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Leslie is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. The population was 455 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Americus Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Leslie, Georgia
Location in Sumter County and the state of Georgia
Location in Sumter County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°57′18″N 84°5′13″W / 31.95500°N 84.08694°W / 31.95500; -84.08694Coordinates: 31°57′18″N 84°5′13″W / 31.95500°N 84.08694°W / 31.95500; -84.08694
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountySumter
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
338 ft (103 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total409
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
384
 • Density256/sq mi (98.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31764
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-46020[2]
GNIS feature ID0316768[3]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Leslie was founded in 1884.[4] The community was named after one Leslie Bailey.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Leslie in 1892.[6]

GeographyEdit

Leslie is located at 31°57′18″N 84°5′13″W / 31.95500°N 84.08694°W / 31.95500; -84.08694 (31.954900, -84.086904).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900213
191039384.5%
192047019.6%
193062031.9%
1940479−22.7%
1950417−12.9%
196049418.5%
197056213.8%
1980470−16.4%
1990445−5.3%
20004552.2%
2010409−10.1%
Est. 2016384[1]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 455 people, 175 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 256.6 people per square mile (99.3/km²). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 108.3 per square mile (41.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.99% White, 45.05% African American, 3.74% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 4.40% of the population.

There were 175 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,773, and the median income for a family was $29,821. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,243. About 21.1% of families and 28.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

AttractionsEdit

Leslie is the site of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum, a large collection of antique telephone equipment.[9]

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. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  5. ^ "Leslie". exploregeorgia. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Leslie". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Georgia Rural Telephone Museum, Leslie, Georgia". RoadsideAmerica.com.