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Damascus, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Damascus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Early County at latitude 31.2985 and longitude -84.7172. Early County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Damascus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Damascus, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Damascus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Damascus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Damascus: Kestler.

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Damascus, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 263
Population in Households 263
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 149
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $74,679


Median Household Income $26,812
Average Household Income $41,030
Per Capita Income $17,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 0.0%
Households 1.17% 0.0%
Families 1.9% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.


Damascus, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damascus to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 528 16th
Population Density1 # 550 12th
Diversity Index2 # 286 54th
Median Household Income # 546 13th
Per Capita Income # 362 42nd

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