Port Wentworth is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 10,878 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Port Wentworth is the 92nd largest community in Georgia. Port Wentworth 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 Port Wentworth, where the median household income is $74,018.00.
Unlike some cities, Port Wentworth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Wentworth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Wentworth is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Wentworth who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (19.10%), food service (9.55%), and management occupations (8.58%).
Port Wentworth is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Port Wentworth isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.06% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small city, Port Wentworth does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Port Wentworth are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.07% of adults in Port Wentworth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port Wentworth in 2018 was $34,574, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,296 for a family of four.
Port Wentworth is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Wentworth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Wentworth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Wentworth include Irish, German, French, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Port Wentworth is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.