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, Fitzgerald isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fitzgerald are a mix 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 (13.61%), food service (10.36%), and teaching (9.74%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fitzgerald spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Fitzgerald is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fitzgerald rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.42% of adults 25 and older in Fitzgerald have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fitzgerald in 2010 was $13,228, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,912 for a family of four. Fitzgerald also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.92% 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 Irish, African, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Fitzgerald is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.