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Facts & Figures

Greene County, Georgia

Located 79 miles east of Atlanta


20 Reasons to Choose Greene County

A Great Place to Live and Work

Greene County Community Profile

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Year County GA (millions) U.S. (millions)
2011 16,031 9.8 311
2010 16,009 9.7 309
2009 15,743 9.8 307

Per Capita Income

Year County GA U.S.
2011 $38,429 $35,979 $41,560
2010 $36,716 $34,531 $39,791
2009 $35,507 $33,887 $38,637


COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 5 county public schools & 1 private school

Technical College: Athens Technical College at Greensboro (local) with 25 students.

2-yr: Georgia Military College at Milledgeville (44 miles) with 1,200 students.

4-yr: Georgia College and State University at (44 miles) with 6,444 students; University of Georgia at Athens (33 miles) with 34,518 students.

Athens Tech satellite campus at Greene County Center provides academic and technical education to 140 students.

Local Taxes

PROPERTY: Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax. 

Effective Rates:

Millage Rate 2017: *

  • Unincorporated
  • Incorporated
  • Schools

SALES: City and county have 2% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.  Education Local Option Sales Tax 1%.  Total Sales Tax - 7% (2017)


INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport is the general term used for the exemption
of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers
manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Greensboro and Greene County exempt 100% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.

JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 2, Amount: $3,000 as of 2017 (Includes Joint Development Authority Bonus of $500)
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to


Municipal Services

FIRE PROTECTION: Protection outside city limits. 9 city and rural fire departments with 178 volunteer personnel within county. Fire insurance classification 6 in city.

ZONING: City and county have zoning ordinance.


COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (79 miles) service by:

Domestic Carriers: Alaska, American, Boutique, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United Airlines

International Carriers:  Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch, Korean Air, Lufthansa German, Qatar, Turkish and Virgin Airlines.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (79 miles) with a 11,889 feet Bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR, ILS, NDB, 24-hour manned control tower.

Greensboro Airport (local) with a 5,500 x 75 feet asphalt runway, aircraft tiedown, lighted runway.

RAIL: CSX piggyback - Atlanta (79 miles); CSX rail - Greensboro (local); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Atlanta (79 miles).

Navigable River: Savannah River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Savannah (184 miles).
Seaport: Savannah Seaport (184 miles) operated by Ga. Ports Authority with maintained channel depth of 42 feet.  Future Channel Project Depth of up to 47 feet.


ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Greene County 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. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.

NATURAL GAS: Available in industrial quantities on both a firm and an interruptible basis.

WATER: Plant capacity: 1,500,000 gal/day. Consumption: 700,000 gal/day average, 1,324,000 gal/day maximum, 1,000,000
gal/day 30-day average. Elevated storage capacity: 750,000 gal. Source: Lake Oconee.

SEWER: Plant Capacity: 1,000,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 350,000 gal/day; Primary, secondary treatment plant.



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