Tallapoosa, Georgia

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Tallapoosa, Georgia
Talwa Posa
Downtown Tallapoosa
Downtown Tallapoosa
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°45′N 85°17′W / 33.750°N 85.283°W / 33.750; -85.283Coordinates: 33°45′N 85°17′W / 33.750°N 85.283°W / 33.750; -85.283
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyHaralson
Government
 • MayorBrett Jones
 • City ManagerPhilip Eidson
Area
 • Total10.05 sq mi (26.04 km2)
 • Land10.03 sq mi (25.97 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
1,138 ft (347 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,227
 • Density321.80/sq mi (124.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30176
Area code(s)770
FIPS code13-75300[2]
GNIS feature ID0323891[3]
Websitetallapoosaga.gov

Tallapoosa /tæləˈpsə/ is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,170 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 2,789 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Tallapoosa as a town in 1860.[5] The community takes its name from the Tallapoosa River.[6]

Geography[edit]

Tallapoosa is located in the western part of Haralson County in northwest Georgia. Its geographic coordinates are 33°45′N 85°17′W / 33.750°N 85.283°W / 33.750; -85.283 (33.7437, -85.2879).[7]

U.S. Route 78 and Georgia State Route 100 are the main highways through the city. U.S. 78 runs through the city from east to west as Atlanta Street, leading southeast 7 mi (11 km) to Waco and west 9 mi (14 km) to Fruithurst, Alabama. GA-100 runs north-south through the city concurrent with U.S. 78, leading north 21 mi (34 km) to Cedartown and south 16 mi (26 km) to Bowdon. Interstate 20 passes about 5 mi (8.0 km) south of the city center, with access from exit 5 (GA-100). I-20 leads east 58 mi (93 km) to Atlanta and west 99 mi (159 km) to Birmingham, Alabama.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.27%, are water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188052
18901,6993,167.3%
19002,12825.3%
19102,117−0.5%
19202,71928.4%
19302,417−11.1%
19402,338−3.3%
19502,82620.9%
19602,744−2.9%
19702,8965.5%
19802,647−8.6%
19902,8056.0%
20002,789−0.6%
20103,17013.7%
20203,2271.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Tallapoosa racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,895 89.71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 159 4.93%
Native American 7 0.22%
Asian 18 0.56%
Other/Mixed 112 3.47%
Hispanic or Latino 36 1.12%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,227 people, 1,368 households, and 789 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,789 people, 1,187 households, and 764 families residing in the city. The population density was 375.6 people per square mile (144.9/km2). There were 1,334 housing units at an average density of 179.7 per square mile (69.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.18% White, 6.63% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,187 households, out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,938, and the median income for a family was $37,401. Males had a median income of $34,102 versus $21,130 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,302. About 12.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.


Popular culture[edit]

Tallapoosa is mentioned in these works:

The 1933 pre-code movie Baby Face, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

The song I've Been Everywhere, a performance[1] of which was recorded by Johnny Cash in 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tallapoosa city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2017.[dead link]
  5. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1861. p. 103.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

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