Thunderbolt, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 2,675 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 
Males: 1,249  (46.7%)
Females: 1,426  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31404.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,545 (it was $35,824 in 2000)
Thunderbolt:

$58,545
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,447 (it was $22,592 in 2000)

Thunderbolt town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $194,556 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Thunderbolt:

$194,556
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $249,372; detached houses: $259,569; townhouses or other attached units: $107,928; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $288,172; mobile homes: $8,415

Median gross rent in 2017: $953.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thunderbolt: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for other race residents, 43.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thunderbolt, GA (2010)
    • 1,34150.3%White alone
    • 90934.1%Black alone
    • 2399.0%Hispanic
    • 1224.6%Asian alone
    • 491.8%Two or more races
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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

Crime rates in Thunderbolt by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(76.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(150.0)
1
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(187.5)
7
(266.5)
3
(116.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.6)
1
(38.1)
1
(38.6)
1
(38.0)
3
(113.6)
2
(73.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(37.5)
5
(190.3)
1
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.6)
6
(228.6)
2
(77.2)
6
(227.7)
5
(189.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(1,613)
32
(1,218)
30
(1,165)
22
(813.9)
21
(762.3)
21
(800.0)
14
(540.1)
20
(759.0)
7
(265.1)
13
(479.7)
6
(222.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
78
(2,926)
63
(2,398)
66
(2,563)
72
(2,664)
73
(2,650)
58
(2,210)
68
(2,623)
73
(2,770)
37
(1,401)
34
(1,255)
27
(1,001)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(337.6)
8
(304.5)
9
(349.5)
2
(74.0)
10
(363.0)
9
(342.9)
3
(115.7)
6
(227.7)
7
(265.1)
9
(332.1)
7
(259.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A1
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)440.7354.0254.8243.4224.7411.8179.0269.4167.7132.583.8

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City-data.com crime index in Thunderbolt, GA

Crime rate in Thunderbolt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (9.8%), Irish (7.7%), German (4.3%), African (4.3%), English (3.5%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 2,100 people per square mile   (low).

Thunderbolt, Georgia map

330 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 5.8% Asia, 2.0% Africa).

This town:

12.3%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,707 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,182 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (3.3 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (123.8 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (642.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dutch Island, GA (1.5 miles ),
Whitemarsh Island, GA (1.6 miles ),
Savannah, GA (1.8 miles ),
Isle of Hope, GA (1.8 miles ),
Talahi Island, GA (2.1 miles ),
Wilmington Island, GA (2.2 miles ),
Vernonburg, GA (2.5 miles),
Montgomery, GA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 32.03 N, Longitude: 81.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Distribution of median household income in Thunderbolt, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thunderbolt, GA in 2017
Thunderbolt satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $224,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $208,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Thunderbolt, GA residents
Average permit cost in Thunderbolt, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Thunderbolt, GA
Historical housing units in Thunderbolt, GA
Most common industries in Thunderbolt, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Thunderbolt, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Thunderbolt, Georgia

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.28
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 25.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00682. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00682
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Thunderbolt-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Thunderbolt town center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.3 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thunderbolt-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from Thunderbolt center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from Thunderbolt center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Thunderbolt center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thunderbolt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Thunderbolt:

  • TARA AT THUNDERBOLT NSG AND REHA (3223 FALLIGANT AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Thunderbolt:

  • WILLIAMS STREET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • AZALEALAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • COHEN'S RETREAT (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIV MED CEN, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SAVANNAH (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • SJC HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)

Amtrak station near Thunderbolt:

  • 7 miles: SAVANNAH (2611 SEABOARD COAST LINE DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thunderbolt:

  • Savannah State University (about 1 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,193)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 4 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 8 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 51 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 68 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)

Public elementary/middle school in Thunderbolt:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt Fire Department (A), Thunderbolt City Hall (B), Live Oak Public Library System Thunderbolt Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thunderbolt include: Wesley Oak United Methodist Church (A), Thunderbolt Baptist Church (B), Nativity of Our Lord Church (C), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Grays Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

51.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Thunderbolt in 2010:

  • 154 people in college/university student housing
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
130 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Thunderbolt:

Marital status in Thunderbolt, GA
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in Thunderbolt:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Thunderbolt
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thunderbolt, GA (based on Chatham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant65,804170
Black Protestant28,30857
Mainline Protestant25,66063
Catholic22,10910
Other8,60722
Orthodox3652
None114,275-
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: 53
Here:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Chatham County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Chatham County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 266
Chatham County:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thunderbolt:

