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Demographics Analysis

The people of Ben Hill County, Georgia give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Male:

Under 5 years : 767

5 to 9 years : 799

10 to 14 years : 634

15 to 17 years : 476

18 and 19 years : 219

20 years : 128

21 years : 84

22 to 24 years : 337

25 to 29 years : 545

30 to 34 years : 529

35 to 39 years : 523

40 to 44 years : 652

45 to 49 years : 444

50 to 54 years : 560

55 to 59 years : 474

60 and 61 years : 203

62 to 64 years : 320

65 and 66 years : 139

67 to 69 years : 184

70 to 74 years : 151

75 to 79 years : 213

80 to 84 years : 158

85 years and over : 56

Female:

Under 5 years : 673

5 to 9 years : 692

10 to 14 years : 558

15 to 17 years : 350

18 and 19 years : 168

20 years : 67

21 years : 8

22 to 24 years : 439

25 to 29 years : 633

30 to 34 years : 326

35 to 39 years : 830

40 to 44 years : 656

45 to 49 years : 515

50 to 54 years : 620

55 to 59 years : 572

60 and 61 years : 214

62 to 64 years : 258

65 and 66 years : 164

67 to 69 years : 128

70 to 74 years : 346

75 to 79 years : 343

80 to 84 years : 182

85 years and over : 198


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 13,039

Multiple ancestry : 1,630

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 183

Ancestry not reported : 2,683


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 16,630

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 9

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 147

Not a U.S. citizen : 749


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Total:

Under 5 years : 1,440

5 to 17 years : 3,509

18 to 24 years : 1,450

25 to 34 years : 2,033

35 to 44 years : 2,661

45 to 54 years : 2,139

55 to 59 years : 1,046

60 and 61 years : 417

62 to 64 years : 578

65 to 74 years : 1,112

75 years and over : 1,150

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 1,349

5 to 17 years : 2,729

18 to 24 years : 1,207

25 to 34 years : 1,299

35 to 44 years : 1,655

45 to 54 years : 1,705

55 to 59 years : 774

60 and 61 years : 263

62 to 64 years : 336

65 to 74 years : 896

75 years and over : 1,058

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 82

5 to 17 years : 566

18 to 24 years : 243

25 to 34 years : 505

35 to 44 years : 675

45 to 54 years : 421

55 to 59 years : 272

60 and 61 years : 154

62 to 64 years : 176

65 to 74 years : 173

75 years and over : 92

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 9

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 9

5 to 17 years : 214

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 229

35 to 44 years : 322

45 to 54 years : 13

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 66

65 to 74 years : 43

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 6,420

Female : 6,851

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,588

Female : 1,771

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 9

Foreign born:

Male : 587

Female : 309


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence : 8,073

Born in other state in the United States : 2,143

Native: born outside the United States : 9

Foreign born : 211


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,606

Now married, except separated : 4,905

Divorced : 863

Separated : 440

Widowed : 1,007

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 666

Now married, except separated : 1,517

Divorced : 448

Separated : 66

Widowed : 137

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 9

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 362

Now married, except separated : 318

Divorced : 68

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Speak only English : 14,879

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 657

Speak English less than "very well" : 511

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 19

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hindi:

Speak English "very well" : 13

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 16


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Other Groups: 6,416   (47.3%)
  • United States Or American: 3,531   (26.0%)
  • Irish: 1,178   (8.7%)
  • English: 785   (5.8%)
  • German: 454   (3.3%)
  • Scotch-irish: 298   (2.2%)
  • Subsaharan African: 277   (2.0%)
  • French (except Basque): 97   (0.7%)
  • Dutch: 77   (0.6%)
  • Italian: 58   (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 56   (0.4%)
  • British: 45   (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 40   (0.3%)
  • European: 34   (0.3%)
  • Polish: 34   (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 30   (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 21   (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 19   (0.1%)
  • Australian: 18   (0.1%)
  • Acadian/cajun: 17   (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 17   (0.1%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 15   (0.1%)
  • Celtic: 14   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 9   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 5   (0.0%)
  • Arab: 5   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Ben Hill County, Georgia is 17,535



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Ben Hill County, Georgia: 8,595
Female Population in Ben Hill County, Georgia: 8,940


