Effingham County GA Information


Effingham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 58,705
Population in Households 58,217
Population in Familes 51,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 20,095
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 15,597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,838 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,257 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,119 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $164,657
Average Home Value $196,715


Median Household Income $60,470
Average Household Income $72,521
Per Capita Income $25,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 1.84%
Households 1.69% 1.7%
Families 1.58% 1.63%
Median Household Income   2.97%
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.


Effingham County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Effingham County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents 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 # 39 76th
Population Density1 # 48 70th
Diversity Index2 # 134 16th
Median Household Income # 12 93rd
Per Capita Income # 24 86th

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