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The City of Social Circle had a population of 4,845 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Social Circle is located at latitude 33.6562 and longitude -83.7182 in Walton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Social Circle encompass a land area of 13.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Walton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Social Circle 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 Social Circle is located within Social Circle Division of Walton County.

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Social Circle, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,845 (100%)
Population in Households 4,782 (98.7%)
Population in Families 4,131 (85.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 63 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 332
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $62,104
Average Household Income $77,820
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $27,578
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,188 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $224,091
Average Home Value $250,737
Housing Affordability Index3 168


Total Households 1,709
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,267
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.22% 1.82%
Households 1.19% 1.82%
Families 1.22% 1.71%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
Owner Occupied HU   2.44%

Social Circle, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Social Circle 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 # 168 73rd
Population Density # 437 30th
Median Household Income # 117 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 216 35th
Per Capita Income # 164 74th
Diversity Index # 263 58th

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