Boston, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boston, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Boston had a population of 1,331 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Boston is located at latitude 30.7912 and longitude -83.7894 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thomas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The City of Boston (GNIS ID: 2403900) 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 Boston is located within Boston Division of Thomas County.

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

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


Total Population 1,331
Daytime Population: Workers 163
Daytime Population: Residents 843
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,006
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,327
Population in Familes 1,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 591
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $37,885
Average Household Income $62,620
Per Capita Income $25,140


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 341 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $121,071
Average Home Value $162,389


Total Households 514
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 343
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 0.17% 0.34%
Households 0.19% 0.35%
Families 0.33% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Boston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boston 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 # 327 48th
Population Density # 302 52nd
Diversity Index # 252 61st
Median Household Income # 349 44th
Per Capita Income # 127 80th

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