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.



Total Population5,375
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population35


% of people married33.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$39,861
% Above Poverty Level73%
% Below Poverty Level27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%


People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$87,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.9%
West Indian1.2%
French Except Basque0.4%
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Eastman Almanac

Nearest Medium City 51 miles SE of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City128 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Dodge County
Standard Zip Codes31023
Phone Area Codes478
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Eastman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • 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
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
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

Eastman Public Libraries

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
531 SECOND AVENUE EASTMAN, GA 31023 (32.192676, -83.180132)
Eastman, Georgia
(478) 374-4711

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Eastman Hospitals

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

Dodge County Middle School
5911 Oak St
(478) 374-6492
Total Enrollment 721
South Dodge Elementary School
1118 Mcrae Hwy
(478) 374-6691
Total Enrollment 924
North Dodge Elementary School
167 Orphans Cemetery Rd
(478) 374-6690
Total Enrollment 730
Dodge Prek
401 Harrell Ave
(478) 374-6496
Dodge County High School
350 Pearl Bates Ave
(478) 374-7711
Total Enrollment 923
Eastman Youth Development Campus
176 Freaman Graham Blvd
(478) 374-6910
Total Enrollment 37
Eastman Regional Youth Detention Center
181 Industrial Blvd
(912) 374-6766
Total Enrollment 11
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