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Port Wentworth

Port Wentworth, Georgia

  •   State: 
    Georgia
      County: 
    Chatham County
      City: 
    Port Wentworth
      County FIPS: 
    13051
      Coordinates: 
    32°9′52″N 81°10′48″W
      Area total: 
    16.12 sq mi (41.74 km²)
      Area land: 
    16.07 sq mi (41.62 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.12 km²)
      Elevation: 
    23 ft (7 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    32,1785
      Longitude: 
    -81,2008
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Savannah, GA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    31407
      GMAP: 

    Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia, United States

  •   Population: 
    13,000
      Population density: 
    676.87 residents per square mile of area (261.34/km²)
      Household income: 
    $58,903
      Households: 
    1,778
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%

Port Wentworth is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. The 2020 population was 10,878, more than double the population of 5,359 at the 2010 census. In February 2008, an explosion at the historic Dixie Crystals sugar plant, established in 1916 on Oxnard Drive, killed 14 people and injured at least 40 others. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 sq mi (43.0 km²), of which 0.15 square miles (0.4 km²) is covered by water. The city is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. It is served by the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce and the M. Ann Levett., Ed.D., is the superintendent of schools for the school system. It was incorporated in 1957 by the Georgia General Assembly and is located at 32°0952N 81°1048W. In the city, the age distribution was 25.9% under 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 or older. The median age was 31.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 94 males. For the period 2008-2012, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $50,031, and for a family was $59,552. The average household size was 2.58, and the average family size was 3.08.

History

Port Wentworth is the primary city name, but also Port Wentwrth, Prt Wentworth, Savannah are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Port Wentworth, Georgia. On February 7, 2008, an explosion at the historic Dixie Crystals sugar plant, established in 1916 on Oxnard Drive, killed 14 people and injured at least 40 others. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 56. The blast could be heard as far away as Levy, South Carolina, where it shook house walls. The accident brought Port Wentworth national and international notice; it was widely reported in European and Asian media. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Portwentworth in 1957. The town is located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, which flows into theributary of the Little Piedmont River. It is located in the state of Georgia, which was once part of South Carolina. It was incorporated as a city by the state legislature in 1957, and became a state-owned company in 1961. The city's name is derived from the town's name, "Port Wentworth," which means "Port of the Wentworth" or "Wentworth Town" in English. It has a population of about 2,000, and the town was once known as "Port-of-the-Wentz" or 'Port of Wentz' in English, "W Wentworth' in Spanish, and "Wattworth" in Spanish. The state's name was changed to "Port" in 1961, and it was incorporated into the state in 1966. The name "Portwentworth" is now "Portville" or  "Portwich" in Welsh.

Geography

Port Wentworth is located in the northern corner of Chatham County at 32°0952N 81°1048W. It is bordered by Effingham County to the north, by Garden City to the southeast, and by the Savannah city limits (surrounding Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport) to the southwest. Within the Port Wentworth city limits are the localities of Meinhard and Monteith.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 sq mi (43.0 km²), of which 0.15 square miles (0.4 km²) is covered by water. The city is home to the Georgia Tech Business School, which was founded in 1903. The school was the first in the state to offer a degree in business administration. It was also the first to offer an associate degree in the field of business administration, which it continues to do to this day. It also offers a number of other programs, such as the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Savannah Museum of Art, which were founded in the 1930s and 1940s. The Savannah School District was established in the 1940s and is one of the oldest public schools in the South. It has been the location of the Savannah High School for more than 50 years, and was the site of Savannah's first high school in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Savannah School System was founded, and it is the only one of its kind in Georgia.

Demographics

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 5,359 people, 2,042 households, and 1,378 families. The racial makeup of the city was 61.1% White, 31.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 2.8% some other race, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.2%. The median annual income for a household in the city is $50,031, and for a family is $59,552. The city has a population of 10,878, with 3,258 households and 2,091 families as of the 2020 United States census. The average household size was 2.58, and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 31.8 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.4 males. The per capita income for the city in 2008-2012 was $25,295. About 11.7%. of families and 15.8%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1%. of those under age 18 and 18.6. of those age 65 or over. For the period 2008-2012, the estimated median annual incomes for a Household in the City was $50.031. For a family, the median income was $59.552. for the period2008-2012. The age distribution was 25.9% under 18, 9.6%. from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2%, and 9.9%. from 45 to 64.

Education

Port Wentworth is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. M. Ann Levett., Ed.D., is the superintendent of schools for Port Wentworth.

Law enforcement

Port Wentworth is served by the Port Wentworth Police Department. The city is home to a population of 1,000 people. The town is located on the shores of Lake Wentworth, a body of water with an estimated depth of 2,000 feet. The water is used to supply the city's water supply and sewage treatment system. It is also used as a source of drinking water for the town's 1,200 residents. It also provides drinking water to the surrounding area. The Port Wentsworth Police Department is based in the town of Wentworth and serves the city of Wentworth on the lake. It was founded in 1858. It has been in existence since 1858 and is the oldest police department in the city. The police department was established in 1859 and is still in operation today. It serves the town on the banks of the lake, which was once a cause of concern for many residents of the town.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia = 77. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Port Wentworth = 5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 13,000 individuals with a median age of 39.7 age the population grows by 36.54% in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 676.87 residents per square mile of area (261.34/km²). There are average 2.41 people per household in the 1,778 households with an average household income of $58,903 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.40% of the available work force and has dropped -4.15% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.30%. The number of physicians in Port Wentworth per 100,000 population = 307.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Port Wentworth = 48.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 212. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 38.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 30, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia which are owned by the occupant = 68.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $141,170 and home appreciation of -5.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.45 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,270 per student. There are 14.2 students for each teacher in the school, 384 students for each Librarian and 406 students for each Counselor. 3.64% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.96% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.16% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Port Wentworth's population in Chatham County, Georgia of 4,379 residents in 1900 has increased 2,97-fold to 13,000 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.14% female residents and 47.86% male residents live in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia.

    As of 2020 in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia are married and the remaining 40.98% are single population.

  • 22.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Port Wentworth require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.68% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.73% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.94% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia, 68.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.11% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.58% are vacant.

  • The 44.13% of the population in Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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