Maysville, Georgia

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Maysville, Georgia
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833Coordinates: 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesBanks, Jackson
Area
 • Total4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 • Land4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total1,798
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,889
 • Density422/sq mi (163.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30558
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-50484[2]
GNIS feature ID0332342[3]
Websitecityofmaysvillega.org

Maysville is a town in Banks and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,798 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 1,247 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Maysville is located at 34°15′20″N 83°33′30″W / 34.25556°N 83.55833°W / 34.25556; -83.55833 (34.255518, -83.558222).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.27%, is water.[4]

Maysville is 70 miles (110 km) northeast of Atlanta. Towns within 10 miles (16 km) include Commerce, Gillsville, Lula, Jefferson, and Pendergrass.[6]

Climate[edit]

Maysville has a humid subtropical climate. The temperature peaks in July with an average high of 90°, but temperatures can get much colder during the winter months. The average low during January was 29°.[7] Maysville has even seen fair amounts of heavier than average snowfall in the past. An example of this occurred in March 2009 when several inches of snow fell across Banks County.[8]

Government[edit]

The governing legislative authority has two components. A mayor serves as the top executive along with four city council members.[9] The head of the local government is Mayor Richard Presley.[10]

Mayor of Maysville, Georgia

City council[edit]

The legislative council serves as governing head, in conjunction with the mayor, over Maysville and its issues. it was established in March 2010 by House Bill 961.[11]

Qualifications[edit]

"The members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until the respective successors are elected and qualified. The term of office of each member of the city council shall begin on the first day of January immediately following the election of such member unless general law authorizes or requires the term to begin at the first organizational meeting in January or upon some other date. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months prior to the date of the election of mayor or members of the city council; each shall continue to reside therein during that person´s period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city.The mayor and councilmembers shall be elected by plurality vote as provided in Section 5.13 of this charter."[12]

Council meetings[edit]

The city council holds an organizational meeting on the first Monday of January following each election.[13] The meeting is called to order by the city clerk and the oath of office is administered to the newly elected members.[14] Special meetings of the city council may be held should the mayor request them. All councilmembers must be notified personally, or by telephone, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.[15]

Political wards[edit]

Maysville is apportioned into four voting wards. Members from the city's council are elected into representing each assigned ward during council meetings.

Map of Maysville's wards.
Ward Representative Ward Number
Kathleen Bush 1
Council member Kathleen Bush.
Junior Hardy 2
Council member Junior Hardy.
Charlie Howington 3
Council member Charles Howling.
Scott Harper 4
Council member Scott Harper.

Population[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,798 people, 669 households, and 493 families residing in the town. There were 756 housing units, of which 87, or 11.5%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% white, 2.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 1.1% some other race, and 2.4% from two or more races. 2.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[16]

Of the 669 households, 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were headed by married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66, and the average family size was 3.13.[16]

In the town, 25.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% were from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.[16]

For the period 2012-2016, the estimated median annual income for a household was $37,714, and the median income for a family was $40,313. The per capita income for the town was $18,105. Male full-time workers had a median income of $40,313, versus $33,438 for females. 21.5% of the population and 23.3% of families were below the poverty line. 23.7% of the population under the age of 18 and 14.7% of those 65 or older were living in poverty.[17]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880116
1890327181.9%
190045338.5%
191080577.7%
1920795−1.2%
1930619−22.1%
1940514−17.0%
19505333.7%
19605533.8%
19705530.0%
198061911.9%
199072817.6%
20001,24771.3%
20101,79844.2%
Est. 20161,889[1]5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,247 people, 481 households, and 365 families residing in the town. The population density was 346.1 people per square mile (133.7/km²). There were 529 housing units at an average density of 146.8 per square mile (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 2.57% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 481 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,714, and the median income for a family was $47,368. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $24,615 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,153. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Maysville town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Maysville-Georgia.html
  7. ^ http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/georgia/maysville
  8. ^ "Wintry Weather". The Banks County News (Vol. 40 No.14). Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc. March 4, 2009. p. 1A.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-07. | see lines 229-231
  10. ^ "Mayor". City of Maysville. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
  11. ^ http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/archives/31254/ | Date is March 27, 2010
  12. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-07. | see lines 237-247
  13. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-07. | see lines 343-344
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-07. | see lines 346-348
  15. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-07-07. | see lines 353-360
  16. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Maysville town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Maysville town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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