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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Towns County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,861

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 206

Female householder, no husband present : 347

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,446

Householder not living alone : 109


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 28

Male householder and female partner : 39

Female householder and female partner : 3

Female householder and male partner : 33

All other households : 4,866


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Towns County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,509

Renter-occupied housing units : 352

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 172

Renter-occupied housing units : 34

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 257

Renter-occupied housing units : 90

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,261

Renter-occupied housing units : 294


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 338

$10,000 to $14,999 : 279

$15,000 to $19,999 : 477

$20,000 to $24,999 : 375

$25,000 to $29,999 : 279

$30,000 to $34,999 : 322

$35,000 to $39,999 : 426

$40,000 to $44,999 : 272

$45,000 to $49,999 : 275

$50,000 to $59,999 : 639

$60,000 to $74,999 : 432

$75,000 to $99,999 : 345

$100,000 to $124,999 : 160

$125,000 to $149,999 : 125

$150,000 to $199,999 : 92

$200,000 or more : 133


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Towns County, Georgia)

Total : 8,200


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Towns County, Georgia)

Occupied : 4,969

Vacant : 3,231


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Towns County, Georgia)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Towns County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : 151

Built 2000 to 2004 : 580

Built 1990 to 1999 : 2,365

Built 1980 to 1989 : 2,088

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,260

Built 1960 to 1969 : 560

Built 1950 to 1959 : 690

Built 1940 to 1949 : 294

Built 1939 or earlier : 212


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Towns County, Georgia)

Utility gas : 110

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 2,571

Electricity : 1,844

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 175

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 269

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 37

$10,000 to $14,999 : 64

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 16

$30,000 to $34,999 : 38

$35,000 to $39,999 : 35

$40,000 to $49,999 : 106

$50,000 to $59,999 : 159

$60,000 to $69,999 : 69

$70,000 to $79,999 : 134

$80,000 to $89,999 : 110

$90,000 to $99,999 : 93

$100,000 to $124,999 : 301

$125,000 to $149,999 : 234

$150,000 to $174,999 : 389

$175,000 to $199,999 : 327

$200,000 to $249,999 : 460

$250,000 to $299,999 : 334

$300,000 to $399,999 : 418

$400,000 to $499,999 : 254

$500,000 to $749,999 : 314

$750,000 to $999,999 : 143

$1,000,000 or more : 153


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Towns 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 : 34

Home equity loan only : 228

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,754

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,183


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Towns County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : $174,700

Built 2000 to 2004 : $221,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $210,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $219,900

Built 1970 to 1979 : $184,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $214,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $125,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $196,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $196,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Towns County, Georgia: 66.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Georgia: 68.5%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Towns 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 221 221 $22,412,055
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

221 221 $22,412,055
2000        
  Single Family 181 181 $19,465,383
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

181 181 $19,465,383
2001        
  Single Family 234 234 $27,109,435
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

234 234 $27,109,435
2002        
  Single Family 259 259 $37,496,726
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 9 36 $1,561,959
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

268 295 $39,058,685
2003        
  Single Family 254 254 $32,191,611
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

254 254 $32,191,611
2004        
  Single Family 293 293 $38,349,194
  Two Family 2 4 $244,044
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 24 $1,281,120
  Total

299 321 $39,874,358
2005        
  Single Family 368 368 $53,284,901
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $249,796
  Five or More Family 1 8 $685,326
  Total

370 380 $54,220,023
2006        
  Single Family 397 397 $72,695,083
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

397 397 $72,695,083


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Towns County, GA): $31,950
Median Household Income In 2000 (Georgia): $42,433


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Towns County): $113,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Georgia): $100,600


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Towns County, Georgia

Utility Gas: 2.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 53.4%
Electricity: 31.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 5.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.3%
Wood: 6.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Towns County, Georgia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 5.44%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 16.19%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 78.37%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Towns County): $435
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Georgia): $613
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Towns County): $620


(updated 2010)



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