Gibson, Georgia

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Gibson, Georgia
City
Location in Glascock County and the state of Georgia
Location in Glascock County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°13′58″N 82°35′43″W / 33.23278°N 82.59528°W / 33.23278; -82.59528Coordinates: 33°13′58″N 82°35′43″W / 33.23278°N 82.59528°W / 33.23278; -82.59528
Country United States
State Georgia
County Glascock
Area
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 694
 • Density 694/sq mi (257/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30810
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-32748[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331807[2]

Gibson is a city in Glascock County, Georgia, United States. The population was 694 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Glascock County[3] and home to the Glascock County Courthouse, a National Register of Historic Places listed site.

Gibson got its name from Judge William Gibson, a former Confederate Colonel and commanding officer of the 48th Georgia, who donated 500 dollars for Glascock County’s first public building, the courthouse. [1]

History[edit]

Gibson was founded in 1858 as seat of the newly formed Glascock County. It was incorporated as a town in 1913 and as a city in 1943.[4]

Geography[edit]

Gibson is located at 33°13′58″N 82°35′43″W / 33.23278°N 82.59528°W / 33.23278; -82.59528 (33.232737, -82.595301).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.96% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 694 people, 267 households, and 166 families residing in the city. The population density was 669.1 people per square mile (257.6/km²). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 313.3 per square mile (120.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.90% White, 11.67% African American, 0.29% Native American, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 267 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 31.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 69.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,667, and the median income for a family was $31,364. Males had a median income of $30,729 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,058. About 15.3% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 53.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Glascock County School District[edit]

The Glascock County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, in a consolidated school under one roof.[6] The district has 42 full-time teachers and over 568 students.[7]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 231. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  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 9, 2010.
  7. ^ School stats, Retrieved June 9, 2010.