Bibb City, Georgia

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Rack City, Georgia
Unincorporated community
Location of Bibb City, Georgia
Location of Bibb City, Georgia
Coordinates: 32°30′5″N 84°59′31″W / 32.50139°N 84.99194°W / 32.50139; -84.99194Coordinates: 32°30′5″N 84°59′31″W / 32.50139°N 84.99194°W / 32.50139; -84.99194
Country United States
State Georgia
County Muscogee
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2007[1])
 • Total 648
 • Density 3,064.9/sq mi (1,183.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 13-07864[2]
GNIS feature ID 0331158[3]
Bibb City Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Chattahoochee River, Woodland Cir., 2nd Ave. and 35th St., Bibb City, Georgia
Area 48 acres (19 ha)
Built 1900
Architect Blair, Algernon; et al.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP Reference #

10000037

[4]
Added to NRHP February 24, 2010

Bibb City is a former town in Muscogee County, Georgia, in the United States. At the 2000 census, it had a total population of 510. Formerly an incorporated city surrounding—and managed by—the Bibb Manufacturing Co. mill, the city dissolved its charter on December 7, 2000, two years after the mill closed and there was no longer funding to continue city operations. Incorporated in superior court in August 1909, Bibb City is now a neighborhood of the city of Columbus.[5] In September 2006, Bibb City was nominated for National Register of Historic Places by the State Historic Preservation Officer.[6] On Feb. 14, 2010, the national designation was approved and The Bibb City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[7]

Geography[edit]

Bibb City is located at 32°30′5″N 84°59′31″W / 32.50139°N 84.99194°W / 32.50139; -84.99194 (32.501441, -84.991956).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

At the census[2] of 2000, there were 510 people, 220 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,064.9 people per square mile (1,158.3/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 1,454.3/sq mi (549.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.16% White, 4.31% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,107, and the median income for a family was $23,125. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,068. About 27.9% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.1% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

Bibb Manufacturing's Columbus Mill[edit]

The centerpiece of Bibb City was Bibb Manufacturing Company's 750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2) Columbus Mill. At its peak, the mill employed 2,500 workers and stood as the largest cotton mill in the United States.[9]

Shortly after midnight on October 30, 2008, the 750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2) Columbus Mill was destroyed by a massive fire .[10] After a four-day joint investigation by the ATF and the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the cause of the blaze remained undetermined.[11]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bibb City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Climate data for Bibb City, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
16
(60)
20
(68)
25
(77)
28
(82)
32
(89)
33
(91)
32
(89)
30
(86)
25
(77)
19
(66)
15
(59)
24.1
(75.1)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(37)
7
(44)
10
(50)
15
(59)
20
(68)
22
(71)
21
(69)
18
(64)
12
(53)
6
(42)
3
(37)
11.6
(52.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 109
(4.3)
117
(4.6)
145
(5.7)
109
(4.3)
100
(4)
97
(3.8)
140
(5.5)
99
(3.9)
81
(3.2)
50
(2)
91
(3.6)
119
(4.7)
1,257
(49.6)
Source: Weatherbase [13]

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