Twin City, Georgia

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Twin City, Georgia
City
Location in Emanuel County and the state of Georgia
Location in Emanuel County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778Coordinates: 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778
Country United States
State Georgia
County Emanuel
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,752
 • Density 486.7/sq mi (188.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30471
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-77988[1]
GNIS feature ID 0356602[2]

Twin City is a city in Emanuel County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,752.

History[edit]

Twin City gets its name from the combining of two adjacent cities: Graymont and Summit.

Geography[edit]

Twin City is located at 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778 (32.580420, -82.157776).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,752 people, 545 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density was 489.3 people per square mile (189.0/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 176.5 per square mile (68.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.66% White, 53.60% African American, 0.40% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 545 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% 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 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 113.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,348, and the median income for a family was $24,861. Males had a median income of $23,661 versus $13,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,813. About 22.3% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 44.1% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Emanuel County Institute & Twin City Elementary [1]

Emanuel County Institute consists of two schools, a middle school for grades six through eight and a high school for grades nine through twelve. It serves the communities of Twin City, Canoochee, Garfield, and Stillmore. It was founded in 1903 through a joint effort by the citizens of Summit and Graymont. Contributions were collected, and a school bond was financed by eight private investors. This was the first school bond ever used to finance construction of a public school in Georgia. Progressive financing continued to be initiated by ECI as the first state funds for agriculture and home economics were used here in 1915.

Twin City Elementary (TCE) a school that holds Pre Kindergarten - fifth grade. It also serves the communities of Twin City, Canoochee, Garfield, and Stillmore

Attractions[edit]

George L. Smith State Park [2]

With natural beauty, lakeside camping and cozy cottages, this secluded park is the perfect south Georgia retreat. It is best known for the newly refurbished Parrish Mill, a combination grist mill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880 and now open for tours. Anglers and canoeists can explore the mill pond dotted with Spanish moss-draped trees and home to blue heron and white ibis. Hikers can stretch their legs on 7 miles of trails while searching for lumbering gopher tortoises, Georgia's state reptile. The park is named after one of Georgia's great legislators.

Notable residents[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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.