Wilkinson County, Georgia

 

Georgia Economic Profile: Gordon and Wilkinson County









Index

(01)Population Chart
(02)Per Capita Income Chart
(03)Health Chart
(04)Education Chart
(05)Commercial Services
(06)Municipal Services
(07)Recreation
(08)Utilities
(09)Taxes
(10)Transportation

Population
POPULATION
      GA US
  City County (millions)
1950 1,761 9,781 3.4 151.3
1960 1,793 9,250 3.9 179.3
1970 2,553 9,393 4.6 203.2
1980 2,768 10,368 5.5 226.5
1990 2,468 10,228 6.5 249.5
1996 2,634 10,743 7.3 265

Per Capita Income
PER CAPITA INCOME
  County GA US
1970 $2,610 $3,373 $4,047
1980 $6,957 $8,353 $9,940
1985 $10,179 $12,864 $14,155
1990 $13,591 $17,123 $18,666
1992 $14,406 $18,496 $20,146
1993 $14,768 $19,244 $20,809
1994 $15,431 $20,198 $21,699

Health

bulletFour medical doctors
bulletOne dentist
bulletGordon Medical Center
bulletOne hospital at Milledgeville (20 miles) with 160 beds
bulletWilkinson County Health Department
bulletFour hospitals at Macon (30 miles) with 1,034 beds

Education Community Schools
bulletFour county public schools
bullet135 teachers
bullet1,928 students
bullet107 high school graduates in 1995
bulletOne private school with 84 students in 1995

Higher Education
bulletTechnical institute
bulletMacon at Macon (30 miles) has 3,061 students
bulletTwo year colleges
bulletMacon College at Macon with 4,907 students
bulletGeorgia Military College at Milledgeville (20 miles) with 430 students
bulletSenior colleges
bulletGeorgia College and State University at Milledgeville with 5,600 students
bulletMercer University at Macon with 6,729 students

Commercial Services

Communications
bulletLocal newspapers
bulletOne weekly
bulletDaily delivered - Macon Evening News
bulletTelevision
bulletSix television channels (cable available)

Financial Facilities
bulletOne bank with $48 million in assests

Industrial Support Services
bulletFabricating, finishing, forming at Gordon (13 miles)
bulletCasting, machining, tool and die shop, electric motor repair at Macon (20 miles)

Public Accommodations
bulletThree restaurants (largest seating capacity 200)
bulletOne motel at Irwinton (10 rooms)
bulletSeveral meeting facilities available

Municipal Services

Fire protection
bulletTwo fully-equipped fire trucks staffed by 20 volunteer fire personnel
bulletFire insurance classification is seven

Polic protection
bulletSix city and six county police officers

Garbage
bulletService provided by city

Professional Engineer
bulletNone

Zoning
bulletCity has zoning ordinance and subdivision design standards

Recreation

Facilities
bulletFour tennis courts
bulletOne golf course
bulletOne swimming pool
bulletOne country club

State Park
bulletHamburg State Park (62 miles) with fishing, camping, agricultural musuem, and working grist mill

Public Lake/River
bulletOconee River (20 miles) has swimming, fishing, camping, water skiing and motor boating

Yearly Events
bulletWilkinson County Arts and Crafts Show (early November)

Utilities

Electricity
bulletA part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Irwinton has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity.

Natural Gas
bulletAvailable in industrial quantities on both a firm and an interruptible basis.

Water
bulletPlant capacity: 1,300,000 gal/day
bulletConsumption: 300,000 gal/day avg and 700,00 gal/day max.
bulletTwo elevated storage tanks with 450,000 gallon capacity
bulletSource: 2 deep wells

Sewage
bulletPlant capacity: 900,000 gal/day
bulletPlant load: 500,000 gal/day
bulletPrimary and secondary treatment plant
Taxes

Property
bulletProperty taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location. The on ly realistic way to compare property taxes for different locations is to use "effective tax rates" (tax rate multiplied by assessment ratio). Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and sales tax rates into once convienent figure -- the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property: land, buildings, machinery, equipment, and inventory.
bullet'95 effective rate for property within the city: $12.04
bullet'95 effective rate for property outside the city: $10.80

Sales
bulletCity and county have 1% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.
Transportation

Motor Freight Carriers
bullet1 interstate and 21 inner/intrastate

Rail
bulletNorfolk Southern rail service at Gordon (local)
bulletNorfolk Southern piggyback service at Macon (20 miles).

Water
bulletNearest navigable river: Chattahoochee (9 foot channel depth) with a public barge dock at Columbus (115 miles).
bulletNearest seaport: Savannah (168 miles) with a maintained channel depth of 42 feet.

Air
bulletNearest commercial air service: Macon (20 miles).
bulletAirlines: Atlantic Southeast
bulletNearest public airport at Macon (20 miles)
bullet6,500 foot bituminous runway
bulletServices and navigational aids:
bulletaircraft tiedown
bulletairframe & power plant repair
bullethangar
bulletlighted runway
bulletVOR, ILS, NDB

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Wilkinson County, Georgia
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