Whigham, Georgia

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Whigham, Georgia

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Whigham Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Whigham Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Whigham, Georgia

Comparing Whigham 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
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 10 7
Age of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
People Above Poverty 1 3
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 3

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Whigham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Grady
Standard Zip Codes 39897
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.882
Longitude -84.323

Whigham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 20.2 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 CAMILLA 3 SE
Distance 22 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
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
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Whigham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 631 100%
Male 279 44.2%
Female 352 55.8%
Under 18 158 25%
18+ 473 75%
65+ 179 28.4%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 3.31
White 385 61%
African-American 223 35.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 13 2.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 2.5%

Estimated Whigham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 612
Growth -19
Growth % -3%

Whigham 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) 49.7%
US/American 26.1%
Irish 8.8%
German 6.1%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
English 1.5%
Danish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whigham 631 $26,042
Attapulgus 492 $29,167
Bainbridge 11,722 $30,557
Cairo 9,239 $30,352
Climax 297 $33,250
Meigs 1,090 $20,046
Ochlocknee 605 $26,696
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