Winterville, Georgia

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Winterville, Georgia
Nickname(s): The Marigold Capital of Georgia. the Friendship City[1]
Location in Clarke County and the state of Georgia
Location in Clarke County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°58′0″N 83°16′54″W / 33.96667°N 83.28167°W / 33.96667; -83.28167Coordinates: 33°58′0″N 83°16′54″W / 33.96667°N 83.28167°W / 33.96667; -83.28167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Clarke
Incorporated 1904[1]
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,122
 • Density 430/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30683
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-83728[2]
GNIS feature ID 0356645[3]

Winterville is a city in Clarke County, Georgia, United States. Since 1991, Winterville has been the only municipality located wholly within Athens-Clarke County. The population was 1,122 at the 2010 census.[4]


Winterville is located at 33°58′00″N 83°16′54″W / 33.966720°N 83.281669°W / 33.966720; -83.281669,[5] a 6-mile (10 km)–drive from the University of Georgia.[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000,[dated info] there were 1,068 people, 409 households, and 299 families residing in the city. The population density was 403.2 people per square mile (155.6/km2). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 163.1 per square mile (62.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.93% White, 18.26% African American, 1.03% Asian, 0.37% Native American, 0.66% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,727, and the median income for a family was $51,667. Males had a median income of $37,100 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,693. About 3.5% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Winterville Community Center,[1] a former Georgia Railroad train depot


Winterville was incorporated in 1904.[1] Winterville was a train stop to Union Point when an entrepreneur named Sam Winter started an inn on the other side of the road.[citation needed] The inn still stands today.

In the late 1980s, neo-psychedelia rock band Butthole Surfers lived in Winterville.[6]

Since 1991, when the city of Athens abandoned its city charter to form the unified government of Athens-Clarke County, Winterville has been the only municipality located wholly within Athens-Clarke County.


  1. ^ a b c d e History of Winterville from the City of Winterville website. Retrieved on 2014-06-19.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Winterville city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Bevis, M. (August 2012). "The Weirdest Man In Show Business: Gibby Haynes Targets New Orleans". Antigravity Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-19. There was a rumor floating around in the ‘80s that the Surfers had moved to Athens, Georgia for a very specific reason. It was Winterville, but yeah we lived in Georgia. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Foley, Emma; Quinn, Mary (2014). Winterville, Georgia : A classic railroad town. Winterville, Georgia: Self-published by Emma Foley & Mary Quinn. ISBN 9781633180024. 

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