Bogart, Georgia

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Bogart, Georgia
Location in Oconee County and the state of Georgia
Location in Oconee County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°56′54″N 83°32′2″W / 33.94833°N 83.53389°W / 33.94833; -83.53389Coordinates: 33°56′54″N 83°32′2″W / 33.94833°N 83.53389°W / 33.94833; -83.53389
CountryUnited States
CountiesOconee, Clarke
 • Total2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)
 • Land2.50 sq mi (6.49 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
830 ft (253 m)
 • Total1,034
 • Estimate 
 • Density481.63/sq mi (185.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-09068[3]
GNIS feature ID0354801[4]

Bogart is a town in Clarke and Oconee counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The town is mostly in Oconee County, with a portion extending into Clarke County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,034.[5] The 30622 ZIP code extends outside the boundary of Bogart into the western portion of Athens, giving some of Athens' citizens Bogart mailing addresses. The high school is North Oconee High School, and the middle school is Malcom Bridge Middle School.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.42% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,206[2]16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,049 people, 425 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 441.6 people per square mile (170.2/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 192.4 per square mile (74.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.09% White, 4.48% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 425 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,190, and the median income for a family was $45,682. Males had a median income of $31,652 versus $28,580 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,081. About 9.7% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


The town was originally named for the influential Creek-Seminole leader Osceola.[7] In 1892, the city was renamed Bogart in honor of a locally respected railroad agent after learning that another Georgia community, in Terrell County, was also called Osceola.[8] Bogart was once part of Franklin County, then Jackson County, and now sits in Oconee County with a small portion located in Clarke County.[9] Many of the settlers who came to Bogart, came in during the Land Lottery of 1820.[9] When the train from Athens to Atlanta was built in the 1890s, life flourished in Bogart.[9] The city of Bogart was incorporated in 1905.[10] The thriving city had a bank, a mercantile store, a boarding house, a drug store, a railroad depot, three cotton gins, a post office, blacksmith shops, a school, several churches, and gristmills.[11]


From 2005 to 2009, the Nationwide Tour, a second tier professional golf tour in the United States, visited Bogart at Jennings Mill Country Club. The 2009 version was won by Patrick Sheehan.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ United States Census
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ City of Bogart. "About Bogart." Accessed September 27, 2016.
  8. ^ City of Bogart. "About Bogart." Accessed September 27, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Luke, Janet. The History of Bogart, Georgia. Bogart: Kinko's, 1982.
  10. ^ City of Bogart. "About Bogart." Accessed September 27, 2016.
  11. ^ City of Bogart. "About Bogart." Accessed September 27, 2016.