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Georgia Tift County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: August 17, 1905

Population: 38,407

Total Area: 265.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Tifton (County Seat)

• Brookfield
• Chula
• Eldorado
• Harding

• Omega
• Phillipsburg
• Sunsweet
• Ty Ty
• Unionville

Tift County was created in 1905 from portions of Berrien County. The county was named for Nelson Tift, who had helped found the city of Albany, served as that city's mayor, and later served as a congressman. His nephew founded the city of Tifton in 1872 when he opened a sawmill there.

The county's courthouse was constructed in 1912. TyTy was named for the trees lining the banks of a nearby creek: the Ironwood (white titi) and Buckwheat (black titi) trees.

In 1976, the Agrirama was developed in the county by the State Department of Agriculture. Here, at the state's Living History Museum, people can experience daily life on a recreation of a working farm of the 1800s, including cooking, planting and caring for animals.

Tift County is known as the "Plant Capital of the World," with many plants and vegetables grown here being shipped worldwide for replanting.

Tift County is home to a tree said to be the largest Southern Magnolia in Georgia and among the oldest anywhere. It has long been a special meeting place for county residents; in 1991 they formed the Magnolia Tree Foundation to help preserve and protect it for future generations.

Tift has many festivals and special events including the Love Affair Fine Arts Festival, the Folk Life Festival and Fiddler's Jamboree, and the Victorian Christmas.

Tift County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 265.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 162.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 40.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 28.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 7.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.65 persons compared to an average family size of 3.10 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $23,347. Per capita income declined by 2.2% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 42,959 Covered Employment 19,044
   Growth (%) since 1990 22.7%    Average wage per job $31,314
Households (2000) 13,919 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 10.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 18,675    Average wage per job $33,690
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.7 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 0.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,082    Average wage per job $43,776
Median Household Income (2008) $37,438 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 7.1%
Poverty Rate (2008) 21.3    Average wage per job $43,430
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.9 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.1%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 15.6    Average wage per job $40,035

 

 

1. ANNIE BELLE CLARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1464 Carpenter Rd S, Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 387-2410
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 769
Grades: PK-3

2. CHARLES SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 65 Tifton Eldorado Rd, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2430
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 605
Grades: 4-6

3. EIGHTH STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 700 8th St W, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2445
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 1,131
Grades: 7-8

4. G. O. BAILEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1430 Newton Dr, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2415
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 750
Grades: PK-3

5. J. T. REDDICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 404 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2435
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 497
Grades: 4-6

6. LEN LASTINGER PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1210 Lake Dr, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2420
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 476
Grades: PK-3

7. MATT WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 510 17th St W, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2440
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 526
Grades: 4-6

8. NORTHEAST CAMPUS, TIFT County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 3021 Fulwood Rd, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2450
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 554 7-9

9. NORTHSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1815 Chestnut Ave, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2425
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 422
Grades: KG-3

10. OMEGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 68, Omega, GA 31775
Phone: (229) 387-2418
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 411
Grades: KG-6

11. SIXTH STREET ACADEMY
Address: 700 West 8th Street, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2485
County: Tift County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

12. TIFT County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1 Blue Devil Way, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2475
County: Tift County
Enrollment: 1,410
Grades: 8-12

13. TIFT County
Enrollment: PREK CENTER
Address: 506 12th St W, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-2455
County: Tift County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0


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