Hinesville, Georgia

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Hinesville, Georgia
City
Motto: "Home for a day or a lifetime."
Location in Liberty County and the state of Georgia
Location in Liberty County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167Coordinates: 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Liberty
Government
 • Mayor James Thomas
 • City Manager Billy Edwards
Area
 • Total 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2)
 • Land 16.2 sq mi (42 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 33,437
 • Density 1,864.5/sq mi (718.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-38964[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331992[2]

Hinesville is a city in Liberty County, Georgia, United States. The population was 33,437 at the 2010 census. Hinesville is also known to have been the home of three signatories of the Declaration of Independence: Lyman Hall, George Walton and Button Gwinnett. The city is the county seat of Liberty County[3]. Nearby Fort Stewart and the principal city of Hinesville are part of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area, which comprises all of Liberty County and neighboring Long County.

History[edit]

Hinesville was founded in 1837. That same year, the seat of Liberty County was transferred to Hinesville from Riceboro. It was incorporated as a city in 1916.[4] The city is named for Charleton Hines, a state senator.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Hinesville is located at 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167 (31.832442, -81.611703)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 16.3 square miles (42 km2), of which 16.2 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.61%) is water.

Hinesville is located next to the Atlantic coast which has an abundance of coastal streams and waterways. It is known for its pine trees, oaks, deer, wild hogs, and other wildlife. The Cay Creek Wetlands is a waterway that sits in Midway, Georgia and Hinesville in which can be seen nature and the historical Liberty Trail.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 174
1920 315 81.0%
1930 416 32.1%
1940 630 51.4%
1950 1,217 93.2%
1960 3,174 160.8%
1970 4,115 29.6%
1980 11,309 174.8%
1990 21,603 91.0%
2000 30,392 40.7%
2010 33,437 10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 30,392 people, 10,528 households, and 8,032 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,874.0 people per square mile (723.5/km²). There were 11,742 housing units at an average density of 724.0 per square mile (279.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.04% African American, 41.50% White, 0.47% Native American, 2.26% Asian, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 5.00% from other races, and 4.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.11% of the population.

There were 10,528 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,013, and the median income for a family was $36,221. Males had a median income of $27,135 versus $20,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,300. About 13.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Liberty County School District[edit]

The Liberty County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.[8] The district has 674 full-time teachers and over 11,274 students.[9]

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. 233. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157. 
  6. ^ "Hinesville History". City of Hinesville, Georgia. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  9. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 23, 2010.

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