Roopville, Georgia

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Roopville, Georgia
Town
Downtown Roopville
Downtown Roopville
Location in Carroll County and the state of Georgia
Location in Carroll County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°27′24″N 85°7′52″W / 33.45667°N 85.13111°W / 33.45667; -85.13111Coordinates: 33°27′24″N 85°7′52″W / 33.45667°N 85.13111°W / 33.45667; -85.13111
Country United States
State Georgia
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 218
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 228
 • Density 276/sq mi (106.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30170
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-66696[2]
GNIS feature ID 0321890[3]

Roopville is a town in Carroll County, Georgia, United States. The population was 218 at the 2010 census.[4]

History[edit]

In the mid-1850s, Martin Roop (born in South Carolina in 1810) relocated from Coweta County, Georgia to the land that would eventually become Roopville. The town, however, was not named after Martin. Rather, Roopville was named after Martin's son, John K. Roop. [5]

John K. Roop was born in South Carolina on October 20, 1839. In 1861, John enlisted to serve in Company D of the First Georgia regiment. After his six-month enlistment ended, John enlisted in a cavalry company in which he remained until the surrender of the Civil War. John fought in notable battles such as: Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run. After the war ended, John Roop began to pour into the work of reconstruction in Carroll County. In 1880, John opened a store and built the first house on the spot. He had also established a successful mill. The population of the area increased, a post-office building was erected, and in 1881 the town of Roopville was established. [6]

Geography[edit]

Roopville is located in southern Carroll County at 33°27′24″N 85°7′52″W / 33.45667°N 85.13111°W / 33.45667; -85.13111 (33.456731, -85.131219),[7] along U.S. Route 27, which leads 10 miles (16 km) north to Carrollton, the county seat, and south 6 miles (10 km) to Centralhatchee.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890123
1900109−11.4%
191017358.7%
192020015.6%
193026030.0%
1940230−11.5%
1950202−12.2%
19602030.5%
19702218.9%
19802293.6%
19902488.3%
2000177−28.6%
201021823.2%
Est. 2016228[1]4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 177 people, 75 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 224.1 people per square mile (86.5/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 98.8 per square mile (38.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.05% White, 15.82% African American, and 1.13% from two or more races.

There were 75 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $35,227 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,521. About 12.7% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.8% of those sixty five or over.

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