Stapleton, Georgia

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Stapleton, Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°12′57″N 82°28′5″W / 33.21583°N 82.46806°W / 33.21583; -82.46806Coordinates: 33°12′57″N 82°28′5″W / 33.21583°N 82.46806°W / 33.21583; -82.46806
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJefferson
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
440 ft (134 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total438
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
402
 • Density251/sq mi (97.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30823
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-73004[2]
GNIS feature ID0356555[3]

Stapleton is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 438 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 318 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

An early variant name was "Spread";[5] the Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the "Town of Spread" in 1903.[6] Stapleton derives its current name from Colonel James Stapleton.[5]

Geography[edit]

Stapleton is located in northwestern Jefferson County at 33°12′57″N 82°28′5″W / 33.21583°N 82.46806°W / 33.21583; -82.46806 (33.215877, -82.468007).[7] Georgia State Route 102 passes through the center of town as Main Street, leading east 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to Wrens and west 4 miles (6 km) to Avera. State Route 296 (Harvey Street and George Street) crosses SR-102 in the center of Stapleton, leading northeast 5 miles (8 km) to SR-17 in Warren County and south 16 miles (26 km) to Louisville, the Jefferson county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Stapleton has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910370
192041010.8%
19304325.4%
1940342−20.8%
19503553.8%
19603560.3%
19703909.6%
1980388−0.5%
1990330−14.9%
2000318−3.6%
201043837.7%
Est. 2016402[1]−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 318 people, 110 households, and 80 families residing in the city; the population density was 182.1 people per square mile (70.2/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 67.0 per square mile (25.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.13% White, 28.62% African American, and 1.26% from two or more races.

There were 110 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,288, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $17,500 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,829. About 17.1% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Stapleton city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 211. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1903. p. 668.
  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.

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