Port Wentworth, Georgia
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|Port Wentworth, Georgia|
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||16.4 sq mi (42.7 km2)|
|• Land||16.4 sq mi (42.6 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|• Density||199.8/sq mi (76.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0332733|
Port Wentworth is located at  Within the city limits are the localities of Meinhard and Monteith..
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.5 square miles (43 km2), of which, 16.5 square miles (43 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.18%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,359 people, 1,285 households, and 896 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8/sq mi (126.2/km2). There were 2,226 housing units at an average density of 135.7/sq mi (52.41/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.6361.1% White, 31.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.
There were 2,042 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% 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 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,241, and the median income for a family was $48,425. Males had a median income of $37,299 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,919. About 10.0% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
Dixie Crystals Plant Explosion
On Thursday, February 7, 2008, an explosion at the historic Dixie Crystals sugar plant, established in 1916 on Oxnard Drive, killed 14 people and injured at least 40 others. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 56. This horrific blast could be heard as far away as Levy, South Carolina, where it shook house walls. The accident brought Port Wentworth national and international notice, and was widely reported in European and Asian media.
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
Port Wentworth is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr. Ed.D. is the Superintendent of Schools.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American Fact Finder". census.gov. Retrieved November 26, 2013.