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Port Wentworth, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Port Wentworth had a population of 9,095 as of July 1, 2019. Port Wentworth ranks in the upper 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 Port Wentworth is located at latitude 32.1491 and longitude -81.1632 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Wentworth encompass a land area of 16.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Port Wentworth (GNIS ID: 2404559) 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 Port Wentworth is located within Port Wentworth Division of Chatham County.


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Port Wentworth, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Port Wentworth, GA Housing Affordability Index is 195
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

Port Wentworth, GA Wealth Index is 82
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 9,095 (100%)
Population in Households 8,471 (93.1%)
Population in Families 6,573 (72.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 624 ( 6.9%)
Population Density 555
Diversity Index2 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,101
Average Household Income $97,080
Per Capita Income $36,862
Wealth Index4 82

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,981 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,552 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $203,042
Housing Affordability Index3 195
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,534
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,204
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 5.89% 2.55%
Households 6.11% 2.72%
Families 5.21% 2.54%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Port Wentworth, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Wentworth 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 # 114 82nd
Population Density # 317 49th
Diversity Index # 106 84th
Median Household Income # 32 95th
Per Capita Income # 45 93rd

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