Tifton, Georgia Population 2020

16,909

Tifton is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 16,909, it is the 62nd largest city in Georgia and the 2113th largest city in the United States. Tifton is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 3.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,350 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Tifton has a population density of 1,341 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tifton is $50,251 with a poverty rate of 37.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $651 per month, and the median house value is $125,200. The median age in Tifton is 29.4 years, 28.2 years for males, and 31.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males.

Tifton Demographics

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

  • White: 59.33%
  • Black or African American: 32.64%
  • Other race: 3.92%
  • Asian: 2.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Native American: 0.02%
The current population of Tifton, Georgia is 16,909, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,350.

Tifton, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,8371330.33%
201940,7041330.33%
201840,5711330.33%
201740,438-114-0.28%
201640,552160.04%
201540,536820.20%
201440,4542790.69%
201340,175-768-1.91%
201240,943-209-0.51%
201141,1529052.20%
201040,2470.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,85059.33%
Black or African American5,42032.64%
Some Other Race6513.92%
Asian4932.97%
Two or More Races1711.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%

Tifton Population Pyramid 2020

Tifton Median Age

29.4


Total

28.2


Male

31.1


Female

Tifton Adults

There are 12,410 adults, (2,049 of whom are seniors) in Tifton.

Tifton Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Tifton Sex Ratio

Female

8,838

53.23%

Male

7,765

46.77%

Tifton Households and Families

Tifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tifton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.8%38.2%
Male39.1%60.9%
All37.8%62.2%
Female27.9%72.1%
Non Family23.6%76.4%

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7832.5437.8
Non Family2,2471.3423.6
Married1,8823.4161.8
Female1,3883.0727.9
Male2663.9439.1

3.21

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tifton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4114.30%
9th to 12th Grade1,43314.99%
High School Graduate3,16133.08%
Some College2,06021.55%
Associates Degree1,02310.70%
Bachelors Degree8408.79%
Graduate Degree6296.58%

Tifton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,2654,5461,092
Black3,0422,271329
Hispanic898600
Other Race378210
Asian33227248
Multiple Races3122
Islander1414
Native American44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,720$28,754$22,087
Less Than High School$18,370$27,083$16,373
High School Grad$23,058$28,421$17,465
Some College$25,168$27,614$22,244
Bachelors Degree$32,120$$31,998
Graduate Degree$54,261$50,278$54,564

$25,720

Average Earnings

$28,754

Average Male

$22,087

Average Female

Tifton Language

Tifton Language by Age

Tifton Language

85.25% of Tifton residents speak only English, while 14.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.62% of the population.

Tifton Poverty

Tifton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0442,52550.06%
White7,3672,13729.01%
Hispanic1,70070041.18%
Other64640061.92%
Multiple1625835.80%
Asian49040.82%

37.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.17%

Male Poverty Rate

39.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Other, with 61.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Asian, with 0.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.46%
High School25.29%
Some College19.44%
Bachelors or Greater7.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed32.73%
Male Employed11.94%
Male Unemployed10.71%

Tifton Income

Tifton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,349$50,251
Families$39,691$56,294
Married Families$60,963-
Non Families$27,983$37,891

Tifton Marital Status

Tifton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Tifton Married by Age and Sex

Tifton 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 35-44.

Tifton Marital Status by Race

Tifton Veterans

622

Number of Veterans

597

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
First Gulf War120
Korea102
World War II73
Second Gulf War63
Age Group Veterans
75+216
55 to 64157
35 to 54134
65 to 7482
18 to 3433
Name Veterans % of Total
White4616.02%
Black1343.44%
Hawaiian14100.00%
2 or More1328.26%

$Tifton Veterans by Education

2.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tifton Employment Status

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Tifton 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

76.73%

Born in Georgia

93.24%

Native Born

6.76%

Foreign Born

5.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.24% of Tifton residents were born in the United States, with 76.73% having been born in Georgia. 5.06% 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
202016,909970.58%
201916,812970.58%
201816,715430.26%
201716,672970.59%
201616,575390.24%
201516,536-18-0.11%
201416,5542581.58%
201316,296-348-2.09%
201216,644-111-0.66%
201116,7553312.02%
201016,4241,3640.87%
200015,0608450.58%
199014,2154660.33%
198013,7491,5701.22%
197012,1792,2762.09%
19609,9033,0723.78%
19506,8311,6032.71%
19405,2281,8384.43%
19303,3903851.21%
19203,0050.00%