Fitzgerald, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 8,721 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 
Males: 3,813  (43.7%)
Females: 4,908  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31750.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,243 (it was $20,805 in 2000)
Fitzgerald:

$27,243
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,465 (it was $12,775 in 2000)

Fitzgerald city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,526 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Fitzgerald:

$94,526
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $128,890; detached houses: $122,230; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $828,838; mobile homes: $42,294

Median gross rent in 2017: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fitzgerald: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.8%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fitzgerald, GA (2010)
    • 4,63851.2%Black alone
    • 3,80742.1%White alone
    • 3884.3%Hispanic
    • 991.1%Two or more races
    • 790.9%Asian alone
    • 280.3%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Fitzgerald detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Fitzgerald, Georgia as of August 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fitzgerald is 101 to 1.


Crime rates in Fitzgerald by year

Type

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.3)
2
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(130.8)
6
(66.4)
7
(77.2)
3
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.7)
2
(23.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(98.1)
13
(143.9)
8
(88.2)
28
(310.1)
10
(111.1)
11
(123.6)
15
(173.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(457.9)
32
(354.2)
29
(319.6)
39
(431.9)
28
(311.1)
37
(415.6)
26
(299.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
145
(1,581)
189
(2,092)
130
(1,433)
111
(1,229)
130
(1,444)
122
(1,370)
78
(899.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
200
(2,181)
295
(3,265)
422
(4,651)
343
(3,798)
322
(3,577)
355
(3,988)
365
(4,208)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(119.9)
16
(177.1)
9
(99.2)
16
(177.2)
10
(111.1)
17
(191.0)
15
(173.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A4
(44.1)
3
(33.2)
5
(55.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)433.2480.5468.4458.1415.3462.8375.4

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City-data.com crime index in Fitzgerald, GA

Crime rate in Fitzgerald detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (30.5%), Irish (2.9%), English (2.5%), German (1.4%), Jamaican (1.3%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 338 feet

Land area: 7.25 square miles.

Population density: 1,204 people per square mile   (low).

Fitzgerald, Georgia map

228 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,096 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $828 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (54.3 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (135.2 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (730.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Little House Creek, GA (2.6 miles ),
Ocilla, GA (2.8 miles ),
Irwinville, GA (3.2 miles ),
Holt, GA (3.4 miles ),
Rebecca, GA (3.9 miles ),
Ambrose, GA (4.1 miles ),
Jacksonville, GA (4.2 miles),
Brookfield, GA (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.72 N, Longitude: 83.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,459 (+27.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,700 (64.5%)

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Fitzgerald, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fitzgerald, GA in 2017
Fitzgerald satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $41,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $47,300
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $46,100
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $73,700
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fitzgerald, GA residents
Average permit cost in Fitzgerald, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Fitzgerald, GA
Historical housing units in Fitzgerald, GA
Most common industries in Fitzgerald, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.3%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Wood products (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.6%)
  • Rail transportation (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Wood products (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Fitzgerald, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.5%)
  • Cashiers (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)

Average climate in Fitzgerald, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fitzgerald-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Fitzgerald city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fitzgerald-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from Fitzgerald center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 429.5 miles away from Fitzgerald center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 260.7 miles away from Fitzgerald center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ben Hill County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fitzgerald topographic map

Main business address for: COLONY BANKCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fitzgerald:

  • BLUE-GRAY COMMUNITY HOSPICE (815 SOUTH MAIN ST)
  • DORMINY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 200 PERRY HOUSE ROAD, BOX 1447)
  • FITZGERALD NH (185 BOWEN'S MILL HIGHWAY)
  • FITZGERALD NURSING HOME (185 BOWEN'S MILL HIGHWAY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER (176 LINCOLN AVE)
  • US RENAL CARE FITZGERALD DIALYSIS, LLC (402 SOUTH GRANT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Fitzgerald:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fitzgerald:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 23 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • South Georgia State College (about 29 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Albany State University (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 56 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 58 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 58 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 60 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)

Public high school in Fitzgerald:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fitzgerald:

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Library in Fitzgerald:

