Elberton, Georgia Population 2020

4,286

Elberton is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 4,286, it is the 152nd largest city in Georgia and the 5195th largest city in the United States. Elberton is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -7.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,653 in 2010. Elberton reached it's highest population of 7,107 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, Elberton has a population density of 946 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elberton is $48,290 with a poverty rate of 28.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $642 per month, and the median house value is $79,900. The median age in Elberton is 42.1 years, 40.3 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.9 males.

Elberton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elberton was:

  • White: 56.81%
  • Black or African American: 40.89%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elberton, Georgia is 4,286, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,653.

Elberton, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,49056.81%
Black or African American1,79240.89%
Some Other Race631.44%
Two or More Races380.87%

Elberton Population Pyramid 2020

Elberton Median Age

42.1


Total

40.3


Male

43.3


Female

Elberton Adults

There are 3,486 adults, (758 of whom are seniors) in Elberton.

Elberton Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Elberton Sex Ratio

Female

2,139

48.80%

Male

2,244

51.20%

Elberton Households and Families

Elberton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elberton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All54.8%45.2%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Male38.6%61.4%
Female35.8%64.2%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7132.4954.8
Non Family7531.2448.1
Married4943.0782.6
Female3833.7735.8
Male834.6138.6

3.4

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elberton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2267.48%
9th to 12th Grade38712.81%
High School Graduate1,14737.97%
Some College67322.28%
Associates Degree2407.94%
Bachelors Degree2337.71%
Graduate Degree1153.81%

Elberton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6651,439264
Black1,19795279
Hispanic12812
Other Race26
Multiple Races555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,604$33,569$19,514
Less Than High School$25,353$28,235$17,083
High School Grad$30,192$40,330$20,403
Some College$26,071$34,522$14,036
Bachelors Degree$35,438$43,021$35,281
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,604

Average Earnings

$33,569

Average Male

$19,514

Average Female

Elberton Language

Elberton Language by Age

Elberton Language

90.06% of Elberton residents speak only English, while 9.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.33% of the population.

Elberton Poverty

Elberton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,75681546.41%
White2,06028513.83%
Hispanic3998922.31%
Other6363100.00%

28.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.37%

Male Poverty Rate

33.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elberton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elberton is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elberton is White, with 13.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.46%.

Name Poverty
High School26.27%
Some College23.63%
Less Than High School20.27%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.75%
Female Employed26.24%
Male Employed13.76%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Elberton Income

Elberton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,419$48,290
Families$43,750$55,071
Married Families$51,452-
Non Families$22,356$38,421

Elberton Marital Status

Elberton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Elberton Married by Age and Sex

Elberton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Elberton Marital Status by Race

Elberton Veterans

383

Number of Veterans

347

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam120
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War49
World War II14
Korea1
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64132
35 to 5485
75+63
65 to 7459
18 to 3444
Name Veterans % of Total
White21310.22%
Black17012.55%

$Elberton Veterans by Education

9.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elberton Employment Status

51%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elberton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.43%

Born in Georgia

95.41%

Native Born

4.59%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.41% of Elberton residents were born in the United States, with 76.43% having been born in Georgia. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,286-31-0.72%
20194,317-31-0.71%
20184,34860.14%
20174,342-31-0.71%
20164,373-33-0.75%
20154,406-40-0.90%
20144,446-4-0.09%
20134,450-14-0.31%
20124,464-30-0.67%
20114,494-78-1.71%
20104,572-171-0.37%
20004,743-939-1.79%
19905,682-4-0.01%
19805,686-752-1.23%
19706,438-669-0.98%
19607,1073350.48%
19506,7725840.91%
19406,1881,5382.90%
19304,650-1,825-3.26%
19206,475-8-0.01%
19106,4832,6495.39%
19003,8340.00%