Introduction to Camilla, Georgia

Camilla, Georgia is 24 miles S of Albany, Georgia (center to center) and 164 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The population of the city, which is in Mitchell County, is 5,669.

Camilla History

The community of Camilla, which was named after General Henry Mitchell's granddaughter, Camilla Mitchell, was incorporated on December 14, 1858. The first mayor of the city, Mr. T.J. Butler, was elected in 1868. On September 19, 1868, an inter-racial riot resulted in the death of numerous African-Americans. Colonel Pierce, the Republican candidate for Congress, also suffered grave injuries in this riot, which played an important role in the 1870 ban on knives and firearms at public gatherings. In the 21st century, Camilla was hit by two devastating tornadoes.

Camilla and Nearby Attractions

  • Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
  • Thronateeska Heritage Center
  • George T Bagby State Park
  • Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site
  • Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Camilla

The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum, and Thronateeska Heritage Center display exhibits focusing on the heritage of the region. The Agrirama is a living history museum depicting 19th-century farm life. Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site, and Pebble Hill Plantation are historical sites nearby. A variety of recreational facilities are provided by the Reed Bingham State Park, and Seminole State Park. The area also numerous quail hunting plantations such as the CoveyRise Plantation, Riverview Plantation, and Rio Piedra Plantation. In addition, the city hosts the Gnat Days Festival in May every year.

Camilla Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Camilla Higher Education

Colleges near Camilla include the Tallahassee Community College, Albany State University, and Florida State University.


Total Population 5,083
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,675
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 30.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $31,321
% Above Poverty Level 66.7%
% Below Poverty Level 33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $548
Median House Value $80,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 4.1%

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

Camilla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Mitchell
Standard Zip Codes 31730
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.231
Longitude -84.21

Camilla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station CAMILLA 3 SE
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches
Station ALBANY 3 SE
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 60 F
Apr Temp 50 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baconton 794 $33,882
Doerun 790 $39,219
Meigs 918 $21,875
Newton 699 $40,000
Pelham 3,828 $31,406
Sale City 459 $44,500

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

Camilla Public Libraries

Desoto Trail Regional Library System
Camilla, Georgia
(229) 336-8372

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Camilla Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(229) 336-5284
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 756 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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