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Lumber City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lumber City had a population of 1,292 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Lumber City is located at latitude 31.9293 and longitude -82.6796 in Telfair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lumber City 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.

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


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


Total Population 1,292 (100%)
Population in Households 1,216 (94.1%)
Population in Families 977 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 76 ( 5.9%)
Population Density 671
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $29,639
Average Household Income $50,383
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $19,993
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $54,439
Average Home Value $68,906
Housing Affordability Index3 308


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 318
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 -0.27% -0.39%
Households -0.26% -0.39%
Families -0.06% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.22%


Lumber City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lumber City 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 # 339 46th
Population Density # 264 58th
Median Household Income # 571 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 570 91st
Per Capita Income # 417 33rd
Diversity Index # 311 51st

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