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There are 118 USDA backed residential loans in Ben Hill county with an average loan balance of $93,546. Over 88% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 42 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $97,849. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,530 SqFt. Ben Hill county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.

The size of Ben Hill County is roughly 657 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Ben Hill County is 8. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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Ashton   •   Bowens Mill   •   *Fitzgerald   •   Lulaville   •   Queensland   •   Westwood

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Ben Hill County.

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Ben Hill County, located in the great state of Georgia, was created on July 31, 1906, and named after Benjamin Harvey Hill, a prominent Georgia politician who served in both the Confederate Congress and the U.S. Senate. The county seat of Ben Hill County is the city of Fitzgerald, which was established in 1896 as a planned community for Union and Confederate army veterans.

Prior to the establishment of the county, the land was occupied primarily by Native American tribes such as the Creek and Seminole. European settlers, primarily from England and Scotland, began arriving in the region in the 18th century. As the United States expanded and the need for agricultural land increased, the settlers soon displaced the native tribes, pushing them further south or west.

Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County's largest city, was unique in its founding as it aimed for unity in the post-Civil War era. The town was carefully designed and based on a plan by Philander H. Fitzgerald, a journalist, lawyer, and former drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War. Interestingly, the city's streets were named after both Union and Confederate leaders as a symbol of reconciliation.

The county's economy has been historically rooted in agriculture, with crops such as cotton and tobacco forming the backbone of its industry. In more recent years, the poultry and timber industries have also become important to the region.

Fun fact: Fitzgerald, the county seat of Ben Hill County, is known for its unique population of wild Burmese chickens, introduced by a resident in the 1960s. The colorful chickens are often spotted roaming the streets and have become a local attraction, celebrated with an annual "Wild Chicken Festival."


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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Ben Hill County
810 S Lee St
Fitzgerald, GA

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163 Wenona Way
Fitzgerald, GA

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109 Appomattox Rd
Fitzgerald, GA

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W Roanoke Dr Ext Lot 15
Fitzgerald, GA

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