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Ben Hill County, Georgia: 33.0
Median Female Resident Age in Ben Hill County, Georgia: 38.4


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Georgia is 35


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Ben Hill County, Georgia


White


Both sexes

41.9

Male

40.0

Female

43.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

32.2

Male

30.4

Female

33.4

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

34.3

Male

19.5

Female

37.0

Asian


Both sexes

28.7

Male

29.7

Female

27.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

25.5

Male

25.5

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

24.0

Male

25.4

Female

21.2

Two or More Races


Both sexes

11.9

Male

9.6

Female

13.8

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

22.8

Male

24.4

Female

18.7

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

42.8

Male

40.8

Female

44.4


(updated 2010)



Races in Ben Hill County, Georgia


  • White: 10,436
  • African American: 5,957
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 37
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 1,003
  • Two or More Races: 102



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Ben Hill County, Georgia citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Ben Hill County, Georgia

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 171   (3.37%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 90   (1.77%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 123   (2.43%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 316   (6.23%)
  • 9th Grade: 259   (5.11%)
  • 10th Grade: 259   (5.11%)
  • 11th Grade: 289   (5.7%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 233   (4.59%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,016   (39.75%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 239   (4.71%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 451   (8.89%)
  • Associate Degree: 125   (2.46%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 318   (6.27%)
  • Master's Degree: 103   (2.03%)
  • Professional School Degree: 80   (1.58%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 80   (1.35%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 70   (1.18%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 145   (2.45%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 425   (7.18%)
  • 9th Grade: 317   (5.36%)
  • 10th Grade: 347   (5.86%)
  • 11th Grade: 370   (6.25%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 264   (4.46%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,074   (35.05%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 410   (6.93%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 602   (10.17%)
  • Associate Degree: 269   (4.55%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 325   (5.49%)
  • Master's Degree: 179   (3.02%)
  • Professional School Degree: 41   (0.69%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Ben Hill County


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 509 W. Palm St., Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5500, Students: 3,383 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Ben Hill County Primary School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: 221 J. C. Hunter Drive, Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5592, Students: 1,039 )

  • Ben Hill County Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 134 J. C. Hunter Drive, Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5578, Students: 724 )

  • Ben Hill County Elementary School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 327 Dewey Mcglamry Road, Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5586, Students: 723 )

  • Ben Hill County Alternative Center


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 400 W. Jessamine St., Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5612, )

  • Prek Center


    ( Location: 405 North Longstreet Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5598, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Fitzgerald High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 601 West Cypress Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750, Phone: (229) 426-5530, Students: 897 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Ben Hill County, Georgia

Academic Libraries In Ben Hill County, Georgia

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Fitzgerald-ben Hill County Library


    123 North Main Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750

(updated 2012)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Ben Hill County, Georgia affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Area Features of Ben Hill County, Georgia


Airport


(1) Bowens Mill Christian Center Airport Historical   (2) Fitzgerald Municipal Airport  

Bridge


(1) Double Bridges  

Building


(1) Ben Hill County Courthouse   (2) Ben Hill County Emergency Medical Services   (3) Ben Hill County Jail   (4) Ben Hill County Sheriff S Department   (5) Ben Hill County Volunteer Fire Department Station 1   (6) Ben Hill County Volunteer Fire Department Station 2   (7) Ben Hill County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3   (8) Ben Hill County Volunteer Fire Department Station 5   (9) Fitzgerald City Hall   (10) Fitzgerald Fire Department   (11) Fitzgerald Fire Department Station 2   (12) Fitzgerald Police Department   (13) Fitzgerald-ben Hill County Library   (14) Georgia Forestry Commission  

Cemetery


(1) Abba Cemetery   (2) Arbor Cemetery   (3) Bethlehem Cemetery   (4) Dicksons Cemetery   (5) Dixon Cemetery   (6) Dorminey Cemetery   (7) Dorminy Mill Cemetery   (8) Englewood Cemetery   (9) Evergreen Cemetery   (10) Fairview Cemetery   (11) Friendship Cemetery   (12) Gibbs Cemetery   (13) Kiokee Cemetery   (14) Luke Cemetery   (15) Mc Cook Cemetery   (16) Mcmillan Cemetery   (17) Mims Cemetery   (18) Mount Olive Cemetery   (19) Old Field Cemetery   (20) Penn Cemetery   (21) Player Cemetery   (22) Rinor Cemetery   (23) Tanner Cemetery   (24) Troup Cemetery   (25) Union Cemetery   (26) Westwood Cemetery   (27) Wilcox-reid Cemetery  

