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The City of Saint Marys had a population of 18,219 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Marys is located at latitude 30.7305 and longitude -81.5465 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Marys encompass a land area of 22.63 sq. miles and a water area of 2.37 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys is located within Saint Marys Division of Camden County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Marys: Saint Mary, Saint Mary's, Saint Patrick, Sainte Marie.

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Saint Marys, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 18,219 (100%)
Population in Households 18,128 (99.5%)
Population in Families 15,243 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 91 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 798
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $70,085
Average Household Income $87,531
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $35,119
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,244 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,046 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 515 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $199,373
Average Home Value $229,507
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 7,290
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,231
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.09% 0.19%
Households 0.29% 0.36%
Families   0.34%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.55%

Saint Marys, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Marys to the other 675 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 67 90th
Population Density # 218 68th
Median Household Income # 132 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 369 55th
Per Capita Income # 130 81st
Diversity Index # 344 49th

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