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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Tifton is a town in Georgia with a population of 16,644. Tifton is in Tift County. Living in Tifton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Tifton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tifton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$716
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Tifton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    768.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    94.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    295.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    839.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,453
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    242.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    12%

Working in Tifton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,316
National
$62,843
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Tifton Reviews

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This is a small town, one I have lived in my entire life. Although it is still growing and opportunities and continually popping up, it does not have as many opportunities as I would like growing up. It has blessed me with a memorable childhood!
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I moved to tifton 5 years ago and it’s growing and getting bigger. I am only about 15 mins from stores such as Walmart, dollar stores, home improvement stores, and many different restaurants. We are still growing with many more options. You can choose between Italian, seafood, Mexican, Japanese or a great steak. Our education system is great, so far everyone acts like a family and wants to help as much as they can when they can. Since we’ve had the pandemic, the community has worked together to make sure everyone is taken care of. Our hospital has a wonderful staff, very knowledgeable doctors and specialist. I have had nothing but top priority service with tift regional medical center. Our dentist offices are clean and very new patient friendly. We have many things for families such as the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic, parks with occasional festivals, Bam bounce houses, movie theater, and many other events that take place.
I stopped in Tifton, Georgia while driving to Tampa back in 1979. While driving down I-75 South in an old 1968 Chevy. The rear end was making noise so I pulled into the first filling station I could find. The station was owned by an old black gentleman. He and a few of his elderly friends were hanging around out front enjoying life. I was a 20 year old white man with long hair down to my waist and had $33 and change in my pocket. They fixed my car for free while we sat around playing a guitar and drinking cheap wine. I'll never forget these friendly generous gentleman. I wish I could say the same for the majority of Georgia's whites I had encountered along the way.