51 W

Distribution of median household income in Talking Rock, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Talking Rock, GA in 2019

Talking Rock satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $506,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Talking Rock, GA residents
Average permit cost in Talking Rock, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

5.4%

Average climate in Talking Rock, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Talking Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Talking Rock town center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Talking Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from Talking Rock center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Talking Rock center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from Talking Rock center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city 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 175.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Talking Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Talking Rock:

  • WILDWOOD HEALTH CARE INC (184 PIN HOOK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Talking Rock:

  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF JASPER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAIN SIDE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Talking Rock:

  • University of North Georgia (about 30 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 34 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Dalton State College (about 34 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (about 40 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 5,258)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (about 41 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 41 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 42 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)

Points of interest:

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

Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.0%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Talking Rock:

Marital status in Talking Rock, GA
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Talking Rock:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Talking Rock, GA (based on Pickens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,62724
Mainline Protestant1,9825
Catholic1,3491
Black Protestant3642
Other81
None22,101-
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: 8
Pickens County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Pickens County:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

9.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
Georgia:

14.6%
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
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Talking Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($253.52)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($169.01)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($169.01)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($169.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($169.01)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($112.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($112.68)

Talking Rock government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $60,000 ($845.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $2,000 ($28.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Property: $5,000 ($70.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,000 ($1211.27)

8.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($66,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
Georgia average:

9.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cherokee County, GA  2.59% ($48,180 average AGI)
from Cobb County, GA  0.67% ($104,633)
from Gilmer County, GA  0.60% ($32,314)


7.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
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 Cherokee County, GA  1.72% ($42,412 average AGI)
to Gilmer County, GA  0.51% ($41,000)
to Cobb County, GA  0.36% ($62,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Talking Rock:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WYYZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; JASPER, GA; Owner: MR. MARK HELLINGER)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCHK (1290 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Talking Rock:

  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Talking Rock:

  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Talking Rock fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 2017 11:05 AM, Sr-136, Ellijay Road, Lat: 34.519822, Lon: -84.523747, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Nov 7, 2007 01:09 PM, Talking Rock Hwy, Lat: 34.507294, Lon: -84.503217, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 21, 1990 09:25 PM, 329, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 1989 03:45 PM, 136, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.8mTotal length
  • $3,527,000Total costs
  • 33,480Total average daily traffic
  • 2,334Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,220Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Talking Rock)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • W TALKING RO, 8404 Highway 136 West (Lat: 34.513278 Lon: -84.562667), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQVC748,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17880.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2015, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2016, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • AT03GI239, 7866 Ellijay Road (Lat: 34.532472 Lon: -84.528417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQVX980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2015, Expiration Date: 06/11/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:
  • JASPER, Sharps Mtn. (Lat: 34.450583 Lon: -84.505444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQYN700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 11/21/2016, Expiration Date: 11/21/2026, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:
  • WHITESTONE, Highway 515 (Lat: 34.575806 Lon: -84.520000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WRJD540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2020, Expiration Date: 08/11/2030, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:
  • LUDVILLE, 10939 Hwy 53 W (Lat: 34.469556 Lon: -84.607750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WRMU873,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 06/08/2021, Expiration Date: 06/08/2031, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th Street / Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203-2206, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Talking Rock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Talking Rock)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 30 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Talking Rock, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.3%), and Structure Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Talking Rock, GA
    • 11644.3%Outside Fires
    • 10138.5%Structure Fires
    • 4316.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Talking Rock, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Talking Rock, GA
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 25.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Talking Rock, GA
  • 85.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Electricity


Talking Rock compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 9 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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