Eton, Georgia

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Eton, Georgia
Street in Eton
Street in Eton
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°49′21″N 84°45′43″W / 34.82250°N 84.76194°W / 34.82250; -84.76194Coordinates: 34°49′21″N 84°45′43″W / 34.82250°N 84.76194°W / 34.82250; -84.76194
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMurray
Area
 • Total0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total910
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
897
 • Density800/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30724
Area code(s)706/762
FIPS code13-27932[2]
GNIS feature ID0331673[3]
Websitewww.etongeorgia.com

Eton is a town in Murray County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 319 at the 2000 census.

History

A post office called Eton has been in operation since 1906.[4] The community's name most likely is a transfer from Eton College, in England.[5]

Geography

Eton is located at 34°49′21″N 84°45′43″W / 34.82250°N 84.76194°W / 34.82250; -84.76194 (34.822554, -84.761826).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Eton has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910307
19203132.0%
1930259−17.3%
1940239−7.7%
195029724.3%
1960275−7.4%
19702864.0%
19803015.2%
19903154.7%
20003191.3%
2010910185.3%
Est. 2016897[1]−1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 319 people, 123 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 762.1 people per square mile (293.3/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 313.0 per square mile (120.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.04% White, 0.31% Asian, 4.39% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.29% of the population.

There were 123 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.87.

The population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household is $39,250, and the median income for a family was $46,389. Males had a median income of $31,625 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,777. About 3.3% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

  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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.