Boston, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Boston had a population of 1,344 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Boston is located at latitude 30.7912 and longitude -83.7894 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thomas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The City of Boston (GNIS ID: 2403900) 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 Boston is located within Boston Division of Thomas County.

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


Total Population 1,344
Population in Households 1,340
Population in Familes 1,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 597
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 344 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $113,663
Average Home Value $152,971


Median Household Income $36,029
Average Household Income $57,834
Per Capita Income $23,229
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.4%
Households 0.37% 0.46%
Families 0.61% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.

Boston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boston 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 # 326 48th
Population Density1 # 303 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 253 60th
Median Household Income # 358 43rd
Per Capita Income # 153 76th

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