Rutledge, Georgia

Rutledge is a city in Morgan County, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1871, the city had a population of 871 at the 2020 census,[2] up from 781 in 2010.

Rutledge, Georgia
Rutledge downtown
Rutledge downtown
Location in Morgan County and the state of Georgia
Location in Morgan County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083Coordinates: 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMorgan
Area
 • Total3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)
 • Land3.29 sq mi (8.51 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 • Total871
 • Density265.14/sq mi (102.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30663
Area code706
FIPS code13-67760[3]
GNIS feature ID0322022[4]
Websitewww.rutledgega.us

HistoryEdit

Rutledge had its start in the 1840s when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Rutledge as a town in 1871.[6]

GeographyEdit

Rutledge is located in western Morgan County at 33°37′33″N 83°36′39″W / 33.62583°N 83.61083°W / 33.62583; -83.61083 (33.625723, -83.610899).[7] U.S. Route 278 passes through the south side of the city, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to Madison, the county seat, and west 15 miles (24 km) to Covington. Interstate 20 passes 2 miles (3 km) south of Rutledge, with access from Exit 105 (Newborn Road).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 1.05%, are water.[1] The south side of the city is drained by Rice Creek, a tributary of Big Indian Creek, which flows southeast to the Little River. The north side of the city drains to Hard Labor Creek, which flows east to the Apalachee River. The entire city is part of the Oconee River watershed. Rutledge is the nearest town to Hard Labor Creek State Park, 2 miles (3 km) north of the city center.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870235
188027316.2%
1890588115.4%
1900469−20.2%
191069648.4%
1920643−7.6%
1930523−18.7%
19405505.2%
1950482−12.4%
1960478−0.8%
197062831.4%
198069410.5%
1990659−5.0%
20007077.3%
201078110.5%
202087111.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 707 people, 260 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 215.9 inhabitants per square mile (83.4/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 85.5 per square mile (33.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.40% White, 38.33% African American, 0.85% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 260 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,156, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,732. About 9.9% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Rutledge is a part of the Covington movie industry.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "P1. Race – Rutledge city, Georgia: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  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. ^ "Rutledge". GeorgiaInfo. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 194. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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