Talbotton in 2012.
Location in Talbot County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)|
|• Land||3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||732 ft (223 m)|
|• Density||328.7/sq mi (125.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0333180|
Talbotton may be best known in history as the place where the immigrant Straus family got their start in retail sales in the 19th century. Decades later, the family acquired R.H. Macy & Co. in New York and eventually turned it into the famous Macy's chain.
Talbotton is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.32% is water.(32.678170, -84.539787).
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,019 people, 377 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.63% White, 77.82% African American, 0.79% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.
There were 377 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 75.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,940, and the median income for a family was $24,792. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,662. About 30.5% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.2% of those under age 18 and 27.8% of those age 65 or over.
Talbot County School District
The Talbot County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one school building that holds grades pre-school to grade twelve. The district has 48 full-time teachers and over 792 students.
- Central Elementary/High School
- John W. Bower, signatory to the Texas Declaration of Independence, member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas, and Chief justice of Refugio County, Texas; born in Talbotton.
- Clarence Jordan, farmer and New Testament Greek scholar; born in Talbotton.
- George W. Towns, U.S. Representative, and the 39th Governor of Georgia from 1847 to 1851; former resident of Talbotton.
- Lady, American rapper; born in Talbotton.
Talbotton Post Office (ZIP code: 31827)
The Frederick A. Bailey House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1980.
The Newton P. Carreker House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 26, 1980.
The David Shelton House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980.
The Weeks-Kimbrough House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 27, 1979.
Zion Episcopal Church was founded in the 1830s. Inside the church, above the plain wooden pews, are galleries meant for slave parishioner. The church is still in use today and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1974.
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