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Swainsboro, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Swainsboro had a population of 7,286 as of July 1, 2016. Swainsboro ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Swainsboro is located at latitude 32.5856 and longitude -82.3348 in Emanuel County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swainsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Emanuel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Swainsboro (GNIS ID: 2405552) 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 Swainsboro is located within Swainsboro Division of Emanuel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Swainsboro 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 Swainsboro: Paris, Swainsborough.

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


Total Population 7,286
Population in Households 7,059
Population in Familes 5,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 227
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 2,703
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,757
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,208 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,495 (48.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $81,064
Average Home Value $105,017


Median Household Income $26,947
Average Household Income $40,470
Per Capita Income $15,712
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.08%
Households -0.22% -0.07%
Families -0.03% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Swainsboro, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swainsboro 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 # 126 80th
Population Density1 # 308 51st
Diversity Index2 # 131 79th
Median Household Income # 578 8th
Per Capita Income # 534 15th

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