Tucker, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tucker, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tucker had a population of 27,928 as of July 1, 2016. Tucker 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 Tucker is located at latitude 33.853 and longitude -84.2211 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tucker (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of Tucker (GNIS ID: 2783946) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tucker 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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Tucker, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,928
Population in Households 27,648
Population in Familes 21,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density1 2,331
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 11,146
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,607 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,539 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 906 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $237,640
Average Home Value $254,417


Median Household Income $62,203
Average Household Income $83,462
Per Capita Income $33,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.57%
Households 0.14% 0.51%
Families 0.03% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Tucker, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tucker 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 # 37 94th
Population Density1 # 48 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 104 84th
Median Household Income # 46 93rd
Per Capita Income # 33 95th

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