Colquitt City Hall
|Incorporated (City)||December 19, 1860|
|o Total||8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)|
|o Land||8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)|
|o Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||167 ft (51 m)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||235/sq mi (90.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0355248|
Colquitt is a city in Miller County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,939 at the 2000 census. Colquitt is the county seat of Miller County, a role it has held since just after Miller County was created by the Georgia Legislature in 1856. The city formally incorporated on December 19, 1860, and is Miller County's only incorporated municipality. Colquitt is named for U.S. Congressman and Senator, Walter Terry Colquitt.
The Colquitt Town Square Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Colquitt is located at  The city is located along U.S. Route 27, Georgia State Route 45, and Georgia State Route 91 in southwestern Georgia. Colquitt is located approximately 90 mi (140 km) south of Columbus, 44 mi (71 km) southwest of Albany, and 57 mi (92 km) northwest of Tallahassee, Florida.(31.173090, -84.728512).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), of which 8.2 square miles (21 km2) is land and 0.12% is water.
In December 2003, the musical play "A Southern Christmas Carol" by award-winning playwright Rob Lauer, made its world premiere at Colquitt's Cotton Hall Theatre. Featuring a New York City-based cast of professional actors, the show was a critical and box-office success. The show was presented at Cotton Hall again in 2004 and 2005--attracting Holiday season tourists to Colquitt from throughout the south-eastern U.S. "A Southern Christmas Carol" has, in the years since, become an increasing popular Holiday season show that is produced by theatres throughout the south-eastern United States.
Colquitt was named Georgia's First Mural City by the state legislature, and hosted the Global Mural Conference in 2010.
Colquitt is a stop on the Trail of the Whispering Giants.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,992 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 50.4% White, 45.9% Black, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian and 0.7% from two or more races. 2.0% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,939 people, 772 households, and 501 families residing in the city. The population density was 235.0 people per square mile (90.7/km²). There were 868 housing units at an average density of 105.2 per square mile (40.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.65% White, 43.63% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.
There were 772 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,792, and the median income for a family was $31,413. About 21.3% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under age 18 and 25.5% of those age 65 or over.
Colquitt is home to the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library. The library serves the citizens of Miller County with a collection of print and audiovisual materials. The library is located at 259 E. Main Street in Colquitt.