Ashburn, Georgia

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Ashburn is a city in, and the county seat of, Turner County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,419 at the 2000 census.The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,898. Ashburn's government is classified as a "council/manager" form of municipal government. The City Manager of Ashburn is Ben Taylor. Ashburn is noted for its peanuts and a Fire Ant festival.

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History

Ashburn, Georgia was incorporated on December 26, 1890. The city was named for the early settler W. W. Ashburn, who purchased a portion of the future town site for ten dollars. The city's original name was Troupville Crossroads.

Geography

Ashburn is located at 31°42′16″N 83°39′14″W / 31.70444°N 83.65389°W / 31.70444; -83.65389 (31.704378, -83.653786)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,419 people, 1,624 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 978.6 people per square mile (377.5/km²). There were 1,846 housing units at an average density of 408.8/sq mi (157.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.22% African American, 32.59% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.65% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 1,624 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 27.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.28.

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