Tift County, Georgia Population 2020

Tift County, Georgia's estimated population is 40,837 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tift County, Georgia is the 50th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth 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%
201340,175-768-1.88%
201240,943-209-0.51%
201141,1529052.25%
201040,2475,24915.00%
199034,9982,1366.50%
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%
191011,4870.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.33%
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Founded
August 17, 1905
County Seat

Tift County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,24364.78%
Black or African American12,20030.12%
Some Other Race1,0372.56%
Asian5891.45%
Two or More Races3910.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.03%

Tift County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Tift County, Georgia Median Age

35.5


Total

34


Male

38.2


Female

Tift County, Georgia Adults

There are 30,443 adults, (5,778 of whom are seniors) in Tift County, Georgia.

Tift County, Georgia Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tift County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

21,001

51.84%

Male

19,509

48.16%

Tift County, Georgia Households and Families

Tift County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tift County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All59%41%
Male49.2%50.8%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Female36.8%63.2%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,0582.5659
Married7,0313.1378
Non Family4,7361.2644.6
Female2,6453.1736.8
Male6463.3649.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tift County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3205.12%
9th to 12th Grade3,38513.13%
High School Graduate8,88634.46%
Some College4,84918.80%
Associates Degree3,09311.99%
Bachelors Degree2,2988.91%
Graduate Degree1,9597.60%

Tift County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,95913,8953,451
Black7,1885,401625
Hispanic2,0931,295108
Other Race566301
Asian40434453
Multiple Races16313930
Native American3636
Islander1414

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 21.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,780$32,922$26,051
Less Than High School$19,379$26,461$16,425
High School Grad$27,111$31,475$21,472
Some College$28,153$32,921$26,101
Bachelors Degree$41,174$42,222$38,646
Graduate Degree$57,154$63,922$55,288

$29,780

Average Earnings

$32,922

Average Male

$26,051

Average Female

Tift County, Georgia Language

Tift County, Georgia Language by Age

Tift County, Georgia Language

88.53% of Tift County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.29% of the population.

Tift County, Georgia Poverty

Tift County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,7994,58138.83%
White21,2733,27715.40%
Hispanic4,5731,56934.31%
Other1,03264862.79%
Multiple3806416.84%
Asian58650.85%

24.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.17%

Male Poverty Rate

27.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tift County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tift County, Georgia is Other, with 62.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tift County, Georgia is Asian, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.12%
High School18.20%
Some College13.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.85%
Male Unemployed27.12%
Female Employed18.45%
Male Employed7.41%

Tift County, Georgia Income

Tift County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,790$57,342
Families$53,643$66,773
Married Families$64,951-
Non Families$24,058$34,593

Tift County, Georgia Marital Status

Tift County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Tift County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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

Tift County, Georgia Veterans

1,771

Number of Veterans

1,580

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam566
First Gulf War443
Second Gulf War322
Korea173
World War II80
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54478
55 to 64455
75+447
65 to 74338
18 to 3453
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2826.30%
Black4284.87%
2 or More3417.71%
Hawaiian14100.00%
Indian1336.11%

$Tift County, Georgia Veterans by Education

5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tift County, Georgia Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Tift County, Georgia 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

77.81%

Born in Georgia

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

3.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.76% of Tift County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 77.81% having been born in Georgia. 3.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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