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Blackshear, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Blackshear had a population of 3,584 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blackshear is located at latitude 31.2994 and longitude -82.2435 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackshear (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Blackshear (GNIS ID: 2403872) 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 Blackshear is located within Blackshear Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 3,584
Population in Households 3,482
Population in Familes 2,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 820
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,416
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 976
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 533 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $109,466
Average Home Value $142,195


Median Household Income $35,289
Average Household Income $50,775
Per Capita Income $20,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.36%
Households 0.4% 0.29%
Families 0.97% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.22%
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.

Blackshear, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackshear 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 # 206 67th
Population Density1 # 204 68th
Diversity Index2 # 424 33rd
Median Household Income # 378 40th
Per Capita Income # 259 59th

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