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Emerson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Emerson had a population of 1,520 as of July 1, 2016. Emerson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 34.1315 and longitude -84.7454 in Bartow County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bartow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The City of Emerson (GNIS ID: 2403563) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Emerson is located within Emerson Division of Bartow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emerson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emerson: Stegalls Station.

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Emerson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,520
Population in Households 1,517
Population in Familes 1,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 206
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 423
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $156,944
Average Home Value $271,437


Median Household Income $58,342
Average Household Income $78,691
Per Capita Income $28,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 14.54%
Households 0.32% 13.81%
Families 0.46% 13.45%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Emerson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 309 51st
Population Density1 # 514 18th
Diversity Index2 # 512 18th
Median Household Income # 64 90th
Per Capita Income # 54 92nd

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