Ideal, Georgia

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Ideal, Georgia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ideal Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Ideal Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ideal Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 19% Ideal Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Ideal, Georgia

Comparing Ideal 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
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 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 7 9

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Ideal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SW of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Macon
Standard Zip Codes 31041
Phone Area Codes 478
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.369
Longitude -84.188

Ideal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches
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Ideal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 518 100%
Male 202 39%
Female 316 61%
Under 18 130 25.1%
18+ 388 74.9%
65+ 129 24.9%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.95
White 168 32.4%
African-American 343 66.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Ideal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 490
Growth -28
Growth % -5.4%

Ideal 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) 87.4%
US/American 5.1%
Irish 2.7%
Russian 2.4%
African 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
English 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ideal 518 $21,250
Andersonville 331 $30,972
Butler 1,907 $27,188
Ellaville 1,609 $33,409
Marshallville 1,335 $24,375
Montezuma 3,999 $27,469
Oglethorpe 1,200 $28,971
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