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The Heron Bay CDP(1) had a population of 4,775 as of July 1, 2021. Heron Bay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Heron Bay is located at latitude 33.3393 and longitude -84.1921 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the Heron Bay Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles.

While the primary coordinates for Heron Bay Census Designated Place are located in Henry County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Spalding County.

The Heron Bay Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Heron Bay Census Designated Place is located within Hampton Division of Henry County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Heron Bay, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,775 (100%)
Population in Households 4,771 (99.9%)
Population in Families 4,310 (90.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,059
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $84,332
Average Household Income $101,076
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $33,937
Wealth Index5 110


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,374 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $235,923
Average Home Value $274,126
Housing Affordability Index3 217


Total Households 1,543
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 1,264
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 3.11% 2.98%
Households 3.25% 3.25%
Families 2.88% 3.08%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   3.53%

Heron Bay, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heron Bay to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 172 73rd
Population Density # 146 77th
Median Household Income # 33 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 422 68th
Per Capita Income # 71 89th
Diversity Index # 132 79th

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