Dexter, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Dexter had a population of 623 as of July 1, 2016. Dexter 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 Dexter is located at latitude 32.4332 and longitude -83.0591 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Town of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2406378) 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 Town of Dexter is located within Dexter Division of Laurens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 623
Population in Households 623
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $84,868
Average Home Value $112,917


Median Household Income $37,934
Average Household Income $48,555
Per Capita Income $18,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 0.73%
Households 1.19% 0.66%
Families 1.62% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Dexter, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 424 32nd
Population Density1 # 206 67th
Diversity Index2 # 556 11th
Median Household Income # 309 51st
Per Capita Income # 390 38th

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