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Ranger, Georgia
Ranger, Georgia
Church Street
Church Street
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°30?1?N 84°42?41?W / 34.50028°N 84.71139°W / 34.50028; -84.71139Coordinates: 34°30?1?N 84°42?41?W / 34.50028°N 84.71139°W / 34.50028; -84.71139
CountryUnited States
 o Total0.82 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 o Land0.82 sq mi (2.11 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 o Total131
 o Estimate 
 o Density165.44/sq mi (63.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706/762
FIPS code13-63560[3]
GNIS feature ID0332791[4]

Ranger is a town in Gordon County, Georgia, United States. The population was 131 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 85 in 2000.


A post office called Ranger has been in operation since 1891.[6] It is uncertain whether the town was named after Ranger, North Carolina, or the Confederate rangers.[7]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Ranger as a town in 1910.[8]


Ranger is located in eastern Gordon County at 34°30?1?N 84°42?41?W / 34.50028°N 84.71139°W / 34.50028; -84.71139 (34.500175, -84.711392).[9]U.S. Route 411 passes through the center of town, leading north 19 miles (31 km) to Chatsworth and south 5 miles (8 km) to Fairmount.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[5]


As of the 2010 census there were 131 people, 46 households, and 39 families.[11]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 85 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 104.2 people per square mile (40.0/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 53.9 per square mile (20.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.

There were 33 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the town, the population was spread out with 12.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,224. There were 13.3% of families and 8.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable people


  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ranger town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Gordon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Gordon County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 92. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Acts and resolutions of the General Assembly of the state of Georgia. 1910. p. 1058.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_SF1DP1&prodType=table

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