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Population in 2012: 16,672 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 

Males: 7,598  (45.6%)
Females: 9,074  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  30.3 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31794.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,638 (it was $30,234 in 2000)
Tifton:

$30,638
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,452

Tifton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,098 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Tifton:

$118,098
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,116; Detached houses: $126,306; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,987; In 2-unit structures: $115,028; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,040; Mobile homes: $23,048

Median gross rent in 2012: $592.

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  • White alone - 8,069 (49.4%)
  • Black alone - 5,894 (36.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,861 (11.4%)
  • Asian alone - 311 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 176 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tifton: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (15.2%), Irish (9.1%), English (6.7%), German (4.8%), Scottish (2.2%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 357 feet

Land area: 8.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,867 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Tifton:

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tifton city:

  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

913 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This city:  5.5%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Tifton, Georgia as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tifton to the number of sex offenders is 256 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,298 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $943 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (39.5 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (135.3 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (716.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Phillipsburg, GA (1.3 miles ), Unionville, GA (1.4 miles ), Oak Ridge, GA (2.2 miles) , Brookfield, GA (2.3 miles) , Chula, GA (2.5 miles) , Ty Ty, GA (2.9 miles ), Omega, GA (3.1 miles ), Enigma, GA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.46 N, Longitude: 83.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,191 (+55.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,418 (71.3%)

Area code: 229

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Crime rates in Tifton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 31510221100
per 100,000 20.16.531.86.20.011.912.05.75.90.00.0
Rapes 817666975559
per 100,000 53.5110.238.137.335.653.642.128.629.430.252.8
Robberies 4842263950486563643733
per 100,000 320.9272.3165.1242.2296.7285.7391.3360.6376.2223.4193.6
Assaults 728175821181201331071156781
per 100,000 481.4525.2476.3509.2700.3714.2800.7612.5676.0404.5475.1
Burglaries 222191221234199316271295328287216
per 100,000 1484.31238.41403.41453.11180.91880.61631.41688.71928.11732.61266.9
Thefts 1,0991,1799991,1041,1491,096881973916980955
per 100,000 7347.77644.46344.16855.46818.66522.65303.75569.95384.45916.15601.5
Auto thefts 4074584847435537413634
per 100,000 267.4479.8368.3298.1278.9255.9331.1211.8241.0217.3199.4
Arson N/A0010N/A54448
per 100,000 N/A0.00.06.20.0N/A30.122.923.524.146.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.8) 649.2671.7579.7576.2593.7661.9643.2582.3610.3511.6489.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 54 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Georgia average:

2.77

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Tifton tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +488 (+3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Tifton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Tifton city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tift County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 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: Clay Shiver - College football player, Kip Moore - Country singer, Ralph Puckett - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Caitlin Carmichael - Actor, David Denham - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 9/27/82), Chris Foster - College basketball player (Georgia Southern Eagles), Darby Cottle - Softball player, J. Trill - Rapper, Larry Dean - Football player, Nanci Bowen - Professional golfer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Tifton:

  • TIFT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1010 EDGEFIELD DRIVE)
  • TIFTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 624 LOVE AVE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 72 KENT ROAD SUITE 3)
  • VNA OF GREATER TIFT INC (Home Health Center, 2014 US HIGHWAY 41 N)
  • HOSPICE OF TIFT AREA (Hospital, 104-1 WEST 8TH STREET)
  • TIFT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 901 E 18TH STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - TIFTON (Nursing Home, 1451 NEWTON DRIVE)
  • TIFT HEALTH CARE, INC (Nursing Home, 2002 TIFT AVENUE)
  • TIFTON NH (Nursing Home, 1451 NEWTON DR BOX 1149)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 901 EAST 18TH ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Tifton, GA

Airports located in Tifton:


Local government website: www.tifton.net

College/University in Tifton:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Full-time enrollment: 2,475; Location: 2802 Moore Hwy; Public; Website: www.abac.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tifton:

  • Albany State University (about 39 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 40 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 43 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Valdosta State University (about 45 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 59 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 65 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Middle Georgia Technical College (about 76 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Tifton:

Private high school in Tifton:

  • GRACE BAPTIST (Students: 60; Location: 1900 GOLDEN RD W; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tifton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Tifton:

  • NORTHSIDE BAPTIST WEEKDAY EDUCATION PROGRAM (Students: 85; Location: 302 20TH ST W; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MOTHER GOOSE KINDERGARTEN (Students: 21; Location: 2609 CAMELLIA DR; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Tifton:

  • COASTAL PLAIN REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,791,116; Location: 2014 CHESTNUT AVENUE; 223,877 books; 5,230 audio materials; 10,906 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Tiftarea Academy is a private K4-12 grade school in Tift County.
  • Tiftarea Academy is a private K4-12 grade school in Tift County.

