Woodbury, Georgia

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Woodbury is a town in Meriwether County, Georgia, United States. The population was 961 at the 2010 census.

Woodbury, Georgia
"A Peach of a Place"
"A Peach of a Place"
Location in Meriwether County and the state of Georgia
Location in Meriwether County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°58′50″N 84°34′52″W / 32.98056°N 84.58111°W / 32.98056; -84.58111Coordinates: 32°58′50″N 84°34′52″W / 32.98056°N 84.58111°W / 32.98056; -84.58111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMeriwether
Area
 • Total2.07 sq mi (5.35 km2)
 • Land2.04 sq mi (5.27 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total961
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
902
 • Density442.81/sq mi (171.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30293
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-83896[3]
GNIS feature ID0333457[4]
Websitewww.cityofwoodburyga.gov

HistoryEdit

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Woodbury in 1913.[5] The community most likely was named after Levi Woodbury (1789–1851), American justice on the United States Supreme Court.[6]

GeographyEdit

Woodbury is located at 32°58′50″N 84°34′52″W / 32.98056°N 84.58111°W / 32.98056; -84.58111 (32.980588, -84.580979).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.50% is water.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188094
1890369292.6%
190056653.4%
191091762.0%
19209230.7%
1930849−8.0%
19408651.9%
195098513.9%
19601,23024.9%
19701,42215.6%
19801,73822.2%
19901,429−17.8%
20001,184−17.1%
2010961−18.8%
2019 (est.)902[2]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
 
The Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge is located just north of Woodbury. Built in the 1840s by the famed Georgia bridge builder, Horace King, with its approaches the Red Oak Covered Bridge is the longest in Georgia and the only one of King's bridges that is still in use today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1973.

At the 2000 census there were 1,184 people in 454 households, including 302 families, in the city. The population density was 588.7 people per square mile (227.4/km2). There were 499 housing units at an average density of 248.1 per square mile (95.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 42.40% White, 56.50% African American, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68%.[3]

Of the 454 households 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% are married couples. Together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.8% of households were one person and 17.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.31.

The age distribution was 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median household income was $26,339 and the median family income was $31,389. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $18,287 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,162. About 24.8% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 24.9% of those age 65 or over.

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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. ^ "Woodbury". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 256. 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.
  9. ^ "The Walking Dead". IMDb. Retrieved 6 July 2016.