Higgston, Georgia

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Higgston, Georgia
Town
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Georgia
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°13′2″N 82°28′2″W / 32.21722°N 82.46722°W / 32.21722; -82.46722Coordinates: 32°13′2″N 82°28′2″W / 32.21722°N 82.46722°W / 32.21722; -82.46722
Country United States
State Georgia
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 259 ft (79 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 323
 • Density 100.9/sq mi (39.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30410
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-38348[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331970[2]

Higgston is a town in Montgomery County, Georgia, United States. The population was 323 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Higgston is located at 32°13′2″N 82°28′2″W / 32.21722°N 82.46722°W / 32.21722; -82.46722 (32.217330, -82.467332).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 207
1920 161 −22.2%
1930 150 −6.8%
1940 141 −6.0%
1950 155 9.9%
1960 151 −2.6%
1970 175 15.9%
1980 152 −13.1%
1990 274 80.3%
2000 316 15.3%
2010 323 2.2%
Est. 2015 313 [4] −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 316 people, 134 households, and 84 families residing in the town. The population density was 100.3 people per square mile (38.7/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 48.2 per square mile (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.11% White, 19.30% African American, 0.63% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 134 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,854, and the median income for a family was $29,896. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,797. About 22.2% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

J. Ollie Edmunds, Fourth President of Stetson University[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Lycan, Stetson University: The First 100 Years