Church


(1) Abba Church   (2) Anderson Memorial Church   (3) Arbor Church   (4) Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church   (5) Bethlehem Church   (6) Callie Garbutt Church   (7) Central Christian Church   (8) Central Methodist Church   (9) Church Of God   (10) Church Of The Nazarene   (11) Community Church   (12) Dorminy Mill Church   (13) Eastside Church   (14) Englewood Church   (15) Evergreen Church   (16) Fairview Church   (17) First Baptist Church   (18) First Presbyterian Church   (19) Friendship Church   (20) Georges Chapel Historical   (21) Holiness Church   (22) Holsee Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church   (23) Mount Calvary Church   (24) Mount Olive Baptist Church   (25) Mount Olive Church   (26) New Mount Zion Church   (27) New Prospect Church   (28) New Providence Baptist Church   (29) Pine Level Church   (30) Providence Church Historical   (31) Saint Mathews Episcopal Church   (32) Saint Peters Church   (33) Saint Williams Catholic Church Historical   (34) Salem Baptist Church   (35) Shiloh Church   (36) Springfield Church   (37) Sturgeon Church   (38) Union Church   (39) Union Holiness Church Historical   (40) Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Historical   (41) Westside Church   (42) Westwood Church   (43) Wolfpit Church Historical   (44) Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church  

Civil


(1) Ben Hill County   (2) City Of Fitzgerald   (3) Fitzgerald Division   (4) Queensland Division  

Cliff


(1) Red Bluff   (2) Yellow Bluff  

Dam


(1) Ben Hill Dam   (2) City Of Fitzgerald Dam Northeast   (3) County Lake Dam   (4) Dicksons Millpond Dam   (5) Dorminy Lake Dam   (6) Fitzgerald City Dam   (7) Fitzgerald West Lake Dam   (8) James Dormin Dam   (9) Land Lake Dam   (10) Luke Lake Dam   (11) Moorehead Dam   (12) Morehead Lake Dam   (13) N J Wilson Lake Dam   (14) Simms Lake Dam   (15) Snowden Dam One   (16) Snowden Dam Two   (17) Snowden Lake East Dam   (18) Snowden Lake West Dam   (19) Taylor Lake Dam   (20) Tuggle Lake Dam   (21) W E Tuggle Dam   (22) Walker Lake Dam   (23) Wilson Dam  

Hospital


(1) Ben Hill County Hospital   (2) Dorminy Medical Center  

Lake


(1) Baptize Lake   (2) Devils Den   (3) Long Lake   (4) Ocean Pond   (5) Piney Woods Lake   (6) Ware Pond  

Locale


(1) Ben Hill County Farm   (2) Bowens Mill State Fish Hatchery   (3) Camp Brooklyn Historical   (4) Colony Square Shopping Center   (5) Dickson Mill Historical   (6) Fitzgerald Country Club   (7) Fitzgerald Plaza Shopping Center   (8) Hills Midtown Mall Shopping Center   (9) Mann Shopping Center   (10) Village Shopping Center  

Park


(1) American Legion Park   (2) Blue And Gray Park  

Populated Place


(1) Abba   (2) Ashton   (3) Bowens Mill   (4) Fitzgerald   (5) Lulaville   (6) Queensland   (7) Westwood  

Post Office


(1) Fitzgerald Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) City Of Fitzgerald Northeast Pond   (2) County Lake   (3) Dicksons Millpond   (4) Dorminy Lake   (5) Fitzgerald City Lake   (6) Fitzgerald West Lake   (7) Land Lake   (8) Morehead Lake   (9) Simms Lake   (10) Snowden Lake East   (11) Snowden Lake West   (12) Taylor Lake   (13) Tuggle Lake   (14) W J Wilson Lake   (15) Walker Lake  

