Sycamore, Georgia

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Sycamore, Georgia
City
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°40′15″N 83°38′2″W / 31.67083°N 83.63389°W / 31.67083; -83.63389Coordinates: 31°40′15″N 83°38′2″W / 31.67083°N 83.63389°W / 31.67083; -83.63389
Country United States
State Georgia
County Turner
Government
 • Mayor Wayne Wooddruff
Area
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 711
 • Density 711/sq mi (274.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31790
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-75104[1]
GNIS feature ID 0333176[2]

Sycamore is a city in Turner County, Georgia, United States. The population was 711 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Sycamore is located at 31°40′15″N 83°38′2″W / 31.67083°N 83.63389°W / 31.67083; -83.63389 (31.670810, -83.633871).[3]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 274
1910 296 8.0%
1920 562 89.9%
1930 559 −0.5%
1940 601 7.5%
1950 624 3.8%
1960 501 −19.7%
1970 547 9.2%
1980 474 −13.3%
1990 417 −12.0%
2000 496 18.9%
2010 711 43.3%
Est. 2015 674 [4] −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 711 people, 191 households, and 131 families residing in the city. The population density was 711 people per square mile (274.5/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 218 per square mile (84.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.7% White, 35.9% African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.81% from other races, and 0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 20, 11.4% from 10 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.3 years. For every 100 females there were 189 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 214 males.

As of the census[1] of 2010, the median income for a household in the city was $19,063, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,346. About 14.4% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 30.9% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sycamore has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Notable natives[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

On April 9, 1988, David Prater of the music group Sam and Dave, died in a car crash near Sycamore, Georgia while driving to his mother's house.[7]

Sycamore has no traffic lights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Sycamore, Georgia
  7. ^ via Associated Press. "Dave Prater, 50, Dies; Soul Singer of the 60's", The New York Times, April 13, 1988. Accessed November 4, 2007. "Dave Prater Sr., of the soul-singing duo Sam and Dave, was killed Saturday when the car he was driving went off Interstate 75 near Sycamore, Ga., and hit a tree. He was 50 years old.... Mr. Prater had lived in Paterson since 1974 and his body will be returned to New Jersey for burial next week, his widow, Rosemary, said Monday."