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Porterdale, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Porterdale had a population of 1,567 as of July 1, 2017. Porterdale ranks in the upper 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 Porterdale is located at latitude 33.5737 and longitude -83.8948 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Porterdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 699 feet.

The City of Porterdale (GNIS ID: 2404560) 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 Porterdale is located within Covington-Porterdale Division of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porterdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Porterdale: Steadman.

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Porterdale, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,567
Daytime Population: Workers 436
Daytime Population: Residents 867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,548
Population in Familes 1,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 677
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $41,320
Average Household Income $53,702
Per Capita Income $18,427


Total Housing Units 685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $120,149
Average Home Value $129,765


Total Households 594
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 437
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 1.28% 1.31%
Households 1.04% 1.25%
Families 3.44% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Porterdale, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porterdale 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 # 307 51st
Population Density # 249 60th
Diversity Index # 131 79th
Median Household Income # 268 57th
Per Capita Income # 441 30th

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