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Damascus, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Damascus had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2016. Damascus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Damascus is located at latitude 31.2985 and longitude -84.7172 in Early County. 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. Early County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Damascus (GNIS ID: 2404181) 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 Damascus is located within Damascus Division of Early County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Damascus 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 Damascus: Kestler.

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


Total Population 243
Population in Households 243
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $80,556
Average Home Value $103,716


Median Household Income $28,473
Average Household Income $40,532
Per Capita Income $17,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.67%
Households -0.33% -0.42%
Families 0.26% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 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 # 543 13th
Population Density1 # 561 11th
Diversity Index2 # 273 57th
Median Household Income # 534 15th
Per Capita Income # 456 27th

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