School


(1) Ashton School Historical   (2) Ben Hill County Elementary School   (3) Dorminy School Historical   (4) Fitzgerald Elementary School   (5) Fitzgerald High School   (6) Fitzgerald High School Historical   (7) Fitzgerald Junior High School   (8) Hunter School Historical   (9) Monitor Elementary School Historical   (10) Roanoke School Historical   (11) Second Ward School Historical   (12) Third Ward School Historical   (13) Vaughn Taylor School Historical  

Spring


(1) Oscewichee Spring  

Stream


(1) Courthouse Branch   (2) Deaden Branch   (3) Dicksons Mill Creek   (4) House Creek   (5) Mill Branch   (6) Mill Creek   (7) Otter Creek   (8) Player Creek   (9) South Prong House Creek   (10) Stone Creek   (11) Turkey Creek  

Tower


(1) Wbhb-am Fitzgerald  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Ben Hill County, Georgia

31750 (pop. 18,604)


Counties Nearby Ben Hill County, Georgia

Irwin County, GA  (pop. 10,138) 8.7 Miles
Wilcox County, GA  (pop. 8,721) 19.8 Miles
Turner County, GA  (pop. 9,374) 21.8 Miles
Tift County, GA  (pop. 40,893) 24.6 Miles
Telfair County, GA  (pop. 13,146) 27.6 Miles
Coffee County, GA  (pop. 43,126) 27.7 Miles
Dodge County, GA  (pop. 21,354) 31.4 Miles
Crisp County, GA  (pop. 23,605) 33.4 Miles
Berrien County, GA  (pop. 16,814) 34.5 Miles
Worth County, GA  (pop. 21,639) 36.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Ben Hill County, Georgia

229



Elevation in Ben Hill County, Georgia is 390.0 ft. (119.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Ben Hill County, Georgia

Lat: 31.731859 N        Long: -83.251409 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Ben Hill County, Georgia need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Georgia

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.46 7.33 4.83 8.11 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.46 7.33 4.83 8.11 0.00 6.56
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.50 7.36 4.78 8.54 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.50 7.36 4.78 8.54 0.00 6.56
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.73 7.50 4.76 8.70 0.00 6.67
  Total Electric Industry 7.73 7.50 4.76 8.70 0.00 6.67
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 7.44 4.74 8.50 0.00 6.71
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 7.44 4.74 8.50 0.00 6.71
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.72 7.33 4.57 8.71 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.72 7.33 4.57 8.71 0.00 6.57
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.85 7.32 4.52 8.60 0.00 6.62
  Total Electric Industry 7.85 7.32 4.52 8.60 0.00 6.62
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.66 7.17 4.29 8.96 0.00 6.43
  Total Electric Industry 7.66 7.17 4.29 8.96 0.00 6.43
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.74 7.11 4.13 9.05 0.00 6.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.74 7.11 4.13 9.05 0.00 6.37
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.67 7.01 4.23 8.99 0.00 6.40
  Total Electric Industry 7.67 7.01 4.23 8.99 0.00 6.40
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.56 6.67 4.15 8.47 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.56 6.67 4.15 8.47 0.00 6.24
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.60 6.50 4.10 8.51 0.00 6.21
  Total Electric Industry 7.60 6.50 4.10 8.51 0.00 6.21
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.72 6.61 4.28 8.56 0.00 6.39
  Total Electric Industry 7.72 6.61 4.28 8.56 0.00 6.39
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.63 6.46 3.95 8.31 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.63 6.46 3.95 8.31 0.00 6.24
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.70 6.66 4.02 0.00 4.81 6.32
  Total Electric Industry 7.70 6.66 4.02 0.00 4.81 6.32
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.88 4.43 0.00 5.12 6.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.88 4.43 0.00 5.12 6.58
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.64 7.67 5.28 0.00 5.90 7.43
  Total Electric Industry 8.64 7.67 5.28 0.00 5.90 7.43
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.91 7.81 5.38 0.00 6.12 7.63
  Total Electric Industry 8.91 7.81 5.38 0.00 6.12 7.63

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Ben Hill County, Georgia

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 240   (3.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 141   (2.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 364   (5.1%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 545   (7.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 1,097   (15.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 866   (12.2%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,492   (21.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 539   (7.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 168   (2.4%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 292   (4.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 40   (0.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 117   (1.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 389   (5.5%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 828   (11.6%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 4,667

