Warner Robins Georgia 31088
Warner Robins GA was established in 1821 as a former farming community named York, and was later changed to Wellston in 1865 in honor of the chief engineer who helped established a railroad route north to Macon. In 1943 Wellston was renamed Warner Robins in honor of Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins.
Warner Robins is located in the “heart of Georgia” just 20 miles south of Macon and over 100 miles south of Atlanta. According to the United States Census Bureau, Warner Robins has a total area of 35.07 square miles. Adjacent towns to Warner Robins include: Bonaire, Byron, Centerville, Kathleen, and Perry. The zip code for Warner Robins is 31088 and the area code is (478).
Warner Robins is home to Robins Air Force Base (RAFB), the largest industrial complex in the state and one of the three largest Department of Defense repair facilities in the nation. The base employs over 27,000 civilian workers, contractors, military members, and non-appropriated fund employees. RAFB is next to the Museum of Aviation, which is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force.
Warner Robins is also the Southeast Region Headquarters of Little League Baseball and Softball. The boys’ team won the LLWS in 2007 and the girls are reigning 2-time champs (2009-2010). Warner Robins is the only Little League to have won both a baseball and a softball Little League title.
The city has received many accolades, to include Business Week Magazine’s selection as the 2009 and 2010 “Best Place to Raise a Family in Georgia” recipient. Most recently, the consumer finance Website WalletPot named the city the “Best Military Town for the Buck” on its list of best places to purchase a home in 2011.
Warner Robins, GA Population Statistics
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2011, the estimated population was 68,500. There are 1,898 people per square mile (population density). About 47.9% of the population is male and 52.1% is female with a median age of 31.6 years. Approximately 48.1% of males are married and 42.7% of females are married and about 31.8% of households have children. About 91.5% of the population speaks English with 8.5% speaking a language other than English.
Warner Robins, GA Climate
Warner Robins has a warm, humid climate with a general temperature range between 35F and 93F. The warm season lasts between May and September with an average high of 89F and low of 66.4F. The cold season lasts from November to February with an average high of 62.3F and low of 38F.
Warner Robins gets about an average of 45.83 inches of precipitation a year with an average of 3.82 inches a month. On average the warmest and wettest month is July and the coolest month is January. On average, there are 223 sunny days. The highest recorded temperature was 108°F in 1980 and the lowest recorded temperature was -6°F in 1985.
Warner Robins, GA Economy
The current unemployment rate is 8.3% with job growth of 1.81%. Approximately 67.3% of the population 16 years and over are in the labor force, the median household income is $45,109, and the income per capita is $22,042. The homeownership rate is 57.2% and amount of persons per household is 2.53.
Approximately 16.2% of the Warner Robins population lives under the poverty level as compared to 15.7% for the state. Sales tax for Warner Robins is 7% and income tax is 6%.
Population by Occupation and Industry in Warner Robins, GA
- Management, business, science, and arts occupations: 34.4%
- Service occupations: 17.3%
- Sales and office occupations: 25.3%
- Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations: 11.4%
- Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 11.6%
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 0.3%
- Construction: 5.8%
- Manufacturing: 8.2%
- Wholesale trade: 1.3%
- Retail Trade: 12.2%
- Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 4.2%
- Information: 0.8%
- Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing: 5.3%
- Professional, scientific, and management and administrative and waste management services: 10.0%
- Educational services, and healthcare and social assistance: 19.8%
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services: 8.1%
- Other services, except public administration: 5.1%
- Public administration: 18.7%
Warner Robins, GA Real Estate and Housing
If you are looking to buy Warner Robins real estate, there are several communities to choose from, each with its own unique style. Whether you are looking for a single family home, new construction, townhouses, gated communities, or foreclosures, I am a Warner Robins real estate specialist that can assist with all your needs.
The median home value in Warner Robins is $111,400, the median mortgage is $1,049, and the median rent is $762. Homeowners make up 57.2% of the population and 12.8% of houses and apartments are vacant. There are a total of 28,551 housing units and the majority of homes have three bedrooms.
