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Oconee County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2021: 41,677 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 26,225 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,168
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,250
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,260
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,204 (it was 1,791 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

34%

Land area: 186 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 224 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Oconee County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Oconee County, GA (2021)
    • 33,98281.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3785.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,0564.9%Two or more races
    • 1,6373.9%Asian alone
    • 1,4563.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1250.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 210.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Georgia median age:

37.5 years
Males: 20,643  (49.5%)
Females: 21,034  (50.5%)
Average household size:
Oconee County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $108,661 ($55,211 in 1999)
This county:

$108,661
Georgia:

$66,559

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $1,081 (lower quartile is $844, upper quartile is $1,521)
This county:

$1081
State:

$970


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $398,288 (it was $145,900 in 2000)
Oconee:

$398,288
Georgia:

$249,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $283,650 - $525,672

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $417,634
Here:

$417,634
State:

$321,242

Townhouses or other attached units: $217,169
Here:

$217,169
State:

$287,739

In 2-unit structures: $141,859
Here:

$141,859
State:

$236,344

Mobile homes: $82,812
Here:

$82,812
State:

$83,555

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,791
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $557

Institutionalized population: 114

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 451
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2019 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 307
  • Auto thefts: 11
Oconee County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 412 buildings, average cost: $446,100
  • 2020: 273 buildings, average cost: $406,400
  • 2019: 242 buildings, average cost: $347,800
  • 2018: 323 buildings, average cost: $286,600
  • 2017: 337 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2016: 361 buildings, average cost: $260,300
  • 2015: 359 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2014: 293 buildings, average cost: $271,500
  • 2013: 482 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2012: 180 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $262,700
  • 2010: 74 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2009: 71 buildings, average cost: $291,600
  • 2008: 138 buildings, average cost: $280,300
  • 2007: 372 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2006: 534 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2005: 497 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2004: 488 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2003: 450 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2002: 416 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2001: 259 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2000: 241 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 1999: 291 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 1998: 382 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 1997: 309 buildings, average cost: $150,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Oconee, GA residents
Average permit cost in Oconee, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $3,000 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $2,480 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Oconee, GA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Oconee, GA in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Oconee, GA in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 4.7%
Oconee County:

4.7%
Georgia:

14.0%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.3% for Black residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.7 years old
(Males: 40.4 years old, Females: 40.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 45.9 years old, American Indian residents: 14.2 years old, Asian residents: 43.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.3 years old, Other race residents: 39.5 years old)

Area name: Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oconee County is $509 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $851 a month.

Cities in this county include: Watkinsville, Elder, Bogart, North High Shoals, Bishop.

Oconee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Norman Creek (A), Mountain Creek (B), Tanyard Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Desha County, Arkansas , Fayette County, Alabama , Newberry County, South Carolina , San Diego County, California , Columbia County , DeKalb County , Randolph County, Alabama , Morgan County .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

2.6%
Georgia:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 1,045
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 98.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,808 (69.1% naturalized citizens)

Oconee County:

6.7%
Whole state:

10.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4582010 or later
  • 1,0012000 to 2009
  • 5561990 to 1999
  • 3571980 to 1989
  • 831970 to 1979
  • 136Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.1%

Oconee County marital status for males Oconee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,677
  • One, attached: 522
  • Two: 232
  • 5 to 9: 78
  • 50 or more: 76
  • Mobile homes: 612
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Oconee County with a mortgage: 8,102 (611 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 538 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25

Here:

24.2% with mortgage
State:

98.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oconee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,35326
Mainline Protestant3,72314
Black Protestant4453
Orthodox2001
Other13-
None16,074-
Oconee 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: 3
Oconee County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Oconee County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Oconee County:

9.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Oconee County:

28.2%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Oconee County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $123,611
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $827.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.66%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,869
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,200
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.23
All wheat for grain: 132 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2111 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 110 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 147 acres

Earthquake activity:

Oconee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 28% greater 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 55.1 miles away from Oconee County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 132.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 136.4 miles away from the county 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 223.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from Oconee County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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
  • Georgia TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 04, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-370: April 04, 1973, FEMA Id: 370, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Oconee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,214 (68.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,352 (7.0%)
  • Bus: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 231 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 140 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 5,395 (28.0%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (15%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Taiwan (9%)
  • Venezuela (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oconee County


  • English (20%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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

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

  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

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

  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 77 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $253,821.

