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Emerson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Emerson had a population of 1,595 as of July 1, 2018. Emerson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Emerson is located at latitude 34.127 and longitude -84.7555 in Bartow County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emerson encompass a land area of 7.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bartow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The City of Emerson (GNIS ID: 2403563) 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 Emerson is located within Emerson Division of Bartow County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emerson: Stegalls Station.

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Emerson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,595
Population in Households 1,591
Population in Familes 1,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 216
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $65,912
Average Household Income $87,974
Per Capita Income $32,483


Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $206,429
Average Home Value $312,260


Total Households 599
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 448
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.99% 13.97%
Households 1.0% 13.39%
Families 1.05% 13.13%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

Emerson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 308 51st
Population Density # 506 19th
Diversity Index # 503 20th
Median Household Income # 54 92nd
Per Capita Income # 52 92nd

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