Wadley, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Wadley, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Wadley had a population of 2,041 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Wadley is located at latitude 32.8648 and longitude -82.4028 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wadley (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Wadley (GNIS ID: 2405658) 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 Wadley is located within Wadley Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wadley: Bethany, Shake Rag.

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


Total Population 2,041
Population in Households 1,943
Population in Familes 1,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 448
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $21,111
Average Household Income $32,819
Per Capita Income $12,626


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 344 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $68,939
Average Home Value $91,162


Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 494
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 -0.12% -0.33%
Households -0.18% -0.33%
Families -0.39% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Wadley, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadley 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 # 283 55th
Population Density # 366 42nd
Diversity Index # 394 37th
Median Household Income # 620 1st
Per Capita Income # 618 1st

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