Shellman, Georgia

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Shellman, Georgia
Shellman in 2012.
Shellman in 2012.
Location in Randolph County and the state of Georgia
Location in Randolph County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°45′31″N 84°36′46″W / 31.75861°N 84.61278°W / 31.75861; -84.61278Coordinates: 31°45′31″N 84°36′46″W / 31.75861°N 84.61278°W / 31.75861; -84.61278
Country United States
State Georgia
County Randolph
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,166
 • Density 364.4/sq mi (142.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 39886
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-70120[1]
GNIS feature ID 0356533[2]

Shellman is a city in Randolph County, Georgia. The population was 1,166 at the 2000 census.


Shellman is located at 31°45′31″N 84°36′46″W / 31.75861°N 84.61278°W / 31.75861; -84.61278 (31.758473, -84.612731).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,166 people, 407 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 369.8 people per square mile (142.9/km²). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 147.5 per square mile (57.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 30.53% White, 68.87% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 27.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,950, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $27,875 versus $18,462 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,267. About 30.1% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 29.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Gertrude Baines, the world's oldest person at 115 years of age when she died September 11, 2009, in Los Angeles, was born in Shellman.
  • The husband half of the prolific songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Diadourius Boudleaux Bryant, was born in Shellman in 1920.