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Overview

Introduction to Eastman, Georgia

Eastman, Georgia is 51 miles SE of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 128 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. It is located in Dodge County, and has a population of 5,440.

Eastman History

The area now known as Eastman, which was originally settled in 1840, was named "Eastman" in honor of a landowner, William Pitt Eastman. It was incorporated as a city in 1905, and is the county seat of Dodge County, which was founded in 1870. The city is nicknamed the "Candy Capital of Georgia" because it was home to the original Stuckey Candy Plant.

Eastman and Nearby Attractions

  • Georgia Cotton Museum
  • Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
  • Tubman African-American Museum
  • Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Little Ocmulgee State Park
  • Lockerly Arboretum

Things To Do In Eastman

Eastman House, built by William P. Eastman in 1872, houses a museum with exhibits of the history of the area. Georgia Cotton Museum, and Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base are also close by. Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, where the Union forces arrested Jefferson Davis, currently includes a Civil War museum. The 1,277-acre Little Ocmulgee State Park offers facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking. The park also has a lake, an 18-hole golf course, and tennis courts. The Lockerly Arboretum is another popular destination.

Eastman Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the closest major airport.

Eastman Higher Education

Fort Valley State University, Mercer University, and Macon State College are among the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 5,375
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,775
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,861
% Above Poverty Level 73%
% Below Poverty Level 27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $87,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 7.4%

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

Eastman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SE of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Dodge
Standard Zip Codes 31023
Phone Area Codes 478
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.197
Longitude -83.177

Eastman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station EASTMAN 1 W
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station HAWKINSVILLE
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station FITZGERALD
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Plainfield (31023)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abbeville 2,860 $23,365
Cadwell 611 $28,750
Chauncey 345 $31,875
Chester 2,037 $26,667
Milan 705 $32,292
Rhine 508 $32,938

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

Eastman Public Libraries

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Ocmulgee Regional Library System
531 SECOND AVE.
Eastman, Georgia
(478) 374-3602
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Eastman Hospitals

DODGE COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
901 GRIFFIN AVE
(478) 448-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Eastman High Schools

DODGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
5911 OAK STREET
478-374-7711
A Title I School.
Serves 972 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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