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Boston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Boston had a population of 1,344 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Boston is located at latitude 30.7919 and longitude -83.7899 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boston 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.

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Boston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,344
Population in Households 1,340
Population in Familes 1,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 597
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $39,185
Average Household Income $64,017
Per Capita Income $25,585


Total Housing Units 639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $124,065
Average Home Value $181,338


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.34%
Households 0.24% 0.38%
Families 0.36% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.12%

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, 2018 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 # 326 48th
Population Density # 304 52nd
Diversity Index # 255 60th
Median Household Income # 358 43rd
Per Capita Income # 150 76th

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