Fort Oglethorpe, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 10,041 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.949 and longitude -85.2569 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.

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


Total Population 10,041
Population in Households 9,802
Population in Familes 7,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density2 723
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $36,957
Average Household Income $48,413
Per Capita Income $21,433


Total Housing Units 4,639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,129 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,148 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $119,912
Average Home Value $135,716


Total Households 4,277
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,550
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 0.98% 0.95%
Households 0.96% 0.94%
Families 0.93% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 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 # 106 83rd
Population Density # 239 62nd
Diversity Index # 528 16th
Median Household Income # 406 35th
Per Capita Income # 305 51st

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