Williamson, Georgia

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Williamson, Georgia
City
Williamson City Hall
Williamson City Hall
Motto(s): "Cherish Our Past, Plan Our Future”
Location in Pike County and the state of Georgia
Location in Pike County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°10′47″N 84°21′47″W / 33.17972°N 84.36306°W / 33.17972; -84.36306Coordinates: 33°10′47″N 84°21′47″W / 33.17972°N 84.36306°W / 33.17972; -84.36306
Country United States
State Georgia
County Pike
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 352
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 459
 • Density 481/sq mi (185.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 30292
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-83084[2]
GNIS feature ID 0333435[3]
Website williamson-ga.us

Williamson is a city in Pike County, Georgia, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Williamson was incorporated in 1970[4] and was named after Isaac Henry Williamson.

Geography[edit]

Williamson is located at 33°10′47″N 84°21′47″W / 33.17972°N 84.36306°W / 33.17972; -84.36306 (33.179743, -84.362976).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910179
192024939.1%
1930226−9.2%
1940217−4.0%
1950211−2.8%
19602151.9%
197028432.1%
1980250−12.0%
199029518.0%
20002970.7%
201035218.5%
Est. 2016459[1]30.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 297 people, 115 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 495.6 people per square mile (191.1/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 203.6 per square mile (78.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.19% White, 13.80% African American, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,712, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,606. About 12.0% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.8% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Williamson Public Schools are part of the Pike County School District. The school district has one Pre-K building (lottery funded), one primary school (K-2), one elementary school (3-5), one middle school (6-8), a ninth grade academy and two high schools.

Michael Duncan, Ed. D. is the Superintendent of Schools.[7]

Points of interest[edit]

Williamson is home to the Candler Field Museum, established to recreate the old Atlanta airport as it existed in the 1920s and 1930s.[8] As of 2015, there are no other officially recognized museums in this county.

Government[edit]

Williamson is an incorporated city and has a Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Appeals.

Steve Fry is the Mayor of Williamson (2009–Present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. ^ "Williamson". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Pike County Schools". Pike County Schools. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  8. ^ "Peach State Aerodrome :: Candler Field Museum". www.peachstateaero.com.