  • FITZGERALD-BEN HILL COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $439,576; Location: 123 NORTH MAIN STREET; 56,776 books; 1,169 audio materials; 2,609 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald Fire Department Station 2 (A), Ben Hill County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (B), Fitzgerald Fire Department (C), Ben Hill County Courthouse (D), Ben Hill County Jail (E), Fitzgerald City Hall (F), Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library (G), Ben Hill County Emergency Medical Services (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Colony Square Shopping Center (1), Hills Midtown Mall Shopping Center (2), Mann Shopping Center (3), Village Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fitzgerald: COLONY BANKCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fitzgerald include: Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church (A), Salem Baptist Church (B), Saint Mathews Episcopal Church (C), New Providence Baptist Church (D), Mount Olive Baptist Church (E), Holsee Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Holiness Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Fitzgerald City Lake (A), Fitzgerald West Lake (B), County Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fitzgerald include: Blue and Gray Park (1), American Legion Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Jeff Davis State Historic Site (Museums; 338 Jeff Davis Park Road).

Hotels: Colony Motel (716 North Grant Street), Country Hearth Inn - Fitzgerald (125 Stuart Way).

Birthplace of: Ray Davis (general) - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Morris Berthold Abram - Civil rights activist, Frances Mayes - Memoirist, Wayne Dowdy - Politician, Charlie Paulk - Basketball player, Joe Reliford - Baseball player, Mary Verner - Politician.

Ben Hill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fitzgerald and their reported violations in the past:

BEN HILL CO-QUEENSLAND COMM. (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-1996), St Intentional no-action (JUL-15-2003)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Fitzgerald in 2010:

  • 167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
189 people in nursing homes in 2000
37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Fitzgerald (2011 data):

  • Colony Bank: Southside Branch at U.S. Highway 129 And Roanoke Drive, branch established on 1977/12/01; at 302 South Main Street, branch established on 1976/04/15. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Community Banking Company of Fitzgerald: South Main Street Branch at 220 South Main Street, branch established on 1998/01/05; Community Banking Company Of Fitzger at 102 West Roanoke Drive, branch established on 1996/04/19. Info updated 2009/02/27: Bank assets: $110.6 mil, Deposits: $96.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cbc Holding Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fitzgerald Branch at 115 East Central Avenue, branch established on 1931/07/22; Central Avenue Drive-Thru at 215 West Central Avenue, branch established on 1964/04/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fitzgerald at 301 West Central Avenue, branch established on 1988/07/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PlantersFIRST: Fitzgerald Main Office Branch at 2212 East Central Ave, branch established on 2004/04/16. Info updated 2008/01/29: Bank assets: $288.5 mil, Deposits: $269.8 mil, headquarters in Cordele, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mid State Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Fitzgerald:

Marital status in Fitzgerald, GA
  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Fitzgerald:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fitzgerald
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fitzgerald, GA (based on Ben Hill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,22130
Mainline Protestant1,0595
Catholic5551
Black Protestant4423
Other31
Orthodox--
None5,354-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Ben Hill County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Ben Hill County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ben Hill County:

12.0%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Ben Hill County:

30.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ben Hill County:

16.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fitzgerald:

47.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fitzgerald:

43.7%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Fitzgerald:

29.5
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fitzgerald:

21.4%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fitzgerald:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fitzgerald, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 40$123,323$36,99715$9,959
Police Protection - Officers 25$71,909$34,5160$0
Firefighters 22$65,871$35,9300$0
Solid Waste Management 21$40,183$22,9629$9,436
Parks and Recreation 20$40,149$24,0896$2,922
Electric Power 18$61,804$41,2030$0
Gas Supply 9$25,082$33,4431$1,328
Police - Other 6$11,946$23,8922$1,636
Health 4$7,017$21,0511$64
Water Supply 4$18,737$56,2111$1,993
Financial Administration 4$14,304$42,9120$0
Sewerage 2$7,063$42,3780$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$7,914$47,4840$0
Correction 1$1,931$23,1720$0
Airports 1$3,189$38,2682$996
Streets and Highways 0$0 15$25,999
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$16,705
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 179$500,422$33,54865$71,038

