Economy of Fitzgerald, GA
Between 1994 and 1998, Ben Hill County averaged an annual unemployment rate of 6.1%, compared with the state’s average of 4.7%. City level unemployment data is not available for cities with populations of less than 10,000 persons, according to the 1990 Census.
In 1989, the median household income was $16,303 for the City of Fitzgerald. Statewide, the median household income was $29,021.
According to the 1992 Economic Census, sales from retail trade in Fitzgerald amounted to $10,582 per capita, compared to the state per capita figure of $7,388. A per capita retail trade figure greater than the statewide average may indicate that the city serves as a regional trade center.
The per capita income for the residents of Fitzgerald in 1990 was $8,456. This amount was less than the county’s per capita income of $9,300 and less than the state’s average of $13,631.