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Twin City is a city in Emanuel County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,742.[4]

Twin City, Georgia
Location in Emanuel County and the state of Georgia
Location in Emanuel County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778Coordinates: 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyEmanuel
Area
 • Total3.61 sq mi (9.36 km2)
 • Land3.57 sq mi (9.25 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
308 ft (94 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,742
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,699
 • Density487/sq mi (188.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30471
Area code(s)478
FIPS code13-77988[2]
GNIS feature ID0356602[3]
Websitehttps://www.twincityga.com

HistoryEdit

Twin City gets its name from the combining of two adjacent towns, Graymont and Summit. The two rival towns were merged in 1924 as Twin City.[5]

Of Twin City's 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) area, 255 acres (1.03 km2) is included in the Twin City Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This includes the historic jail and former city hall building [6]

GeographyEdit

Twin City is located in eastern Emanuel County at 32°34′50″N 82°9′28″W / 32.58056°N 82.15778°W / 32.58056; -82.15778 (32.580420, -82.157776).[7] U.S. Route 80 passes through the city, leading west 11 miles (18 km) to Swainsboro, the county seat, and east 25 miles (40 km) to Statesboro.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Twin City has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.12%, is water.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1930901
19401,01913.1%
19501,018−0.1%
19601,0957.6%
19701,1192.2%
19801,40225.3%
19901,4664.6%
20001,75219.5%
20101,742−0.6%
Est. 20161,699[1]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,752 people, 545 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density was 489.3 people per square mile (189.0/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 176.5 per square mile (68.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.60% African American, 45.66% White, 0.40% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 545 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,348, and the median income for a family was $24,861. Males had a median income of $23,661 versus $13,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,813. About 22.3% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 44.1% of those age 65 or over.

SchoolsEdit

Emanuel County Institute & Twin City Elementary [1]

Emanuel County Institute consists of two schools, a middle school for grades six through eight and a high school for grades nine through twelve. It serves the communities of Twin City, Canoochee, Garfield, and Stillmore. It was founded in 1903 through a joint effort by the citizens of Summit and Graymont. Contributions were collected, and a school bond was financed by eight private investors. This was the first school bond ever used to finance construction of a public school in Georgia. Progressive financing continued to be initiated by ECI as the first state funds for agriculture and home economics were used here in 1915.

Twin City Elementary (TCE) a school that holds Pre Kindergarten - fifth grade. It also serves the communities of Twin City, Canoochee, Garfield, and Stillmore

AttractionsEdit

George L. Smith State Park is located in Emanuel County, and is known its Parrish Mill, a combination grist mill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880 and now open for tours.[citation needed] Anglers and canoeists can explore the mill pond dotted with Spanish moss-draped trees and home to blue heron and white ibis.[citation needed] Hikers can walk seven miles of trails while searching for gopher tortoises, Georgia's state reptile.[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit

Terri Eggbender--Professional Chicken Rancher (alias) PumpkinHead

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): Twin City city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 215. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Lynn Speno (December 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Twin City Historic District / Summit; Graymont" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 12, 2017. Includes 42 photos from 2012.
  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.