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Blackshear, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Blackshear had a population of 3,898 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Blackshear is located at latitude 31.3061 and longitude -82.2421 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackshear 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.


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Blackshear, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,898 (100%)
Population in Households 3,857 (98.9%)
Population in Families 3,228 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 769
Diversity Index2 42
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,523
Average Household Income $54,275
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $21,417
Wealth Index5 45
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $121,481
Average Home Value $175,959
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,563
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,079
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.46% 0.64%
Households 0.55% 0.59%
Families 0.76% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.72%

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Blackshear, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackshear to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 199 68th
Population Density # 220 65th
Median Household Income # 384 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 305 49th
Per Capita Income # 338 46th
Diversity Index # 449 28th

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