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Effingham County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 58,361 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 37,535 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,423
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,871
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,125 (it was 2,280 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

34%

Land area: 479 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 122 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Effingham County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Construction (14.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Effingham County, GA (2017)
    • 45,393120.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,77020.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3476.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,3183.5%Two or more races
    • 6021.6%Asian alone
    • 2870.8%Some other race alone
    • 720.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 600.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 28,838  (49.4%)
Females: 29,523  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Effingham County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,168 ($46,505 in 1999)
This county:

$68,168
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $820 (lower quartile is $550, upper quartile is $1,057)
This county:

$820
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,520 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Effingham:

$170,520
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,480 - $242,561
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,284
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $389

Institutionalized population: 596

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 171
  • Thefts: 309
  • Auto thefts: 52
Effingham County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 389 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1998: 413 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 1999: 461 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 399 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2001: 469 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2002: 490 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2003: 562 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2004: 811 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2005: 953 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2006: 951 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2007: 534 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2008: 201 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2009: 231 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 134 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2012: 208 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2013: 365 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2014: 477 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2015: 1041 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2016: 580 buildings, average cost: $246,000
  • 2017: 646 buildings, average cost: $224,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Effingham, GA residents
Average permit cost in Effingham, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,040 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,448 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Effingham, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Effingham, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Effingham, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
Effingham County:

8.4%
Georgia:

14.9%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.2% for Black residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.6 years old
(Males: 35.5 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.1 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 53.4 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 15.7 years old)

Area name: Savannah, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Effingham County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $897 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rincon, Shawnee, Springfield, Guyton.

Effingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Copiah County, Mississippi , Bulloch County , Crenshaw County, Alabama , Jasper County, Mississippi , Newton County, Mississippi , Twiggs County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Georgia:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Effingham, GA
County total employment by year in Effingham, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Effingham, GA

Current college students: 1,184
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,745 (35.9% naturalized citizens)

Effingham County:

3.0%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5082010 or later
  • 6372000 to 2009
  • 3191990 to 1999
  • 1671980 to 1989
  • 1041970 to 1979
  • 88Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.3%

Effingham County marital status for males Effingham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,634
  • One, attached: 309
  • Two: 212
  • 3 or 4: 248
  • 5 to 9: 457
  • 10 to 19: 290
  • 20 to 49: 134
  • 50 or more: 75
  • Mobile homes: 4,352
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 45

Housing units in Effingham County with a mortgage: 10,646 (302 second mortgage, 680 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,655

Here:

71.4% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Effingham County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,46450
Mainline Protestant4,59317
Black Protestant8456
Other4822
Catholic4001
Orthodox751
None31,391-
Effingham County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Effingham County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Effingham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Effingham County:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Effingham County:

29.1%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Effingham County:

Average size of farms: 258 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,131
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.94
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,562
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,430
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.91
Corn for grain: 4056 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 447 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2020 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 965 harvested acres
Vegetables: 50 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Earthquake activity:

Effingham County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% 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 79.1 miles away from Effingham County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the county 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 81.5 miles away from the county 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 86.0 miles away from the county 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 84.6 miles away from Effingham County 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 289.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 15, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3379: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3379, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 15, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4284: October 08, 2016, FEMA Id: 4284, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 01, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1042: October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: 1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Effingham County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Effingham

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,396 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,281 (10.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 188 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 163 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 640 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (30%)
  • India (15%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Brazil (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Effingham County


  • American (19%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Effingham County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Effingham County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 495 people in state prisons
  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,569.

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.38% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($30,855 average AGI)
3.42% relocated from other states ($17,764 average AGI)
Effingham County:

3.42%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chatham County, GA  4.25% ($50,685 average AGI)
from Bryan County, GA  0.42% ($39,096)
from Bulloch County, GA  0.37% ($31,397)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.24% ($43,447)
from Liberty County, GA  0.15% ($43,724)
from Jasper County, SC  0.13% ($48,080)
from Screven County, GA  0.12% ($32,957)


7.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.06% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($26,027 average AGI)
2.77% relocated to other states ($14,994 average AGI)
Effingham County:

