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Barnesville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Barnesville had a population of 6,522 as of July 1, 2017. Barnesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barnesville is located at latitude 33.0522 and longitude -84.1526 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Barnesville (GNIS ID: 2403160) 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 Barnesville is located within Barnesville Division of Lamar County.

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


Total Population 6,522
Daytime Population: Workers 3,057
Daytime Population: Residents 4,039
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 5,640
Population in Familes 4,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 882
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $38,521
Average Household Income $51,207
Per Capita Income $23,190


Total Housing Units 2,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,109 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $105,660
Average Home Value $137,010


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,456
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 -0.48% 0.13%
Households 0.06% 0.21%
Families 1.13% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Barnesville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnesville 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 # 138 78th
Population Density # 144 77th
Diversity Index # 231 63rd
Median Household Income # 332 47th
Per Capita Income # 186 70th

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