Fort Gaines, GA 39851 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 39851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Gaines, GA 39851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Clay County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.605, Longitude -85.047
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 39851 has segments in 2 Counties (Clay, Randolph).

  • Businesses Addresses: 78
  • PO Box Addresses: 301
  • Residential Addresses: 735
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 735

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,334
Daytime Population: Workers 513
Daytime Population: Residents 1,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,288
Population in Familes 1,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $24,839
Average Household Income $37,268
Per Capita Income $15,615


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 644 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 323 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 707 (42.2%)
Median Home Value $76,524
Average Home Value $110,986


Total Households 967
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 622
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 -0.25% -0.89%
Households -0.52% -0.88%
Families -0.69% -0.98%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Fort Gaines, GA 39851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 39851 to the other 710 ZIP Codes 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 # 517 27th
Population Density # 611 14th
Diversity Index # 391 45th
Median Household Income # 678 5th
Per Capita Income # 657 8th

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