Fitzgerald government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $573,000 ($65.70)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($5.39)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($4.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($3.55)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $19,974,000 ($2290.33)
    Gas Utilities: $5,881,000 ($674.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,588,000 ($296.75)
    Police Protection: $1,751,000 ($200.78)
    Water Utilities: $1,347,000 ($154.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,183,000 ($135.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $900,000 ($103.20)
    Sewerage: $898,000 ($102.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $761,000 ($87.26)
    Regular Highways: $618,000 ($70.86)
    Financial Administration: $512,000 ($58.71)
    General - Other: $467,000 ($53.55)
    General Public Buildings: $430,000 ($49.31)
    Air Transportation: $259,000 ($29.70)
    Central Staff Services: $215,000 ($24.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $168,000 ($19.26)
    Health - Other: $113,000 ($12.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $110,000 ($12.61)
    Correctional Institutions: $74,000 ($8.49)
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000 ($1.49)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($5.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($44.49)
    Other - Libraries: $132,000 ($15.14)
    Other - General - Other: $35,000 ($4.01)
    Other - Air Transportation: $14,000 ($1.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $385,000 ($44.15)
    General - Other: $195,000 ($22.36)
    Gas Utilities: $194,000 ($22.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($11.12)
    Regular Highways: $71,000 ($8.14)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($7.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000 ($6.08)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($6.08)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($4.13)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($2.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.34)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.23)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,203,000 ($481.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.23)

Fitzgerald government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,438,000 ($279.56)
    Other: $1,827,000 ($209.49)
    Sewerage: $896,000 ($102.74)
    Air Transportation: $324,000 ($37.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $193,000 ($22.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $61,000 ($6.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,750,000 ($200.67)
    General Local Government Support: $1,182,000 ($135.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $301,000 ($34.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $114,000 ($13.07)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($4.36)
    Royalties: $28,000 ($3.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($2.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,381,000 ($2451.67)
    Gas Utilities: $5,473,000 ($627.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($154.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $520,000 ($59.63)
    Other: $29,000 ($3.33)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $1,395,000 ($159.96)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $425,000 ($48.73)
    Other: $251,000 ($28.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $185,000 ($21.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $169,000 ($19.38)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $135,000 ($15.48)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $36,000 ($4.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $36,000 ($4.13)
    Other License: $16,000 ($1.83)

Fitzgerald government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000 ($82.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $496,000 ($56.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,000 ($25.34)

Fitzgerald government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,053,000 ($2070.06)

6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Irwin County, GA  1.52% ($29,179 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  0.58% ($34,094)
to Coffee County, GA  0.43% ($28,708)
Businesses in Fitzgerald, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fitzgerald:

  • WBHB (1240 AM; 1 kW; FITZGERALD, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUFF (710 AM; daytime; 3 kW; EASTMAN, GA; Owner: FARNELL O'QUINN)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fitzgerald:

  • WRDO (96.9 FM; FITZGERALD, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WULS (103.7 FM; BROXTON, GA; Owner: ROUNDTREE-CARVER ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fitzgerald:

  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fitzgerald: Raymond G. Davis.

Fitzgerald fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Fitzgerald fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 39.6mTotal length
  • $7,722,000Total costs
  • 49,390Total average daily traffic
  • 500Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,990Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fitzgerald, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fitzgerald, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fitzgerald)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fitzgerald, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fitzgerald)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fitzgerald)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 71. The highest number of fires - 162 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fitzgerald, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.1%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fitzgerald, GA
    • 46744.1%Outside Fires
    • 41839.5%Structure Fires
    • 15614.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fitzgerald, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fitzgerald, Georgia:

  • Uptown Motel, 315 S Grant St, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750 , Phone: (229) 423-4351
  • Quality Inn, 263 Ocilla Hwy, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750 , Phone: (229) 423-5151, Fax: (229) 424-9262
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fitzgerald, Georgia
Most common first names in Fitzgerald, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20071.1 years
Mary17279.0 years
John17074.1 years
William14973.0 years
Willie9571.0 years
Robert8667.6 years
Annie8481.2 years
George6874.9 years
Henry5476.3 years
Charlie4872.9 years
Most common last names in Fitzgerald, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17374.0 years
Brown8575.4 years
Walker7773.4 years
Taylor7573.4 years
Young7372.0 years
Davis6277.7 years
Williams5974.4 years
Jones5076.4 years
Johnson4970.6 years
Griffin4068.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fitzgerald, GA
  • 75.6%Electricity
  • 20.2%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fitzgerald, GA
  • 83.2%Electricity
  • 16.3%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fitzgerald compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Fitzgerald on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
There are 15 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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  • Mark Hunter (1)
  • William P. Rochfort (1)

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