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Telfair County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2021: 13,070 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 11,794 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,651
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,285
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,241
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,607 (it was 899 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

34%

Land area: 441 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Telfair County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.3%), Manufacturing (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Telfair County, GA (2021)
    • 6,23148.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,49034.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,03115.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 970.8%Two or more races
    • 150.1%Asian alone
    • 120.09%Some other race alone
    • 60.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Georgia median age:

37.5 years
Males: 7,654  (58.6%)
Females: 5,416  (41.4%)
Average household size:
Telfair County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $43,981 ($26,097 in 1999)
This county:

$43,981
Georgia:

$66,559

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $238, upper quartile is $551)
This county:

$423
State:

$970


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $83,475 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Telfair:

$83,475
Georgia:

$249,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,310 - $177,007

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $123,850
Here:

$123,850
State:

$321,242

Mobile homes: $42,030
Here:

$42,030
State:

$83,555

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,205
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 3,126

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2012 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 0
Telfair County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $390,000
  • 2019: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $207,600
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $162,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $26,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Telfair, GA residents
Average permit cost in Telfair, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,427 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $661 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Telfair, GA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Telfair, GA in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Telfair, GA in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 26.4%
Telfair County:

26.4%
Georgia:

14.0%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 76.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 41.4 years old
(Males: 39.3 years old, Females: 44.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.4 years old, Black residents: 40.0 years old, American Indian residents: 2.7 years old, Asian residents: 47.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.4 years old, Other race residents: 41.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Telfair County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $613 a month.

Cities in this county include: McRae, Helena, Lumber City, Milan, Scotland, Jacksonville.

Telfair 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: Barbour County, Alabama , Bryan County , Early County , Rankin County, Mississippi , Montgomery County , Limestone County, Texas , Nacogdoches County, Texas , Pecos County, Texas .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

7.4%
Georgia:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 247
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,312 (2.9% naturalized citizens)

Telfair County:

10.0%
Whole state:

10.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4312010 or later
  • 3582000 to 2009
  • 2701990 to 1999
  • 171980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 3Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.2%

Telfair County marital status for males Telfair County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,177
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 119
  • 3 or 4: 106
  • 5 to 9: 261
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • 20 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 1,383

Housing units in Telfair County with a mortgage: 425 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2

Here:

99.5% with mortgage
State:

98.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Telfair County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,49325
Black Protestant1,56813
Mainline Protestant1,20918
Catholic1271
Other1183
Orthodox201
None9,965-
Telfair 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: 4
Telfair County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Telfair County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Telfair County:

11.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Telfair County:

29.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Telfair County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,889
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $419.10
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,782
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,890
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.27
Corn for grain: 743 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 382 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4599 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 449 harvested acres
Vegetables: 803 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,860 acres

Earthquake activity:

Telfair County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Telfair County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 172.7 miles away from the 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 233.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 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 178.1 miles away from Telfair County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Hurricane Michael, Incident Period: October 9, 2018 - October 23, 2018, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4400-GA: October 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4400, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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 Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, 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 Telfair County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Telfair

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,695 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 211 (4.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 28 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 18 (0.4%)
  • Worked at home: 132 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

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


  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Telfair County


  • American (14%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Bahamian (0%)
  • German (0%)
  • Scottish (0%)

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

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

  • 1,744 people in federal prisons
  • 1,146 people in state prisons
  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

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

  • 1,319 people in state prisons
  • 220 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $42,241.

7.79% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($21,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Georgia average:

10.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.32% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,710 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($3,929 average AGI)
Telfair County:

1.47%
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 Dodge County, GA  0.89% ($21,793 average AGI)
from Wheeler County, GA  0.73% ($32,875)
from Jeff Davis County, GA  0.61% ($25,550)


7.42% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($28,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Georgia average:

9.60%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.44% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($25,450 average AGI)
0.98% relocated to other states ($3,314 average AGI)
Telfair County:

0.98%
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 Dodge County, GA  1.35% ($30,841 average AGI)
to Jeff Davis County, GA  0.61% ($28,400)
to Wheeler County, GA  0.61% ($29,550)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Telfair County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Telfair County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Telfair County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Telfair County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Telfair County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Telfair County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Telfair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,307 (1,659 aged, 648 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 155 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (161)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (127)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (97)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (82)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (41)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (12)
  • Congestive heart failure (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,048
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 194
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,438

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,227
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,098
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,070
  • Male householders: 1,203 (266 living alone), Female householders: 1,920 (486 living alone)
  • 1,558 spouses (1,551 opposite-sex spouses), 139 unmarried partners, (139 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,010 children (3,869 natural, 5 adopted, 130 stepchildren), 446 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 272 parents, 0 foster children, 357 other relatives, 297 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,821

Size of family households: 1,125 2-persons, 599 3-persons, 322 4-persons, 132 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 751 1-person, 55 2-persons.

