Lyerly, Georgia

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Lyerly, Georgia
Town
Location in Chattooga County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chattooga County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°24′13″N 85°24′23″W / 34.40361°N 85.40639°W / 34.40361; -85.40639Coordinates: 34°24′13″N 85°24′23″W / 34.40361°N 85.40639°W / 34.40361; -85.40639
Country United States
State Georgia
County Chattooga
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 540
 • Density 719/sq mi (277.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30730
Area code(s) 706/762
FIPS code 13-48092[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332285[2]
Website www.townoflyerly.com

Lyerly is a town in Chattooga County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 540.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called Lyerly has been in operation since 1889.[4] The town may have been named for Charles A. Lyerly, a banker from Tennessee.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lyerly is located in southern Chattooga County at 34°24′13″N 85°24′23″W / 34.40361°N 85.40639°W / 34.40361; -85.40639 (34.403717, -85.406474)[6] along Georgia State Route 114, which leads northeast 6 miles (10 km) to Summerville, the county seat, and southwest 6 miles (10 km) to the Alabama state line. The Chattooga River, a tributary of the Coosa River, flows along the southeastern edge of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 234
1910 322 37.6%
1920 323 0.3%
1930 296 −8.4%
1940 368 24.3%
1950 524 42.4%
1960 409 −21.9%
1970 426 4.2%
1980 482 13.1%
1990 493 2.3%
2000 488 −1.0%
2010 540 10.7%
Est. 2014 526 [7] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census of 2000, there were 488 people, 198 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 651.3 people per square mile (251.2/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 295.0 per square mile (113.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.62% White, 3.28% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.82% from other races, and 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,632, and the median income for a family was $34,904. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,958. About 8.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lyerly town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chattooga County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chattooga County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 38. Retrieved 24 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.