Braswell, Georgia

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Braswell, Georgia
City
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944Coordinates: 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Polk, Paulding
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 379
 • Density 25.8/sq mi (10.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 13-10104[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331229[2]

Braswell is a city in Polk and Paulding Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 379.[3]

Geography[edit]

Braswell is located at 33°59′2″N 84°57′34″W / 33.98389°N 84.95944°W / 33.98389; -84.95944 (33.983787, -84.959479).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.33% is water.

History[edit]

Braswell had a population of 25 in 1950. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer)

Braswell was the location of the only tunnel on Southern Railway's (now Norfolk Southern Railway) Chattanooga to Atlanta main line. The tunnel was bypassed in 1979 by cutting through Braswell mountain slightly to the east. The tunnel is still there, but is overgrown with vegetation and is a safety hazard due to snake infestation. Another nearby tunnel, the Brushy Mountain tunnel at Divide, is currently used by bicyclists and joggers as a part of the Georgia/Alabama Silver Comet Trail.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 80 people, 25 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 26.2 people per square mile (10.1/km²). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White and 00.00% African American.

There were 25 households out of which 56.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,250, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,275. There were 13.0% of families and 13.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Government[edit]

Despite its small size, Braswell has its own police department which includes a chief, a lieutenant and three officers,[6] giving the city a ratio of one officer for every 16 residents.

The city also has a small City Hall, the Fennell Building named after its Mayor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "The Silver Comet Trail". Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  6. ^ "USA Cops: Braswell, GA Roster". Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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