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McDonough, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of McDonough had a population of 25,924 as of July 1, 2017. McDonough 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 McDonough is located at latitude 33.4377 and longitude -84.1554 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of McDonough (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of McDonough (GNIS ID: 2405047) 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 McDonough is located within McDonough Division of Henry County.

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


Total Population 25,924
Daytime Population: Workers 13,150
Daytime Population: Residents 13,917
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,067
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 25,036
Population in Familes 21,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 888
Population Density2 2,055
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $53,521
Average Household Income $63,194
Per Capita Income $23,309


Total Housing Units 10,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,222 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,154 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 934 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $161,597
Average Home Value $190,866


Total Households 9,376
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 6,569
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 2.29% 1.77%
Households 2.17% 1.75%
Families 2.78% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

McDonough, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDonough 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 # 41 94th
Population Density # 62 90th
Diversity Index # 143 77th
Median Household Income # 107 83rd
Per Capita Income # 177 72nd

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