The City of Fitzgerald had a population of 8,856 as of July 1, 2020. Fitzgerald ranks in the upper 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 Fitzgerald is located at latitude 31.7149 and longitude -83.2527 in Ben Hill County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fitzgerald encompass a land area of 8.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Ben Hill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Fitzgerald are located in Ben Hill County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Irwin County.
The City of Fitzgerald (GNIS ID: 2403612) 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 Fitzgerald is located within Fitzgerald Division of Ben Hill County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fitzgerald: Shack Town, Swan.
|Total Population||8,856 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,586 (97.0%)|
|Population in Families||7,014 (79.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||270 ( 3.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$30,925|
|Average Household Income||$43,726|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$16,907|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,091 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,717 (42.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,719 (42.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||654 (16.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$84,179|
|Average Home Value||$115,579|
|Housing Affordability Index3||213|
|Average Household Size||2.5|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.99%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.43%|
The table below compares Fitzgerald to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 118||81st|
|Population Density||# 156||75th|
|Median Household Income||# 557||11th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 354||57th|
|Per Capita Income||# 551||12th|
|Diversity Index||# 136||78th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.