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Tift County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 41,541 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 38,407 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,615
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,468
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,360
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,753 (it was 4,559 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

34%

Land area: 265 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tift County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (27.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tift County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (55.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 19,597  (47.2%)
Females: 21,944  (52.8%)

Tift County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Tift County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,471 ($32,616 in 1999)

This county:

$39,471
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $600)
This county:

$448
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $129,478 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Tift:

$129,478
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,067 - $208,834

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $169,228
Here:

$169,228
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,058
Here:

$191,058
State:

$198,839

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $542,381
Here:

$542,381
State:

$234,990

Mobile homes: $52,149
Here:

$52,149
State:

$71,595

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,526
Here:

$17,526
State:

$25,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,098
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 445

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 70
  • Burglaries: 273
  • Thefts: 626
  • Auto thefts: 69

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 25
  • Assaults: 91
  • Burglaries: 229
  • Thefts: 742
  • Auto thefts: 72
Tift County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 121 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2010: 47 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2013: 40 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $127,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,443 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,089 (1.0%)

Tift County household income distribution in 2013 Tift County home values distribution in 2013 Tift County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.7%
Tift County:

24.7%
Georgia:

16.0%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.2% for Black residents, 32.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.9% for American Indian residents, 25.3% for other race residents, 36.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.5 years old
(Males: 34.2 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.5 years old, Black residents: 30.9 years old, American Indian residents: 50.1 years old, Asian residents: 33.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.0 years old, Other race residents: 22.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tift County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $607 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tifton, Brookfield, Oak Ridge, Chula, Unionville, Omega, Phillipsburg, Ty Ty.

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

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Neighboring counties: Atkinson County , Covington County, Alabama , Coke County, Texas , Winn Parish, Louisiana , Lee County , Jeff Davis County, Texas , Tyler County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 2,390
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,726 (38.8% naturalized citizens)

Tift County:

6.6%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 3042010 or later
  • 8592000 to 2009
  • 9941990 to 1999
  • 4551980 to 1989
  • 1421970 to 1979
  • 57Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.5%

Tift County marital status for males Tift County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,944
  • One, attached: 279
  • Two: 592
  • 3 or 4: 779
  • 5 to 9: 544
  • 10 to 19: 64
  • 20 to 49: 228
  • 50 or more: 231
  • Mobile homes: 3,993

Housing units in Tift County with a mortgage: 4,686 (162 second mortgage, 287 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,722

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tift County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,60157
Mainline Protestant3,32411
Catholic1,3741
Black Protestant1,1305
Other1,0303
None15,659-
Tift County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Tift County:

Average size of farms: 246 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,404
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $872.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $106,863
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,966
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.27%
Corn for grain: 923 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 955 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 20199 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 156 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8,043 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,176 acres

Earthquake activity:

Tift County-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 177.4 miles away from Tift County 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 223.0 miles away from the county 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 406.5 miles away from the county 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 243.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from Tift County 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 256.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Incident Period: February 14, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1315: February 15, 2000, FEMA Id: 1315, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 01, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1042: October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: 1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 05, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-425: April 05, 1974, FEMA Id: 425, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Tift County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • Jamaica (11%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)
  • Nigeria (2%)
  • Bolivia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tift County


  • American (38%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • Jamaican (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Tift County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,675 (82.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,384 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 214 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 399 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 353 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 467 (2.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Tift County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 622 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 309 people in nursing homes
  • 175 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 162 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 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
  • 8 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Tift County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 1,065 people in college/university student housing
  • 243 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 202 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,640.

10.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.95% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,900 average AGI)
2.18% relocated from other states ($6,383 average AGI)
Tift County:

2.18%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Turner County, GA  1.79% ($19,583 average AGI)
from Worth County, GA  0.68% ($20,448)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.56% ($20,525)
from Berrien County, GA  0.47% ($22,061)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.38% ($16,537)
from Cook County, GA  0.35% ($22,306)
from Dougherty County, GA  0.29% ($27,927)


9.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.19%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.85% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($18,698 average AGI)
2.34% relocated to other states ($8,055 average AGI)
Tift County:

2.34%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Turner County, GA  0.88% ($23,650 average AGI)
to Worth County, GA  0.58% ($18,840)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.45% ($20,397)
to Berrien County, GA  0.44% ($21,419)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.36% ($25,500)
to Irwin County, GA  0.36% ($20,220)
to Cook County, GA  0.31% ($23,705)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7

Births per 1000 population in Tift County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Tift County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Tift County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tift County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Tift County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tift County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tift County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tift County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Tift County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,029 (4,696 aged, 1,333 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,512 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Tift County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (329)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (317)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (289)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (247)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (223)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (220)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (200)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (198)
  • Unspecified dementia (139)
  • Congestive heart failure (110)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,074
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 475
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 95,657

