Whitemarsh Island, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitemarsh Island, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Whitemarsh Island Census Designated Place had a population of 7,310 as of July 1, 2017. Whitemarsh Island ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitemarsh Island is located at latitude 32.0305 and longitude -81.0126 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Whitemarsh Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Whitemarsh Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403024) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Whitemarsh Island Census Designated Place is located within Tybee Island-Wilmington Island Division of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitemarsh Island 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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Whitemarsh Island, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,310
Daytime Population: Workers 1,597
Daytime Population: Residents 3,555
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 7,310
Population in Familes 5,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,292
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $62,289
Average Household Income $95,058
Per Capita Income $39,925


Total Housing Units 3,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,879 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,195 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 349 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $325,214
Average Home Value $458,307


Total Households 3,074
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,868
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 1.02% 1.15%
Households 0.87% 1.03%
Families 0.67% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Whitemarsh Island, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitemarsh Island 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 # 126 80th
Population Density # 107 83rd
Diversity Index # 463 26th
Median Household Income # 50 92nd
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

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