|Nickname(s): Little Atlanta|
|Motto: "I'd rather be in Tignall"|
Location in Wilkes County and the state of Georgia
Tignall is located at (33.866861, -82.741195).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 615 people, 279 households, and 179 families residing in the town. Thepopulation density was 214 people per square mile (87.5/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 109.5 per square mile (42.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.53% White, 45.48% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.
There were 279 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% weremarried couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $18,077, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $23,000 versus $14,740 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,765. About 16.6% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.