Fitzgerald is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 9,013 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fitzgerald is the 98th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fitzgerald is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fitzgerald is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fitzgerald who work in office and administrative support (12.10%), food service (10.23%), and teaching (9.15%).
One of the benefits of Fitzgerald is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Fitzgerald does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Fitzgerald, just 12.82% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fitzgerald in 2010 was $12,767, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,068 for a family of four. Fitzgerald also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Fitzgerald is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fitzgerald home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fitzgerald residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fitzgerald include African, Irish, German, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Fitzgerald is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.