2.77%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chatham County, GA  2.80% ($40,794 average AGI)
to Bulloch County, GA  0.47% ($32,348)
to Bryan County, GA  0.38% ($49,693)
to Beaufort County, SC  0.15% ($52,500)
to Screven County, GA  0.14% ($28,074)
to Liberty County, GA  0.13% ($35,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Effingham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Effingham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Effingham County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Effingham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,114 (3,934 aged, 1,180 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,878 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Effingham County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (365)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (344)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (244)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (236)
  • Congestive heart failure (127)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (127)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (116)
  • Unspecified dementia (109)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (105)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (101)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 616
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 291
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,905

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,404
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 627

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 139.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.6
  • Other - 43.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,361
  • In family households: 51,462 (7,904 male householders, 7,106 female householders)
    11,823 spouses, 19,440 children (17,648 natural, 501 adopted, 1,284 stepchildren), 1,477 grandchildren, 552 brothers or sisters, 720 parents, 997 other relatives, 1,415 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,580 (2,752 male householders (2,127 living alone)), 2,242 female householders (1,828 living alone)), 1,594 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 313

Size of family households: 5,930 2-persons, 3,536 3-persons, 3,343 4-persons, 1,335 5-persons, 641 6-persons, 213 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,955 1-person, 862 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 86 4-persons.

10,290 married couples with children.
3,448 single-parent households (1,039 men, 2,409 women).

94.9% of residents of Effingham speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,055,000 ($2,957 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,460,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $76,521,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,458,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $971,000
Federal grants: $24,404,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,118,000 ($84,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,582,000 ($644,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $971,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $39,267,000
Federal Government insurance: $97,650,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,182
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,588
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +69
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,820
Here:

+167 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Effingham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.00 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Effingham County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Effingham County, Georgia
  • 1,8692014 or later
  • 1,1002010 to 2013
  • 6,8452000 to 2009
  • 5,6791990 to 1999
  • 2,5271980 to 1989
  • 1,9821970 to 1979
  • 1,0141960 to 1969
  • 6491950 to 1959
  • 3711940 to 1949
  • 7301939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Georgia
  • 191 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 2103 rooms
  • 1,2404 rooms
  • 2,9415 rooms
  • 3,2786 rooms
  • 3,1777 rooms
  • 2,3078 rooms
  • 2,0409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
  • 1221 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 3053 rooms
  • 1,2674 rooms
  • 1,0615 rooms
  • 9936 rooms
  • 5427 rooms
  • 1828 rooms
  • 1329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Georgia
  • 36no bedroom
  • 1511 bedroom
  • 1,1382 bedrooms
  • 9,4533 bedrooms
  • 3,6934 bedrooms
  • 7825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Georgia
  • 121no bedroom
  • 3591 bedroom
  • 1,5782 bedrooms
  • 2,0813 bedrooms
  • 5124 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 159no vehicle
  • 2,7021 vehicle
  • 6,1602 vehicles
  • 3,8723 vehicles
  • 1,8094 vehicles
  • 8085+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 315no vehicle
  • 2,1141 vehicle
  • 1,7532 vehicles
  • 3183 vehicles
  • 1624 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

88.3% of Effingham County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Georgia.

Effingham County:

88.3%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 36,099
  • Other state: 19,537
  • Northeast: 3,622
  • Midwest: 4,028
  • South: 9,950
  • West: 1,939
Year householders moved into unit in Effingham County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Effingham County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 87.5%Electricity
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.7%Electricity
  • 5.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 586
Here:

8.8%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 247
Here:

6.0%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 286
Here:

13.6%
Georgia:

18.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Effingham County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,163,000
    Other: $2,994,000
    Sewerage: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,619,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,716,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,191,000
    Police Protection: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,744,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,867,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,492,000
    Health - Other: $2,736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,523,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,419,000
    Regular Highways: $1,788,000
    Water Utilities: $1,759,000
    Financial Administration: $1,479,000
    Sewerage: $1,354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $518,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $471,000
    Libraries: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,361,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,034,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,971,000
    Other - Health - Other: $248,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $446,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $147,000
    Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $798,953,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $798,953,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,679,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,521,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,078,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,287,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,503,000
    Sale of Property: $212,000
    Royalties: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $261,000
    Regular Highways: $220,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,403,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,149,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $798,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,285,000
    Public Welfare: $207,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,557,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,044,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,771,000
    Other License: $254,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $204,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000
    Other: $67,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,398,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,631,000

