Watkinsville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watkinsville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Watkinsville had a population of 2,919 as of July 1, 2017. Watkinsville ranks in the lower 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 Watkinsville is located at latitude 33.8617 and longitude -83.4076 in Oconee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watkinsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Watkinsville (GNIS ID: 2405687) 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 Watkinsville is located within Watkinsville Division of Oconee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watkinsville 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 Watkinsville: Big Spring.

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


Total Population 2,919
Daytime Population: Workers 1,533
Daytime Population: Residents 1,502
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 2,904
Population in Familes 2,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 893
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $63,993
Average Household Income $78,568
Per Capita Income $29,207


Total Housing Units 1,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $222,619
Average Home Value $261,397


Total Households 1,100
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 846
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 0.42% 0.75%
Households 0.5% 0.81%
Families 1.16% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Watkinsville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkinsville 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 # 234 63rd
Population Density # 186 70th
Diversity Index # 517 18th
Median Household Income # 45 93rd
Per Capita Income # 64 90th

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