Fairmount, Georgia

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Fairmount, Georgia
City
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°26′19″N 84°41′58″W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944Coordinates: 34°26′19″N 84°41′58″W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944
Country United States
State Georgia
County Gordon
Incorporated (town) January 1, 1897[1]
Incorporated (city) 1927[1]
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 720
 • Density 620.8/sq mi (240.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30139
Area code(s) 706/762 and 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-28492[2]
GNIS feature ID 0355758[3]
Website http://cityoffairmountga.com/

Fairmount is a city in Gordon County, Georgia, United States. Gordon County is home to New Echota, which was once the Cherokee Nation's capital. It was the origin of the Cherokee written language and newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix.

This city has numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. The Chattahoochee National Forest makes up a large part of the western part of the county. The Coosawattee and Conasauga rivers join to form the Oostanaula River, and there is also the Salacoa Creek Park, a 343-acre (1.39 km2) park with a 126-acre (0.51 km2) lake.

History[edit]

A post office called Fairmount has been in operation since 1850.[4] The city was named after Fairmont, West Virginia.[5]

Geography[edit]

Fairmount is located at 34°26′19″N 84°41′58″W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944 (34.438510, -84.699371).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 92
1900 191
1910 326 70.7%
1920 497 52.5%
1930 504 1.4%
1940 474 −6.0%
1950 573 20.9%
1960 619 8.0%
1970 623 0.6%
1980 842 35.2%
1990 657 −22.0%
2000 745 13.4%
2010 720 −3.4%
Est. 2014 733 [7] 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 745 people, 307 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.9 people per square mile (239.7/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 277.9 per square mile (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.70% White, 3.22% African American, 0.27% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 307 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $40,568. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,508. About 5.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

As of 2015, the mayor of the city of Fairmount is Harry Pierce, and the chief of police is Chief Justin Skidmore.[9] As of 2015, the city council is made up of Jim Dodd, Billy Mauldin, Steve Fane, and Calvin Watts. [10]

Schools[edit]

  • Fairmount Elementary School
  • Sonoraville Middle School
  • Sonoraville High School
  • Gordon Central High School (located in Calhoun, GA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fairmount". Georgia.gov. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  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. ^ "Gordon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gordon County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 87. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Harry Pierce". 
  10. ^ "City of Fairmount". 

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