About Sandersville

Sandersville is centrally located between Macon and Augusta, and Atlanta and Savannah. Historic treasures and beautiful scenery make Sandersville a wonderful place to visit or call home.

The City of Sandersville is dedicated to serving its residents by providing a variety of services to meet the needs of the community. Our dedication to promote economic development is evidenced by our state-of-the-art  high speed internet access through our fiber optic systems, our water and sewer infrastructure, and our cost effective electrical services, all provided by the City of Sandersville.

City Hall is located at 141 West Haynes St. and our mailing address is P.O. Box 71, Sandersville, Georgia 31082. Our phone number is 478-552-2525 and our fax number is 478-552-6006. The staff at city hall provides a variety of services to assist you or will be able to direct your inquiry to the right department.

Our customer service department is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For assistance after 5 p.m. and on weekends, please call the central dispatch office at 478-553-0911.

Convenient payment options for city services include bank draft, night box, drive-thru window and personal service from our friendly customer service staff

Sandersville is governed by part-time mayor, a mayor pro tem and four councilmen who are elected by post with day-to-day management responsibilities handled by an appointed city clerk. The mayor and mayor pro tem are elected at large.

The estimated population in 2009 was 6,219, a 1.2 percent increase since the 2000 Census.

Compared to the rest of the country, Sandersville's cost of living is 20.79 percent lower than the U.S. average, making it a great place to live, work, own and operate a business and raise a family. The median home cost in Sandersville is $95,970.

Sandersville is industry-friendly and boasts four industrial parks and their proximity to interstate highways 16 and 20, the Norfolk Southern and Sandersville Railroad companies, and Washington County airport. Savannah, with its port facilities and international airport, offers a gateway to world markets. Agriculture is still important, along with a fledgling nursery industry and a healthy timber business. A number of manufacturing plants and a district Department of Transportation complex remain, while two peak power plants were built in 2002 and 2003.

Demographic Information

The city covers total area of 10.2 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,362 households and 1,591 families residing in the city. The population density was 672.1 people per square mile. There were 2,589 housing units.

Of the total population, 39.28 percent of people are white, 59.06 percent are black, 0.63 percent are asian, 0.16 percent are native american and 0.31 percent claim Other; 0.28 percent of the people in Sandersville, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 99.72 percent are non-hispani

Based on the last census, there were 2,362 households out of which 31.8  percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2  percent were married couples living together, 25.8  percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6  percent were non-families. Thirty percent of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3  percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0  percent under the age of 18, 7.8  percent from 18 to 24, 26.5  percent from 25 to 44, 21.8  percent from 45 to 64, and 15.9  percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 79.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,201, and the median income for a family was $32,462. Males had a median income of $36,089 versus $21,765 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,226. About 24.3  percent of families and 27.5  percent of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2  percent of those under age 18 and 24.1  percent of those age 65 or over.

The city is split almost 50-50 along political party lines; 47.57 percent of the people in Sandersville  are registered as Democrats, 52.01 percent are registered Republican and the remaining 0.42 percent are independent.

The Weather's Fine

Sandersville gets 47 inches of rain per year compared to the U.S. average of 37. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 101. March is the average wettest month. Snowfall is very rare ... with less than an inch a year compared to the national average of 25 inches.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Sandersville. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 27 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.

The average high daily high temperature is 74.91 degrees. Even in January, the coldest month of the year, the average high tempeature is 56 degrees. July is the warmest month with an average daily high temperature of 91 degrees, followed closely by June and August at 89 and 90 respectively. The highest recorded temperature was 107 degrees in 1986.

The average low temperature is 51.58 degrees year around with the coldest average nights coming in January at 34 degrees. December and February lows average 36 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature was minus 3 degrees in 1985.