Maysville, Georgia

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Maysville, Georgia
Town
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833Coordinates: 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Banks, Jackson
Area
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 • Land 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 907 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,798
 • Density 422/sq mi (163.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30558
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-50484[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332342[2]
Website cityofmaysvillega.org

Maysville is a town in Banks and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,798 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Maysville is located at 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833 (34.255518, -83.558222).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.27%, is water.[3]

It's about 59.4 miles southeast to Atlanta. Towns within five miles include Homer, Commerce, Davis Academy, Jefferson, Pendergrass, Talmo, and Lula.[5]

Climate[edit]

Maysville has a temperate climate. The temperature climaxes around July with an average high of 90° or more. But temperatures can get much colder during the winter months. The average low during January was 29°.[6] Maysville has even seen fair amounts of heavier than average snowfall in the past. An example of this occurred in March 2009 when several inches of snow fell across Banks County.[7]

Government[edit]

The governing legislative authority has two components. A mayor serves as the top executive along with four city council members.[8] The head of the local government is Mayor Richard Presley.[9]

Mayor of Maysville, Georgia

City Council[edit]

The legislative council serves as governing head, in conjunction with the mayor, over Maysville and its issues. it was established in March 2010 by House Bill 961.[10]

Qualifications[edit]

"The members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until the respective successors are elected and qualified. The term of office of each member of the city council shall begin on the first day of January immediately following the election of such member unless general law authorizes or requires the term to begin at the first organizational meeting in January or upon some other date. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months prior to the date of the election of mayor or members of the city council; each shall continue to reside therein during that person´s period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city.The mayor and councilmembers shall be elected by plurality vote as provided in Section 5.13 of this charter."[11]

Council Meetings[edit]

The city council holds an organizational meeting on the first Monday of January following each election.[12] The meeting is called to order by the city clerk and the oath of office is administered to the newly elected members.[13] Special meetings of the city council may be held should the mayor request them. All councilmembers must be notified personally, or by telephone, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.[14]

Political Wards[edit]

Maysville is apportioned into 4 voting wards. Members from the city's council are elected into representing each assigned ward during council meetings.

Map of Maysville's wards.
Ward Representative Ward Number
Kathleen Bush 1
Council member Kathleen Bush.
Junior Hardy 2
Council member Junior Hardy.
Charlie Howington 3
Council member Charles Howling.
Scott Harper 4
Council member Scott Harper.

Population[edit]

Total population as of 2012 was 1,798 people.[5] The population has increased by 44.2% over the last 12 years. There are 134 more females than males; 966 (53.7%) females and 832 (46.7%) males.[5] Population density grew to 499 people per square mile in 2012 as opposed to 2000, when it was recorded at 346 people per square mile.[15]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,663 people, 689 households, and 573 families residing in the town. The population density was 346.1 people per square mile (133.7/km²). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 146.8 per square mile (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 2.57% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 481 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,857, and the median income for a family was $58,511. Males had a median income of $45,206 versus $35,758 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,296. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

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