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Ideal, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Ideal had a population of 471 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ideal is located at latitude 32.3729 and longitude -84.189 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ideal (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 456 feet.

The City of Ideal (GNIS ID: 2404753) 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 Ideal is located within Ideal Division of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ideal 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 Ideal: Joetown.

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


Total Population 471
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 356
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $76,744
Average Home Value $92,885


Median Household Income $38,603
Average Household Income $52,104
Per Capita Income $20,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.92% -0.82%
Households -0.64% -0.71%
Families 0.99% -0.87%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Ideal, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ideal 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 # 459 27th
Population Density1 # 381 39th
Diversity Index2 # 225 64th
Median Household Income # 286 54th
Per Capita Income # 236 62nd

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