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Fitzgerald is a city in Ben Hill County. (The community straddles Ben Hill and Irwin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named after P.H. Fitzgerald, Indiana attorney.

The latitude of Fitzgerald is 31.714N. The longitude is -83.252W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,752.


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Median household income
Local
$20,805
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fitzgerald demographic reports
Founded by former Union soldiers. Seven streets were named for Union generals and seven for Confederate generals.
Well-known residents have included:
· Chuck Green, tap dancer
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, Blue and Gray Museum
Colleges and universities: East Central Technical Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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2% of Fitzgerald residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fitzgerald ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fitzgerald was $12,775, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Fitzgerald residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fitzgerald include South Main - South Lee Streets Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fitzgerald, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.


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Libraries in Fitzgerald include Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library ... View libraries

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Ben Hill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fitzgerald political report.

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The average commute time for Fitzgerald workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fitzgerald include Best Western Peach Tree Inn, Country Hearth Inn Fitzgerald, Holiday Inn Express, Inn at Fitzgerald.

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Fitzgerald, 2007
With most of our major manufacturing companies closing down, Fitzgerald is struggling to keep up with surrounding cities...

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