Warrenton, Georgia
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Warrenton, Georgia
Warrenton, Georgia
Location in Warren County and the state of Georgia
Location in Warren County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°24?27?N 82°39?46?W / 33.40750°N 82.66278°W / 33.40750; -82.66278Coordinates: 33°24?27?N 82°39?46?W / 33.40750°N 82.66278°W / 33.40750; -82.66278
CountryUnited States
 o Total1.92 sq mi (4.98 km2)
 o Land1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 o Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
518 ft (158 m)
 o Total1,937
 o Estimate 
 o Density901.94/sq mi (348.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-80592[3]
GNIS feature ID0333368[4]

Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,937 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Warren County.[5]


Warrenton was founded in 1797 as seat of Warren County (est. 1793). It was incorporated as a town in 1810 and as a city in 1908.[6] The community was named for American Revolutionary War general Joseph Warren.[7]

On May 2, 1919 a crowd of three hundred white farmers shot to death and burned the corpse of a black farmer, Benny Richards, who was accused of murdering his own ex-wife.[8]


Warrenton is located at 33°24?27?N 82°39?46?W / 33.40750°N 82.66278°W / 33.40750; -82.66278 (33.407596, -82.662914).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.52% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,013 people, 816 households, and 527 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,056.9 people per square mile (409.1/km2). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 477.3 per square mile (184.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 29.41% White, 69.40% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 816 households, out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married couples living together, 28.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $25,898. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,778. About 30.7% of families and 36.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 55.0% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.


Warren County School District

The Warren County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.[11] (The district has only 2 physical buildings, one for Pre-K and K, the other for 1-12.)The district has 70 full-time teachers and over 894 students.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 252. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 247. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ Burning at Stake in the United States: A Record of the Public Burning by Mobs of Five Men, During the First Five Months of 1919. Black Classic Press. 1986. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-933121-13-3.
  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. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 29, 2010.

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