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 650

In 3-person carpool : 203

In 4-person carpool : 9

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 113

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 15

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 33

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 19

Walked : 88

Other means : 136

Worked at home : 104


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Less than 5 minutes : 237

5 to 9 minutes : 1,157

10 to 14 minutes : 1,562

15 to 19 minutes : 1,286

20 to 24 minutes : 289

25 to 29 minutes : 250

30 to 34 minutes : 340

35 to 39 minutes : 142

40 to 44 minutes : 67

45 to 59 minutes : 228

60 to 89 minutes : 131

90 or more minutes : 244


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

With Social Security income : 2,313

No Social Security income : 4,363


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

With retirement income : 834

No retirement income : 5,842


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 540

$10,000 to $14,999 : 358

$15,000 to $19,999 : 425

$20,000 to $24,999 : 355

$25,000 to $29,999 : 319

$30,000 to $34,999 : 324

$35,000 to $39,999 : 326

$40,000 to $44,999 : 210

$45,000 to $49,999 : 175

$50,000 to $59,999 : 200

$60,000 to $74,999 : 598

$75,000 to $99,999 : 383

$100,000 to $124,999 : 207

$125,000 to $149,999 : 83

$150,000 to $199,999 : 87

$200,000 or more : 25


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $34,786


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Ben Hill County, Georgia

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 748  (18.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 373  (9.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 383  (9.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 90  (2.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 880  (21.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 950  (28.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 487  (14.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,058  (31.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 17  (0.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 36  (1.1%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Ben Hill County, Georgia

Employed: 7,919
Unemployed: 484



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 31.7%
  • Other: 68.3%



Water Usage In Ben Hill County, Georgia

Ground Water

 
Fresh 8.43 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 8.43 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 2.80 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 2.80 Mgal/d





There are 211 Farms In Ben Hill County, Georgia


(updated 2008)



Banks In Ben Hill County, Georgia

Colony Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 29

Community Banking Company Of Fitzgerald - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $250.1k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 2

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Plantersfirst - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $275.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 8

Bank Of America, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Henry Tift Myers


    (about 24.7 miles in Tifton, Georgia; Airport Code: TMA)

  • Spence


    (about 49.0 miles in Moultrie, Georgia; Airport Code: MUL)

  • Moody AFB


    (about 52.9 miles in Moody Afb, Georgia; Airport Code: VAD)

  • Moultrie/Thomasville Airport


    (about 56.1 miles in Coolidge, Georgia; Airport Code: MGR)

  • Moultrie Thomasville


    (about 56.1 miles in Coolidge, Georgia; Airport Code: MGR)

  • Southwest Georgia Regional


    (about 57.3 miles in Albany, Georgia; Airport Code: ABY)

  • W H Bud Barron


    (about 59.6 miles in Dublin, Georgia; Airport Code: DBN)

  • Waycross Ga


    (about 60.5 miles in Waycross, Georgia; Airport Code: AYS)

  • Vidalia Regional


    (about 60.5 miles in Vidalia, Georgia; Airport Code: VDI)

  • Waycross-Ware County


    (about 60.5 miles in Waycross, Georgia; Airport Code: AYS)

  • Souther Field


    (about 60.9 miles in Americus, Georgia; Airport Code: VWT)

  • Jimmy Carter Regional


    (about 60.9 miles in Americus, Georgia; Airport Code: VWT)

  • Valdosta Regional


    (about 65.6 miles in Clyattville, Georgia; Airport Code: VLD)

  • Robins AFB


    (about 65.8 miles in Warner Robins, Georgia; Airport Code: WRB)

  • Thomasville Regional


    (about 68.3 miles in Thomasville, Georgia; Airport Code: TVI)

  • Middle Georgia Regional


    (about 70.5 miles in Macon, Georgia; Airport Code: MCN)

  • Macon Downtown


    (about 77.5 miles in Macon, Georgia; Airport Code: MAC)

  • Decatur County Industrial Air Park


    (about 97.2 miles in Brinson, Georgia; Airport Code: BGE)

  • Wright AAF/Midcoast Regional


    (about 99.8 miles in Fort Stewart, Georgia; Airport Code: LIY)

  • Wright AAF


    (about 99.8 miles in Fort Stewart, Georgia; Airport Code: LIY)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Ben Hill County, Georgia

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

78.95%

Carpooled

16.28%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.14%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.08%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.50%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.24%

