Fitzgerald, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Fitzgerald, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fitzgerald had a population of 8,873 as of July 1, 2017. Fitzgerald ranks in the upper 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 Fitzgerald is located at latitude 31.7131 and longitude -83.2509 in Ben Hill County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fitzgerald (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Ben Hill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fitzgerald are located in Ben Hill County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Irwin County.

The City of Fitzgerald (GNIS ID: 2403612) 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 Fitzgerald is located within Fitzgerald Division of Ben Hill County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fitzgerald population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fitzgerald: Shack Town, Swan.


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Fitzgerald, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,873
Daytime Population: Workers 4,063
Daytime Population: Residents 5,607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,670
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 8,631
Population in Familes 7,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 996
Diversity Index3 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,770
Average Household Income $41,225
Per Capita Income $16,403

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,728 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,736 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $80,530
Average Home Value $93,811
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,464
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,268
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.38%
Households -0.31% -0.4%
Families -0.19% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Fitzgerald, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fitzgerald to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 113 82nd
Population Density # 153 76th
Diversity Index # 115 82nd
Median Household Income # 580 8th
Per Capita Income # 540 14th

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