Fort Benning, GA Demographics

Population (year 2000): 11,737
Males: 7,735 (65.9%), Females: 4,002 (34.1%)

Zip code: 31905

Median resident age: 22.5 years
Median household income: $41,483 (year 2000)
Median house value: $412,500 (year 2000)

Races in Fort Benning South:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.1%)
  • Black (29.2%)
  • Hispanic (12.4%)
  • Other race (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.7%), Irish (11.0%), United States (6.4%), English (4.5%), Italian (3.9%), French (2.1%).

Land area: 8.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fort Benning South

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Benning South CDP

  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 0.2%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

6.9% Foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Fort Benning South:

  • COLUMBUS DOCTORS HOSPITAL, INC (about 9 miles; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • MEDICAL CENTER,THE (about 9 miles; COLUMBUS, GA)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; COLUMBUS, GA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Benning South:

  • LAWSON AAF (FORT BENNING) (about 4 miles; FORT BENNING(COLUMBUS), GA; ID: LSF)
  • COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN (about 10 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; ID: CSG)
  • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 77 miles; ALBANY, GA; ID: ABY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Benning South:

  • MARION COUNTY (about 31 miles; BUENA VISTA, GA; ID: 82A)
  • WEEDON FIELD (about 31 miles; EUFAULA, AL; ID: EUF)
  • CALLAWAY GARDENS-HARRIS COUNTY (about 33 miles; PINE MOUNTAIN, GA; ID: PIM)
Amtrak station near Fort Benning South:

  • 8 miles: COLUMBUS (818 VETERANS PKY.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Benning South:

  • COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,886)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 42 miles; AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL; FT enrollment: 19,703)
  • TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; TUSKEGEE, AL; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; WADLEY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • GORDON COLLEGE (about 73 miles; BARNESVILLE, GA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; FT VALLEY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; ALBANY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,996)