Moreland, Georgia

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Moreland, Georgia
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°17′8″N 84°46′7″W / 33.28556°N 84.76861°W / 33.28556; -84.76861Coordinates: 33°17′8″N 84°46′7″W / 33.28556°N 84.76861°W / 33.28556; -84.76861
Country United States
State Georgia
County Coweta
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 399
 • Density 437/sq mi (168.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30259
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-52668[1]
GNIS feature ID 0356399[2]

Moreland is a town in Coweta County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 399.[3]

The author Erskine Caldwell was born in Moreland in 1903. Newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard grew up in the town.

The town is home to Moreland Elementary School and First Baptist Church of Moreland.


Moreland is located in southern Coweta County at 33°17′08″N 84°46′07″W / 33.285500°N 84.768588°W / 33.285500; -84.768588.[4] U.S. Route 29 passes through the town, leading north 7 miles (11 km) to Newnan, the county seat, and southwest 6 miles (10 km) to Grantville. U.S. Route 27A leads south 5 miles (8 km) to Luthersville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Moreland has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 393 people, 150 households, and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 451.7 people per square mile (174.4/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 178.1 per square mile (68.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.24% White, 14.50% African American, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,375, and the median income for a family was $58,000. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $31,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,846. About 8.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable inhabitants[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): Moreland town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.