Comer, Georgia

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Comer is a city in Madison County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in the year 1893, Comer is the largest city in Madison County based on population with an annual growth rate of approximately 3%.



Comer is located at 34°03′47″N 83°07′30″W / 34.062921°N 83.124952°W / 34.062921; -83.124952.[3] (twenty miles east of Athens) at the intersection of Georgia State Routes 72, 98, and 22.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²). All of it is land. Watson Mill is the nearest state park.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,052 people, 391 households, and 251 families residing in the city. The population density was 330.6 people per square mile (127.7/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 133.2/sq mi (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.95% White, 20.25% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 391 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 73.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.1 males.

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