Overview

Introduction to Bainbridge, Georgia

Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur county, is 36 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida and 178 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida.

Bainbridge History

This area was occupied by Native Americans for centuries before Europeans arrived in 1765. At that time, it had a settlement named Pucknawhitla. It was renamed Bainbridge in 1824 when the legislature decided to name it after Commodore William Bainbridge, who had fought in the War of 1812. Bainbridge is also known as 'Oak City,' because there are many big oak trees in the city.

Bainbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Decatur County Historical Society
  • Seminole State Park
  • Cheney Griffin Park
  • Earl May Boat Basin
  • Twin Lakes

Things To Do In Bainbridge

Bainbridge College has a nature trail, which has two historic sites on its routes. Musical performances are held throughout the year at the gazebo. Furthermore, Bainbridge is also the venue of national fishing and tennis tournaments. One can also enjoy water sports at the Earle May Boat Basin.

Bainbridge Transportation

Flights are available from Tallahassee Regional Airport.

Bainbridge Higher Education

Bainbridge College is the local college. Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,152
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,778
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married36.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,039
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,445

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,841
% Above Poverty Level71.6%
% Below Poverty Level28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$113,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.9%
English3.3%
German3%
Irish2.7%
Italian1.3%
French Except Basque1%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Polish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Bainbridge Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyDecatur County
Standard Zip Codes39817, 39819
P.O. Box Zip Codes39818
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.94
Approximate Longitude-84.6

Bainbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAINBRIDGE INTL PAPER CO
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 62 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationQUINCY 3 SSW
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationCOLQUITT 2 W
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attapulgus571$46,875
Brinson226$54,000
Climax178$46,250
Colquitt2,194$40,203
Whigham509$48,438

Bainbridge Public Libraries

Southwest Georgia Regional Library System
301 S. MONROE STREET
Bainbridge, Georgia
(229) 248-2665

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Bainbridge Hospitals

Memorial Hospital And Manor
(Government - District/authority)
1500 East Shotwell Street

Bainbridge Public Schools

Hutto Middle School
1201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
ZIP: 39817
(229) 248-2224
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
Jones-wheat Elementary School
1400 E Broughton St
ZIP: 39817
(229) 248-2218
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
West Bainbridge Elementary School
915 Zorn Rd
ZIP: 39817
(229) 248-2821
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Bainbridge High School
1 Bearcat Blvd
ZIP: 39819
(229) 248-2230
High
Total Enrollment 1413
Bainbridge Middle School
1301 E College St
ZIP: 39819
(229) 248-2206
Middle
Total Enrollment 780
Elcan-king Elementary School
725 E Louise St
ZIP: 39819
(229) 248-2212
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
John Johnson Elementary School
1947 S West St
ZIP: 39819
(229) 248-2215
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
New Beginning Learning Center
1301 E College St
ZIP: 39819
(229) 243-6827
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Potter Street Elementary School
725 Potter St
ZIP: 39819
(229) 248-2253
Primary
Total Enrollment 308

Bainbridge Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
1302 Lake Douglas Rd
ZIP: 39819
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
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