Cusseta, Georgia

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Cusseta, Georgia
City
Cusseta in 2012
Cusseta in 2012
Location in Chattahoochee County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chattahoochee County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°18′20″N 84°46′37″W / 32.30556°N 84.77694°W / 32.30556; -84.77694Coordinates: 32°18′20″N 84°46′37″W / 32.30556°N 84.77694°W / 32.30556; -84.77694
Country United States
State Georgia
County Chattahoochee
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,196
 • Density 797.3/sq mi (306.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31805
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-21016[1]

Cusseta /kəˈsiːdə/ is a city in Chattahoochee County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,196 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Chattahoochee County[2], with which it shares a consolidated city-county government. Despite the city-county government Cusseta is not coterminous with the county; it remains a geographically distinct municipality within the county.[3][4]

History[edit]

The history of Cusseta begins with the creation of Chattahoochee County, Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 13, 1854. The county was formed from portions of Muscogee and Marion counties and named for the river that forms its western boundary. The act appointed five commissioners to choose a site for the county seat, which they named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town that used to exist nearby.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville, near Lumpkin, Georgia.

Cusseta was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1855. It is still the only incorporated city in Chattahoochee County.

Cusseta briefly prided itself on having the world's tallest man-made structure, the WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower, a guyed transmission tower built in 1962 about one mile from the city. However, it was surpassed only one year later by the KVLY-TV mast in Fargo, North Dakota.

In 2003 the city and county formed a consolidated Cusseta-Chattahoochee County government.

Geography[edit]

Cusseta is located at 32°18′20″N 84°46′37″W / 32.30556°N 84.77694°W / 32.30556; -84.77694 (32.305451, -84.776929)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it is land and 0.66% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 166
1890 241 45.2%
1900 301 24.9%
1910 341 13.3%
1920 276 −19.1%
1930 343 24.3%
1940 357 4.1%
1950 571 59.9%
1960 768 34.5%
1970 1,251 62.9%
1980 1,218 −2.6%
1990 1,107 −9.1%
2000 1,196 8.0%
Est. 2007 1,109
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,196 people, 436 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density was 787.8 people per square mile (303.8/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 357.7 per square mile (137.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.54% White, 36.45% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $26,736. Males had a median income of $25,380 versus $19,205 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,115. About 25.8% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Chattahoochee County School District[edit]

The Chattahoochee County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one elementary school, a middle school and a high school.[6] The district has 34 full-time teachers and over 451 students.[7]

  • Chattahoochee County Education Center
  • Chattahoochee County Middle School
  • Chattahoochee County High School

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/cusseta.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/cusseta-chattahoochee-county.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  7. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 3, 2010.

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