Oakwood, Georgia

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Oakwood, Georgia
Oakwood City Hall
Oakwood City Hall
Location in Hall County and the state of Georgia
Location in Hall County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°13′52″N 83°52′57″W / 34.23111°N 83.88250°W / 34.23111; -83.88250Coordinates: 34°13′52″N 83°52′57″W / 34.23111°N 83.88250°W / 34.23111; -83.88250
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyHall
Oakwood1896
Government
 • TypePopular vote democracy
 • MayorLamar Scroggs
Area
 • Total5.05 sq mi (13.08 km2)
 • Land5.05 sq mi (13.07 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,158 ft (353 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,970
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
4,161
 • Density787/sq mi (303.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30566, 30542, 30502, 30504
Area code(s)770
FIPS code13-57260[2]
GNIS feature ID0319873[3]
Websitewww.cityofoakwood.net

Oakwood is a city in Hall County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,970 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 2,689 in 2000. Oakwood is home to the University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus and Wayne Farms.

Geography[edit]

Oakwood is located southwest of the center of Hall County at 34°13′52″N 83°52′57″W / 34.23111°N 83.88250°W / 34.23111; -83.88250 (34.230976, −83.882364).[5] It is bordered to the northeast by the city of Gainesville, the county seat, and to the southwest by the city of Flowery Branch.

Interstate 985 travels through the southeastern part of Oakwood, with access from Exits 16 and 17. Via I-985 it is 48 miles (77 km) southwest to downtown Atlanta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.12%, are water.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Oakwood in 1903.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910110
192016348.2%
193018916.0%
19402079.5%
19502258.7%
1960218−3.1%
197025014.7%
1980723189.2%
19901,464102.5%
20002,68983.7%
20103,97047.6%
Est. 20164,161[1]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,689 people, 1,031 households, and 686 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.1 people per square mile (331.7/km²). There were 1,098 housing units at an average density of 350.8 per square mile (135.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.76% White, 10.45% African American, 0.30% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 7.59% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.68% of the population.

There were 1,031 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% 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 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,862, and the median income for a family was $43,308. Males had a median income of $31,413 versus $21,414 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,083. About 7.2% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 15.7% 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Oakwood city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1903. p. 642.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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