Damascus, Georgia

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Damascus is a town in Early County, Georgia, United States. The population was 277 at the 2000 census.



Damascus is located at 31°17′55″N 84°43′3″W / 31.29861°N 84.7175°W / 31.29861; -84.7175 (31.298580, -84.717429)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.56% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 277 people, 100 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 157.6 people per square mile (60.8/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 65.4/sq mi (25.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 36.10% White, 63.54% African American, and 0.36% from two or more races.

There were 100 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.0% 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 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $19,318. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,583. About 31.4% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 61.9% of those sixty five or over.


Damascus is home to Southwest Georgia Academy. S.G.A. began in 1970 and participates in the G.I.S.A.


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