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Whigham, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Whigham is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grady County at latitude 30.8839 and longitude -84.3274. Grady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Whigham 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.

The formal boundaries for the City of Whigham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 484
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 413
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $117,000
Average Home Value $171,429


Median Household Income $33,342
Average Household Income $42,030
Per Capita Income $15,618
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 0.73%
Households 0.86% 0.71%
Families 2.99% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Whigham, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whigham 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 # 456 27th
Population Density1 # 384 39th
Diversity Index2 # 443 29th
Median Household Income # 398 36th
Per Capita Income # 451 28th

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