Wrens, Georgia

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Wrens, Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°12′29″N 82°23′15″W / 33.20806°N 82.38750°W / 33.20806; -82.38750Coordinates: 33°12′29″N 82°23′15″W / 33.20806°N 82.38750°W / 33.20806; -82.38750
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJefferson
Area
 • Total3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
407 ft (124 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,187
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
2,042
 • Density759/sq mi (292.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30818, 30833
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-84456[2]
GNIS feature ID0333472[3]
Websitecityofwrens.com

Wrens is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,187 at the 2010 census,[4] it is located on U.S. Route 1, thirty miles south of Augusta.

History[edit]

Wrens was laid out in 1884 when the railroad was extended to that point, and named after W.J. Wren, an early settler and merchant.[5]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Wrens as a town in 1901.[6] Wrens was incorporated again as a city in 1970.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wrens is located at 33°12′29″N 82°23′15″W / 33.208171°N 82.387520°W / 33.208171; -82.387520.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.33% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910616
19201,07474.4%
19301,0851.0%
19401,1929.9%
19501,38015.8%
19601,62818.0%
19702,20435.4%
19802,4159.6%
19902,4140.0%
20002,314−4.1%
20102,187−5.5%
Est. 20162,042[1]−6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,314 people, 903 households, and 632 families residing in the city; the population density was 760.1 people per square mile (293.9/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 338.3 per square mile (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.17% African American, 33.19% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 903 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,632, and the median income for a family was $26,776. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $20,625 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,425. About 23.8% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Candler, Allen Daniel; Evans, Clement Anselm (1906). Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons. State historical association. p. 634.
  7. ^ "Wrens". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "USA's top principal could teach CEOs a thing or two - USATODAY.com". www.usatoday.com.
  11. ^ Dunlap, David W. "Bruce Kelly, 44, Architect of Strawberry Fields".
  12. ^ "ACMP PUBLISHING". www.acmppublishing.com.
  13. ^ "Urban Pro Weekly".
  14. ^ "Tennessee Titans player page on Fernando Velasco".
  15. ^ "Sean Walker's ESPN athlete page".

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