14.2%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thunderbolt:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Thunderbolt:

32.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.2%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thunderbolt, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$29,537$39,3830$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,523$40,5692$1,468
Financial Administration 3$8,942$35,7680$0
Firefighters 3$9,077$36,3082$1,435
Police - Other 2$3,018$18,1080$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,228$55,3689$2,225
Judicial and Legal 1$3,235$38,8202$1,600
Totals for Government 24$76,560$38,28015$6,728

Thunderbolt government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $691,000 ($258.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000 ($230.65)
    Central Staff Services: $605,000 ($226.17)
    Regular Highways: $406,000 ($151.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000 ($102.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $130,000 ($48.60)
    Water Utilities: $115,000 ($42.99)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($28.79)
    Public Welfare - Other: $59,000 ($22.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000 ($4.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($2.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($15.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $746,000 ($278.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($2.62)

Thunderbolt government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $829,000 ($309.91)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($30.28)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $729,000 ($272.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $210,000 ($78.50)
    Sale of Property: $54,000 ($20.19)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $122,000 ($45.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Property: $649,000 ($242.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $226,000 ($84.49)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $125,000 ($46.73)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $71,000 ($26.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000 ($21.31)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $22,000 ($8.22)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.50)

Thunderbolt government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,016,000 ($379.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $831,000 ($310.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($69.16)

Thunderbolt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,576,000 ($589.16)

9.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.65%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.15%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Effingham County, GA  0.53% ($40,794 average AGI)
from Bryan County, GA  0.37% ($47,966)
from Liberty County, GA  0.30% ($38,719)


8.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.85%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($920 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.14%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Effingham County, GA  0.82% ($50,685 average AGI)
to Bryan County, GA  0.52% ($53,286)
to Fulton County, GA  0.26% ($45,735)

Businesses in Thunderbolt, GA

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Thunderbolt:

  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHGM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: WHGM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thunderbolt:

  • WHCJ (90.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLXP (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN MULTIMEDIA NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W201AU (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRHQ (105.3 FM; RICHMOND HILL, GA; Owner: THOROUGHBRED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYFS (89.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLVH (101.1 FM; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCO (98.3 FM; MIDWAY, GA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thunderbolt:

  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • W57CT (Channel 57; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHDS-LP (Channel 32; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BROADCAST CORP. OF AMERICA)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Thunderbolt fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Thunderbolt fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 66.7mTotal length
  • $23,305,000Total costs
  • 27,540Total average daily traffic
  • 275Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,310Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 32.139194 Lon: -81.245361, Call Sign: WQNR400,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.637 MHz, 457.062 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 457.287 MHz, 457.687 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2011, Expiration Date: 04/27/2021, Certifier: Judy Salzman, Registrant: Savannah Communications, Savannah, GA 31418, Phone: (912) 964-1479, Fax: (912) 966-5724, Email:
  • NEW DOWNING WELL, 423 Bonaventure Rd (Lat: 32.044833 Lon: -81.053667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQYZ227,
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.175 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2017, Expiration Date: 03/08/2027, Certifier: Ray Oneil, Registrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 N John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE4BAV, Grant Date: 05/11/1993, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2005, Registrant: Greeley G Miklashek, 3005 River Dr 106, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
  • Call Sign: WA2VVW, Licensee ID: L00139469, Grant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 04/11/2021, Certifier: Donald V Klesick, Registrant: Donald V Klesick, 2806 Second St, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
  • Call Sign: WU4E, Previous Call Sign: WB4MBN, Licensee ID: L00253201, Grant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Arthur W Doughty Iii, Registrant: Arthur W Doughty Iii, Unit 209 3005 River Dr, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$156,7704$281,65817$219,4480$07$224,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$238,2800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$07$176,9731$124,6801$181,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$142,0003$249,4470$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$195,3900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$77,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Thunderbolt, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Thunderbolt, GA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fires - 29 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Thunderbolt, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.0%), and Structure Fires (41.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thunderbolt, GA
    • 7642.0%Outside Fires
    • 7541.4%Structure Fires
    • 2111.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 95.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thunderbolt, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thunderbolt, GA
  • 55.2%Electricity
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thunderbolt, GA
  • 63.2%Electricity
  • 33.9%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood


Thunderbolt compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Thunderbolt on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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