Aragon, Georgia

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The City of Aragon
Street in Aragon
Street in Aragon
Location in Polk County and the state of Georgia
Location in Polk County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°2′43″N 85°3′27″W / 34.04528°N 85.05750°W / 34.04528; -85.05750Coordinates: 34°2′43″N 85°3′27″W / 34.04528°N 85.05750°W / 34.04528; -85.05750
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyPolk
EstablishedDecember 1899
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorGarry Baldwin
 • Council MemberHunter Spinks
 • Council MemberDebbie Pittman
 • Council MemberAmy Causey
 • City AttorneyZachary Burkhalter
Area
 • Total2.87 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
 • Total1,252
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,242
 • Density440/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30104
Area code(s)770/678/470
FIPS code13-02592[2]
GNIS feature ID0354383[3]

Aragon is a city in Polk County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2017 census, the city had a population of 1,252.[4]

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation in Aragon since 1899.[5] The city was named for local deposits of the mineral aragonite.[6] Aragon incorporated in 1914.[7]

The city was home to Aragon mill which is now closed and abandoned [8] An EF3 tornado impacted the northern part of the town on March 15th, 2008, claiming 2 lives.

Geography[edit]

Aragon is located at 34°2′43″N 85°3′27″W / 34.04528°N 85.05750°W / 34.04528; -85.05750 (34.045252, -85.057384).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.82 square miles (7.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980855
19909025.5%
20001,03915.2%
20101,24920.2%
Est. 20161,242[1]−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[2] of 2010 thru 2017, there were 1,252 people, 399 households, and 284 families residing in the city. The population density was 1150.15 people/mi²(444.07 people/km²). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 393.9 per square mile (151.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.21% White, 0.67% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,053, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,084. About 11.0% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  5. ^ "Polk County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Polk County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 97. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ Historical Notes of the A.D. Juilliard Mills, Aragon, Ga. The Aragonian, 1951
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.