Effingham County GA Information


Effingham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 55,065
Population in Households 54,511
Population in Familes 47,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 554
Population Density1 115
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 19,092
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 14,852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,303 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,789 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,963 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $160,757
Average Home Value $179,331


Median Household Income $61,819
Average Household Income $71,878
Per Capita Income $25,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.24% 1.45%
Households 1.27% 1.44%
Families 1.16% 1.36%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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, 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 # 40 75th
Population Density1 # 49 70th
Diversity Index2 # 136 15th
Median Household Income # 9 95th
Per Capita Income # 20 88th

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