Fitzgerald, Georgia Population 2020

8,472
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Fitzgerald is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 8,472, it is the 102nd largest city in Georgia and the 3463rd largest city in the United States. Fitzgerald is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,053 in 2010. Fitzgerald reached it's highest population of 10,187 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Fitzgerald has a population density of 947 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fitzgerald is $35,159 with a poverty rate of 40.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $607 per month, and the median house value is $83,000. The median age in Fitzgerald is 39.6 years, 36 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.5 males.

Fitzgerald Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.97%
  • White: 44.08%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Asian: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fitzgerald, Georgia is 8,472, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,710.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,053.

Fitzgerald, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,359-214-1.31%
201916,573-214-1.29%
201816,787-214-1.27%
201717,001-215-1.26%
201617,216-118-0.69%
201517,334-96-0.55%
201417,43010.01%
201317,429-151-0.87%
201217,580140.08%
201117,566-57-0.32%
201017,6230.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American4,69652.97%
White3,90844.08%
Two or More Races1381.56%
Some Other Race1051.18%
Asian180.20%
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Fitzgerald Population Pyramid 2020

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Fitzgerald Median Age

39.6


Total

36


Male

40.2


Female

Fitzgerald Adults

There are 6,546 adults, (1,439 of whom are seniors) in Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fitzgerald Sex Ratio

Female

4,994

56.33%

Male

3,871

43.67%

Fitzgerald Households and Families

Fitzgerald Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fitzgerald Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.8%36.2%
All48.3%51.7%
Non Family45.9%54.1%
Male41.7%58.3%
Female36.7%63.3%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4652.4648.3
Non Family1,3541.4345.9
Married989363.8
Female9113.2736.7
Male2113.1541.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Fitzgerald Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2664.66%
9th to 12th Grade68511.99%
High School Graduate2,47043.23%
Some College89215.61%
Associates Degree5389.42%
Bachelors Degree5058.84%
Graduate Degree3586.27%
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Fitzgerald Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7842,522533
Black2,6902,021286
Hispanic16614634
Other Race8368
Multiple Races717110
Asian77

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 20.48%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,703$32,486$25,000
Less Than High School$25,363$25,291$
High School Grad$24,904$32,025$15,639
Some College$25,743$51,875$16,063
Bachelors Degree$42,118$47,000$41,340
Graduate Degree$49,583$52,794$48,833

$28,703

Average Earnings

$32,486

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Fitzgerald Language

Fitzgerald Language by Age

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Fitzgerald Language

96.48% of Fitzgerald residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Fitzgerald Poverty

Fitzgerald Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,5672,54355.68%
White3,60085523.75%
Multiple138128.70%

40.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.44%

Male Poverty Rate

44.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fitzgerald

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fitzgerald is Black, with 55.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fitzgerald is Multiple, with 8.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.72%.

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Name Poverty
High School49.68%
Less Than High School27.43%
Some College25.29%
Bachelors or Greater7.56%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.67%
Female Employed30.38%
Female Unemployed19.05%
Male Employed5.30%

Fitzgerald Income

Fitzgerald Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,151$35,159
Families$31,143$40,555
Married Families$55,188-
Non Families$19,821$26,492
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Fitzgerald Marital Status

Fitzgerald Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fitzgerald Married by Age and Sex

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Fitzgerald Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fitzgerald Marital Status by Race

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Fitzgerald Veterans

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313

Number of Veterans

294

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
First Gulf War75
World War II23
Second Gulf War19
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64123
65 to 7475
35 to 5467
75+29
18 to 3419
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1835.91%
Black1303.99%

Fitzgerald Veterans by Education

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11.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fitzgerald Employment Status

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42%

Labor Force Participation

39.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.55%

Born in Georgia

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.57% of Fitzgerald residents were born in the United States, with 74.55% having been born in Georgia. 1.02% 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
20208,472-119-1.39%
20198,591-119-1.37%
20188,710-55-0.63%
20178,765-119-1.34%
20168,884-75-0.84%
20158,959-55-0.61%
20149,0140.00%
20139,014-85-0.93%
20129,09950.05%
20119,094-19-0.21%
20109,1133550.40%
20008,7581460.17%
19908,612-1,575-1.67%
198010,1872,1722.43%
19708,015-766-0.91%
19608,7816510.77%
19508,1307420.96%
19407,3889761.43%
19306,412-458-0.69%
19206,8701,0751.72%
19105,7950.00%