Fort Gaines, Georgia

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Fort Gaines, Georgia

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High Points

Fort Gaines strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Fort Gaines Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Fort Gaines Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fort Gaines Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Fort Gaines Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 14% Fort Gaines Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Fort Gaines, Georgia

Comparing Fort Gaines to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 5
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
People Living Alone 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Fort Gaines Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NE of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 39851
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.608
Longitude -85.047

Fort Gaines Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
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Fort Gaines Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,110 100%
Male 466 42%
Female 644 58%
Under 18 319 28.7%
18+ 791 71.3%
65+ 244 22%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.07
White 345 31.1%
African-American 754 67.9%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.4%

Estimated Fort Gaines Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,059
Growth -51
Growth % -4.6%

Fort Gaines Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.5%
US/American 11.4%
English 4.4%
Irish 3.5%
German 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Nigerian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
European 1%
African 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fort Gaines 1,110 $20,909
Blakely 5,696 $24,107
Bluffton 118 $45,000
Coleman 149 $30,938
Cuthbert 3,731 $25,000
Edison 1,340 $23,839
Georgetown 973 $25,250
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1. Kinder, Louisiana 86.5   26.8% 17.7% 11.9% 22 $31,799 8.9% 26.2% 2,148 20.2% 15.8 0.6% 10.7
2. Coalgate, Oklahoma 83.3   37% 22.1% 10.3% 19 $26,367 7% 25.7% 2,005 28.6% 15 0.6% 6.5
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