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Port Wentworth, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Port Wentworth had a population of 7,222 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.1922 and longitude -81.2053 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Wentworth (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Wentworth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Port Wentworth, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,222
Daytime Population: Workers 3,178
Daytime Population: Residents 3,935
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 6,647
Population in Familes 5,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 575
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $61,243
Average Household Income $77,852
Per Capita Income $32,152


Total Housing Units 2,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,502 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,265 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $172,055
Average Home Value $200,666


Total Households 2,768
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,733
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.2% 2.04%
Households 4.29% 2.1%
Families 3.21% 1.93%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Port Wentworth, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Wentworth to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 129 80th
Population Density # 365 42nd
Diversity Index # 123 80th
Median Household Income # 55 91st
Per Capita Income # 43 93rd

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