Port Wentworth, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Wentworth, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Port Wentworth had a population of 7,570 as of July 1, 2016. Port Wentworth ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Port Wentworth is located at latitude 32.1922 and longitude -81.2053 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Wentworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Port Wentworth (GNIS ID: 2404559) 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 Port Wentworth is located within Port Wentworth Division of Chatham County.

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

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


Total Population 7,570
Population in Households 6,966
Population in Familes 5,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 604
Population Density1 464
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 2,865
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,545 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $167,582
Average Home Value $198,608


Median Household Income $60,990
Average Household Income $78,081
Per Capita Income $32,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.68% 2.74%
Households 5.57% 2.86%
Families 4.35% 2.7%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

Port Wentworth, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Wentworth 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 # 123 81st
Population Density1 # 357 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 119 81st
Median Household Income # 50 92nd
Per Capita Income # 39 94th

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