Fort Oglethorpe, GA Profile: Facts & Data

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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Oglethorpe had a population of 10,101 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Oglethorpe, GA Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Georgia Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Oglethorpe, GA Wealth Index is 39
State of Georgia Wealth Index is 88
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,101
Population in Households 9,863
Population in Familes 7,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density 727
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,490
Average Household Income $51,589
Per Capita Income $21,957
Wealth Index3 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,140 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,172 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $128,165
Housing Affordability Index2 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,312
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,572
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.94% 0.85%
Households 0.94% 0.87%
Families 0.93% 0.74%
Median Household Income   5.23%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2019 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 # 108 83rd
Population Density # 236 62nd
Diversity Index # 521 17th
Median Household Income # 404 36th
Per Capita Income # 291 54th

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