Tift County, Georgia Population 2024

41,990

Tift County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 41,990 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tift County, Georgia is the 51st largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 40,250 and has seen a growth of 4.32% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202943,4352890.67%
202843,1462890.67%
202742,8572890.68%
202642,5682890.68%
202542,2792890.69%
202441,9902890.69%
202341,7012890.7%
202241,4122890.7%
202141,123-251-0.61%
202041,3747211.77%
201940,653910.22%
201840,5621070.26%
201740,455-107-0.26%
201640,562240.06%
201540,538820.2%
201440,4562760.69%
201340,180-767-1.87%
201240,947-213-0.52%
201141,1609102.26%
201040,250
199034,9982,1366.5%
198032,8625,57420.43%
197027,2883,80116.18%
196023,4878423.72%
195022,6454,04621.75%
194018,5992,53115.75%
193016,0681,57510.87%
192014,4933,00626.17%
191011,487-31,948-73.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.69% (289)
County Website
Tift County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
40,250
Area
261 mi²
Density
161 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.32% (1,740)
Founded
August 17, 1905

Tift County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,06758.35%
Black or African American11,97029.02%
Two or more races3,6588.87%
Other race9672.34%
Asian4641.12%
Native American1200.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tift County, Georgia Population by Race

Tift County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Tift County, Georgia Median Age

36.5

Total

35

Male

38.5

Female

Tift County, Georgia Adults

There are 30,942 adults, (6,293 of whom are seniors) in Tift County, Georgia.

Tift County, Georgia Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tift County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female21,24551.51%
Male20,00248.49%

Tift County, Georgia Population by Age

Tift County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,3282.5761.738.3
Married6,3713.238218
Non Family5,2081.1843.356.7
Female2,7133.3351.648.4
Male1,0363.4454.945.1
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tift County, Georgia 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

Tift County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tift County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.56%.

Tift County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,915

Average Earnings

$45,154

Average Male

$33,692

Average Female

Tift County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tift County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tift County, Georgia Language

87.76% of Tift County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 12.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.78% of the population.

Tift County, Georgia Language

Tift County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,6183,59530.94%
White20,9162,88913.81%
Hispanic5,0731,32126.04%
Multiple3,6271,15131.73%
Other94312813.57%
Asian4598217.86%
Native1094339.45%
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20.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.3%

Male Poverty Rate

23.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tift County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tift County, Georgia is Native, with 39.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tift County, Georgia is Other, with 13.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.96%.

Tift County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.53%
High School20.15%
Some College15.32%
Bachelors or Greater2.3%
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Tift County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed51.63%
Female Unemployed16.56%
Female Employed15.4%
Male Employed4.72%
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Tift County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tift County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tift County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Tift County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tift County, Georgia Marriage

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

Tift County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tift County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,585

Number of Veterans

1,454

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

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Tift County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Tift County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Tift County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Tift County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tift County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Tift County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tift County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tift County, Georgia 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

78.11%

Born in Tift County, Georgia

94.79%

Native Born

5.21%

Foreign Born

3.93%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.79% of Tift County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 78.11% having been born in Georgia. 3.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tift County, Georgia Place of Birth

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