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Palmetto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Palmetto had a population of 4,602 as of July 1, 2015. Palmetto 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 Palmetto is located at latitude 33.5372 and longitude -84.6721 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmetto (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Palmetto are located in Fulton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Coweta County.

The City of Palmetto (GNIS ID: 2404466) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmetto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmetto: Palmetto Station.

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Palmetto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,602
Population in Households 4,555
Population in Familes 3,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 404
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 1,664
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,015 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 648 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $146,113
Average Home Value $188,498


Median Household Income $42,652
Average Household Income $56,737
Per Capita Income $21,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 1.9%
Households 0.65% 2.0%
Families 0.98% 1.89%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 163 74th
Population Density1 # 386 38th
Diversity Index2 # 69 89th
Median Household Income # 216 66th
Per Capita Income # 196 69th

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