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Doerun is a city in Colquitt County, Georgia, United States. The population was 774 at the 2010 census.[4]

Doerun, Georgia
Doerun City Hall
Doerun City Hall
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°19′12″N 83°55′0″W / 31.32000°N 83.91667°W / 31.32000; -83.91667Coordinates: 31°19′12″N 83°55′0″W / 31.32000°N 83.91667°W / 31.32000; -83.91667
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyColquitt
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
397 ft (121 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total774
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
770
 • Density600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31744
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-23284[2]
GNIS feature ID0313522[3]
Websitewww.cityofdoerun.com

HistoryEdit

A post office called Doerun has been in operation since 1895.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1899 as the "Town of Doerun".[6] The community was named for a deer run near the original town site.[7]

GeographyEdit

Doerun is located at 31°19′12″N 83°55′0″W / 31.32000°N 83.91667°W / 31.32000; -83.91667 (31.320046, -83.916675).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.79% is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900325
191063093.8%
192091945.9%
1930719−21.8%
194083215.7%
19509028.4%
19601,03715.0%
19701,15711.6%
19801,062−8.2%
1990899−15.3%
2000828−7.9%
2010774−6.5%
Est. 2016770[1]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 828 people, 343 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.3 people per square mile (253.7/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 306.1 per square mile (118.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.11% White, 43.48% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.85% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 343 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,577, and the median income for a family was $35,278. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,627. About 19.8% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.9% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

 
Doerun Elementary School

Doerun Elementary School (DES) is located within the city limits of Doerun. DES is administered by the Colquitt County School District. Doerun is also served by Colquitt County High School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Doerun city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1899. p. 170.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 63. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.