Vienna, Georgia

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Vienna, Georgia
City
Vienna City Hall
Vienna City Hall
Location in Dooly County and the state of Georgia
Location in Dooly County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°6′N 83°48′W / 32.100°N 83.800°W / 32.100; -83.800Coordinates: 32°6′N 83°48′W / 32.100°N 83.800°W / 32.100; -83.800
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dooly
Government
 • Mayor Eddie Daniels
Area
 • Total 5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Land 5.47 sq mi (14.16 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,011
 • Density 734/sq mi (283.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31092
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-79444[1]
GNIS feature ID 0324707[2]
Website www.cityofvienna.org

The city of Vienna /vˈɛnə/ is the county seat[3] of Dooly County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,011 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 2,973 at the 2000 census. It was established as Berrien in 1826. In 1833, its name was changed to to Drayton. In 1841, it was renamed Vienna.

History[edit]

Vienna was founded in 1826 as the seat of Dooly County as Berrien. Its name was later changed to Drayton.. The county seat moved to Drayton (it retained the same name), Georgia along the Flint River (Georgia) in 1836. It was later re-designated county seat in 1841. It was incorporated as a town in 1854 and as a city in 1901.[5]

Geography[edit]

Vienna is located in southern Dooly County. U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of town as Third Street, leading north 13 miles (21 km) to Unadilla and south 9 miles (14 km) to Cordele. Interstate 75 passes 2 miles (3 km) east of the center of town (and forms the eastern border of the city), with access from Exits 109 and 112. I-75 leads north 55 miles (89 km) to Macon and south 49 miles (79 km) to Tifton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Vienna has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.46%, is water.[4]

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, Vienna has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 536
1900 1,035 93.1%
1910 1,003 −3.1%
1920 1,103 10.0%
1930 1,203 9.1%
1940 2,063 71.5%
1950 2,202 6.7%
1960 2,099 −4.7%
1970 2,341 11.5%
1980 2,886 23.3%
1990 2,708 −6.2%
2000 2,973 9.8%
2010 4,011 34.9%
Est. 2015 3,777 [7] −5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,973 people, 1,068 households, and 761 families residing in the city. The population density was 566.2 people per square mile (218.6/km²). There were 1,180 housing units at an average density of 224.7 per square mile (86.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 27.68% White, 66.87% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 3.77% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.58% of the population.

There were 1,068 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 28.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,276, and the median income for a family was $30,574. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $17,664 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,419. About 24.5% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.1% of those under age 18 and 31.2% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Big Pig Jig takes place in Vienna. It is the Southeast's largest and Georgia's oldest official barbecue cooking contest. The Big Pig Jig was named to the Discovery Travel Channel's top ten list of "World's Best Barbecue Contests" for four consecutive years (2002–2005).[citation needed]

The Georgia State Cotton Museum is located in Vienna.

Education[edit]

The Dooly County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.[9] The district has 92 full-time teachers and over 1,545 students.[10] The schools are:

Notable people[edit]

Vienna is the birthplace of Georgia governor George Busbee and the late Hollywood film director Vincent Sherman. Another notable person from Vienna is Roger Kingdom, winner of two Olympic gold medals.[11]

See also[edit]

List of county seats in Georgia (U.S. state)

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vienna city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 251. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Vienna, Georgia
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  10. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  11. ^ "Roger Kingdom". Sports Reference. 

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