Warner Robins, GA Schools
Georgia law requires students attend a public, private school, or a home study program from their 6th to their 16th birthdays. Public Kindergarten is available, but not mandatory. All students graduating after 2012 will use the new Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Performance Standards curriculum.
Public schools in Warner Robins include:
- David A. Perdue Primary
- David A. Perdue Elementary
- Lake Joy Primary
- Lake Joy Elementary
- Lindsey Elementary
- Linwood Elementary
- Miller Elementary
- Northside Elementary
- Parkwood Elementary
- Pearl Stephens Elementary
- Quail Run Elementary
- Russell Elementary
- Shirley Hills Elementary
- Westside Elementary
- Feagin Mill Middle
- Huntington Middle
- Northside Middle
- Warner Robins Middle
- Houston County Career Academy
- Houston County High
- Northside High
- Warner Robins High
Private schools in Warner Robins include:
- Westside Christian Academy
- Warner Robins Christian Academy
- Christian Fellowship Academy
- Sacred Heart Catholic School
- Christ United Methodist School
Alternative schools in Warner Robins include:
- Houston County Crossroads Center
Colleges/Universities nearest Warner Robins GA
Tuition is affordable, and with so many schools of higher learning close by, getting a degree is easily accomplished. Here is the list of colleges within 25 miles of Warner Robind Georgia.
- Central Georgia Technical College
- Georgia Military College
- Macon State College
- Mercer University
- Middle Georgia College
- Middle Georgia Technical College
- Wesleyan College
Warner Robins, GA Educational Statistics
Population currently enrolled in:
- Nursery or preschool – 7.5%
- Kindergarten - 4.7%
- Elementary school (grades 1-8) – 38.3%
- High school (grades 9-12) - 20.8%
- College/graduate school – 28.8%
- High school – 84.9%
- Associates degree – 8.5%
- Bachelors degree – 13.4%
- Graduate/professional degree – 7.3%
- Some college, no degree - 27%
Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest Warner Robins GA
There are a multitude of hospitals and specialty clinics in the Centerville GA area to assist with all your medical needs. They include:
- 78th Medical Group
- Coliseum Health Center
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
- Houston Medical Center
- Medical Center of Central Georgia
- Perry Hospital
Other specialized medical services in Houston County GA include:
- Health Connections - Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Houston Heart Institute
- Houston Lake Med-Stop
- Houston Lake Rehab
- Pavilion Diagnostic Center
- Pavilion Med-Stop
- Pavilion Rehabilitation Center
- The Surgery Center
Transportation and Commute Statistics in Warner Robins, GA
The average commute for the working population is 20 minutes. Approximately 83.7% of commuters drive alone in their own vehicle, 12.4% carpool, 0.1% use public transportation, and 1.4% work from their home.
Warner Robins is located east of Interstate 75 just 18 miles south of the Interstate 75 and Interstate 16 junction in Macon. Warner Robins has other major highways that include: Highway 41, which runs north-south of the west side of the town; U.S. 129, which runs north-south on the eastside; U.S. 247, which runs east-west through the town; U.S.96, which runs east-west to the south of the town. The two major roads in town are Russell Parkway and Watson Boulevard and both are easily accessible from U.S. 247 and U.S. 96.
Rail Service is provided by Norfolk-Southern and CSX. The nearest ports are Savannah (170 miles) and Brunswick (191 miles).
There are three local airports which can be used by corporate or general aviators which include: Middle Georgia Regional Airport (Macon), Perry-Houston County Airport (Perry), and Warner Robins Air Park (Warner Robins). These small airports provide connecting flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Travelers needing a shuttle service to Atlanta’s airport can use Groome Transportation.
Anita Clark – Warner Robins Real Estate Agent
As a Warner Robins Real Estate Agent, I am dedicated to helping consumers find the perfect home for their needs or assisting home sellers with their sale of their existing property. I specialize in helping first-time buyers, foreclosures, military and corporate relocations, new construction, and resales.
The areas I service include: Bonaire, Byron, Centerville, Kathleen, Perry, Robins AFB, Warner Robins and the greater Houston County area.
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