Woolsey, Georgia

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Woolsey, Georgia
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°21′48″N 84°24′29″W / 33.36333°N 84.40806°W / 33.36333; -84.40806Coordinates: 33°21′48″N 84°24′29″W / 33.36333°N 84.40806°W / 33.36333; -84.40806
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fayette
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 158
 • Density 218.8/sq mi (83.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30214
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-84288[1]
GNIS feature ID 0333466[2]

Woolsey is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. The population was 175 at the 2000 census.


Woolsey is located at 33°21′48″N 84°24′29″W / 33.36333°N 84.40806°W / 33.36333; -84.40806 (33.363354, -84.407942).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.38%) is water.


Originally ruled by the Creek Indians, the first white settlers moved in around 1880. It was a prosperous town that included a school, post office, churches, plantations, farms, and market vendors. It was established near the historic communities of Rest and Inman, GA. Woolsey is named after a prominent doctor who served in the Confederacy before being injured. Woolsey is the smallest town in Fayette County, but predictions show that it will steadily grow.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 175 people, 57 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.6 people per square mile (82.4/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 75.7 per square mile (29.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.43% White, 3.43% African American and 1.14% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.9% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $84,103, and the median income for a family was $83,224. Males had a median income of $76,250 versus $62,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $42,177. About 4.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.