Fort Oglethorpe, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 9,852 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Oglethorpe ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Oglethorpe is located at latitude 34.9318 and longitude -85.246 in Catoosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Oglethorpe (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Catoosa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fort Oglethorpe are located in Catoosa County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Walker County.

The City of Fort Oglethorpe (GNIS ID: 2403644) 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 Fort Oglethorpe is located within Fort Oglethorpe-Lakeview Division of Catoosa County.

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


Total Population 9,852
Population in Households 9,629
Population in Familes 7,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density1 709
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 4,148
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,987 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,161 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $104,502
Average Home Value $117,346


Median Household Income $33,872
Average Household Income $44,305
Per Capita Income $19,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.02%
Households 0.77% 0.89%
Families 0.83% 0.79%
Median Household Income   -0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.

Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort 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 # 106 83rd
Population Density1 # 241 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 532 15th
Median Household Income # 413 34th
Per Capita Income # 315 50th

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