Tifton, Georgia Population 2024

17,729

Tifton is a city located in Tift County Georgia. Tifton has a 2024 population of 17,729. It is also the county seat of Tift County.Tifton is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,102 in 2020.

The average household income in Tifton is $60,942 with a poverty rate of 24.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tifton is 34.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Tifton Demographics

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

  • White: 49.99%
  • Black or African American: 33.4%
  • Two or more races: 11.25%
  • Other race: 2.89%
  • Asian: 2.25%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
12.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,405.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.67% (627)
The current population of Tifton, Georgia is 17,729 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,102.

Tifton, Georgia Population 2024

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Tifton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,52849.99%
Black or African American5,69733.4%
Two or more races1,91911.25%
Other race4932.89%
Asian3832.25%
Native American390.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tifton Population by Race

Tifton Population Pyramid 2024

Tifton Median Age

34.6

Total

31.5

Male

36.8

Female

Tifton Adults

There are 13,081 adults, (2,639 of whom are seniors) in Tifton.

Tifton Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Tifton Sex Ratio

Female8,70251.01%
Male8,35748.99%

Tifton Population by Age

Tifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6132.3338.661.4
Non Family2,8361.1719.580.5
Married1,799369.430.6
Female1,5053.3337.662.4
Male4733.6138.961.1
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

38.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tifton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tifton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tifton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.12%.

Tifton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,037

Average Earnings

$39,038

Average Male

$29,278

Average Female

Tifton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tifton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tifton Language

85.75% of Tifton residents speak only English, while 14.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.52% of the population.

Tifton Language

Tifton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,4022,04937.93%
White6,66086412.97%
Hispanic2,34368029.02%
Multiple1,89766435%
Asian3785715.08%
Other469347.25%
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24.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.98%

Male Poverty Rate

26.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Black, with 37.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Other, with 7.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.83%.

Tifton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.83%
High School17.63%
Some College17.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.6%
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Tifton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed89.53%
Female Employed17.45%
Male Employed2.87%
Female Unemployed1.06%
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Tifton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tifton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tifton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Tifton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tifton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tifton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tifton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

574

Number of Veterans

543

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Tifton Veterans by War

count

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Tifton Veterans by Age

count

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Tifton Veterans by Race

Tifton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tifton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Tifton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tifton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tifton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.32%

Born in Tifton

93.99%

Native Born

6.01%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.99% of Tifton residents were born in the United States, with 76.32% having been born in Georgia. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tifton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,9192381.27%
202818,6812381.29%
202718,4432381.31%
202618,2052381.32%
202517,9672381.34%
202417,7292381.36%
202317,4912381.38%
202217,2532381.4%
202117,015-87-0.51%
202017,1022301.36%
201916,8721510.9%
201816,721330.2%
201716,688950.57%
201616,593400.24%
201516,553-21-0.13%
201416,5742541.56%
201316,320-345-2.07%
201216,665-115-0.69%
201116,7803332.02%
201016,4471,3879.21%
200015,0608455.94%
199014,2154663.39%
198013,7491,57012.89%
197012,1792,27622.98%
19609,9033,07244.97%
19506,8311,60330.66%
19405,2281,83854.22%
19303,39038512.81%
19203,005
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Tifton Population by Year