Palmetto, Georgia

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Palmetto, Georgia
Downtown Palmetto
Downtown Palmetto
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°31′16″N 84°40′4″W / 33.52111°N 84.66778°W / 33.52111; -84.66778Coordinates: 33°31′16″N 84°40′4″W / 33.52111°N 84.66778°W / 33.52111; -84.66778
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesFulton, Coweta
Area
 • Total12.04 sq mi (31.19 km2)
 • Land11.86 sq mi (30.71 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
1,020 ft (311 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total5,071
 • Density427.72/sq mi (165.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30268
Area code770
FIPS code13-58884[2]
GNIS feature ID0332596[3]
WebsitePalmetto, GA

Palmetto is a city located mostly in Fulton County (originally Campbell County) and now partly in Coweta County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 5,071 at the 2020 census.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Palmetto as a town in 1854.[4] The community was named after the Palmetto Regiment of the Mexican–American War.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,526
1870294−80.7%
188047360.9%
189055216.7%
190062012.3%
191092248.7%
19209654.7%
1930964−0.1%
19401,0296.7%
19501,25722.2%
19601,46616.6%
19702,04539.5%
19802,0862.0%
19902,61225.2%
20003,40030.2%
20104,48832.0%
20205,07113.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2020 census[edit]

Palmetto racial composition[7]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,203 23.72%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,949 58.15%
Native American 9 0.18%
Asian 43 0.85%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 205 4.04%
Hispanic or Latino 661 13.03%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,071 people, 1,950 households, and 1,200 families residing in the city.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, there were 4,488 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 56.9% Black, 26.9% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 2.5% from two or more races. 12.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 3,400 people, 1,223 households, and 881 families living in the city. The population density was 656.2 inhabitants per square mile (253.4/km2). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 247.6 per square mile (95.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 47.41% White, 44.18% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.62%.[2]

Of the 1,223 households 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.3% of households were one person and 10.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.

The age distribution was 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median household income was $32,286 and the median family income was $36,989. Males had a median income of $31,944 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,097. About 7.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1854. p. 264.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 170. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-13.

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