Ellenton, Georgia

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Ellenton, Georgia
Ellenton City Hall
Ellenton City Hall
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°10′36″N 83°35′17″W / 31.17667°N 83.58806°W / 31.17667; -83.58806Coordinates: 31°10′36″N 83°35′17″W / 31.17667°N 83.58806°W / 31.17667; -83.58806
Country United States
State Georgia
County Colquitt
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 259 ft (79 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 281
 • Density 350/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31747
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-27008[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331648[2]

Ellenton is a town in Colquitt County, Georgia, United States. The population was 281 at the 2010 census.[3]


Ellenton is located at 31°10′36″N 83°35′17″W / 31.17667°N 83.58806°W / 31.17667; -83.58806 (31.176563, -83.588016).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 336 people, 109 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 423.4 people per square mile (164.2/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 150.0 per square mile (58.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.81% White, 13.39% African American, 2.08% Asian, 5.06% from other races, and 5.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.75% of the population.

There were 109 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 14.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 121.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,857, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,924. About 16.5% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 34.6% of those age 65 or over.

Ellenton City Officials[edit]

The City of Ellenton is governed by 5 City Council Members and a Mayor. The Mayor of Ellenton is Audie James Perry Sr.; along with being the Mayor of Ellenton, Audie is also a published Author and former Council member. Mayor Perry has an AAS in Accounting & Criminal Justice, an FCC License, and he is a licensed Minister with the Church of God of Prophecy. Mayor Perry was appointed into office in April 2012.

The Ellenton City Council consists of 5 members, two female & three male; Brenda Castleberry, Myrtice Bunn, Donald Branch, Joseph Burgess, and James Perry. Council Member Brenda Castleberry keeps an open eye on the City of Ellenton at all times; if anything is out of place, needs maintenance, or anything else, she brings it to the attention of the Council.

Council Members Brenda & Myrtice have been on the City Council together for many years and have seen a lot of changes through the history of Ellenton. Donald Branch has a full-time job outside of the city but even with his busy schedule he manages to keep an eye and ear out for Ellenton; anything he notices, he brings to the attention of the Council.

James Perry has a degree in Electronics Technology and is a Computer Technician, IT Specialist, and Digital Artist. James was brought in as Council Member in April 2012 and while he has not been in office long, he has already started making his mark alongside new Council Member Joseph Burgess. Council Member Joseph Burgess is a Volunteer Firefighter at the Ellenton Volunteer Fire Dept. Council Members James Perry & Joseph Burgess have been put in charge of the Recreation Department of the City of Ellenton.


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