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Powder Springs, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Powder Springs had a population of 14,683 as of July 1, 2016. Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs is located at latitude 33.8654 and longitude -84.6825 in Cobb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Powder Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cobb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 945 feet.

The City of Powder Springs (GNIS ID: 2404565) 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 Powder Springs is located within Powder Springs Division of Cobb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs: Gunpowder Springs, Powdersprings, Springfield.

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


Total Population 14,683
Population in Households 14,536
Population in Familes 12,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 2,043
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 5,012
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 3,771
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,916 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,096 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 693 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $142,686
Average Home Value $159,152


Median Household Income $58,657
Average Household Income $69,105
Per Capita Income $24,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.15%
Households 0.76% 1.06%
Families 0.69% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Powder Springs, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powder Springs 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 # 78 88th
Population Density1 # 57 91st
Diversity Index2 # 78 88th
Median Household Income # 61 90th
Per Capita Income # 124 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.