Fitzgerald, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
17,169
0.395% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
2.03% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26.5%
3.29% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$38,255
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$100,000
16.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fitzgerald, GA had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $38,255. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fitzgerald, GA declined from 17,237 to 17,169, a −0.395% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,455 to $38,255, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fitzgerald, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.3%), Other (Hispanic) (2.14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Fitzgerald, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Fitzgerald, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fitzgerald, GA was $100,000, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Fitzgerald, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Fitzgerald, GA was 2 cars per household.

Fitzgerald, GA borders Douglas, GA.

Population & Diversity

Fitzgerald, GA is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.3% of Fitzgerald, GA residents were born outside of the country (395 people).

In 2022, there were 1.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.35k people) in Fitzgerald, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 567 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Fitzgerald, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fitzgerald, GA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fitzgerald, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.35k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.41k ± 197
  3. White (Hispanic)
    567 ± 312
6.53%
Hispanic Population
1.12k people

In 2022, there were 1.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.35k people) in Fitzgerald, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 567 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.53% of the people in Fitzgerald, GA are hispanic (1.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fitzgerald, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
395 people
2.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
505 people

As of 2022, 2.3% of Fitzgerald, GA residents (395 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fitzgerald, GA was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    344 ± 127
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    156 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    139 ± 89

Fitzgerald, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fitzgerald, GA employs 7.09k people. The largest industries in Fitzgerald, GA are Manufacturing (1,509 people), Retail Trade (819 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,614), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($70,614), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,000).

Occupations

7.09k
2022 Value
± 704
−2.33%
1 Year decline
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fitzgerald, GA declined at a rate of −2.33%, from 7.26k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fitzgerald, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (887 people), Production Occupations (821 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (775 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fitzgerald, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.09k
2022 Value
± 704
−2.33%
1 Year decline
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fitzgerald, GA declined at a rate of −2.33%, from 7.26k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fitzgerald, GA, are Manufacturing (1,509 people), Retail Trade (819 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fitzgerald, GA, though some of these residents may live in Fitzgerald, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,051
Median earning men ± $5,724
$28,312
Median earning women ± $2,012

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,295), Other Services Except Public Administration ($59,712), and Public Administration ($44,716).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,031).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 128
    Manufacturing
  2. 103
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 85
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fitzgerald, GA was $100,000 in 2022, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $100,000, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Fitzgerald, GA is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fitzgerald, GA have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fitzgerald, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fitzgerald, GA is $38,255. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fitzgerald, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$100,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,192
$4,123
Median Property Taxes
±$519

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fitzgerald, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.9% of the housing units in Fitzgerald, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fitzgerald, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fitzgerald, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$38,255
Median Household Income
± $4,097
7.13k
Number of Households
± 714

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.13k households in Fitzgerald, GA grew to $38,255 from the previous year's value of $34,455.

The following chart displays the households in Fitzgerald, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fitzgerald, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.86%)

In 2022, 84.2% of workers in Fitzgerald, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (2.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fitzgerald, GA have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.624% of the workforce in Fitzgerald, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fitzgerald, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fitzgerald, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fitzgerald, GA (4.44k out of 16.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fitzgerald, GA is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.4% of the population of Fitzgerald, GA has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.6%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
2.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fitzgerald, GA declined by 3.56% from 19.2% to 18.6%.

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