Tifton, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tifton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tifton had a population of 16,726 as of July 1, 2018. Tifton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tifton is located at latitude 31.4621 and longitude -83.5205 in Tift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Tift County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Tifton (GNIS ID: 2405590) 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 Tifton is located within Tifton Division of Tift County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tifton: Lena.

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


Total Population 16,726
Population in Households 15,604
Population in Familes 12,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,122
Population Density2 1,336
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $35,279
Average Household Income $53,262
Per Capita Income $20,926


Total Housing Units 6,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,383 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,800 (55.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 727 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $121,374
Average Home Value $147,367


Total Households 6,183
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,823
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 0.28% 0.33%
Households 0.23% 0.3%
Families 0.36% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

Tifton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tifton 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 # 65 90th
Population Density # 104 84th
Diversity Index # 55 91st
Median Household Income # 449 28th
Per Capita Income # 334 47th

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