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Notable locations in Tifton: Tifton Fire Department (A), Tift Volunteer Fire Department (B), Woodlawn Community Center (C), Tift County Library (D), Tift County Jail (E), Tifton City Hall (F), Tift County Courthouse (G), Georgia Agrirama (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Shopping Center (1), Tift-Town Shopping Center (2), Town and Country Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tifton include: Wesleyan Methodist Church (A), Eastside Church (B), Calvary Church (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Congregational Christian Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Fullwood Lake (A), Marys Pond (B), Agrirama Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tifton include: Tifton Commercial Historic District (1), Fulwood Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Agrirama (Museums; 8th Street), Georgia State Government - Regents Board- Technical and Adult Education Depart (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2014 Chestnut Avenue).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (720 USHighway 319 South), Fairfield Inn and Suites Tifton (806 West 7th Street), Courtyard Tifton (814 West 7th Street), Budget Inn (1008 8th Street West), Budget Inc (1008 8th Street West), Days Inn Tifton GA (1199 Highway 82 West), Courtyard Marriott (814 7th Street West), Fairfield Inn Marriott (1401 Tift Avenue North Suite A), Courtyard by Marriott (814 7th Street West).

Courts: Tift County - Judge Of Superior Court- Judge Harvey Davis (Admin Building), TIFT County - Probate Court (Admn Building), TIFT County - Traffic Fines- Clerk of Superior Court (Courthouse), TIFT County - Judge of State Court (223 2nd Street East).

 
Tift 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 Tifton and their reported violations in the past:

ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRI. COLLEGE (Population served: 3000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2002), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1998), St Public Notif received (NOV-23-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (2 times from AUG-01-2005 to OCT-03-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TIFT CO-E B HAMILTON PARK (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-1998), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005)
SPRINGHILL COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 318, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1999)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEWIS TAYLOR FARMS MLC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tifton that have no violations reported:

  • JERNIGAN`S RESAURANT (Population served: 262, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Black residents, 61.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.1% for other race residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tifton, GA

People in group quarters in Tifton in 2010:

  • 1,065 people in college/university student housing
  • 202 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Tifton in 2000:

  • 502 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 289 people in nursing homes
  • 175 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 116 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Tifton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Tifton (2011 data):

  • Ameris Bank: Tifton Branch, Messenger Service, Old Ocilla Road Branch. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $3,003.2 mil, Deposits: $2,595.8 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Ameris Bancorp
  • Colony Bank: Colony Village Center Branch at 1909 Highway 82 West, branch established on 2004/08/11; Tift Branch at 605 West 2nd Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, headquarters in Fitzgerald, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Synovus Bank: Tifton Branch at 218 Love Avenue, branch established on 1937/02/24; Northside Branch at 118 East 20th Street, branch established on 1985/10/22. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • South Georgia Banking Company: Tift Avenue Branch at 2005 Tift Avenue, branch established on 2004/07/01; West Second Branch at 725 West 2nd Street, branch established on 1987/12/10. Info updated 2007/01/09: Bank assets: $346.7 mil, Deposits: $301.6 mil, headquarters in Omega, GA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Georgia Bank Holding Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tifton Main Branch at 211 Virginia Avenue North, branch established on 1988/04/18. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tifton Main Branch at 127 First Street, branch established on 1896/01/01. 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
  • SunTrust Bank: Tifton Branch at 200 John Howard St, branch established on 1990/06/27. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tifton, Georgia:

  • Holiday Inn Tifton, 1208 Hwy 82 W, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (229) 382-6687
  • Comfort Inn Tifton, 1104 King Rd, Tifton, GA 31744 , Phone: (229) 382-4410
  • Howard Johnson Tifton, 1103 King Rd, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (229) 386-2100
  • Days Inn, 1008 W 8TH St, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (229) 382-7210, Fax: (229) 386-8146
  • Hampton Inn, 720 US Hwy 319 S, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (229) 382-8800, Fax: (229) 387-0563
  • Econolodge, 1025 W 2ND St, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (229) 382-0280
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2802 Moore Hwy, Tifton, GA 31793 , Phone: (229) 386-3815, Fax: (229) 386-7006
  • Holiday Inn Express - Tifton, 814 W Seventh St, Tifton, GA 31794 , Phone: (800) 465-4329, Fax: (229) 382-9333
  • 11 other hotels and motels
All 19 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tifton, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tifton travel time to work - commute


Tifton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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Religion statistics for Tifton city (based on Tift County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.61%
Here55.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)American Baptist AssociationEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.3%15.8%9.7%3.1%2.7%
Congregations32.4%14.7%10.3%4.4%1.5%
NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristProgressive Primitive BaptistsOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.1%1.1%5.6%
Congregations1.5%1.5%2.9%5.9%25.0%
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: 9
Tift County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Tift County:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

7.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Tift County:

32.0%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
State:

