Tift County is located in south-central Georgia. The County Seat is Tifton and the largest city is Tifton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.tiftcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 40,704 and the 2010 census population was 40,122. The land area is 258.92 square miles and there are 154.9 persons per square mile.
66.3% of the population is White, 30.4% is Black or African American, 10.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 77.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,300, there are 13,691 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,933, the median household income is $34,591, and 27.9% of the persons in Tift County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,604. Retail sales (in $1000) were $721,588, and sales per capita were $17,119. The percentage of black-owned firms is 11.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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