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The City of Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 10,077 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 10,077 (100%)
Population in Households 9,858 (97.8%)
Population in Families 7,631 (75.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 219 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 725
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $44,996
Average Household Income $53,457
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,616
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,258 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,034 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 387 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $140,686
Average Home Value $179,414
Housing Affordability Index3 200


Total Households 4,293
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,537
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.75% 0.7%
Households 0.73% 0.68%
Families 0.64% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.96%

Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Oglethorpe to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 107 83rd
Population Density # 243 61st
Median Household Income # 337 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 372 60th
Per Capita Income # 345 45th
Diversity Index # 522 17th

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