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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fitzgerald demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ben Hill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31750 ZIP code.
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.
9% of Fitzgerald residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Fitzgerald include South Main - South Lee Streets Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fitzgerald, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Libraries in Fitzgerald include Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library ... View libraries
Ben Hill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fitzgerald political report.
The average commute time for Fitzgerald workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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