Tignall, Georgia
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Tignall, Georgia
Tignall, Georgia
Little Atlanta,
"I'd rather be in Tignall"
Location in Wilkes County and the state of Georgia
Location in Wilkes County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°52?1?N 82°44?28?W / 33.86694°N 82.74111°W / 33.86694; -82.74111Coordinates: 33°52?1?N 82°44?28?W / 33.86694°N 82.74111°W / 33.86694; -82.74111
CountryUnited States
 o Total2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 o Land2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 o Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
640 ft (191 m)
 o Total546
 o Estimate 
 o Density190/sq mi (74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-76532[2]
GNIS feature ID0356591[3]

Tignall is a town in Wilkes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 615 at the 2010 census.


The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Tignall as a town in 1907.[4] It is unknown why the name "Tignall" was applied to this place.[5]


Tignall is located at 33°52?1?N 82°44?28?W / 33.86694°N 82.74111°W / 33.86694; -82.74111 (33.866861, -82.741195).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 615 people, 279 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 214 people per square mile (87.5/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 109.5 per square mile (42.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.53% White, 45.48% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,077, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $23,000 versus $14,740 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,765. About 16.6% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person



  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1907. p. 950.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 227. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.

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