Shannon, Georgia

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Shannon, Georgia
CDP
Location in Floyd County and the state of Georgia
Location in Floyd County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°20′30″N 85°4′47″W / 34.34167°N 85.07972°W / 34.34167; -85.07972Coordinates: 34°20′30″N 85°4′47″W / 34.34167°N 85.07972°W / 34.34167; -85.07972
Country United States
State Georgia
County Floyd
Area
 • Total 5 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Land 5 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,682
 • Density 336.4/sq mi (129.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30172
Area code(s) 706/762
FIPS code 13-69868[1]
GNIS feature ID 0333013[2]

Shannon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Floyd County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the 'Rome, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 1,682 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Shannon is located between Rome and Calhoun, Georgia just off Highway 53.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,682 people, 678 households, and 494 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 335.2 people per square mile (129.4/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 144.1/sq mi (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.24% White, 1.19% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 678 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,144, and the median income for a family was $42,578. Males had a median income of $30,181 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,565. About 6.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Shannon has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Shannon, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(51)
13
(56)
17
(63)
23
(74)
27
(81)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
29
(84)
23
(74)
17
(62)
12
(54)
22.3
(72.3)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(30)
−1
(31)
3
(38)
8
(46)
13
(55)
17
(63)
19
(67)
19
(66)
16
(60)
8
(47)
2
(36)
−1
(31)
8.5
(47.5)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
11.4
(4.5)
17
(6.7)
13
(5)
10.9
(4.3)
9.4
(3.7)
11.9
(4.7)
8.9
(3.5)
11.2
(4.4)
7.1
(2.8)
9.9
(3.9)
12.4
(4.9)
136.1
(53.4)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Climate Summary for Shannon, Georgia
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 28, 2013.