Nicholls, Georgia

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Nicholls, Georgia
City
Nicholls City Hall
Nicholls City Hall
Location in Coffee County and the state of Georgia
Location in Coffee County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°31′1″N 82°38′16″W / 31.51694°N 82.63778°W / 31.51694; -82.63778Coordinates: 31°31′1″N 82°38′16″W / 31.51694°N 82.63778°W / 31.51694; -82.63778
Country United States
State Georgia
County Coffee
Area
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Land 1.83 sq mi (4.73 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,798
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 3,331
 • Density 1,815/sq mi (700.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31554
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-55440[2]
GNIS feature ID 0356428[3]

Nicholls is a city in Coffee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,798 as of the 2010 census,[4] up from 1,008 in 2000, due to counting of the Coffee County Correctional Facility population within the city limits.[5] This facility is privately owned and operated by CoreCivic.

The estimated city population as of 2013 was 3,317.[5]

History[edit]

The city was named for John C. Nicholls, a U.S. Representative from Georgia.[6]

Geography[edit]

Nicholls is located near the eastern border of Coffee County at 31°31′1″N 82°38′16″W / 31.51694°N 82.63778°W / 31.51694; -82.63778 (31.516941, -82.637654).[7] Georgia State Route 32 passes through the community, leading west 13 miles (21 km) to Douglas, the county seat, and east 10 miles (16 km) to Alma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Nicholls has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.32%, is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 720
1920 936 30.0%
1930 651 −30.4%
1940 660 1.4%
1950 806 22.1%
1960 930 15.4%
1970 1,150 23.7%
1980 1,114 −3.1%
1990 1,003 −10.0%
2000 1,008 0.5%
2010 2,798 177.6%
Est. 2016 3,331 [1] 19.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,008 people, 406 households, and 278 families residing in the city. The population density was 646.4 people per square mile (249.5/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 320.6 per square mile (123.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.36% White, 43.55% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 406 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $24,479. Males had a median income of $23,990 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,592. About 24.5% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 33.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arena[edit]

The Wiregrass Arena is located in Nicholls. It is the home of many agricultural events as well as Nicholls Founders Day, an annual festival.[citation needed]

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): Nicholls city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013: Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Logue, Victoria; Logue, Frank (1997). Touring the Backroads of North and South Georgia. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 397. ISBN 978-0-89587-171-8. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.