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The City of Porterdale had a population of 1,728 as of July 1, 2021. 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 33.5751 and longitude -83.8938 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Porterdale 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Porterdale: Steadman.

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


Total Population 1,728 (100%)
Population in Households 1,708 (98.8%)
Population in Families 1,450 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 727
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $48,505
Average Household Income $53,268
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $17,968
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 414 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $152,521
Average Home Value $310,558
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 481
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 1.67% 1.2%
Households 1.56% 1.19%
Families 3.02% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   1.59%

Porterdale, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porterdale 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 # 306 51st
Population Density # 242 61st
Median Household Income # 285 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 389 62nd
Per Capita Income # 536 15th
Diversity Index # 150 76th

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