Baconton, Georgia
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Baconton, Georgia
Baconton, Georgia
Motto(s): 
Baconton welcome sign located at the intersection of US-19 & GA-93
Location in Mitchell County and the state of Georgia
Location in Mitchell County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°22?34?N 84°9?41?W / 31.37611°N 84.16139°W / 31.37611; -84.16139Coordinates: 31°22?34?N 84°9?41?W / 31.37611°N 84.16139°W / 31.37611; -84.16139
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMitchell
Area
 o Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 o Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 o Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 o Total915
 o Estimate 
(2016)[1]
857
 o Density631/sq mi (243.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31716
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-04840[2]
GNIS feature ID0331077[3]
Websitecityofbacontonga.com

Baconton is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 915.[4]

History

Baconton was incorporated in 1903.[5] The community was named after Major Robert James Bacon, an original owner of the town site.[6]

Geography

Baconton is located at 31°22?34?N 84°9?41?W / 31.37611°N 84.16139°W / 31.37611; -84.16139 (31.376002, -84.161468).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Soils of Baconton are mostly well drained or somewhat excessively drained. They have grayish brown loamy sand topsoils overlying yellowish brown or red sandy clay loam subsoils. All belong to the Ultisol soil order. Where agricultural or urban development have not occurred, these soils support mixed forests dominated by pines and oaks.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 804 people, 289 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The population density was 626.5 people per square mile (242.5/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 241.5 per square mile (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.83% African American, 37.56% White, 0.87% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 289 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 30.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% 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 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $25,714. Males had a median income of $22,063 versus $15,978 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,964. About 29.4% of families and 31.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.4% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Mitchell County School District serves Baconton students, as well as Camilla students.

  • Public Schools
    • North Mitchell County Elementary School
  • Charter Schools
    • Baconton Community Charter Schools

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  4. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "Baconton". Mitchell County. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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