District 8 School or "The Brick School" is now the Georgia Historical Society Museum
|• Total||45.2 sq mi (117.1 km2)|
|• Land||39.3 sq mi (101.9 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)|
|Elevation||364 ft (111 m)|
|• Density||115/sq mi (44.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
05454, 05468, 05478
|GNIS feature ID||1462101|
The town occupies the southwest corner of Franklin County, bordered to the south by Chittenden County. The western border of the town is within Lake Champlain and its St. Albans Bay. St. Albans, the Franklin County seat, is to the north. U.S. Route 7 passes through the town, as does Interstate 89, which crosses US-7 at Exit 18 in the southeast part of town. Both highways lead north to St. Albans and south to Burlington.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.1 km2), of which 39.3 square miles (101.9 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15.3 km2), or 13.03%, is water. The Lamoille River crosses the southeast corner of the town.
Georgia was named after King George III by New Hampshire, which was meant to sway the king in a land dispute over Vermont between New York and New Hampshire, both of which claimed to have the rights to the land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,375 people, 1,484 households, and 1,231 families residing in the town. The population density was 110.8 people per square mile (42.8/km2). There were 1,654 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.25% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 1,484 households out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the town, the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $54,156, and the median income for a family was $59,712. Males had a median income of $37,294 versus $26,090 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,888. About 1.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
- J. Allen Barber, (1809-1881), politician
- Daniel Bliss (1823-1916), missionary; founder of American University of Beirut
- Jeffrey Brace (1742-1827), American Revolutionary War, Black Patriot soldier, farmer, author, and first African-American citizen of Poultney, Vermont
- Gardner Quincy Colton (1814-1898), scientist
- James M. Hotchkiss (1812-1877), member of the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont Senate
- Hester Martha Poole (1833/34–1932), writer, artist, advocate
- Alvah Sabin (1793–1885), US congressman
- George J. Stannard (1820-1886), farmer, teacher, Civil War general
- Armando Vilaseca, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Education
- Mehitable E. Woods (1813–1891), hero of the American Civil War
- Town of Georgia official website
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Georgia town, Franklin County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 13, 2016.[dead link]
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
- Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1891). History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co. p. 697.