Tifton, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 16,733 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 
Males: 7,788  (46.5%)
Females: 8,945  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

30.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31794.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,997 (it was $30,234 in 2000)
Tifton:

$32,997
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,558 (it was $16,455 in 2000)

Tifton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,432 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Tifton:

$118,432
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,188; detached houses: $178,217; townhouses or other attached units: $222,596; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $573,347; mobile homes: $50,317; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $113,669

Median gross rent in 2017: $625.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tifton: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.7%
(30.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 35.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 41.5% for other race residents, 43.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tifton, GA (2017)
    • 8,55450.5%White alone
    • 5,21230.8%Black alone
    • 2,18512.9%Hispanic
    • 4222.5%Two or more races
    • 3872.3%Asian alone
    • 1470.9%Other race alone
    • 220.1%American Indian alone
    • 250.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 98 registered sex offenders living in Tifton, Georgia as of August 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tifton is 174 to 1.


Crime rates in Tifton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.9)
2
(12.0)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
3
(17.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(35.6)
9
(53.6)
7
(42.1)
5
(28.6)
5
(29.4)
5
(30.2)
9
(52.8)
13
(77.5)
15
(91.4)
7
(41.7)
6
(35.7)
16
(94.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(296.7)
48
(285.7)
65
(391.3)
63
(360.6)
64
(376.2)
37
(223.4)
33
(193.6)
56
(333.7)
50
(304.6)
53
(315.7)
39
(232.2)
50
(295.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
118
(700.3)
120
(714.2)
133
(800.7)
107
(612.5)
115
(676.0)
67
(404.5)
81
(475.1)
81
(482.7)
63
(383.8)
116
(691.0)
88
(523.8)
130
(768.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
199
(1,181)
316
(1,881)
271
(1,631)
295
(1,689)
328
(1,928)
287
(1,733)
216
(1,267)
258
(1,537)
198
(1,206)
164
(976.9)
160
(952.4)
142
(839.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,149
(6,819)
1,096
(6,523)
881
(5,304)
973
(5,570)
916
(5,384)
980
(5,916)
955
(5,602)
975
(5,810)
829
(5,051)
933
(5,558)
767
(4,566)
922
(5,453)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(278.9)
43
(255.9)
55
(331.1)
37
(211.8)
41
(241.0)
36
(217.3)
34
(199.4)
22
(131.1)
33
(201.0)
22
(131.1)
29
(172.6)
41
(242.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A5
(30.1)
4
(22.9)
4
(23.5)
4
(24.1)
8
(46.9)
8
(47.7)
10
(60.9)
7
(41.7)
8
(47.6)
6
(35.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)635.3708.2688.2623.0653.0547.4524.0609.1568.2567.5478.0650.0

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City-data.com crime index in Tifton, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (42.8%), English (2.8%), German (2.1%), Irish (2.1%), African (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 357 feet

Land area: 8.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,873 people per square mile   (low).

Tifton, Georgia map

1,442 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America).

This city:

8.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,545 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,163 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.46 N, Longitude: 83.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,079 (+65.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,253 (78.7%)

Area code: 229

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

Tifton tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $135,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Tifton, GA residents
Average permit cost in Tifton, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Tifton, GA
Historical housing units in Tifton, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +488 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in Tifton, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Tifton, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Tifton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tifton-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 31% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Tifton-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 176.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 407.1 miles away from Tifton 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 city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from Tifton 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 256.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tift County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tifton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tifton:

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

Airports located in Tifton:

College/University in Tifton:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Full-time enrollment: 2,564; 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: 3,662)
  • South Georgia State College (about 40 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 40 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 41 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Darton State College (about 43 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Valdosta State University (about 45 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 59 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

Public high schools in Tifton:

  • TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,415, Location: 1 BLUE DEVIL WAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTHEAST CAMPUS- TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3021 FULWOOD RD, Grades: 9)

Private high school in Tifton:

  • GRACE BAPTIST (Students: 49, Location: 1900 GOLDEN RD W, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tifton:

See full list of schools located in Tifton

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.

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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).

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.

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: 4,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Tifton:

Marital status in Tifton, GA
  • Never married: 46.9%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Tifton:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Georgia average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tifton, GA (based on Tift County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,60157
Mainline Protestant3,32411
Catholic1,3741
Black Protestant1,1305
Other1,0303
None15,659-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Tift County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

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%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tifton:

46.1%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tifton:

41.4%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tifton:

21.9%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.9%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

32.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Tifton:

78.2%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tifton, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 36$109,937$36,6460$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$121,728$40,5764$2,876
Financial Administration 19$62,082$39,2100$0
Police - Other 7$17,513$30,0220$0
Solid Waste Management 6$18,726$37,4520$0
Other and Unallocable 6$16,530$33,0602$1,802
Other Government Administration 5$31,166$74,7980$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,878$39,5121$2,724
Welfare 2$4,661$27,9661$2,044
Fire - Other 1$2,854$34,2480$0
Totals for Government 121$395,075$39,1818$9,446

