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Blackshear, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Blackshear had a population of 3,558 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Blackshear is located at latitude 31.2994 and longitude -82.2435 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackshear (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Blackshear (GNIS ID: 2403872) 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 Blackshear is located within Blackshear Division of Pierce County.

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


Total Population 3,558
Daytime Population: Workers 2,578
Daytime Population: Residents 2,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,751
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 3,454
Population in Familes 2,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 814
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $36,790
Average Household Income $53,897
Per Capita Income $21,366


Total Housing Units 1,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 872 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 525 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $112,931
Average Home Value $146,900


Total Households 1,397
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 961
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 0.45% 0.35%
Households 0.16% 0.26%
Families 0.62% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Blackshear, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackshear 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 # 208 67th
Population Density # 207 67th
Diversity Index # 428 32nd
Median Household Income # 376 40th
Per Capita Income # 262 58th

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