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Swainsboro, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Swainsboro had a population of 7,175 as of July 1, 2017. Swainsboro 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 Swainsboro is located at latitude 32.5856 and longitude -82.3348 in Emanuel County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swainsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Emanuel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Swainsboro (GNIS ID: 2405552) 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 Swainsboro is located within Swainsboro Division of Emanuel County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swainsboro: Paris, Swainsborough.

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


Total Population 7,175
Daytime Population: Workers 6,136
Daytime Population: Residents 4,282
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 6,946
Population in Familes 5,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 229
Population Density2 570
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $28,619
Average Household Income $42,692
Per Capita Income $16,791


Total Housing Units 3,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,210 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,485 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $80,244
Average Home Value $105,826


Total Households 2,696
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,749
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 -0.19% -0.14%
Households -0.22% -0.15%
Families -0.09% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Swainsboro, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swainsboro 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 # 130 79th
Population Density # 312 50th
Diversity Index # 148 76th
Median Household Income # 560 11th
Per Capita Income # 520 17th

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