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Tifton is a city in Tift County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for H.H. Tift, sawmill supervisor.

The latitude of Tifton is 31.450N. The longitude is -83.508W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 354 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,862.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,234
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tifton demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 128. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cyndi Thomson, singer-songwriter
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Love Affair Fine Arts Festival - May 3-4, 2008
Dates often change. Check Tifton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Georgia Agrirama Living History Museum, Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage
Colleges and universities: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
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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Ancestry & family history

4% of Tifton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tifton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tifton was $16,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Tifton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Tifton include Tifton Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tifton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.


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Libraries in Tifton include Coastal Plain Regional Library Headquarters, Tifton-Tift County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tifton include Tifton Gazette

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WABR.

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Tift County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tifton political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Tifton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tifton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Tifton include Comfort Inn Tifton, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn & Suites Tifton, Holiday Inn Tifton, Masters Inn Tifton, Microtel Inn & Suites Tifton, Rodeway Inn Tifton, Super 8 Motel ... More hotels.

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