Fort Stewart, GA


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Fort Stewart is a very small town located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,996 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fort Stewart is the 147th largest community in Georgia. Fort Stewart has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Stewart, where the median household income is $32,165.00.

Fort Stewart is a military town: the armed forces employs 46.71% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 61.54% and 10.09% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Of important note, Fort Stewart is also a town of artists. Fort Stewart has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fort Stewart’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.45 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Fort Stewart are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.97% of adults in Fort Stewart having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Stewart in 2010 was $15,432, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,728 for a family of four.

Fort Stewart is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Stewart home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Stewart residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Stewart also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Stewart include Irish, Italian, English, and Greek.

The most common language spoken in Fort Stewart is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.

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