Rentz, Georgia

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Rentz, Georgia
Town
Location in Laurens County and the state of Georgia
Location in Laurens County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°23′3″N 82°59′30″W / 32.38417°N 82.99167°W / 32.38417; -82.99167Coordinates: 32°23′3″N 82°59′30″W / 32.38417°N 82.99167°W / 32.38417; -82.99167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Laurens
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 304
 • Density 276.4/sq mi (112.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31075
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-64680[1]
GNIS feature ID 0321523[2]

Rentz is a town in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. The population was 304 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Rentz is located at 32°23′3″N 82°59′30″W / 32.38417°N 82.99167°W / 32.38417; -82.99167 (32.384064, -82.991633).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 275
1920 219 −20.4%
1930 345 57.5%
1940 319 −7.5%
1950 302 −5.3%
1960 307 1.7%
1970 392 27.7%
1980 337 −14.0%
1990 364 8.0%
2000 304 −16.5%
2010 295 −3.0%
Est. 2014 293 [4] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 304 people, 142 households, and 94 families residing in the town. The population density was 288.5 people per square mile (111.8/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 155.7 per square mile (60.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.08% White, 3.29% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.66% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,427. About 13.0% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.7% of those 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Like most towns in Georgia, it has a mayor/council form of government. The current Mayor of Rentz is M.L. Knight.

Progressive Rural Telephone Cooperative is headquartered here.

Though Rentz once had a grade 1-12 school, it closed many years ago. Laurens County opened Southwest Laurens Elementary just outside town in the fall of 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.