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Tift County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 258.9 square miles
Population Density 154.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 40,286
Population change 0.4%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 25.4%
65 and over 13.9%
Females 51.9%
White 66.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10.9
Asian 1.5%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 30.4%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16%
Veterans 1,993
Households and Housing
Households 13,691
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.1%
Median household income $34,591
The per capita income $18,933
Live below the poverty line. 27.9%
housing units 16,289
Multi-unit structures 16%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $117,300
Residents owning their homes. 61.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,604
Women-owned firms 28%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.2%
Black-owned firms 11.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $721,588
Retail sales per capita $17,119
Manufacturers shipments $547,460
Merchant wholesaler sales $612,216