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Lumber City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lumber City had a population of 1,279 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lumber City is located at latitude 31.9331 and longitude -82.6832 in Telfair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lumber City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Telfair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Lumber City (GNIS ID: 2404972) 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 Lumber City is located within Lumber City Division of Telfair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lumber City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lumber City: Artesian City, Camp Little Ocmulgee.

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Lumber City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,279
Daytime Population: Workers 228
Daytime Population: Residents 860
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,088
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,190
Population in Familes 958
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 664
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $29,365
Average Household Income $43,152
Per Capita Income $17,336


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 (31.3%)
Median Home Value $62,000
Average Home Value $75,301


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 312
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 -0.52% -0.67%
Households -0.72% -0.73%
Families -0.35% -0.85%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Lumber City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lumber City 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 # 334 47th
Population Density # 257 59th
Diversity Index # 313 50th
Median Household Income # 542 14th
Per Capita Income # 494 21st

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