Social Circle, Georgia
Social Circle, Georgia
"Georgia's Greatest Little Town"
|• Mayor||David Keener|
|• City Council District 1||Traysa Price|
|• City Council District 2||Tyson Jackson|
|• City Council District||Steve Shelton|
|• Total||14.69 sq mi (38.03 km2)|
|• Land||14.58 sq mi (37.75 km2)|
|• Water||0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)|
|Elevation||886 ft (270 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||311.75/sq mi (120.37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0333086|
It is unclear why the name "Social Circle" was applied to this place. According to tradition, Social Circle was named from an incident in which a group of people living in the settlement offered water to a weary traveler, whose response was "This certainly is a social circle". The city also officially notes that a citizen of another village community which was already known by the name of Social Circle joined the settlement in its early days.
Social Circle was incorporated as a town in 1869, and as a city in 1904.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km2), of which 11.2 square miles (29 km2) are land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (100%) is water.
A CSX Transportation line maintenance facility operates in the city's railroad station. The city's railyard contains one of the relatively few remaining concrete coaling towers in the southeastern United States.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
According to United States Census data, there were about 4,500 people, 1,671 households, and 1,210 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 67% White, 30% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1% Asian, less than 0.5% were Pacific Islander, 0.5% were from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8% of the population.
There were 1,671 occupied households, of which about 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 4% were non-families. Also, 24% of all households were people living alone and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 people.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 29% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 29% from 25 to 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.5 years. The female sector accounted for about 48.7% of the population, while males accounted for about 51.3%.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,027. The per capita income for the city was $22,129. About 19% of families and 23% of the city's population were below the poverty line, including 43% of those under age 18, and 12% of those age 65 or over.
- Through highways
- SR 11
The Social Circle City School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 90 full-time teachers and over 1,448 students.
- Social Circle Primary School
- Social Circle Elementary School
- Social Circle Middle School
- Social Circle High School
- Danny McDevitt – former baseball pitcher, retired here
- Kyle Chandler – actor
- Jessie Lysiak - Top 3 contestant on the fourth season of MasterChef
- Alonzo F. Herndon - Georgia’s first African-American millionaire
In popular culture
- A season 5 episode of the Discovery Channel series A Haunting, called The Exorcism of Cindy Sauer, takes place in Social Circle in 2010.
Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham (May 11, 1906 – May 26, 1973) was an internationally known Jazz trombonist, born in Social Circle, Georgia.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 122.
- "Social Circle History". Retrieved September 9, 2018.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- 2010 United States Census
- Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- School Stats, Retrieved June 26, 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Social Circle, Georgia.|