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Cedartown, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Cedartown had a population of 10,694 as of July 1, 2020. Cedartown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cedartown is located at latitude 34.0537 and longitude -85.255 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cedartown encompass a land area of 8.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Cedartown (GNIS ID: 2404015) 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 Cedartown is located within Cedartown Division of Polk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cedartown: Cedar Town.


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


Total Population 10,694 (100%)
Population in Households 10,257 (95.9%)
Population in Families 8,371 (78.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 437 ( 4.1%)
Population Density 1,171
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $36,512
Average Household Income $52,576
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $18,349
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,659 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,954 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $96,973
Average Home Value $143,068
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 3,613
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,363
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.73% 0.4%
Households 0.43% 0.39%
Families 0.53% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%


Cedartown, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedartown 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 # 104 84th
Population Density # 128 80th
Median Household Income # 457 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 407 65th
Per Capita Income # 505 19th
Diversity Index # 19 97th

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