Tifton, Georgia Population 2021

17,144
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Tifton is a city located in Tift County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Tift County. With a 2020 population of 17,144, 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 0.90% annually and its population has increased by 4.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,350 in 2010. Tifton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 13 miles, Tifton has a population density of 1,359 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tifton is $52,273 with a poverty rate of 34.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $119,200. The median age in Tifton is 30.2 years, 28.6 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Tifton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tiftonwas:

  • White: 59.27%
  • Black or African American: 32.01%
  • Other race: 4.52%
  • Asian: 2.74%
  • Two or more races: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tifton, Georgia is 17,144 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,838.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,350.

Tifton, Georgia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202140,8481020.25%
202040,7461020.25%
201940,6441020.25%
201840,5421110.27%
201740,431-123-0.30%
201640,554180.04%
201540,536830.20%
201440,4532730.67%
201340,180-765-1.90%
201240,945-214-0.52%
201141,1599082.21%
201040,2510.00%

Tifton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,86559.27%
Black or African American5,32832.01%
Some Other Race7534.52%
Asian4562.74%
Two or More Races2371.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Tifton Population by Race

Tifton Population Pyramid $2021

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Tifton Median Age

30.2


Total

28.6


Male

31.8


Female

Tifton Adults

There are 12,571 adults, (2,019 of whom are seniors) in Tifton.

Tifton Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Tifton Sex Ratio

Female

8,736

52.49%

Male

7,908

47.51%

Tifton Population by Age

Tifton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tifton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family25.4%74.6%
Female27.7%72.3%
Male34.3%65.7%
All38.1%61.9%
Married62%38%

38.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tifton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9062.4838.1
Non Family2,1271.2825.4
Married1,8693.3162
Female1,5223.0127.7
Male3883.0134.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Tifton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5775.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,38514.30%
High School Graduate3,30034.07%
Some College1,82318.82%
Associates Degree1,02210.55%
Bachelors Degree9139.43%
Graduate Degree6666.88%
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Tifton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tifton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2914,6041,171
Black3,0572,225312
Hispanic989601
Other Race433251
Asian30324470
2+ Races706226
Native American55

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 2+ races people with a rate of 37.14%.

Tifton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,487$32,249$23,464
Less Than 9th Grade$26,910$36,222$16,380
High School Graduate$23,263$29,080$17,219
Some College$25,484$30,170$23,679
Bachelors Degree$35,428$$33,824
Graduate Degree$56,748$56,845$56,733

$27,487

Average Earnings

$32,249

Average Male

$23,464

Average Female

Tifton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tifton Language by Age

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Tifton Language

84.58% of Tifton residents speak only English, while 15.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.77% of the population.

Tifton Language

Tifton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,9752,30846.39%
White7,2071,94026.92%
Hispanic1,91081042.41%
Other75346261.35%
Multiple2235022.42%
Asian45281.77%

34.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.03%

Male Poverty Rate

35.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tifton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Other, with 61.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tifton is Asian, with 1.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.83%.

Tifton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.88%
High School30.34%
Some College16.92%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%

Tifton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed39.73%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed32.40%
Male Employed10.59%

Tifton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tifton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,316$52,273
Families$40,813$56,360
Married Families$60,798-
Non Families$32,076$41,058
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Income by Household Type

Tifton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Tifton Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Tifton Marital Status by Race

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Tifton Marital Status

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647

Number of Veterans

623

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War159
Vietnam121
Second Gulf War106
Korea74
World War II67

Tifton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+199
35 to 54158
65 to 74125
55 to 64103
18 to 3462

Tifton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4585.82%
Black1764.68%
2+ Races139.63%

Tifton Veterans by Race

Tifton Veterans by Education

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3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tifton Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Tifton Employment by Age

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Tifton Employment by Race

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Tifton Employment by Education

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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75.81%

Born in Tifton

91.72%

Native Born

8.28%

Foreign Born

7.17%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.72% of Tifton residents were born in the United States, with 75.81% having been born in Georgia. 7.17% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,1441530.90%
202016,9911530.91%
201916,8381530.92%
201816,685330.20%
201716,652850.51%
201616,567380.23%
201516,529-21-0.13%
201416,5502521.55%
201316,298-346-2.08%
201216,644-116-0.69%
201116,7603302.01%
201016,4301,3700.87%
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%

Tifton Population by Year