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West Point, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of West Point had a population of 3,566 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for West Point is located at latitude 32.8779 and longitude -85.1833 in Troup County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Point encompass a land area of 11.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Troup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of West Point are located in Troup County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Harris County.

The City of West Point 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 West Point is located within West Point Division of Troup County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Point: Franklin, Westpoint.

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West Point, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,566 (100%)
Population in Households 3,566 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,978 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 305
Diversity Index2 56
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,924
Average Household Income $64,220
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $24,997
Wealth Index5 64
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 592 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $154,699
Average Home Value $192,334
Housing Affordability Index3 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,391
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 933
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.25% 0.21%
Households 0.24% 0.21%
Families 0.13% 0.11%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
Owner Occupied HU   0.52%

West Point, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 217 65th
Population Density # 446 29th
Median Household Income # 354 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 209 33rd
Per Capita Income # 244 61st
Diversity Index # 262 58th

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