Zip Code 31516 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBlackshear
Zip Code StateGeorgia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Secondary County: Ware
Area Code912
Current Population:14735
Racial Majority:White 83.14%
Public School Racial Majority:White 82.3%
Unemployment Rate:2.0%
Median Household Income$34927
Average Adjusted Gross Income$54160
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time22.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range56 - 167 ft.
Area178 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)31.31369000, -82.25836700

Zip Code 31516 Description

Zip Code 31516 is located in the state of Georgia in the Jacksonville metro area. Zip code 31516 is primarily located in Pierce County. Portions of 31516 are also located in Ware County. The official US Postal Service name for 31516 is BLACKSHEAR, Georgia. Portions of zip code 31516 are contained within or border the city limits of Blackshear, GA, Waycross, GA, Deenwood, GA, and Sunnyside, GA. The area code for zip code 31516 is 912. 31516 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Georgia.

The current unemployment level in 31516 is 2.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.3% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 2.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 31516 increased to 14735 from 11974 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 31516 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 31516 public schools is White. 61.1% of students in 31516 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 12063 83.14% 12534 -4%
 Black Or African American 1357 9.35% 1307 +4%
 Hispanic 722 4.98% 605 +19%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 58 -100%
 Asian 83 0.57% 44 +89%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 12 -100%
 Other Race 6 0.07% 6 +67%
 Two Or More Races 169 1.9% 169 +63%

Zip Code 31516 Race/Ethnicity

 White 82.3%
 Black Or African American 9%
 Hispanic 6.2%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1.8%

Zip Code 31516 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1473511974
Male Population48.60%
Female Population51.40%
Total Households5556
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$34927
Income Under $50K Per Year66.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.30%
31516 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Georgia District 1Buddy CarterRepublican
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31516 Georgia State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
178Steven MeeksRepublican
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31516 Georgia State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
7Tyler HarperRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$173056
Average Real Estate Sale Price$84057
Current Unemployment Level 2.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level2.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 75h - Bacon Terraces
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 11 - 20

Zip Code 31516 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)39414752616871706655474055
Avg Max Temp (°F)63677480879193928881736579
Avg Precip (In.)4.863.624.452.943.275.525.956.223.942.922.733.1949.61
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Waycross, GA
CBSA Type31516
CBSA Population54197
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 31516
Pierce County High SchoolPierce