Fitzgerald, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fitzgerald, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fitzgerald had a population of 9,010 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fitzgerald: Shack Town, Swan.

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


Total Population 9,010
Population in Households 8,769
Population in Familes 7,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density1 1,011
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 3,515
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,756 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,759 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 617 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $77,221
Average Home Value $89,786


Median Household Income $27,386
Average Household Income $39,743
Per Capita Income $15,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.18%
Households -0.13% -0.22%
Families 0.06% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

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, 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 # 110 83rd
Population Density1 # 151 76th
Diversity Index2 # 112 82nd
Median Household Income # 567 10th
Per Capita Income # 527 16th

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