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Shellman, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Shellman had a population of 1,074 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Shellman is located at latitude 31.7563 and longitude -84.6152 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shellman encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of Shellman (GNIS ID: 2405457) 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 Shellman is located within Shellman Division of Randolph County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shellman: Notchway, Schellman, Ward, Wards Station.


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


Total Population 1,074 (100%)
Population in Households 1,074 (100.0%)
Population in Families 867 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 341
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $32,839
Average Household Income $54,459
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,546
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $93,678
Average Home Value $173,966
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 269
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.08% -0.39%
Households 0.11% -0.14%
Families -0.49% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.15%


Shellman, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shellman 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 # 361 42nd
Population Density # 430 31st
Median Household Income # 531 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 311 50th
Per Capita Income # 257 59th
Diversity Index # 308 51st

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