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Population (year 2000): 15,060. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,327 (+8.4% change)
Males: 7,120 (47.3%), Females: 7,940 (52.7%)

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Median resident age: 30.9 years
Median household income: $30,234 (year 2000)
Median house value: $82,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Tifton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.8%)
  • Black (31.6%)
  • Hispanic (7.6%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (14.8%), English (7.6%), Irish (5.9%), German (3.6%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

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Elevation: 357 feet

Land area: 8.9 square miles

Tifton,

For population 25 years and over in Tifton

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tifton city

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

6.7% Foreign born (5.3% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Albany, (45.8 miles pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Jacksonville, (149.7 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (772.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: GA (1.7 miles Phillipsburg, GA (1.9 miles Unionville, Ty, GA Ty (9.6 miles GA (10.4 miles Omega, GA Enigma, (12.8 miles GA Lenox, (13.6 miles GA Sumner, (16.0 miles GA Sycamore, (16.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 48 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 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

Latitude: 31.46 N, Longitude: 83.51 W

Area code: 229


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Retail trade (15.0%), Manufacturing (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,666 (+57.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,310 (68.6%)


 

Crime in Tifton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 3 1 5 1
    per 100,000 6.6 19.9 6.6 33.2 6.6
Rapes 5 8 17 6 6
    per 100,000 33.2 53.1 112.9 39.8 39.8
Robberies 35 48 42 26 39
    per 100,000 232.4 318.7 278.9 172.6 259.0
Assaults 98 72 81 75 82
    per 100,000 650.7 478.1 537.8 498.0 544.5
Burglaries 216 222 191 221 234
    per 100,000 1434.3 1474.1 1268.3 1467.5 1553.8
Thefts 1,159 1,099 1,179 999 1,104
    per 100,000 7695.9 7297.5 7828.7 6633.5 7330.7
Auto thefts 57 40 74 58 48
    per 100,000 378.5 265.6 491.4 385.1 318.7
658.3 648.7 684.3 599.4 636.7


Average climate in Tifton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tifton,

Tifton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 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 3 tornado 29.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: David Denham - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 9/27/82), Chris Foster - College basketball player (Georgia Southern Eagles).


Hospital/medical center in Tifton:
  • TIFT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (901 E 18TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tifton:
  • IRWIN COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OCILLA, GA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF ADEL INC (about 24 miles; ADEL, GA)
  • PHOEBE WORTH MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; SYLVESTER, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tifton:
  • MOODY AFB (about 41 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VAD)
  • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 47 miles; ALBANY, GA; ID: ABY)
  • VALDOSTA RGNL (about 51 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VLD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tifton:
  • HENRY TIFT MYERS (about 4 miles; TIFTON, GA; ID: TMA)
  • TURNER COUNTY (about 17 miles; ASHBURN, GA; ID: 75J)
  • FITZGERALD MUNI (about 23 miles; FITZGERALD, GA; ID: FZG)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 29 $66,138 $27,367 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $38,156 $41,624 1 $279
Financial Administration 25 $52,444 $25,173 5 $4,903
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,863 $29,178 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 24 $72,055 $36,027 4 $2,542
Gas Supply 7 $18,407 $31,554 0 $0
Water Supply 20 $41,039 $24,623 1 $438
Sewerage 23 $51,509 $26,874 1 $536
Solid Waste Management 27 $53,139 $23,617 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $14,377 $21,565 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 45 $123,113 $32,830 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $17,579 $21,094 0 $0
Firefighters 32 $92,734 $34,775 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,718 $20,616 0 $0
Totals for Government 264 $647,272 $29,421 12 $8,699


College/University in Tifton:
  • ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,975; Location: 2802 MOORE HWY; Public; Website: www.abac.peachnet.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tifton:
  • ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; ALBANY, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,996)
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 7,157)
  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; FT VALLEY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 29,949)
  • FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY (about 90 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,991)
  • TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 90 miles; TALLAHASSEE, FL; FT enrollment: 7,016)
  • MACON STATE COLLEGE (about 93 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 2,557)
Public high school in Tifton:
  • TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,417; Location: ONE BLUE DEVIL WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Tifton:
  • GRACE BAPTIST (Students: 38; Location: 1900 WEST GOLDEN RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Tifton:
  • EIGHTH STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,184; Location: 700 WEST EIGHTH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ANNIE BELLE CLARK PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 807; Location: 1464 CARPENTER ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • G. O. BAILEY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 1430 NEWTON DRIVE; Grades: PK - 03)
  • NORTHEAST CAMPUS, TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 3021 FULWOOD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • CHARLES SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 65 TIFTON-ELDORADO ROAD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • MATT WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 510 WEST 17TH STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • J. T. REDDICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 404 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DR; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • LEN LASTINGER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 1210 LAKE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • NORTHSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 452; Location: 1815 NORTH CHESTNUT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • TIFT COUNTY NIGHT SCHOOL (Location: 700 WEST EIGHTH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Tifton:
  • NORTHSIDE BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 58; Location: 302 WEST 20TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MOTHER GOOSE KINDERGARTEN (Students: 12; Location: 2609 CAMELLIA DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Tifton:
  • COASTAL PLAIN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,396,795; Location: 2014 CHESTNUT AVENUE; 302,743 books; 2,595 audio materials; 3,998 video materials; 340 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Tiftarea Academy is a private K4-12 grade school in Tift County.

Notable locations in Tifton: Woodlawn Community Center (A), Tifton City Hall (B), Tift County Library (C), Tift County Jail (D), Tift County Courthouse (E), Georgia Agrirama (F).

Shopping Centers: Tift-Town Shopping Center (1), Town and Country Shopping Center (2), Westgate Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Tifton include: Wesleyan Methodist Church (A), Trinity Methodist Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Saint Annes Episcopal Church (F), Congregational Christian Church (G), Eastside Church (H).

Cemetery: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Marys Pond (A), Fullwood Lake (B).

Parks in Tifton include: Fulwood Park (1), Tifton Commercial Historic District (2).

Post office: (A).  


Tifton compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

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

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)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Tifton:
  • W51AR (Channel 51; TIFTON, GA; Owner: NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, 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.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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