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Overview

Introduction to Eastman, Georgia

Eastman, Georgia is 51 miles SE of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 128 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. It is located in Dodge County, and has a population of 5,440.

Eastman History

The area now known as Eastman, which was originally settled in 1840, was named "Eastman" in honor of a landowner, William Pitt Eastman. It was incorporated as a city in 1905, and is the county seat of Dodge County, which was founded in 1870. The city is nicknamed the "Candy Capital of Georgia" because it was home to the original Stuckey Candy Plant.

Eastman and Nearby Attractions

  • Georgia Cotton Museum
  • Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
  • Tubman African-American Museum
  • Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Little Ocmulgee State Park
  • Lockerly Arboretum

Things To Do In Eastman

Eastman House, built by William P. Eastman in 1872, houses a museum with exhibits of the history of the area. Georgia Cotton Museum, and Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base are also close by. Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, where the Union forces arrested Jefferson Davis, currently includes a Civil War museum. The 1,277-acre Little Ocmulgee State Park offers facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking. The park also has a lake, an 18-hole golf course, and tennis courts. The Lockerly Arboretum is another popular destination.

Eastman Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the closest major airport.

Eastman Higher Education

Fort Valley State University, Mercer University, and Macon State College are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,315
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+1,885
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,436
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,614
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$554
Median House Value$83,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.6%
English10.4%
Irish7.9%
Polish3.3%
Scottish2.8%
German1.9%
African0.8%
Dutch0.3%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Eastman Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dodge County
Standard Zip Codes31023
Phone Area Codes478
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.19
Approximate Longitude-83.17

Eastman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEASTMAN 1 W
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationHAWKINSVILLE
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp51 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationFITZGERALD
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbeville2,826$22,321
Cadwell575$34,375
Chauncey336$28,500
Chester1,878$30,417
Milan732$37,222
Rhine505$33,021

Eastman Public Libraries

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
531 SECOND AVENUE
Eastman, Georgia
(478) 374-4711

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Eastman Hospitals

Dodge County Hospital
(Government - Local)
901 Griffin Ave
(478) 448-4067

Eastman Public Schools

Dodge County High School
350 Pearl Bates Ave
ZIP: 31023
(478) 374-7711
High
Total Enrollment 896
Dodge County Middle School
5911 Oak St
ZIP: 31023
(478) 374-6492
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
Eastman Regional Youth Detention Center
181 Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 31023
(912) 374-6766
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Eastman Youth Development Campus
176 Freaman Graham Blvd
ZIP: 31023
(478) 374-6910
High
Total Enrollment 34
North Dodge Elementary School
167 Orphans Cemetery Rd
ZIP: 31023
(478) 374-6690
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
South Dodge Elementary School
1118 Mcrae Hwy
ZIP: 31023
(478) 374-6691
Primary
Total Enrollment 936
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