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Oglethorpe, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Oglethorpe had a population of 1,273 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oglethorpe is located at latitude 32.2932 and longitude -84.0628 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oglethorpe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The City of Oglethorpe (GNIS ID: 2404423) 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 Oglethorpe is located within Oglethorpe Division of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oglethorpe 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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Oglethorpe, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,273
Population in Households 1,211
Population in Familes 993
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 639
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 358
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $75,588
Average Home Value $82,309


Median Household Income $29,520
Average Household Income $39,239
Per Capita Income $15,671
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.68%
Households -0.52% -0.56%
Families 0.59% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Oglethorpe, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oglethorpe 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 # 333 47th
Population Density1 # 271 57th
Diversity Index2 # 205 67th
Median Household Income # 505 19th
Per Capita Income # 536 14th

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