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 38$94,267$29,7695$5,058
Other Government Administration 10$27,916$33,4990$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,070$32,2800$0
Police Protection - Officers 49$138,721$33,9720$0
Police - Other 7$12,437$21,3210$0
Firefighters 34$91,220$32,1950$0
Fire - Other 2$4,371$26,2260$0
Streets and Highways 30$65,053$26,0210$0
Solid Waste Management 31$64,823$25,0930$0
Sewerage 20$45,446$27,2681$27
Parks and Recreation 9$16,254$21,6720$0
Water Supply 24$55,575$27,7880$0
Gas Supply 6$15,657$31,3140$0
Other and Unallocable 7$16,799$28,7988$7,574
Totals for Government 270$656,609$29,18314$12,659

Tifton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $290,000 ($17.39)
    Water Utilities: $182,000 ($10.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($8.40)
    Sewerage: $122,000 ($7.32)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $10,735,000 ($643.89)
    Police Protection: $3,956,000 ($237.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,623,000 ($217.31)
    General - Other: $3,248,000 ($194.82)
    Water Utilities: $2,999,000 ($179.88)
    Central Staff Services: $2,452,000 ($147.07)
    Sewerage: $1,999,000 ($119.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,923,000 ($115.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,769,000 ($106.11)
    Financial Administration: $1,679,000 ($100.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $375,000 ($22.49)
    Parking Facilities: $268,000 ($16.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $246,000 ($14.76)
    General Public Buildings: $216,000 ($12.96)
    Libraries: $151,000 ($9.06)
    Health - Other: $140,000 ($8.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $118,000 ($7.08)
    Public Welfare - Other: $84,000 ($5.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $503,000 ($30.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $570,000 ($34.19)
    Correctional Institutions: $243,000 ($14.58)
    Libraries: $151,000 ($9.06)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($1.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,723,000 ($103.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $532,000 ($31.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $280,000 ($16.79)
    Police Protection: $263,000 ($15.77)
    Regular Highways: $228,000 ($13.68)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($4.14)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($2.76)
    Gas Utilities: $42,000 ($2.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,607,000 ($456.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $227,000 ($13.62)

Tifton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,860,000 ($231.53)
    All Other: $3,136,000 ($188.10)
    Sewerage: $2,347,000 ($140.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $65,000 ($3.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,099,000 ($185.88)
    General Local Government Support: $2,856,000 ($171.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $664,000 ($39.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $664,000 ($39.83)
    Sale of Property: $174,000 ($10.44)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($1.26)
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($0.96)
    Rents: $9,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $12,353,000 ($740.94)
    Water Utilities: $3,520,000 ($211.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($5.10)
    Highways: $50,000 ($3.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($0.66)
  • Tax - Property: $2,047,000 ($122.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,426,000 ($85.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $991,000 ($59.44)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $649,000 ($38.93)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $436,000 ($26.15)
    Public Utility License: $66,000 ($3.96)
    Other License: $46,000 ($2.76)

Tifton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,561,000 ($873.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,580,000 ($754.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,126,000 ($127.52)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000 ($8.70)

Tifton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,571,000 ($873.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $386,000 ($23.15)

7.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Berrien County, GA  0.47% ($31,475 average AGI)
from Worth County, GA  0.45% ($25,136)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.44% ($26,561)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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 Colquitt County, GA  0.43% ($22,857 average AGI)
to Worth County, GA  0.42% ($24,818)
to Berrien County, GA  0.36% ($19,298)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tifton:

  • WTIF (1340 AM; 1 kW; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tifton:

  • WABR (91.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMM, COMMISSION)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLH (103.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WRDO (96.9 FM; FITZGERALD, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Tifton:

  • W51AR (Channel 51; TIFTON, GA; Owner: NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W05AZ (Channel 5; TIFTON, GA; Owner: WOAZ, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 120 meters (394ft)
Total costs: $96,000
Total average daily traffic: 469,960
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,201

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tifton, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tifton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 188 (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 Tifton, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tifton)

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 218
  • Hazardous Condition: 176
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Tifton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tifton, GA

Most common first names in Tifton, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James25770.4 years
John22872.9 years
Mary22576.5 years
William18772.4 years
Willie15771.6 years
Robert11871.6 years
Annie10280.1 years
George9873.8 years
Charles8267.1 years
Henry7273.9 years
Most common last names in Tifton, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14574.3 years
Johnson12075.5 years
Jones8972.6 years
Walker8872.1 years
Brown7373.4 years
Williams7071.4 years
Davis6374.4 years
Hall5774.0 years
King5172.4 years
Willis5177.4 years
Businesses in Tifton, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Motel 61
Applebee's1Nike2
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Penske1
Bath & Body Works1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Quality1
CVS2Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen2Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx6Starbucks1
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop1Subway5
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
KFC1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS13
Lane Furniture5Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Verizon Wireless2
Lowe's1Waffle House3
Marriott2Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's3YMCA1
Microtel1
Browse common businesses in Tifton, GA


Tifton on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 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+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 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+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
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