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Palmetto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Palmetto is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fulton County at latitude 33.5179 and longitude -84.6697. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Palmetto 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmetto: Palmetto Station.

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


Total Population 4,592
Population in Households 4,545
Population in Familes 3,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 404
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,653
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,027 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 627 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $139,803
Average Home Value $178,558


Median Household Income $41,139
Average Household Income $57,173
Per Capita Income $21,179
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 1.9%
Households 0.65% 1.99%
Families 1.21% 1.91%
Median Household Income   4.69%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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.

Palmetto, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmetto 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 # 164 74th
Population Density1 # 387 38th
Diversity Index2 # 66 90th
Median Household Income # 227 64th
Per Capita Income # 176 72nd

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