Introduction to Bainbridge, Georgia

Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur county, is 36 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida and 178 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. There are 11,722 residents in the city.

Bainbridge History

This area was occupied by Native Americans for centuries before Europeans arrived in 1765. At that time, it had a settlement named Pucknawhitla. It was renamed Bainbridge in 1824 when the legislature decided to name it after Commodore William Bainbridge, who had fought in the War of 1812. Bainbridge is also known as 'Oak City,' because there are many big oak trees in the city.

Bainbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Decatur County Historical Society
  • Seminole State Park
  • Cheney Griffin Park
  • Earl May Boat Basin
  • Twin Lakes

Things To Do In Bainbridge

Bainbridge College has a nature trail, which has two historic sites on its routes. Musical performances are held throughout the year at the gazebo. Furthermore, Bainbridge is also the venue of national fishing and tennis tournaments. One can also enjoy water sports at the Earle May Boat Basin.

Bainbridge Transportation

Flights are available from Tallahassee Regional Airport.

Bainbridge Higher Education

Bainbridge College is the local college. Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University are nearby.


Total Population 12,576
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,195
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 36.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $39,428
% Above Poverty Level 68.8%
% Below Poverty Level 31.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $129,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 2.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bainbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 39817, 39819
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39818
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.903
Longitude -84.575

Bainbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 62 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Station QUINCY 3 SSW
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station COLQUITT 2 W
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bainbridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bdge (39817, 39818, 39819)

West Bainbridge (39817)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attapulgus 585 $38,000
Brinson 344 $39,375
Climax 165 $52,917
Colquitt 2,268 $26,250
Whigham 738 $40,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bainbridge Public Libraries

Southwest Georgia Regional Library System
Bainbridge, Georgia
(229) 248-2665

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Bainbridge Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(229) 246-3500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,502 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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