Effingham County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,163,000
    Other: $2,994,000
    Sewerage: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,619,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,716,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,191,000
    Police Protection: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,744,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,867,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,492,000
    Health - Other: $2,736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,523,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,419,000
    Regular Highways: $1,788,000
    Water Utilities: $1,759,000
    Financial Administration: $1,479,000
    Sewerage: $1,354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $518,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $471,000
    Libraries: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,361,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,034,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,971,000
    Other - Health - Other: $248,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $446,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $147,000
    Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $798,953,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $798,953,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,679,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,521,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,078,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,287,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,503,000
    Sale of Property: $212,000
    Royalties: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $261,000
    Regular Highways: $220,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,403,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,149,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $798,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,285,000
    Public Welfare: $207,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,557,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,044,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,771,000
    Other License: $254,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $204,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000
    Other: $67,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,398,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,631,000

Effingham County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,163,000
    Other: $2,994,000
    Sewerage: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,619,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,716,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,191,000
    Police Protection: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,744,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,867,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,492,000
    Health - Other: $2,736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,523,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,419,000
    Regular Highways: $1,788,000
    Water Utilities: $1,759,000
    Financial Administration: $1,479,000
    Sewerage: $1,354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $518,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $471,000
    Libraries: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,361,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,034,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,971,000
    Other - Health - Other: $248,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $446,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $147,000
    Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $798,953,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $798,953,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,679,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,521,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,078,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,287,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,503,000
    Sale of Property: $212,000
    Royalties: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $261,000
    Regular Highways: $220,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,403,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,149,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $798,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,285,000
    Public Welfare: $207,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,557,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,044,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,771,000
    Other License: $254,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $204,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000
    Other: $67,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,398,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,631,000

Effingham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,163,000
    Other: $2,994,000
    Sewerage: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,619,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,716,000
    General - Other: $1,076,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,191,000
    Police Protection: $5,970,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,744,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,867,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,492,000
    Health - Other: $2,736,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,523,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,419,000
    Regular Highways: $1,788,000
    Water Utilities: $1,759,000
    Financial Administration: $1,479,000
    Sewerage: $1,354,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $518,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $471,000
    Libraries: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,361,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,034,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,971,000
    Other - Health - Other: $248,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $446,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $147,000
    Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $798,953,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $798,953,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,679,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,521,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,078,000
    General Revenue - Other: $21,287,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,503,000
    Sale of Property: $212,000
    Royalties: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $261,000
    Regular Highways: $220,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,403,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,149,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $798,953,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,285,000
    Public Welfare: $207,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,557,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,044,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,771,000
    Other License: $254,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $241,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $204,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000
    Other: $67,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,398,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,631,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 743
  • Number of aged recipients: 77
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 666
  • Number of recipients under 18: 157
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 439
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 147
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 260
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 363
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED357$153,011185$143,6321,008$159,25839$40,7952$452,500183$140,781137$62,219
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$175,25019$102,00098$167,1846$91,1670$08$120,87520$102,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED68$134,64737$102,649469$166,57846$46,0870$021$108,14383$77,976
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$148,14020$169,800307$170,5088$117,0000$010$202,80031$99,613
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$164,0913$115,00061$168,5081$185,0000$03$189,0008$87,125
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$191,74139$213,6412$152,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$244,46214$236,5002$115,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$223,6677$200,7140$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$222,0009$221,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$212,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Effingham, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Effingham, GA - Value
Most common first names in Effingham County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13069.3 years
John10571.6 years
Mary9776.4 years
William9570.5 years
George6873.5 years
Robert6471.1 years
Charles5470.3 years
Willie4873.7 years
Annie3780.7 years
Joseph3571.7 years
Most common last names in Effingham County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6168.2 years
Rahn5875.4 years
Edwards4874.6 years
Smith4768.6 years
Davis4470.1 years
Hodges4377.6 years
Kessler4081.2 years
Morgan3974.6 years
Brown3973.6 years
Hinely3677.8 years
Businesses in Effingham County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Burger King2McDonald's1
CVS1Microtel1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
DHL1Rue211
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway3
FedEx4T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul6
H&R Block2UPS5
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1