Rutledge, Georgia

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Rutledge, Georgia
Location in Morgan County and the state of Georgia
Location in Morgan County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083Coordinates: 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083
Country United States
State Georgia
County Morgan
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 781
 • Density 214.2/sq mi (83.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30663
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-67760[1]
GNIS feature ID 0322022[2]

Rutledge is a city in Morgan County, Georgia, United States. The population was 707 at the 2000 census.


Rutledge is located at 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083 (33.625723, -83.610899).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it is land and 0.30% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 707 people, 260 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 215.9 people per square mile (83.5/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 85.5 per square mile (33.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.40% White, 38.33% African American, 0.85% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,156, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,732. About 9.9% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

Film/movie industry[edit]

Rutledge is a part of the Covington, Georgia movie industry.


Rutledge, off of Interstate 20, is the gateway town to Hard Labor Creek State Park as well as Hard Labor Creek Observatory.


  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. 

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