10.07% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($114,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Georgia average:

10.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.69% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($73,377 average AGI)
2.37% relocated from other states ($41,467 average AGI)
Oconee County:

2.37%
Georgia average:

3.80%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Clarke County, GA  3.16% ($88,638 average AGI)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.62% ($138,163)
from Barrow County, GA  0.48% ($85,676)
from Fulton County, GA  0.42% ($146,113)
from Walton County, GA  0.34% ($92,360)
from Jackson County, GA  0.28% ($61,585)
from Madison County, GA  0.24% ($57,171)


8.33% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($97,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Georgia average:

9.60%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.33% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($66,496 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($30,754 average AGI)
Oconee County:

2.00%
Georgia average:

3.15%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Clarke County, GA  2.23% ($91,108 average AGI)
to Barrow County, GA  0.65% ($63,362)
to Jackson County, GA  0.37% ($59,038)
to Walton County, GA  0.32% ($104,702)
to Madison County, GA  0.32% ($54,532)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.30% ($53,930)
to Oglethorpe County, GA  0.24% ($41,057)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Oconee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Oconee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Oconee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,405 (2,919 aged, 486 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,211 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Oconee County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (160)
  • Unspecified dementia (122)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (117)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (102)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (99)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (64)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (33)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,257
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 568

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 107.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,677
  • Male householders: 7,183 (958 living alone), Female householders: 7,171 (1,273 living alone)
  • 10,043 spouses (9,992 opposite-sex spouses), 285 unmarried partners, (285 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,072 children (12,904 natural, 682 adopted, 505 stepchildren), 692 grandchildren, 143 brothers or sisters, 656 parents, 24 foster children, 357 other relatives, 812 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 180

Size of family households: 4,573 2-persons, 3,199 3-persons, 2,723 4-persons, 845 5-persons, 287 6-persons, 201 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,231 1-person, 225 2-persons, 23 4-persons, 44 5-persons.

8,549 married couples with children.
1,625 single-parent households (563 men, 1,062 women).

91.0% of residents of Oconee speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,721,000 ($3,066 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,707,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,189,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,046,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $560,000
Federal grants: $14,938,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,211,000 ($117,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,777,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $29,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,995,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,379,000

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

Births: 1,751
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 857
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +190
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,487
Here:

+84 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Oconee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.95 millions of gallons per day (93% from ground, 7% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.7
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.6

Year house built in Oconee County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Oconee County, Georgia
  • 732020 or later
  • 3,5272010 to 2019
  • 3,1922000 to 2009
  • 3,0121990 to 1999
  • 2,5431980 to 1989
  • 1,6501970 to 1979
  • 5801960 to 1969
  • 3481950 to 1959
  • 901940 to 1949
  • 5421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, Georgia
  • 191 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 2053 rooms
  • 3704 rooms
  • 1,1465 rooms
  • 2,0166 rooms
  • 2,0577 rooms
  • 1,7688 rooms
  • 4,7899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
  • 61 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 493 rooms
  • 3174 rooms
  • 6765 rooms
  • 5146 rooms
  • 1797 rooms
  • 2028 rooms
  • 2679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Oconee County, Georgia
  • 21no bedroom
  • 771 bedroom
  • 6692 bedrooms
  • 4,5173 bedrooms
  • 4,2514 bedrooms
  • 2,9075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oconee County, Georgia
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1511 bedroom
  • 5382 bedrooms
  • 1,1243 bedrooms
  • 3144 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 52no vehicle
  • 1,6121 vehicle
  • 5,4492 vehicles
  • 3,1323 vehicles
  • 1,5994 vehicles
  • 4605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oconee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 65no vehicle
  • 7471 vehicle
  • 1,0592 vehicles
  • 2773 vehicles
  • 1424 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

87.9% of Oconee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Georgia.

Oconee County:

87.9%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 25,184
  • Other state: 13,063
  • Northeast: 2,000
  • Midwest: 2,500
  • South: 7,127
  • West: 1,437
Year householders moved into unit in Oconee County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oconee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 30.0%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 23.6%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 754
Here:

14.8%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 578
Here:

17.8%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 198
Here:

13.1%
Georgia:

