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Fort Gaines is a city in Clay County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.

The latitude of Fort Gaines is 31.608N. The longitude is -85.047W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 226 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,088.


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Median household income
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$18,304
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Gaines demographic reports
Fort Gaines is on the Chattahoochee River.
Fort Gaines was once a major cotton shipping center.
Nearby parks & recreation: George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, Lake Walter F. George

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4% of Fort Gaines residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Gaines ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Gaines was $12,481, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Fort Gaines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Gaines include Fort Gaines Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fort Gaines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $134.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $661.


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Libraries in Fort Gaines include Clay County Branch Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WJWV.

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Clay County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Gaines political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Gaines workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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