Dexter, Georgia

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Dexter, Georgia
Town
Location in Laurens County and the state of Georgia
Location in Laurens County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°26′4″N 83°3′32″W / 32.43444°N 83.05889°W / 32.43444; -83.05889Coordinates: 32°26′4″N 83°3′32″W / 32.43444°N 83.05889°W / 32.43444; -83.05889
Country United States
State Georgia
County Laurens
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 575
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 568
 • Density 659/sq mi (254.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 31019
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-22752[2]
GNIS feature ID 0331543[3]

Dexter is a town in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The first permanent settlement at Dexter was made in 1889.[4] A post office has been in operation at Dexter since 1890.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1891 as the "Town of Dexter".[6]

Geography[edit]

Dexter is located at 32°26′4″N 83°3′32″W / 32.43444°N 83.05889°W / 32.43444; -83.05889 (32.434580, -83.058904).[7]

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) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (2.60%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900199
1910550176.4%
1920481−12.5%
1930336−30.1%
1940324−3.6%
1950264−18.5%
196035936.0%
197043822.0%
198052720.3%
1990475−9.9%
20005097.2%
201057513.0%
Est. 2016568[1]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 509 people, 207 households, and 143 families residing in the town. The population density was 670.4 people per square mile (258.6/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 304.2 per square mile (117.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.41% White and 22.59% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 21 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 21, 7.1% from 21 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 21 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,036, and the median income for a family was $44,107. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $26,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,451. About 10.4% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 21 and 31.6% 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 62. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1892. p. 685.
  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.