Soperton, Georgia

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Soperton, Georgia
City
Location in Treutlen County and the state of Georgia
Location in Treutlen County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°22′34″N 82°35′34″W / 32.37611°N 82.59278°W / 32.37611; -82.59278Coordinates: 32°22′34″N 82°35′34″W / 32.37611°N 82.59278°W / 32.37611; -82.59278
Country United States
State Georgia
County Treutlen
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,115
 • Density 973.4/sq mi (366.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30457
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-71772[1]
GNIS feature ID 0323223[2]

Soperton is a city in Treutlen County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,115 at the 2010 census, up from 2,824 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Treutlen County.[3]

History[edit]

The city was named after Benjamin Franklin Soper, a railroad engineer.[4]

Geography[edit]

Soperton is located at 32°22′34″N 82°35′34″W / 32.37611°N 82.59278°W / 32.37611; -82.59278 (32.376067, -82.592724).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.61%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,824 people, 1,096 households, and 737 families residing in the city. The population density was 870.6 people per square mile (336.5/km²). There were 1,215 housing units at an average density of 374.6 per square mile (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.67% White, 51.84% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 1,096 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,471, and the median income for a family was $26,042. Males had a median income of $24,643 versus $18,646 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,367. About 29.3% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.4% of those under age 18 and 34.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Treutlen County School District[edit]

The Treutlen County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one elementary school and a middle/high school.[6] The district has 74 full-time teachers and over 1,234 students.[7]

  • Treutlen Elementary School
  • Treutlen Middle/High School

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Soperton, Georgia". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  7. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 29, 2010.