Waco, Georgia

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Waco, Georgia
Motto(s): 
"Small town, big horizons"[1]
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°42′3″N 85°11′25″W / 33.70083°N 85.19028°W / 33.70083; -85.19028Coordinates: 33°42′3″N 85°11′25″W / 33.70083°N 85.19028°W / 33.70083; -85.19028
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyHaralson
Area
 • Total1.84 sq mi (4.76 km2)
 • Land1.84 sq mi (4.76 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,381 ft (421 m)
Population
 • Total516
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
522
 • Density280/sq mi (108.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30182
Area code(s)770
FIPS code13-79808[3]
GNIS feature ID0333338[4]
Websitewww.wacoga.net

Waco is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States, located near the Alabama state line. The population was 516 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 469 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Waco is located in southern Haralson County at 33°42′3″N 85°11′25″W / 33.70083°N 85.19028°W / 33.70083; -85.19028 (33.700963, -85.190410).[6] It is bordered to the south and east by the city of Bremen. U.S. Route 78 passes through the center of town, leading east 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the center of Bremen and northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Tallapoosa. Interstate 20 forms the southern border of Waco and provides access from Exit 9 (Atlantic Avenue). I-20 leads east 48 miles (77 km) to Atlanta and west 98 miles (158 km) to Birmingham, Alabama.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Waco has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890357
1900345−3.4%
1910326−5.5%
19203332.1%
1930208−37.5%
194030446.2%
19503287.9%
196038116.2%
197043113.1%
19804719.3%
1990461−2.1%
20004691.7%
201051610.0%
Est. 2016522[2]1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 469 people, 189 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.4 people per square mile (112.5/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 126.1 per square mile (48.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.01% White, 1.49% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.85% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races.

There were 189 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,076. About 9.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Waco, Georgia". City of Waco. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Waco city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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