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Morgan is a city in Calhoun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,861 at the 2010 census.[4] The city is the county seat of Calhoun County.[5]

Morgan, Georgia
Morgan City Hall
Morgan City Hall
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°32′20″N 84°36′4″W / 31.53889°N 84.60111°W / 31.53889; -84.60111Coordinates: 31°32′20″N 84°36′4″W / 31.53889°N 84.60111°W / 31.53889; -84.60111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyCalhoun
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
246 ft (75 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,861
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,782
 • Density1,421/sq mi (548.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
31766, 39866
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-52696[2]
GNIS feature ID0318451[3]

HistoryEdit

Morgan was founded in 1854 as seat of the newly formed Calhoun County. It was incorporated as a city in 1856.[6] The city was named after Hiram Morgan, a county official.[7]

From 1923 to 1929, Morgan was replaced as county seat by Arlington, Georgia after a referendum. It became county seat again after an additional referendum.

GeographyEdit

Morgan is located near the center of Calhoun County at 31°32′20″N 84°36′4″W / 31.53889°N 84.60111°W / 31.53889; -84.60111 (31.538877, -84.601034).[8] It is 30 miles (48 km) west of Albany and 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Blakely.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Morgan has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860187
1870126−32.6%
1880111−11.9%
189018062.2%
190024033.3%
191030225.8%
192034112.9%
1930249−27.0%
194028213.3%
19503047.8%
1960293−3.6%
1970280−4.4%
198036430.0%
1990252−30.8%
20001,464481.0%
20101,86127.1%
Est. 20161,782[1]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,464 people, 108 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 1.113 people per square mile (428.2/km²). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 97.3 per square mile (37.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.13% White, 66.53% African American, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.13% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out with 3.4% under the age of 18, 17.6% from 18 to 24, 58.4% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 992.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1,246.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,974 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,414 (the lowest in the state). About 19.6% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.

Morgan is the location of a state prison, and the above figures include the prison population. There are approximately 1,200 males residing at the institution.

EducationEdit

The Calhoun County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one elementary school and a middle-high school.[10] The district has 46 full-time teachers and over 719 students.[11]

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Morgan city, Georgia (revision of 03-26-2012)". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 151. 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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  11. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 2, 2010.