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Gay, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gay had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2016. Gay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gay is located at latitude 33.0897 and longitude -84.5752 in Meriwether County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meriwether County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Town of Gay (GNIS ID: 2406554) 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 Gay is located within Gay Division of Meriwether County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gay 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 Gay: Sasserville.

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


Total Population 86
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 75
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $88,462
Average Home Value $133,333


Median Household Income $44,042
Average Household Income $48,134
Per Capita Income $17,377
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.23%
Households -0.39% -0.51%
Families 1.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Gay, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gay 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 # 615 2nd
Population Density1 # 593 5th
Diversity Index2 # 240 62nd
Median Household Income # 207 67th
Per Capita Income # 450 28th

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