Walked

1.15%

Other Means

1.47%

Worked At Home

1.18%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Ben Hill County, Georgia, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,081

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 380

Female householder, no husband present : 1,154

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,801

Householder not living alone : 260


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 19

Male householder and female partner : 196

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 133

All other households : 6,328


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,312

Renter-occupied housing units : 769

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 206

Renter-occupied housing units : 174

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 447

Renter-occupied housing units : 707

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,189

Renter-occupied housing units : 872


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 956

$10,000 to $14,999 : 779

$15,000 to $19,999 : 698

$20,000 to $24,999 : 561

$25,000 to $29,999 : 335

$30,000 to $34,999 : 591

$35,000 to $39,999 : 465

$40,000 to $44,999 : 251

$45,000 to $49,999 : 253

$50,000 to $59,999 : 302

$60,000 to $74,999 : 635

$75,000 to $99,999 : 409

$100,000 to $124,999 : 239

$125,000 to $149,999 : 83

$150,000 to $199,999 : 94

$200,000 or more : 25


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Total : 8,004


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Occupied : 6,676

Vacant : 1,328


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : 136

Built 2000 to 2004 : 438

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,302

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,275

Built 1970 to 1979 : 2,050

Built 1960 to 1969 : 940

Built 1950 to 1959 : 484

Built 1940 to 1949 : 501

Built 1939 or earlier : 878


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Utility gas : 1,042

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 809

Electricity : 4,509

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 62

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 136

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 22

No fuel used : 96


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 276

$10,000 to $14,999 : 51

$15,000 to $19,999 : 75

$20,000 to $24,999 : 177

$25,000 to $29,999 : 82

$30,000 to $34,999 : 279

$35,000 to $39,999 : 95

$40,000 to $49,999 : 292

$50,000 to $59,999 : 416

$60,000 to $69,999 : 392

$70,000 to $79,999 : 331

$80,000 to $89,999 : 292

$90,000 to $99,999 : 155

$100,000 to $124,999 : 453

$125,000 to $149,999 : 295

$150,000 to $174,999 : 149

$175,000 to $199,999 : 124

$200,000 to $249,999 : 136

$250,000 to $299,999 : 23

$300,000 to $399,999 : 44

$400,000 to $499,999 : 10

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 7

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 244

Home equity loan only : 199

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,808

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,903


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Ben Hill County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : $99,800

Built 2000 to 2004 : $74,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $45,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $76,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $78,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $49,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $71,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $47,000


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Ben Hill County, Georgia: 69.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Georgia: 68.5%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Ben Hill County, Georgia

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 43 43 $3,172,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

43 43 $3,172,000
2000        
  Single Family 27 27 $2,308,000
  Two Family 1 2 $60,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

28 29 $2,368,000
2001        
  Single Family 29 29 $1,780,600
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $120,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

30 33 $1,900,600
2002        
  Single Family 44 44 $3,345,200
  Two Family 3 6 $192,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

47 50 $3,537,200
2003        
  Single Family 68 68 $3,334,230
  Two Family 1 2 $40,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

69 70 $3,374,230
2004        
  Single Family 74 74 $3,550,000
  Two Family 3 6 $150,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $220,200
  Total

78 86 $3,920,200
2005        
  Single Family 74 74 $6,049,484
  Two Family 2 4 $100,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

76 78 $6,149,484
2006        
  Single Family 39 39 $3,176,615
  Two Family 1 2 $70,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

40 41 $3,246,615


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Ben Hill County, GA): $27,100
Median Household Income In 2000 (Georgia): $42,433


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Ben Hill County): $51,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Georgia): $100,600


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Ben Hill County, Georgia

Utility Gas: 22.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 16.1%
Electricity: 56.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 3.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Ben Hill County, Georgia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 35.71%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 54.22%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 10.06%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Ben Hill County): $371
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Georgia): $613
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Ben Hill County): $474


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Ben Hill County, Georgia are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Ben Hill County, Georgia

Careone Home Health Services


     Address: 1823 Old Ocilla Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31794
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/1/1983

Vna Of Greater Tift Inc


     Address: 2014 12 Street, Highway 41n, Tifton, Georgia 31794
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 10/4/1978

Vna Of Telfair Co Inc


     Address: 1650 South Third Avenue; Hwy 441, Mc Rae, Georgia 31055
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/1/1982

Three Rivers Home Health Services, Inc


     Address: 205 Foster St, Eastman, Georgia 31023
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/1/1979

Vna Of Cordele, Inc.


