Palmetto, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmetto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Palmetto had a population of 4,772 as of July 1, 2018. Palmetto 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 Palmetto is located at latitude 33.5179 and longitude -84.6697 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmetto encompass a land area of 11.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Palmetto are located in Fulton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Coweta County.

The City of Palmetto (GNIS ID: 2404466) 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 Palmetto is located within Palmetto Division of Fulton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmetto: Palmetto Station.

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Palmetto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,772
Population in Households 4,734
Population in Familes 3,947
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 404
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $49,922
Average Household Income $71,483
Per Capita Income $26,508


Total Housing Units 1,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,122 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 589 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $163,860
Average Home Value $242,373


Total Households 1,711
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,192
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 1.87%
Households 0.71% 1.77%
Families 1.09% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.61%

Palmetto, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmetto to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 164 74th
Population Density # 390 38th
Diversity Index # 98 84th
Median Household Income # 185 71st
Per Capita Income # 128 80th

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