Rest Haven, Georgia

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Rest Haven, Georgia
Town
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Rest Haven is located in Metro Atlanta
Rest Haven
Rest Haven
Location in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 34°7′57″N 83°58′32″W / 34.13250°N 83.97556°W / 34.13250; -83.97556Coordinates: 34°7′57″N 83°58′32″W / 34.13250°N 83.97556°W / 34.13250; -83.97556
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Gwinnett, Hall
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 62
 • Density 377.5/sq mi (151/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 13-64792[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332834[2]

Rest Haven is a town primarily in northern Gwinnett and partly in southern Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 151.

The Gwinnett County portion of Rest Haven is part of the AtlantaSandy SpringsMarietta, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Hall County portion is part of the Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town was given a municipal charter in 1938, and is located along Georgia State Route 13, a highway from Atlanta to Gainesville. This is also immediately west of Interstate 985. [1]

In 2005, it was announced on September 19 that the town leaders wished to be annexed into Buford, a much larger city which surrounds Rest Haven except on the north. A previous attempt to do so in 2001 ended in a lawsuit and a judge ordered Rest Haven to remain a city. Some property owners have already de-annexed from the town and re-annexed into the city. [2] ([3])

State law prohibits annexation of one city into another, so the town would first have to vote to dissolve in a referendum. It would then go through the annexation process, which would require approval of the Buford city council, and a second referendum of the former Rest Haven residents. It is unclear whether the two referendums could legally be held at once. It is also illegal for unincorporated islands to remain within an incorporated city in Georgia, and thus unclear whether the annexation into Buford would be automatic. The transition is unlikely to be completed before early 2006. As of 2014, Rest Haven still exists on Gwinnett County maps. [4]

Geography[edit]

Rest Haven is centered at 34°7′57″N 83°58′32″W / 34.13250°N 83.97556°W / 34.13250; -83.97556 (34.132396, -83.975455)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 167
1970 188 12.6%
1980 231 22.9%
1990 176 −23.8%
2000 151 −14.2%
2010 62 −58.9%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151 people, 57 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 145.8/km² (373.5/mi.²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 64.7/km² (165.7/mi.²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.07% White, 2.65% African American, 0.66% Asian, 3.97% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,156, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $25,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,275. There were 11.8% of families and 12.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 13.5% of under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64.

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.