Less Developed Census Tracts

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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 2019 tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2019, 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 2019 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, 2019.  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.    

Bacon Early Morgan
Census Tract 9702.02 Census Tract 901
Census Tract 902
Census Tract 903
Census Tract 904
Census Tract 102
     
Carroll Fannin Muscogee
Census Tract 9103
Census Tract 9110
Census Tract 9112

Census Tract 501
Census Tract 504
Census Tract 505

Census Tract 10
Census Tract 106.06
Chatham Franklin Oglethorpe
Census Tract 27
Census Tract 41
Census Tract 42.11
Census Tract 108.06
Census Tract 108.08
Census Tract 8901.02 Census Tract 9601
     
Chattahoochee Fulton Paulding
Census Tract 201
Census Tract 202.03
Census Tract 202.05
Census Tract 103.01
Census Tract 108
Census Tract 123
Census Tract 1203.01
Census Tract 1203.02
     
Cobb Gilmer Pickens
Census Tract 311.13
Census Tract 314.08
Census Tract 315.05
Census Tract 801
Census Tract 802
Census Tract 803
Census Tract 805
Census Tract 504
     
DeKalb Gordon Talbot
Census Tract 218.06
Census Tract 233.11
Census Tract 233.12
Census Tract 234.12
Census Tract 9708 Census Tract 9601
Census Tract 9602
Census Tract 9603
     
Douglas Gwinnett Tift
Census Tract 801.03
Census Tract 805.06
Census Tract 805.07
Census Tract 805.10
Census Tract 806.04
Census Tract 504.23 Census Tract 9609
     
  Henry Union
  Census Tract 701.10
Census Tract 702.05
Census Tract 1.01
Census Tract 2.04
     
  Lowndes Walker
  Census Tract 106.04 Census Tract 209.02
     
  Lumpkin Wayne
  Census Tract 9602.01
Census Tract 9602.02
Census Tract 9702
Census Tract 9703
Census Tract 9704
Census Tract 9705
Census Tract 9706
     
    Worth
    Census Tract 9504

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.

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