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Gibson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Gibson had a population of 641 as of July 1, 2020. Gibson ranks in the lower 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 Gibson is located at latitude 33.2335 and longitude -82.5954 in Glascock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gibson encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Glascock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 348 feet.

The City of Gibson (GNIS ID: 2403695) 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 Gibson is located within Gibson Division of Glascock County.


Gibson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 641 (100%)
Population in Households 596 (93.0%)
Population in Families 487 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 7.0%)
Population Density 626
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $39,557
Average Household Income $51,211
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $19,150
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $85,169
Average Home Value $99,738
Housing Affordability Index3 287


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.33% -0.41%
Households -0.39% -0.49%
Families 0.63% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.53%


Gibson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibson to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 428 32nd
Population Density # 285 55th
Median Household Income # 382 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 534 85th
Per Capita Income # 454 28th
Diversity Index # 563 10th

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