Morganton, Georgia

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Morganton, Georgia
Town
Location in Fannin County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fannin County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°52′36″N 84°14′44″W / 34.87667°N 84.24556°W / 34.87667; -84.24556Coordinates: 34°52′36″N 84°14′44″W / 34.87667°N 84.24556°W / 34.87667; -84.24556
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fannin
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,785 ft (544 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 303
 • Density 332.2/sq mi (135.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30560
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-52724[1]
GNIS feature ID 0328842[2]

Morganton is a town in Fannin County, Georgia, United States. The population was 299 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Morganton served as seat of Fannin County from 1854 until 1895, when the seat was transferred to Blue Ridge.[3]

Geography[edit]

Morganton is located at 34°52′36″N 84°14′44″W / 34.87667°N 84.24556°W / 34.87667; -84.24556 (34.876616, -84.245432).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 1.16% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 299 people, 121 households, and 87 families residing in the small country town. The population density was 350.8 people per square mile (135.8/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 178.4 per square mile (69.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.67% White, 0.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.3% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $12,500, and the median income for a family was $15,836. Males had a median income of $14,875 versus $15,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,897. About 17.9% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 31.8% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 221. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.