Wadley, Georgia Population 2020

1,870

Wadley is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,870, it is the 252nd largest city in Georgia and the 7868th largest city in the United States. Wadley is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -9.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,061 in 2010. Wadley reached it's highest population of 2,051 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Wadley has a population density of 410 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wadley is $33,208 with a poverty rate of 29.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $464 per month, and the median house value is $61,500. The median age in Wadley is 42 years, 40.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.8 males.

Wadley Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 79.96%
  • White: 14.39%
  • Other race: 5.59%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Wadley, Georgia is 1,870, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,894.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,061.

Wadley, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,47279.96%
White26514.39%
Some Other Race1035.59%
Asian10.05%

Wadley Population Pyramid 2020

Wadley Median Age

42


Total

40.6


Male

43.5


Female

Wadley Adults

There are 1,456 adults, (377 of whom are seniors) in Wadley.

Wadley Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wadley Sex Ratio

Female

1,018

55.30%

Male

823

44.70%

Wadley Households and Families

Wadley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wadley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married79.1%20.9%
All57%43%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female34.5%65.5%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6632.6257
Non Family3021.0650.3
Married1913.379.1
Female1454.8334.5
Male253.56100

3.89

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

1.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wadley Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24119.71%
9th to 12th Grade19015.54%
High School Graduate50140.96%
Some College15412.59%
Associates Degree423.43%
Bachelors Degree544.42%
Graduate Degree413.35%

Wadley Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black97461641
White20017554
Hispanic48
Other Race44
Asian11

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 white people with a rate of 27.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,033$27,105$25,278
Less Than High School$25,313$27,875$
High School Grad$21,802$22,286$19,896
Some College$31,500$54,250$27,292
Bachelors Degree$29,063$26,750$
Graduate Degree$62,917$$62,917

$26,033

Average Earnings

$27,105

Average Male

$25,278

Average Female

Wadley Language

Wadley Language by Age

Wadley Language

95.02% of Wadley residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Wadley Poverty

Wadley Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,44044530.90%
Hispanic1034543.69%
Other1034543.69%
White2162812.96%
Asian11100.00%

29.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.59%

Male Poverty Rate

31.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wadley

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wadley is White, with 12.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.59%
High School23.49%
Some College17.86%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed75.00%
Female Employed12.72%
Male Employed4.43%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wadley Income

Wadley Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,105$33,208
Families$34,813$40,130
Married Families$39,803-
Non Families$13,026$24,489

Wadley Marital Status

Wadley Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

20.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wadley Married by Age and Sex

Wadley 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.

Wadley Marital Status by Race

Wadley Veterans

116

Number of Veterans

111

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
World War II28
Second Gulf War22
First Gulf War14
Korea3
Age Group Veterans
75+41
35 to 5424
18 to 3422
65 to 7420
55 to 649
Name Veterans % of Total
Black847.16%
White3213.50%

$Wadley Veterans by Education

33.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wadley Employment Status

37.9%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wadley 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

90.55%

Born in Georgia

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.61% of Wadley residents were born in the United States, with 90.55% having been born in Georgia. 1.03% 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
20201,870-12-0.64%
20191,882-12-0.63%
20181,894-16-0.84%
20171,910-12-0.62%
20161,922-17-0.88%
20151,939-29-1.47%
20141,968-10-0.51%
20131,978-23-1.15%
20122,001-32-1.57%
20112,033-18-0.88%
20102,0510.00%