Kingsland, Georgia

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Kingsland, Georgia
City
Top, left to right: Downtown Kingsland, statue representing the United States Navy in the Kingsland Veterans Park, Kingsland City Hall, water tower.
Top, left to right: Downtown Kingsland, statue representing the United States Navy in the Kingsland Veterans Park, Kingsland City Hall, water tower.
Motto: "The city of royal treatment"
Location in Camden County and the state of Georgia
Location in Camden County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°47′41″N 81°40′18″W / 30.79472°N 81.67167°W / 30.79472; -81.67167Coordinates: 30°47′41″N 81°40′18″W / 30.79472°N 81.67167°W / 30.79472; -81.67167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Camden
Area
 • Total 16.8 sq mi (43.7 km2)
 • Land 16.7 sq mi (43.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,305
 • Density 625.4/sq mi (240.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31548
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-43640[1]
GNIS feature ID 0316462[2]
Website visitkingsland.com

Kingsland is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The population was 12,305 at the 2010 census.

The Kingsland Commercial Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places March 17, 1994. It includes the area surrounding South Lee Street between King Street and William Street.

The City of Kingsland hosts an annual Catfish Festival on Labor Day weekend each year.

Geography[edit]

Kingsland is located at 30°47′41″N 81°40′18″W / 30.79472°N 81.67167°W / 30.79472; -81.67167 (30.794612, -81.671720)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, with the recent annexation of a large tract of land to the West the city has a now reached a total area of 44.5 square miles (115 km2), of which, 44.3 square miles (115 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.83%) is water. This recent growth makes Kingsland the seventh largest city in the state of Georgia by land mass.

The closest major city is Jacksonville, Florida (35.9 miles south).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,506 people, 3,620 households, and 2,722 families residing in the city. The population density was 627.9 people per square mile (242.5/km²). There were 4,203 housing units at an average density of 251.2 per square mile (97.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.25% White, 21.14% African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.

There were 3,620 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,303, and the median income for a family was $44,708. Males had a median income of $32,795 versus $20,856 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,997. About 8.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 28.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Higher Education[edit]

Secondary[edit]

Primary[edit]

  • Camden County Middle School
  • St. Marys Middle School
  • Kingsland Elementary School
  • Matilda Harris Elementary School
  • David L. Rainer Elementary School
  • Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School
  • Crooked River Elementary School
  • Woodbine Elementary School
  • St. Marys Elementary School
  • Sugarmill Elementary School
  • Mary Lee Clark Elementary School

Private Schools[edit]

  • Coastal Academy
  • New Hope Christian Academy

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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