Community Statistics

The information on this page provides an in-depth look at the demographics of Stephens County and illustrates the many reasons Toccoa and Stephens County are poised for growth and ready to welcome new industry and business.

Stephens County, GA Profile 

Stephens County, GA Consumer Expenditures

CONSUMER EXPENDITURES   AMOUNT YEAR SOURCE
Annual total expenditures per capita
Annual food expenditures per capita
Food away from home expenditures per capita
Annual housing expenditures per capita
Annual apparel & services expenditures per capita
Annual transportation expenditures per capita
Annual health care expenditures per capita
Annual health insurance expenditures per capita
Annual entertainment expenditures per capita
Annual education expenditures per capita
  $29,838.00
$2,539.20
$1,018.70
$6,554.50
$673.40
$3,237.60
$1,379.40
$805.80
$1,015.30
$415.40
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
Georgia County Guide
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COST OF LIVING STEPHENS COUNTY GEORGIA YEAR SOURCE
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Food and Beverage CPI
Housing CPI
Transportation CPI
Medical Care CPI
210.9
219.6
215.1
168.9
367.5
208.5
221.1
207.9
180.3
345.9
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
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DEMOGRAPHICS   STATISTIC YEAR SOURCE
Total Population
Toccoa city population
County & surrounding counties population
Projected County population 2018
Urban population
Rural Population
Population Female
Population Male
Population Age 18 and older
Population Age 65 and older
Population White
Population Black
Population Hispanic
Population Other Race
Population living in Poverty
Population density per square mile
  26,175
8,421
181,678
26,222
41.6%
58.4%
52.1%
47.9%
77.1%
17.0%
85.6%
11.4%
2.6%
1.2%
16.6%
145
 
2013
2013
2011
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2010
2012
Development Alliance
Georgia County Guide
Georgia Dept. of Labpr
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U.S. Census Bureau
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EDUCATION   STATISTIC YEAR SOURCE
Total Students (public schools)
Grades K-5 Student / Teacher Ratio
Grades 6-12 Student / Teacher Ratio
Graduation rate
HOPE Scholarship eligible graduates
Average SAT composite score
Percent of staff with advanced degrees
Universities or Colleges in County
Universities in County + 50 miles
Community Colleges in County + 30 miles
  4,385
16:01
15.7:1
90.8%
44.1%
1425
73%
1
16
9
2013
2012
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2013
2013
County Board of Education
County Board of Education
County Board of Education
County Board of Education
County Board of Education
Georgia County Guide
Georgia County Guide
Zoomprospector
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EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR STEPHENS COUNTY STEPHENS AREA YEAR SOURCE
Agriculture
Construction
Manufacturing
Services
Government
Other
0.40%
4.60%
17.40%
38.40%
7.90%
31.70%
2.00%
2.90%
22.10%
51.80%
21.10%
0.10%
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
Georgia EMC
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
         
LABOR STEPHENS COUNTY GEORGIA YEAR SOURCE
Total Work Force
Current Unemployment
Residents working in the same county
Workers residing in other counties
Average weekly wage
Average weekly wage -- manufacturing
Labor force -- High School graduates or higher
Labor force -- High School graduate only
Labor force -- Bachelors degree
Commute less than 20 min. to work
Commute 20-44 min. to work
Commute over 45 min. to work
Job Growth 2000-2011
White Collar Workers
Blue Collar Workers
13,040
7.9%
69.30%
31.70%
$651
$711
74.80%
25.30%
13.30%
60%
28%
12%
-8.00%
60%
39%
4,796,957
7.7%
58.70%
41.30%
$867
$632
Nov-2013
Nov-2013
2013
2013
2013
2012
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
 
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia Dept. of Labor
Georgia County Guide
Georgia County Guide
Georgia Dept of Labor
Zoomprospector
Development Alliance
Zoomprospector
Georgia County Guide
Georgia County Guide
Georgia County Guide
Zoomprospector
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QUALITY OF LIFE   STATISTIC YEAR SOURCE
Annual maximum average temp.
Annual minimum average temp.
Annual average temp.
Average number of clear days / year
Average number of snow days / year
Average number of days precipitation / year
Average annual snowfall
Quality of Life index (U.S. average 100)
  71 F
51 F
61.3 F
110
1
115
2 in.
142
 
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
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TAXES   STATISTIC YEAR SOURCE
State & Local taxes, % of Income in Georgia
Georgia individual state income tax, top rate
Corporate Income Tax -- Georgia Flat rate
Georgia gasoline tax cents per gallon
State property tax -- collections per capita
City & County sales tax
State sales tax
School Tax millage rate
City millage rate
County millage rate
  9.00%
6%
6%
28.5
$8.20
3%
4%
19.75
6.0
13.41
2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
2016
2016
2016
Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation
County Tax Assessors
Tax Foundation
County Tax Assessors
County Tax Assessors
County Tax Assessors
         
HOUSING STEPHENS COUNTY GEORGIA US YEAR SOURCE
Home ownership rate
M Buedian Home Value
Median gross monthly rent
Total Housing units
75.00%
$111,700
$608
12,664
66.80%
$160,200
$613
4,102,992
66.20%
$192,400
$602
129,065,264
2012
2012
2012
2012
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
           
LABOR STEPHENS COUNTY GA. AVERAGE US AVERAGE YEAR SOURCE
Median household income
Per capita income
Average hourly wage
$40,469
$30,553
$16.50
$55,260
$36,096
$23.50
 

$39,635
 
2013
2013
2013
Development Alliance
Georgia County Guide
Georgia Department of Labor

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The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.

The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.

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A couple of years ago, the Stephens County Development Authority informed us that we were located in an Opportunity Zone which qualified us for tax credits that were applied to our GA payroll taxes for adding new employees. We were able to realize these savings. We are thankful to our local development authority for making sure that we were taking advantage of all the tax credits available to us. -
From the beginning of our interest in moving to Toccoa-Stephens County, the Stephens County Development Authority made regular trips to our office to make sure we are adjusting to our new home and acclimated to the community resources in Stephens County. They provided a wealth of information on Georgia Business Incentives and tax incentives specific to Stephens County. They introduced us to many connections in Stephens County. We now are well connected with the Department of Labor and attend their monthly meeting and after SCDA's help with some paperwork we have taken advantage of GDOL's Incumbent Worker Program. The Development Authority also shared their long list of local vendors with us and we were able to find our utilities provider, an insurance agent, a computer technician and research local CPAs. Basically, the SCDA is our go to. If we can't figure it out or just need some guidance on an issue we don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call. We definitely appreciate the Stephens County Development Authority's efforts to make Toccoa a great place to do business. They truly make us feel welcome and appreciated in Stephens County! -
Contacts
Phone:
706-886-4242
Address:
31 W. Doyle Street, Toccoa GA 30577
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
E-mail:
tim@scda.biz
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