19.6%

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

Oconee County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,141,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,354,000
    Other: $2,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,205,000
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,878,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,541,000
    Regular Highways: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    General - Other: $64,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,314,000
    Police Protection: $4,277,000
    Water Utilities: $4,254,000
    General - Other: $3,603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,911,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,778,000
    Financial Administration: $2,479,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,424,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,880,000
    Sewerage: $1,179,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,003,000
    Local Fire Protection: $818,000
    Health - Other: $588,000
    Solid Waste Management: $546,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $148,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $515,000
    Public Welfare: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,210,000
    Other - Libraries: $413,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $150,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $136,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,833,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,344,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,899,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $29,852,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,680,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,191,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,046,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,823,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $90,000
    General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Rents: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $345,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,984,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,816,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,536,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $661,000
    Other: $616,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,885,000
    Property: $13,845,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,687,000
    Other License: $649,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $321,000
    Other: $315,000
    Other Selective Sales: $172,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $138,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $72,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,527,000

Oconee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,141,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,354,000
    Other: $2,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,205,000
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,878,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,541,000
    Regular Highways: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    General - Other: $64,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,314,000
    Police Protection: $4,277,000
    Water Utilities: $4,254,000
    General - Other: $3,603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,911,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,778,000
    Financial Administration: $2,479,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,424,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,880,000
    Sewerage: $1,179,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,003,000
    Local Fire Protection: $818,000
    Health - Other: $588,000
    Solid Waste Management: $546,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $148,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $515,000
    Public Welfare: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,210,000
    Other - Libraries: $413,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $150,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $136,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,833,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,344,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,899,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $29,852,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,680,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,191,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,046,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,823,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $90,000
    General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Rents: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $345,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,984,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,816,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,536,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $661,000
    Other: $616,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,885,000
    Property: $13,845,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,687,000
    Other License: $649,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $321,000
    Other: $315,000
    Other Selective Sales: $172,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $138,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $72,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,527,000

Oconee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,141,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,354,000
    Other: $2,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,205,000
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,878,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,541,000
    Regular Highways: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    General - Other: $64,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,314,000
    Police Protection: $4,277,000
    Water Utilities: $4,254,000
    General - Other: $3,603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,911,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,778,000
    Financial Administration: $2,479,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,424,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,880,000
    Sewerage: $1,179,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,003,000
    Local Fire Protection: $818,000
    Health - Other: $588,000
    Solid Waste Management: $546,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $148,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $515,000
    Public Welfare: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,210,000
    Other - Libraries: $413,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $150,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $136,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,833,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,344,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,899,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $29,852,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,680,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,191,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,046,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,823,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $90,000
    General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Rents: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $345,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,984,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,816,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,536,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $661,000
    Other: $616,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,885,000
    Property: $13,845,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,687,000
    Other License: $649,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $321,000
    Other: $315,000
    Other Selective Sales: $172,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $138,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $72,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,527,000

Oconee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,141,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,354,000
    Other: $2,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,205,000
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,878,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,541,000
    Regular Highways: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    General - Other: $64,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,314,000
    Police Protection: $4,277,000
    Water Utilities: $4,254,000
    General - Other: $3,603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,911,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,778,000
    Financial Administration: $2,479,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,424,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,880,000
    Sewerage: $1,179,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,003,000
    Local Fire Protection: $818,000
    Health - Other: $588,000
    Solid Waste Management: $546,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $148,000
    Libraries: $88,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $515,000
    Public Welfare: $225,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,210,000
    Other - Libraries: $413,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $160,000
    Other - Health - Other: $150,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $136,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,833,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,344,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,899,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $29,852,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,680,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,191,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,046,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,823,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Interest Earnings: $146,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $90,000
    General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Rents: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $345,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,984,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,816,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,536,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $661,000
    Other: $616,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,885,000
    Property: $13,845,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,687,000
    Other License: $649,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $321,000
    Other: $315,000
    Other Selective Sales: $172,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $138,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $72,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,527,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 292
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 256
  • Number of recipients under 18: 41
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 186
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 65
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 124
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 138
Most common first names in Oconee County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13071.1 years
Mary8776.7 years
William8774.4 years
John8075.9 years
Robert6173.0 years
George5073.0 years
Willie4078.3 years
Charles3768.7 years
Thomas3278.5 years
Ruth2982.5 years
Most common last names in Oconee County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4474.5 years
Thomas4077.2 years
Brown3576.9 years
Johnson3578.4 years
Elder3178.7 years
Williams3077.7 years
Whitehead2777.3 years
Jones2674.7 years
Hardigree2579.3 years
Jackson2271.6 years
Businesses in Oconee County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Publix Super Markets1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx4U-Haul2
GNC1UPS4

Oconee County on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"