If you're heading back to Chattahoochee County, Ga., after a few years, don't expect to see a lot of familiar faces.
That's the movingest county in the nation, a massive new Census Bureau volume discloses, with nearly nine out of 10 adults relocating sometime between 1985 and 1990.The giant Fort Benning Army training base likely accounts for the bulk of the moves, reported in the City and County Data Book 1994.
The volume weighs in at 1,094 pages, nearly seven pounds, compiling all sorts of facts.
Skimming through 32 pages of city and county rankings, you can learn that having the Army at your doorstep means more than a lot of coming and going.
Chattahoochee County also was tops in the nation in percentage of earnings from government jobs - 95.9 percent.
And since some folks commute into the county to work at the base, the county manages a rate of 11,825 military employees per 10,000 county residents.
Speaking of commuting, it's probably no surprise that New York was tops among cities of 200,000 or more in public transit use at 53.4 percent of workers.
In Texas, little Loving County turns out to be the place where people are most likely to drive to work alone.
Of the 57 workers ages 16 and over, the report tells us that 96.5 percent drive alone and 3.5 percent carpool. That translates into 55 people driving alone and the other two sharing a ride.
Loving County also has the fewest people, just 141. Yet it isn't the least crowded. That honor goes to three Alaska districts that manage only 0.1 person per square mile - double the density of the Texas county. They are Lake and Peninsula district, where the Aleutian Islands connect to the mainland; North Slope district along the Arctic Sea; and Yukon-Koyukuk district in central Alaska.
After ranking the cities and counties, the volume gets down to serious number-crunching.
Information in 220 categories ranging from population to income to housing to agriculture is listed for each state, followed by tables of the same information for every county - or county equivalent - in the nation.
That's followed by a table of 194 different types of data for every city or incorporated place of 25,000 people or more.
The final set of tables lists every place with 2,500 people or more, giving population and income information.