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Nicholson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Nicholson had a population of 1,756 as of July 1, 2016. Nicholson ranks in the lower 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 Nicholson is located at latitude 34.1166 and longitude -83.4251 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nicholson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Nicholson (GNIS ID: 2404381) 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 Nicholson is located within Nicholson Division of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nicholson 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 Nicholson: Cooper.

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


Total Population 1,756
Population in Households 1,756
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 443
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $169,032


Median Household Income $51,107
Average Household Income $60,751
Per Capita Income $21,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.5%
Households 0.32% 0.39%
Families 0.14% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Nicholson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholson 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 # 297 53rd
Population Density1 # 371 41st
Diversity Index2 # 542 14th
Median Household Income # 123 81st
Per Capita Income # 205 67th

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