Arcade, Georgia

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Arcade, Georgia
Nickname(s): 
The Encore Azalea City[1]
Location in Jackson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jackson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°4′37″N 83°33′4″W / 34.07694°N 83.55111°W / 34.07694; -83.55111Coordinates: 34°4′37″N 83°33′4″W / 34.07694°N 83.55111°W / 34.07694; -83.55111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJackson
Area
 • Total8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)
 • Land8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
876 ft (267 m)
Population
 • Total1,786
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,808
 • Density212/sq mi (81.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code13-02648[3]
GNIS feature ID0331049[4]
Websitecityofarcade.org

Arcade is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,786.[5]

History[edit]

Arcade was chartered in 1909.[6] Early plans to erect an arcade-style schoolhouse accounts for the name.[6]

Geography[edit]

Arcade is located in southern Jackson County at 34°4′37″N 83°33′4″W / 34.07694°N 83.55111°W / 34.07694; -83.55111 (34.076951, -83.551147).[7] It is bordered to the north by Jefferson, the county seat.

U.S. Route 129 passes through the southern side of the city, leading northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 85 in the northern outskirts of Jefferson, and southeast 15 miles (24 km) to Athens. Georgia State Route 82 leads south from Arcade 14 miles (23 km) to Winder.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Arcade has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km2), of which 8.4 square miles (21.8 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.90%, are water.[5]

Arcade does not have its own ZIP code, but instead uses neighboring Jefferson's code of 30549.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920108
193094−13.0%
1940984.3%
195011416.3%
1960108−5.3%
1970229112.0%
1980223−2.6%
1990697212.6%
20001,643135.7%
20101,7868.7%
Est. 20161,808[2]1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,643 people, 565 households, and 457 families residing in the city. The population density was 254.2 people per square mile (98.2/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 94.2 per square mile (36.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.37% White, 7.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 565 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,604, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $31,914 versus $21,602 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,159. About 11.9% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Arcade, Georgia". City of Arcade. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Arcade city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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