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,581
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 927
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.6. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 86.6
  • Other - 32.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,541
  • In family households: 33,703 (4,449 male householders, 5,836 female householders)
    6,543 spouses, 12,252 children (11,119 natural, 390 adopted, 757 stepchildren), 1,208 grandchildren, 723 brothers or sisters, 923 parents, 1,232 other relatives, 551 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,878 (1,938 male householders (1,604 living alone)), 2,550 female householders (2,204 living alone)), 1,392 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,921

Size of family households: 4,880 2-persons, 2,504 3-persons, 1,812 4-persons, 742 5-persons, 160 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,808 1-person, 491 2-persons, 138 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

4,744 married couples with children.
3,975 single-parent households (864 men, 3,111 women).

88.0% of residents of Tift speak English at home.
10.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,191,000 ($5,356 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,202,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,615,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,759,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,368,000
Federal grants: $61,638,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,549,000 ($122,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,263,000 ($1,091,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $455,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,386,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,799,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,305
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,835
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +918
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +73
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Tift County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.58 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Tift County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 1082014 or later
  • 4522010 to 2013
  • 2,1462000 to 2009
  • 3,7801990 to 1999
  • 2,8091980 to 1989
  • 3,0551970 to 1979
  • 1,5321960 to 1969
  • 1,1561950 to 1959
  • 9291940 to 1949
  • 6071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tift County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tift County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 231 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1233 rooms
  • 2604 rooms
  • 1,3255 rooms
  • 1,7946 rooms
  • 2,0247 rooms
  • 1,1628 rooms
  • 1,6109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tift County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 1921 room
  • 912 rooms
  • 4283 rooms
  • 7494 rooms
  • 1,7795 rooms
  • 8416 rooms
  • 1,7247 rooms
  • 4678 rooms
  • 1949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tift County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tift County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 30no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 1,0542 bedrooms
  • 5,3583 bedrooms
  • 1,3554 bedrooms
  • 4135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tift County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 194no bedroom
  • 6661 bedroom
  • 1,9832 bedrooms
  • 3,1853 bedrooms
  • 2844 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Tift County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tift County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 362no vehicle
  • 2,2941 vehicle
  • 3,6492 vehicles
  • 1,4253 vehicles
  • 4344 vehicles
  • 1155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tift County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Tift County population
  • 1,329no vehicle
  • 3,1851 vehicle
  • 1,3462 vehicles
  • 3643 vehicles
  • 1594 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

89.3% of Tift County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Georgia.

Tift County:

89.3%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,938
  • Other state: 6,611
  • Northeast: 703
  • Midwest: 1,350
  • South: 3,997
  • West: 579
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tift County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 86.1%Electricity
  • 8.2%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.2%Electricity
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 257
Here:

5.3%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 151
Here:

6.7%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

2.4%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
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Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Tift County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,638,000
    General Public Buildings: $211,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $5,878,000
    Regular Highways: $3,062,000
    Police Protection: $2,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,758,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,645,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000
    Financial Administration: $1,313,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,006,000
    Local Fire Protection: $973,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $563,000
    General Public Buildings: $428,000
    Housing and Community Development: $301,000
    General - Other: $275,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,304,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,856,000
    Libraries: $328,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
    Local Fire Protection: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,352,000
    General - Other: $471,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
    Health - Other: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $58,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,595,000

Tift County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,325,000
    Parks and Recreation: $443,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,290,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,099,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,648,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $745,000
    Rents: $449,000
    Special Assessments: $26,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,495,000
    All Other: $1,308,000
    Highways: $221,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,119,000
    Property: $11,974,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,076,000
    Other License: $246,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $125,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $109,000

Tift County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $72,386,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $69,803,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,801,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,175,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,691,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $484,000

Tift County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,713,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,386,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,445
  • Number of aged recipients: 205
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,240
  • Number of recipients under 18: 247
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 796
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 402
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 655
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 564
Tift County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Tift County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Tift County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James28970.4 years
John26273.3 years
Mary25876.1 years
William22472.3 years
Willie16871.5 years
Robert13971.7 years
George11673.4 years
Annie11280.2 years
Charles9667.2 years
Henry8074.0 years
Most common last names in Tift County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15574.2 years
Johnson13175.7 years
Walker10172.6 years
Jones10173.0 years
Brown8772.2 years
Williams8371.7 years
Willis7277.3 years
Davis6674.5 years
Hall6574.3 years
Taylor5670.7 years
Businesses in Tift County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike2
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Quality1
Church's Chicken2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Ramada1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx6Sears1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill4Subway5
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Hilton2Taco Bell1
Honda1Toyota1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jones New York1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul4
Kmart1UPS13
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture6Waffle House3
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
Marriott2YMCA1