Less Developed Census Tracts

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Tricia DePadro

O.C.G.A. § 48-7-40.1(b) requires that DCA also rank the state’s census tracts by December 31 of each year.  The census tract detail is applicable to a 2020 tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and includes “less developed” census tracts that are statistically similar to the bottom 71 (Tier 1) counties and are contiguous to at least nine other such tracts.  To rank census tracts, DCA uses American Community Survey data available specifically for the less developed census tract designations as of November 30, of the prior year.    A complete listing of designated Less Developed Census Tracts for 2020 is located in the Fact Sheet section below.  These “less developed” areas are eligible for benefits similar to Tier 1 counties.

Changes in Less Developed Census Tract designations can also impact incentives available to businesses with plans to locate or expand in a particular area. These businesses are also eligible to file a Notice of Intent  (see the Forms Section) on or before March 31, 2020.  The NOI is designed to prevent adverse effects to a business based on re-ranking out of a less developed census tract. .  The following table lists census tracts whose designation will change and result in a reduction in tax credit benefits.    

To determine the designation area for an address location, go to the Interactive Map of Potential Opportunity Zone areas for 2019, including designated LDCT and Military Zones. Click on the layers for the LDCT and Military Zones to have these layers shown on the map.

Bacon
Census Tract 9702.01

Banks
Census Tract 9702

Bartow
Census Tract 9601.01
Census Tract 9602

Bibb
Census Tract 118
Census Tract 119

Brooks
Census Tract 9603
Census Tract 9604
Census Tract 9605
Census Tract 9606

Bryan
Census Tract 9201.01

Carroll
Census Tract 9101.01
Census Tract 9102
Census Tract 9106
Census Tract 9107.01
Census Tract 9107.03

Chatham
Census Tract 33.02
Census Tract 102

Cobb
Census Tract 304.13
Census Tract 305.04
Census Tract 307
Census Tract 313.06
Census Tract 313.08
Census Tract 314.06
Census Tract 314.09
Census Tract 315.03
Census Tract 315.07

Coweta
Census Tract 1703.05
Census Tract 1706.01
Census Tract 1707
Census Tract 1708.01

DeKalb
Census Tract 212.04
Census Tract 213.05
Census Tract 213.07
Census Tract 222.04
Census Tract 231.02
Census Tract 231.11
Census Tract 234.13
Census Tract 234.14
Census Tract 234.16

Douglas
Census Tract 802.01
Census Tract 802.02
Census Tract 803.01
Census Tract 803.03
Census Tract 803.04
Census Tract 804.04

Elbert
Census Tract 3

Floyd
Census Tract 2.01
Census Tract 4
Census Tract 17.01

Fulton
Census Tract 6

Gordon
Census Tract 9704
Census Tract 9709

Gwinnett
Census Tract 503.04
Census Tract 505.20
Census Tract 505.21
Census Tract 505.22
Census Tract 505.35
Census Tract 505.36
Census Tract 505.45
Census Tract 505.46

Habersham
Census Tract 3
Census Tract 4
Census Tract 5
Census Tract 6.01
Census Tract 6.02

Hall
Census Tract 1.01
Census Tract 2.01

Henry
Census Tract 701.14
Census Tract 705.01

Houston
Census Tract 201.05

Jackson
Census Tract 103
Census Tract 106

Liberty
Census Tract 102.02

Lincoln
Census Tract 9702

Long
Census Tract 9701
Census Tract 9702

Muscogee
Census Tract 107.02

Richmond
Census Tract 107.09
Census Tract 107.12

Rockdale
Census Tract 603.05
Census Tract 603.08

Seminole
Census Tract 2003

Stephens
Census Tract 9701
Census Tract 9703.01
Census Tract 9703.02
Census Tract 9704

Thomas
Census Tract 9602
Census Tract 9605
Census Tract 9607
Census Tract 9608
Census Tract 9609

White
Census Tract 9502.01

Wilkinson
Census Tract 9602
Census Tract 9603
Census  Tract 9604

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