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Patterson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Patterson had a population of 796 as of July 1, 2020. Patterson 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 Patterson is located at latitude 31.3874 and longitude -82.1401 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Patterson encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Patterson (GNIS ID: 2404488) 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 Patterson is located within Patterson Division of Pierce County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Patterson: Kate, Station Number Seven and One Half.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 796 (100%)
Population in Households 796 (100.0%)
Population in Families 691 (86.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 302
Diversity Index2 38
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,283
Average Household Income $63,627
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,940
Wealth Index5 64
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $128,289
Average Home Value $144,378
Housing Affordability Index3 227
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 227
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 0.85% 0.84%
Households 0.76% 0.83%
Families 1.44% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.72%

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Patterson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Patterson 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 # 393 37th
Population Density # 448 28th
Median Household Income # 273 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 405 65th
Per Capita Income # 239 62nd
Diversity Index # 478 23rd

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