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Overview

Introduction to Fitzgerald, Georgia

Located in Ben Hill county, Fitzgerald, Georgia, is 54 miles E of Albany, Georgia (center to center) and 134 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida.

Fitzgerald History

Fitzgerald was established in the year 1895 by Philander H. Fitzgerald, an editor in the Indianapolis newspaper, as a community for the Civil War veterans. The area houses the Dorminy-Massee Bed and Breakfast, built by J. J. Dorminy in the year 1915. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Fitzgerald holds a seat on Ben Hill county.

Fitzgerald and nearby Attractions

  • Reed Bingham State Park
  • Georgia Cotton Museum
  • Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Agrirama
  • Little Ocmulgee State Park
  • General Coffee State Park

Things To Do In Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library is located in the town. The Colony Square Shopping Center, Village Shopping Center, Mann Shopping Center, and Hills Midtown Mall Shopping Center are also located here. The city's churches include the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Saint Peter's Church, Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church and Church of God. Mallard Point Golf Club is the city's golf course. The Georgia Cotton Museum and Agrirama showcases exhibits that portray the historical and cultural background of the town.

Fitzgerald Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Valdosta Regional Airport.

Fitzgerald Higher Education

Higher education is available at the East Central Technical Institute, Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Albany State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,006
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,242
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married30.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,661
% Above Poverty Level57.6%
% Below Poverty Level42.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$85,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.7%
English5.4%
Irish4.6%
German2.6%
Italian2.4%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
African1%
Scottish0.5%
Austrian0.2%
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Fitzgerald Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ben Hill County
Standard Zip Codes31750
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude31.7
Approximate Longitude-83.25

Fitzgerald Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFITZGERALD
Distance0.2 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
StationASHBURN 3 ENE
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip48.4 inches
StationDOUGLAS
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip52 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbeville2,826$22,321
Ambrose446$33,750
Jacksonville105$30,417
Ocilla3,455$31,458
Rebecca305$0
Rhine505$33,021

Fitzgerald Public Libraries

Fitzgerald-ben Hill County Library
123 NORTH MAIN STREET
Fitzgerald, Georgia
(229) 426-5080

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Fitzgerald Hospitals

Dorminy Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
200 Perry House Road, Box 1447
(229) 424-7100

Fitzgerald Public Schools

Ben Hill County Middle School
134 Jc Hunter Rd
ZIP: 31750
(229) 409-5578
Middle
Total Enrollment 683
Ben Hill County Primary School
221 Jc Hunter Rd
ZIP: 31750
(229) 409-5592
Primary
Total Enrollment 1112
Ben Hill Elementary School
328 Lobinger Ave
ZIP: 31750
(229) 409-5586
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Fitzgerald High School
601 W Cypress St
ZIP: 31750
(229) 409-5530
High
Total Enrollment 814
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