Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Lookout Mountain is a city entirely within Walker County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Chattanooga metropolitan statistical area. The population was 1,602 at the 2010 census. The city is located on Lookout Mountain, home to such attractions as Rock City. This city is often named as home to Covenant College, but the college is actually across the county line in Dade County, Georgia.

Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Location in Walker County and the state of Georgia
Location in Walker County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°58′31″N 85°21′17″W / 34.97528°N 85.35472°W / 34.97528; -85.35472Coordinates: 34°58′31″N 85°21′17″W / 34.97528°N 85.35472°W / 34.97528; -85.35472
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWalker
Area
 • Total2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Land2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,801 ft (549 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,602
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
1,566
 • Density588.94/sq mi (227.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30750
Area code(s)706/762
FIPS code13-47336[3]
GNIS feature ID0332265[4]
Websitewww.lookoutmtnga.com

GeographyEdit

Lookout Mountain is located at 34°58′31″N 85°21′17″W / 34.97528°N 85.35472°W / 34.97528; -85.35472 (34.975307, -85.354826).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19701,538
19801,505−2.1%
19901,6368.7%
20001,617−1.2%
20101,602−0.9%
Est. 20181,566[2]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census there were 1,617 people in 618 households, including 441 families, in the city. The population density was 608.3 people per square mile (234.7/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 247.2 per square mile (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.19% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80%.[3]

Of the 618 households 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.8% of households were one person and 11.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.16.

The age distribution was 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median household income was $62,045 and the median family income was $76,580. Males had a median income of $52,071 versus $30,962 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,227. About 3.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

CollegesEdit

It is home to Covenant College a Presbyterian college. Infamous for having Mark David Chapman who killed John Lennon who briefly attended in the early 1970s. College is affiliated with Presbyterian Church in America

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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