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Siloam is a town in Greene County, Georgia, United States. The population was 282 at the 2010 census,[4] down from 331 in 2000.

Siloam, Georgia
Downtown Siloam
Downtown Siloam
Location in Greene County and the state of Georgia
Location in Greene County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°32′8″N 83°4′50″W / 33.53556°N 83.08056°W / 33.53556; -83.08056Coordinates: 33°32′8″N 83°4′50″W / 33.53556°N 83.08056°W / 33.53556; -83.08056
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyGreene
Area
 • Total1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land1.21 sq mi (3.14 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total282
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
277
 • Density233/sq mi (89.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30665
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-70932[2]
GNIS feature ID0356535[3]

HistoryEdit

Siloam was originally called "Smyrna", and under the latter name permanent settlement was first made in the 1840s.[5] A post office called Siloam was established in 1871.[6] The present name is after the ancient Siloam tunnel, a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.[7]

GeographyEdit

Siloam is located in eastern Greene County at 33°32′8″N 83°4′50″W / 33.53556°N 83.08056°W / 33.53556; -83.08056 (33.535691, -83.080443).[8] Georgia State Route 15 passes through the town as Main Street, leading northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Greensboro, the county seat, and south 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to White Plains. State Route 77 leads north from the center of town 6 miles (10 km) to Union Point. Interstate 20 passes through the northern side of town, with access from Exit 138 (State Route 77). I-20 leads east 64 miles (103 km) to Augusta and west 80 miles (130 km) to Atlanta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Siloam has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 0.031 square miles (0.08 km2), or 2.38%, is water.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1920243
193026910.7%
194031818.2%
19503241.9%
1960321−0.9%
1970319−0.6%
198044639.8%
1990329−26.2%
20003310.6%
2010282−14.8%
Est. 2016277[1]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 331 people, 121 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 269.8 people per square mile (103.9/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 117.4 per square mile (45.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 25.38% White, 73.11% African American, 0.60% Asian, 0.91% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.1% were married couples living together, 29.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $24,792. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $19,821 for females.

EducationEdit

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): Siloam town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Greene County". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 205. 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.

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