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Walnut Grove is a town in Walton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,330 according to the 2010 census.

Walnut Grove, Georgia
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°44′44″N 83°51′26″W / 33.74556°N 83.85722°W / 33.74556; -83.85722Coordinates: 33°44′44″N 83°51′26″W / 33.74556°N 83.85722°W / 33.74556; -83.85722
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWalton
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
922 ft (281 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,330
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,387
 • Density824/sq mi (318.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-80228[2]
GNIS feature ID0333357[3]
Websitewww.walnutgrovegeorgia.com

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HistoryEdit

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Walnut Grove as a town in 1905.[4] The community was named for a grove of walnut trees near the original town site.[5]

GeographyEdit

Walnut Grove is located at 33°44′44″N 83°51′26″W / 33.74556°N 83.85722°W / 33.74556; -83.85722 (33.745470, -83.857319).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910112
192014327.7%
1930110−23.1%
19401176.4%
19501213.4%
1960119−1.7%
197017547.1%
1980387121.1%
199045818.3%
20001,241171.0%
20101,3307.2%
Est. 20161,387[1]4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

According to the 2010 US census,[8] there were 1,330 people, 466 households, and 364 families residing in Walnut Grove. The racial makeup of the town was 92.2% White, 6.7% African American, 1.2% Asian, and 2.9% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

Out of the 466 households, 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.24.

Of the population of Walnut Grove, 31.1% were under the age of 18 and 8.6% were 65 years or older. The median age was 35.7 years.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey, the estimated median income for a household in Walnut Grove was $50,769 with a margin of error of +/-$9,264. The estimated median home value was $129,800.

EducationEdit

Public education in Walnut Grove is administered by Walton County School District.[9] The district operates within the city Walnut Grove Elementary School, Youth Middle School, and Walnut Grove High School.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "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. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1905. p. 1209.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 245. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "2010 US Census". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Homepage". Walton County School District. Retrieved 28 June 2019.