1,165 married couples with children.
1,014 single-parent households (181 men, 833 women).

89.3% of residents of Telfair speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (10% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 80% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $104,779,000 ($8,114 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,798,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,526,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,799,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,434,000
Federal grants: $34,092,000
Federal procurement contracts: $890,000 ($209,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,038,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $331,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,118,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,014,000

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

Births: 911
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 845
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,310
Here:

+99 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Telfair County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.88 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built in Telfair County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Telfair County, Georgia
  • 02020 or later
  • 1702010 to 2019
  • 3262000 to 2009
  • 7691990 to 1999
  • 6551980 to 1989
  • 9601970 to 1979
  • 9251960 to 1969
  • 2981950 to 1959
  • 2621940 to 1949
  • 4911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Telfair County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Telfair County, Georgia
  • 201 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 203 rooms
  • 1794 rooms
  • 5035 rooms
  • 6706 rooms
  • 3717 rooms
  • 1148 rooms
  • 3199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
  • 561 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 663 rooms
  • 2544 rooms
  • 2295 rooms
  • 1316 rooms
  • 887 rooms
  • 158 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Telfair County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Telfair County, Georgia
  • 22no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 3652 bedrooms
  • 1,1873 bedrooms
  • 5144 bedrooms
  • 1095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Telfair County, Georgia
  • 55no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 3252 bedrooms
  • 3403 bedrooms
  • 1334 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Telfair County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Telfair County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Telfair County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 145no vehicle
  • 7361 vehicle
  • 7482 vehicles
  • 3583 vehicles
  • 1044 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Telfair County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Telfair County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 138no vehicle
  • 4391 vehicle
  • 2732 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.9% of Telfair County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Georgia.

Telfair County:

91.9%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 10,073
  • Other state: 1,541
  • Northeast: 158
  • Midwest: 254
  • South: 976
  • West: 149
Year householders moved into unit in Telfair County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Telfair County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.7%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 87.2%Electricity
  • 7.8%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 447
Here:

31.0%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

6.2%
Georgia:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 119
Here:

31.4%
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

Telfair County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $905,000
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $328,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,086,000
    Health - Other: $1,078,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    Police Protection: $942,000
    General - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $848,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $649,000
    Regular Highways: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000
    Sale of Property: $133,000
    Rents: $33,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $79,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $789,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $609,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,321,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $326,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Telfair County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $905,000
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $328,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,086,000
    Health - Other: $1,078,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    Police Protection: $942,000
    General - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $848,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $649,000
    Regular Highways: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000
    Sale of Property: $133,000
    Rents: $33,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $79,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $789,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $609,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,321,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $326,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Telfair County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $905,000
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $328,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,086,000
    Health - Other: $1,078,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    Police Protection: $942,000
    General - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $848,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $649,000
    Regular Highways: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000
    Sale of Property: $133,000
    Rents: $33,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $79,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $789,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $609,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,321,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $326,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Telfair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $905,000
    Solid Waste Management: $540,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,160,000
    General - Other: $328,000
    Correctional Institutions: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,086,000
    Health - Other: $1,078,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    Police Protection: $942,000
    General - Other: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $848,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $649,000
    Regular Highways: $575,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000
    Libraries: $57,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $371,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000
    Sale of Property: $133,000
    Rents: $33,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $79,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,978,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $789,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $609,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,321,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $326,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 640
  • Number of aged recipients: 87
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 553
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 383
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 188
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 291
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 257
Most common first names in Telfair County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14272.1 years
William13074.3 years
John12773.4 years
Mary11978.4 years
Willie8272.0 years
Robert6272.4 years
Annie5379.9 years
George5273.1 years
Henry4573.7 years
Thomas4172.7 years
Most common last names in Telfair County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11273.7 years
Williams10775.2 years
Jones8674.4 years
Walker8374.8 years
Brown6770.4 years
Powell5878.0 years
Mcrae5676.6 years
White4677.9 years
Clark4574.5 years
Spires4372.7 years
Businesses in Telfair County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Subway2
Dairy Queen1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1

Telfair County on our top lists:

  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"