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Facts & Figures

Greene County, Georgia

Located 79 miles east of Atlanta

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20 Reasons to Choose Greene County

A Great Place to Live and Work

Greene County Community Profile

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Population(Source:  factfinder.census.gov)

Year County GA (millions) U.S. (millions)
2017 17,281 10.4 326
2016 16,535 10.1 323
2015 16,331 10.0 321
2014 16,190 9.9 319
2013 16,091 9.8 316
2012 15,988 9.7 314

2011

15,933 9.6 312
2010 15,844 9.5 309

Median Household Income(Source:  factfinder.census.gov)

Year County GA U.S.
2017      
2016 $44,299 $51,037 $55,322
2015 $42,408 $49,620 $53,889
2014 $41,390 $49,342 $53,482
2013 $42,565 $49,179 $53,046
2012 $40,728 $49,604 $53,046
2011 $38,209 $49,736 $52,762
2010 $38,513 $49,347 $51,914

Education

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 5 county public schools & 1 private school:

Greene County Elementary School

Carson Middle School

Greene County High School

Lake Oconee Academy

Nathaniel Greene Academy (Private)

HIGHER EDUCATION:
Technical College: Athens Technical College at Greensboro, Ga. (local). Enrollment varies.*

2-yr: Georgia Military College at Milledgeville, Ga. -  (44 miles) with 8,191 (FTE) students.

4-yr: Georgia College and State University at Milledgeville, Ga. (44 miles) with 6,915 students.

University of Georgia at Athens, Ga. (33 miles) with 36,574 students.

Georgia State University - Perimeter College Campus at Covington, Ga. (36 miles) with 18,700 Students

North Georgia State University - Oconee Campus (Watkinsville, Ga., 31 miles) 

*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
    5.420
  • Incorporated
    5.814
  • Schools
    13.368

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)

Incentives/Exemptions

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: 3, Amount: $1,750 as of 2018 (Includes Joint Development Authority Bonus of $500)
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to:

https://dca.ga.gov/community-economic-development/incentives/job-tax-credits

JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Yes

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.

Transportation

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).

WATER:
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.

Utilities

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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