Ty Ty, Georgia

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Ty Ty, Georgia
Ty Ty City Hall
Ty Ty City Hall
Location in Tift County and the state of Georgia
Location in Tift County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°28′17″N 83°38′56″W / 31.47139°N 83.64889°W / 31.47139; -83.64889Coordinates: 31°28′17″N 83°38′56″W / 31.47139°N 83.64889°W / 31.47139; -83.64889
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
315 ft (96 m)
 • Total725
 • Estimate 
 • Density880/sq mi (341/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-78100[2]
GNIS feature ID0333293[3]

Ty Ty is a city in Tift County, Georgia, United States. The population was 716 at the 2000 census. The community takes its name from nearby Ty Ty Creek.[4]


Ty Ty is located at 31°28′16″N 83°38′56″W / 31.47111°N 83.64889°W / 31.47111; -83.64889 (31.471106, -83.648859).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016726[1]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 725 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 57.0% White, 34.8% Black, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.1% from two or more races. 6.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 716 people, 265 households, and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 897.1 people per square mile (345.6/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 362.1 per square mile (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.41% White, 32.82% African American, 0.14% Asian, 2.93% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.63% of the population.

There were 265 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,721, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $23,095 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,608. About 13.2% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Ty Ty is the birthplace and home of Darby Cottle Veazey, a two-time All-American softball player and the only female athlete to have her number retired at Florida State University.[7] Cottle was named the USOC "Best Amateur Softball Player" in the nation in 1981[8] and later won the prestigious Broderick Award.[9]

Ty Ty is also the hometown of bass singer James “Big Chief” Wetherington, who sang with many Gospel Music quartets, most notably, the Statesmen.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ New Georgia Encyclopedia: Tift County
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Florida State Retired Numbers/Jerseys". 2000-01-31. Archived from the original on 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  8. ^ "Sports Briefs". 2000-01-31. Retrieved 2008-03-10.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Darby Cottle - Biography". 2000-01-31. Retrieved 2008-03-10.[dead link]

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