Dacula, Georgia

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Dacula, Georgia
City
Motto: "A treasure in time...on track for tomorrow"[1]
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°59′15″N 83°53′31″W / 33.98750°N 83.89194°W / 33.98750; -83.89194Coordinates: 33°59′15″N 83°53′31″W / 33.98750°N 83.89194°W / 33.98750; -83.89194
Country United States
State Georgia
County Gwinnett
Area
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,442
 • Density 1,326.9/sq mi (513.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30019
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-21184[2]
GNIS feature ID 0333990[3]
Website City of Dacula Georgia Website

Dacula is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,804 at the 2009 census[4]

History[edit]

Dacula started its history near the town of Chinquapin Grove which was located where Dacula Elementary now stands. The town was originally named Hokeville after a Seaboard Airline Railway executive, but was changed due to the railroad's protest. Dacula is also home to the oldest buildings in metropolitan Atlanta, such as the Elisha Winn House which originally acted as the courthouse and county office. The city of Dacula has a storied and colorful history dating back to a triple homicide in 1910.[5] Dacula is now more known for its large Memorial Day parade, professional and collegiate athletes, and Little Mulberry Park.[6]

Dacula's name comes from letters in Decatur and Atlanta,[7] two nearby cities that were already prospering at the time of Dacula's founding. The name "Dacula" is properly pronounced "duh-KYOO-luh".

The city was once home to a train station on a CSX line through Northeast Georgia, although the station closed back in the mid-1950s. The city has experienced immense growth over the years. It is also home to one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the Southeast United States, Hebron Baptist Church, which recently finished construction of a 3,850 seat auditorium.

Geography[edit]

Dacula is located at 33°59′15″N 83°53′31″W / 33.98750°N 83.89194°W / 33.98750; -83.89194 (33.987598, -83.891926)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the whole city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.

The Dacula 30019 ZIP Code goes well beyond their city limits, well beyond, result mail delivery all the way up to unincorporated Hamilton Mill.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 440
1970 782 77.7%
1980 1,577 101.7%
1990 2,217 40.6%
2000 3,848 73.6%
2010 4,442 15.4%

As of 2010 Dacula had a population of 4,442. the median age was 35.2. There were 1,472 households with 92.0% of housing units occupied. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 76.6% white (70.3% non-Hispanic white), 11.3% black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian Indian, 2.8% other Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.4% from some other race (0.1% non-Hispanic from some other race) and 3.1% from two or more races. 13.6% of the population was Hispanic or Latino.[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,848 people, 1,283 households, and 1,077 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,333.0 people per square mile (514.1/km²). There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 456.9 per square mile (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.37% White, 4.24% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.72% of the population.

There were 1,283 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. 0.5% of all households were lesbian couples, and 0.2% of all households were gay male couples.[10] The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,525, and the median income for a family was $58,603. Males had a median income of $40,616 versus $27,380 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,720. About 0.9% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Dacula has experienced rapid growth recently, and with the addition of commercial businesses, commerce has exploded. A 2008 demographic study completed by the developers of the Dacula Town Center, showed the population has increased greatly. According to the study, the population is now 31,466 in a 3-mile radius around Dacula. The same survey reveals that in a 5-mile radius within the 30019 zipcode the population is 82,719.[11]

Education[edit]

The county operates Gwinnett County Public Schools.[12]

Gwinnett County Public Library operates the Dacula and Hamilton Mill Branch in a nearby unincorporated area.[13]

Media[edit]

The town of Dacula operates two newspapers: the Gwinnett Daily Post and the Hamilton Mill Neighborhood News.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Dacula Georgia Website". City of Dacula Georgia Website. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Dacula city, Georgia". U.S. Census. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  5. ^ Forgotten Story - The Wallace Murders Of 1910. "Forgotten Story - The Wallace Murders of 1910". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Gwinnett County, GA: Little Mulberry Park". Gwinnettcounty.com. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  7. ^ "Dacula". Gwinnett Chamber. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ 2010 profile of general population and housing characteristics of Dacula from the US Census
  10. ^ "Dacula, Georgia". Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  11. ^ DemographicsNow.com
  12. ^ "Gwinnett County Public Schools". Gwinnett County Public Schools. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hours & Locations." Gwinnett County Public Library. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.

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