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Population in 2012: 9,048 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 

Males: 4,256  (47.0%)
Females: 4,792  (53.0%)

Median resident age:  34.7 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31750.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,945 (it was $20,805 in 2000)
Fitzgerald:

$23,945
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,449

Fitzgerald city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,971 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Fitzgerald:

$73,971
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,110; Detached houses: $89,429; Mobile homes: $40,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $602.

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  • Black alone - 4,638 (51.2%)
  • White alone - 3,807 (42.1%)
  • Hispanic - 388 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 99 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 79 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fitzgerald: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (10.3%), English (10.1%), Irish (6.9%), German (4.8%), Subsaharan African (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 338 feet

Land area: 7.25 square miles.

Population density: 1,249 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fitzgerald:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 18.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fitzgerald city:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

201 residents are foreign born (0.4% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This city:  2.2%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Fitzgerald, Georgia as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Fitzgerald to the number of sex offenders is 116 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $808 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $697 (0.8%)

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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) .

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

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Latitude: 31.72 N, Longitude: 83.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,579 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,388 (53.6%)

Area code: 229

Fitzgerald household income distribution Fitzgerald home values distribution

Crime rates in Fitzgerald (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 12 rapes (130.8 per 100,000)
  • 9 robberies (98.1 per 100,000)
  • 42 assaults (457.9 per 100,000)
  • 145 burglaries (1580.9 per 100,000)
  • 200 thefts (2180.5 per 100,000)
  • 11 auto thefts (119.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 428.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 33 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Georgia average:

2.78

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Fitzgerald, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.7%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -300 (-3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Fitzgerald-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 88% 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 significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Fitzgerald center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ben Hill County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Fitzgerald:

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

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Local government website: www.fitzgeraldga.org/gov.html

College/University in Fitzgerald:

  • East Central Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 952; Location: 667 Perry House Rd; Public; Website: www.eastcentraltech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fitzgerald:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 23 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 47 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Albany State University (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 56 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 57 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Valdosta State University (about 60 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 62 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,141)

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)

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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

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).

 
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:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-11-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2003 and AUG-02-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between FEB-21-2002 and FEB-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and AUG-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.4%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.2% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fitzgerald, GA

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

Fitzgerald compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fitzgerald, Georgia:

  • Jameson Inn Fitzgerald, 111 Bull Run Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 , Phone: (229) 424-9500
  • Inn At Fitzgerald, 235 Ocilla Hwy, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 , Phone: (229) 423-6661
  • Uptown Motel, 315 S Grant St, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 , Phone: (229) 423-4351
  • Country Hearth Inn Fitzgerald, 125 Stuart Way, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 , Phone: (229) 409-9911, Fax: (229) 409-4430
  • Quality Inn, 263 Ocilla Hwy, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 , Phone: (229) 423-5151, Fax: (229) 424-9262
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fitzgerald, Georgia

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fitzgerald travel time to work - commute


Fitzgerald mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.93%
Here58.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Serbian Orthodox Church in the USAChurches of Christ
Adherents62.8%13.5%6.5%6.4%2.8%
Congregations48.5%9.1%3.0%3.0%9.1%
NameChurch of the NazareneCatholic ChurchProgressive Primitive BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.7%1.0%0.9%1.9%
Congregations3.0%3.0%6.1%3.0%12.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Ben Hill 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:
Here:

30.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$17,805$35,6100$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,133$73,5960$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$84,646$33,8580$0
Police - Other 8$15,863$23,7952$999
Firefighters 22$60,513$33,0070$0
Streets and Highways 12$27,954$27,9542$3,131
Airports 2$4,760$28,5602$695
Welfare 1$2,431$29,1720$0
Health 2$3,596$21,5760$0
Solid Waste Management 15$29,079$23,2634$2,415
Sewerage 3$9,496$37,9841$1,120
Parks and Recreation 19$38,444$24,2808$4,977
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$12,157$72,9420$0
Water Supply 7$18,834$32,2870$0
Electric Power 14$39,841$34,1490$0
Gas Supply 10$28,178$33,8140$0
Other and Unallocable 5$12,810$30,7446$3,020
Totals for Government 159$412,540$31,13525$16,357

Fitzgerald government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $582,000 ($64.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $576,000 ($63.66)
    Air Transportation: $164,000 ($18.13)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($4.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($3.87)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,725,000 ($1627.43)
    Gas Utilities: $6,429,000 ($710.54)
    Police Protection: $1,354,000 ($149.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,180,000 ($130.42)
    Water Utilities: $1,073,000 ($118.59)
    Fire Protection: $742,000 ($82.01)
    Sewerage: $715,000 ($79.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $559,000 ($61.78)
    Regular Highways: $503,000 ($55.59)
    General - Other: $478,000 ($52.83)
    Central Staff Services: $404,000 ($44.65)
    Housing & Community Development: $174,000 ($19.23)
    Air Transportation: $116,000 ($12.82)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($11.27)
    Libraries: $97,000 ($10.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $52,000 ($5.75)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($3.65)
    Corrections - Other: $29,000 ($3.21)
    Health Services - Other: $25,000 ($2.76)
    Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($0.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($0.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($4.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($37.69)
    Libraries: $96,000 ($10.61)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($3.21)
    Corrections: $29,000 ($3.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $387,000 ($42.77)
    Electric Utilities: $347,000 ($38.35)
    Regular Highways: $305,000 ($33.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($14.26)
    Police Protection: $120,000 ($13.26)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($9.84)
    Gas Utilities: $78,000 ($8.62)
    Sewerage: $59,000 ($6.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($3.43)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($2.65)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($1.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,242,000 ($358.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($12.05)

Fitzgerald government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $326,000 ($36.03)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,935,000 ($213.86)
    All Other: $1,476,000 ($163.13)
    Sewerage: $860,000 ($95.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $109,000 ($12.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,090,000 ($120.47)
    All Other: $598,000 ($66.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,542,000 ($170.42)
    Interest Earnings: $468,000 ($51.72)
    Special Assessments: $28,000 ($3.09)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,453,000 ($1707.89)
    Gas Utilities: $6,543,000 ($723.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,290,000 ($142.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $76,000 ($8.40)
  • Tax - Property: $914,000 ($101.02)
    Other Selective Sales: $375,000 ($41.45)
    Public Utilities: $310,000 ($34.26)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $188,000 ($20.78)
    NEC: $134,000 ($14.81)

Fitzgerald government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,280,000 ($362.51)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $663,000 ($73.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,751,000 ($304.05)
    Other, NEC: $483,000 ($53.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $529,000 ($58.47)
    Other, NEC: $180,000 ($19.89)

Fitzgerald government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,885,000 ($760.94)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $555,000 ($61.34)

6.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Irwin County, GA  1.08% ($25,484 average AGI)
from Coffee County, GA  0.42% ($17,250)
from Tift County, GA  0.38% ($30,545)


5.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Irwin County, GA  1.17% ($24,761 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  0.51% ($27,345)
to Coffee County, GA  0.28% ($17,688)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Fitzgerald, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 57
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Fitzgerald fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total average daily traffic: 27,530

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 4
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: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fitzgerald, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fitzgerald)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fitzgerald)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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
Businesses in Fitzgerald, GA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2

Fitzgerald on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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