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Overview

Introduction to Camilla, Georgia

Camilla, Georgia is 24 miles S of Albany, Georgia (center to center) and 164 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The population of the city, which is in Mitchell County, is 5,669.

Camilla History

The community of Camilla, which was named after General Henry Mitchell's granddaughter, Camilla Mitchell, was incorporated on December 14, 1858. The first mayor of the city, Mr. T.J. Butler, was elected in 1868. On September 19, 1868, an inter-racial riot resulted in the death of numerous African-Americans. Colonel Pierce, the Republican candidate for Congress, also suffered grave injuries in this riot, which played an important role in the 1870 ban on knives and firearms at public gatherings. In the 21st century, Camilla was hit by two devastating tornadoes.

Camilla and Nearby Attractions

  • Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
  • Thronateeska Heritage Center
  • George T Bagby State Park
  • Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site
  • Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Camilla

The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum, and Thronateeska Heritage Center display exhibits focusing on the heritage of the region. The Agrirama is a living history museum depicting 19th-century farm life. Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site, and Pebble Hill Plantation are historical sites nearby. A variety of recreational facilities are provided by the Reed Bingham State Park, and Seminole State Park. The area also numerous quail hunting plantations such as the CoveyRise Plantation, Riverview Plantation, and Rio Piedra Plantation. In addition, the city hosts the Gnat Days Festival in May every year.

Camilla Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Camilla Higher Education

Colleges near Camilla include the Tallahassee Community College, Albany State University, and Florida State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,014
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+1,996
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married28.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,288
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,310

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,550
% Above Poverty Level67.4%
% Below Poverty Level32.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$576
Median House Value$86,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.1%
Irish4.4%
English2%
German1%
African0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Italian0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.1%
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Camilla Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mitchell County
Standard Zip Codes31730
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude31.22
Approximate Longitude-84.21

Camilla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCAMILLA 3 SE
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches
StationALBANY 3 SE
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 60 F
Apr Temp50 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches
StationMOULTRIE 2 ESE
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baconton836$38,750
Doerun605$37,500
Meigs991$28,750
Newton704$32,109
Pelham3,673$36,518
Sale City406$53,542

Camilla Public Libraries

De Soto Trail Regional Library System
145 EAST BROAD STREET
Camilla, Georgia
(229) 336-8372

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Camilla Hospitals

Mitchell County Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
90 Stephens Street

Camilla Public Schools

Mitchell County High School
1000 Newton Rd
ZIP: 31730
(229) 336-0970
High
Total Enrollment 378
Mitchell County Middle School
55 Griffin Rd
ZIP: 31730
(229) 336-0980
Middle
Total Enrollment 345
South Mitchell County Elementary School
50 Griffin Rd
ZIP: 31730
(229) 336-8250
Primary
Total Enrollment 576

Camilla Private Schools

Westwood Schools
255 Fuller St
ZIP: 31730
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 370
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