Grantville, Georgia

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Grantville, Georgia
City
Downtown Grantville
Downtown Grantville
Motto: Come Grow with Us
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°14′14″N 84°49′37″W / 33.23722°N 84.82694°W / 33.23722; -84.82694Coordinates: 33°14′14″N 84°49′37″W / 33.23722°N 84.82694°W / 33.23722; -84.82694
Country United States
State Georgia
County Coweta
Area
 • Total 5.60 sq mi (14.51 km2)
 • Land 5.58 sq mi (14.46 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,041
 • Density 544/sq mi (210.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30220
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-34428[1]
GNIS feature ID 0356079[2]
Website www.grantvillega.org
Grantville Depot

Grantville is a city in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,309 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census shows a population of 3,041.[3]

Geography[edit]

Grantville is located along the southern border of Coweta County at 33°14′14″N 84°49′37″W / 33.23722°N 84.82694°W / 33.23722; -84.82694 (33.237252, -84.827059).[4] U.S. Route 29 runs through the city, passing south of the center, while Interstate 85 passes through the eastern part of the city, crossing US 29 at Exit 35. I-85 leads northeast 46 miles (74 km) to Atlanta and southwest 114 miles (183 km) to Montgomery, Alabama, while US 29, a more local road, leads north 12 miles (19 km) to Newnan, the Coweta County seat, and southwest 20 miles (32 km) to LaGrange.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Grantville has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.31%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,309 people, 516 households, and 359 families residing in the city. The population density was 252.0 people per square mile (97.4/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 109.6 per square mile (42.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.29% White, 28.50% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 516 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,929, and the median income for a family was $33,594. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,982. About 10.1% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable events[edit]

A number of episodes of the AMC series The Walking Dead were shot in the town. Since the shooting of the series tourism to the town has increased greatly, making it an important industry to the town. Grantville was chosen as a location in The Walking Dead because of the number of faded and dilapidated buildings that give parts of the town a "post-apocalyptic" feeling, a result of the decline in the cotton industry in the area.[5]

The movies Lawless and Broken Bridges were also shot in Grantville.[5]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Grantville city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b Martin, Jeff (7 October 2013). "Town of the Walking Dead". IOL Travel. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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