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

  • Construction - Gas Utilities: $897,000 ($53.61)
    Water Utilities: $882,000 ($52.71)
    Sewerage: $588,000 ($35.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $471,000 ($28.15)
    General - Other: $146,000 ($8.73)
    General Public Buildings: $97,000 ($5.80)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($3.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($3.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $4,073,000 ($243.41)
    Police Protection: $3,993,000 ($238.63)
    Water Utilities: $3,405,000 ($203.49)
    Gas Utilities: $2,835,000 ($169.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,406,000 ($143.79)
    Sewerage: $2,270,000 ($135.66)
    Regular Highways: $2,263,000 ($135.24)
    Central Staff Services: $1,201,000 ($71.77)
    Financial Administration: $784,000 ($46.85)
    Correctional Institutions: $417,000 ($24.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $374,000 ($22.35)
    General - Other: $334,000 ($19.96)
    General Public Buildings: $295,000 ($17.63)
    Public Welfare - Other: $278,000 ($16.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $268,000 ($16.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $224,000 ($13.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $189,000 ($11.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($10.88)
    Libraries: $139,000 ($8.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $462,000 ($27.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $417,000 ($24.92)
    Other - General - Other: $110,000 ($6.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $444,000 ($26.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $298,000 ($17.81)
    Central Staff Services: $183,000 ($10.94)
    General - Other: $164,000 ($9.80)
    Police Protection: $135,000 ($8.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,314,000 ($496.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($11.30)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,233,000 ($312.74)
    Sewerage: $3,044,000 ($181.92)
    Other: $262,000 ($15.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $52,000 ($3.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $277,000 ($16.55)
    General Local Government Support: $277,000 ($16.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,337,000 ($318.95)
    General Local Government Support: $2,947,000 ($176.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $987,000 ($58.99)
    Interest Earnings: $164,000 ($9.80)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($1.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($1.85)
    Royalties: $13,000 ($0.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.30)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,566,000 ($272.87)
    Gas Utilities: $3,423,000 ($204.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $258,000 ($15.42)
    Highways: $38,000 ($2.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($0.66)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Tax - Property: $2,289,000 ($136.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,251,000 ($74.76)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $767,000 ($45.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $707,000 ($42.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $695,000 ($41.53)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $418,000 ($24.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $109,000 ($6.51)
    Other License: $89,000 ($5.32)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,391,000 ($800.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,133,000 ($665.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,258,000 ($134.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,842,000 ($1245.56)

6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Georgia average:

9.04%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Colquitt County, GA  0.54% ($30,867 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.44% ($24,161)
to Berrien County, GA  0.44% ($28,820)
Businesses in Tifton, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Microtel1
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx6Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop1Subway5
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton2Toyota1
Honda1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS13
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture5Verizon Wireless2
Little Caesars Pizza1Waffle House3
Lowe's1Walgreens1
Marriott2Walmart1
Maurices1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Tifton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 72Number of bridges
  • 584ft / 178mTotal length
  • $81,261,000Total costs
  • 700,490Total average daily traffic
  • 8,683Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Tifton, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 241980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2018
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: 264 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tifton, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tifton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tifton)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 254. The highest number of fire incidents - 464 took place in 2011, and the least - 52 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Tifton, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.9%), and Structure Fires (29.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tifton, GA
    • 1,97551.9%Outside Fires
    • 1,12629.6%Structure Fires
    • 69618.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 120.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tifton, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tifton, Georgia:

  • Quality Inn, 1104 King Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31744 , Phone: (229) 382-4410
  • Holiday Inn Express - Tifton, 814 W Seventh St, Tifton, Georgia 31794 , Phone: (800) 465-4329, Fax: (229) 382-9333
  • Ramada Limited - Tifton, I-75 (exit 62) & 1211 Hwy 82 W, Tifton, Georgia 31793 , Phone: (229) 382-8500, Fax: (229) 386-5913
  • Days Inn & Suites - Tifton, I-75 (exit 62) & 1199 Hwy 82 W, Tifton, Georgia 31793 , Phone: (229) 382-8505, Fax: (229) 382-8505
  • Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Tifton, 196 Virginia Ave S, Tifton, Georgia 31794 , Phone: (229) 387-0112, Fax: (229) 387-6008
  • Rodeway Inn, 1409 Hwy 82 W, Tifton, Georgia 31793 , Phone: (229) 386-2350, Fax: (229) 386-8673
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 806 W 7th St, Tifton, Georgia 31794 , Phone: (229) 387-8288, Fax: (229) 238-0079
  • Tiftarea Conference Center, 804 W 7th St, Tifton, Georgia 31793 , Phone: (229) 387-8178, Fax: (229) 387-6095
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tifton, Georgia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tifton, GA
  • 80.2%Electricity
  • 19.2%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tifton, GA
  • 88.4%Electricity
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Tifton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Tifton on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
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