     Address: 511 East Third Avenue, Cordele, Georgia 31015
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 10/1/1982

Hospitals Close To Ben Hill County, Georgia

Dorminy Medical Center


     Address: "200 Perry House Road, Box 1447", Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Irwin County Hospital


     Address: 710 N Irwin Avenue, Ocilla, Georgia 31774
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Tift Regional Medical Center


     Address: 901 E 18th Street, Tifton, Georgia 31793
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Taylor Telfair Regional Hospital


     Address: Highway 341, Mc Rae, Georgia 31055
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Coffee Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1101 Ocilla Rd P O Box 1248, Douglas, Georgia 31533
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Nursing Homes Close To Ben Hill County, Georgia

Fitzgerald Nursing Home


     Address: 185 Bowen's Mill Highway, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 78
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Life Care Center


     Address: 176 Lincoln Ave, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 141
     Percent Occupied: 84%

Osceola Nursing Home


     Address: 209 West Hudson St, Ocilla, Georgia 31774
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 79
     Percent Occupied: 95%

Palemon Gaskins Mem Nsg Home


     Address: 201 W Dismuke Avenue, Ocilla, Georgia 31774
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 30
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Pineview Health Care Center In


     Address: 402 E. Bay St, Pineview, Georgia 31071
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 78
     Percent Occupied: 76%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Ben Hill County, Georgia

Name: Hatch
Address: Highway US1, Box 439; Baxley, GA 31513
Distance: 54 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Ben Hill County, Georgia

    Retired Workers: 2,010
    Disabled Workers: 710
    Widowers Workers: 350
    Spouses Workers: 135
    Children Workers: 380


(updated 2007)



Ben Hill County, Georgia Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 39.35%
  • Bush & Cheney 60.13%
  • Other 0.53%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Ben Hill County, Georgia citizens.

Relocation to Ben Hill County, GA

6.06 % of Ben Hill County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $30,597

Georgia Average 10.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Ben Hill County, GA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Irwin County , GA 1.08 % ($25,484 AGI )
  • Coffee County , GA 0.42 % ($17,250 AGI )
  • Tift County , GA 0.38 % ($30,545 AGI )
  • Wilcox County , GA 0.35 % ($26,600 AGI )

Relocation away from Ben Hill County, GA

5.71 % of Ben Hill County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,448

Georgia Average 9.55 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Ben Hill County, GA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Irwin County , GA 1.17 % ($24,761 AGI )
  • Tift County , GA 0.51 % ($27,345 AGI )
  • Coffee County , GA 0.28 % ($17,688 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Georgia

Low Bracket: $750 (1.00%)
High Bracket: $7,000 (6.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Georgia

4.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Ben Hill County, Georgia is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Ben Hill County, Georgia


On 06/14/1963, a tornado touched down 0.82 miles from the center of Ben Hill County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 2 (with large hail) . There were 2 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 02/22/1983, a tornado touched down 0.82 miles from the center of Ben Hill County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 11/24/1992, a tornado touched down 0.82 miles from the center of Ben Hill County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 12/05/1982, a tornado touched down 0.82 miles from the center of Ben Hill County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 01/15/1971, a tornado touched down 2.2 miles from the center of Ben Hill County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 (with heavy rain) . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.



Storms In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
03/30/2000, 07:00 am 0 0 $250K --
01/12/1993, 03:28 pm 0 2 $500K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
03/27/1995, 07:45 pm 0 0 $300 --
10/30/1993, 04:30 am 0 4 $5M $500K
         



Hurricanes And Storms In Ben Hill County, Georgia

  • Tropical Storm: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 50 Knots



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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Ben Hill County, Georgia directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Georgia

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,958 11,744 14,257 15,293 16,391 18,811 20,371 21,559 23,147 24,870


(updated 2014)



Jails in Ben Hill County, Georgia


  • Ben Hill County Jail


    255 Appomattox Road, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    Confined: 114
    Avg. Population: 109
    Year Built: 1996


(updated 2006)



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