Irwinton, Georgia

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Irwinton, Georgia
Location in Wilkinson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Wilkinson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°48′43″N 83°10′36″W / 32.81194°N 83.17667°W / 32.81194; -83.17667Coordinates: 32°48′43″N 83°10′36″W / 32.81194°N 83.17667°W / 32.81194; -83.17667
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWilkinson
Government
 • MayorRoger Bacon
Area
 • Total3.15 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land3.1 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
450 ft (136 m)
Population
 • Total589
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
568
 • Density185/sq mi (71.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31042
Area code(s)478
FIPS code13-41400[1]
GNIS feature ID0315946[2]

Irwinton is a city in Wilkinson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 583 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wilkinson County.[4]

History[edit]

Irwinton was founded in 1811 as the seat of Wilkinson County.[5] The community was named for Governor Jared Irwin.[6] Irwinton was incorporated as a town in 1816 and as a city in 1904.[7]

Geography[edit]

Irwinton is located at 32°48′43″N 83°10′36″W / 32.81194°N 83.17667°W / 32.81194; -83.17667 (32.812075, -83.176800).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.2 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870241
18802649.5%
1900227
19102499.7%
192037952.2%
193056148.0%
19405895.0%
195070018.8%
1960673−3.9%
197075712.5%
198084111.1%
1990641−23.8%
2000587−8.4%
20105890.3%
Est. 2016568[3]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 583 people, 231 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 185 people per square mile (71.9/km²). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 86.1 per square mile (33.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.01% White, 57.01% African American, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 231 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% 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 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,513, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $21,154 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,782. About 14.9% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Wilkinson County School District[edit]

The Wilkinson County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[10] The district has 117 full-time teachers and over 1,737 students.[11]

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 117. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 166.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 233. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  11. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  12. ^ Valor Awards for Julian Robert Lindsey

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