Fitzgerald, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fitzgerald, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fitzgerald had a population of 8,914 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 8,914
Population in Households 8,682
Population in Familes 7,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density2 1,000
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $28,316
Average Household Income $41,203
Per Capita Income $16,293


Total Housing Units 4,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,809 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,654 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $82,157
Average Home Value $98,025


Total Households 3,463
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,264
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 -0.2% -0.36%
Households -0.28% -0.42%
Families -0.19% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Fitzgerald, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fitzgerald 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 # 113 82nd
Population Density # 155 75th
Diversity Index # 124 80th
Median Household Income # 578 8th
Per Capita Income # 568 9th

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