Fargo, Georgia

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Fargo is a city in Clinch County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 380. Formerly a town, it was incorporated by the Georgia state legislature in 1992, effective on April 1st of that year.

Fargo is located near the Okefenokee Swamp and is the western gateway to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Also nearby is Stephen C. Foster State Park.

The city was threatened in April and May 2007 by the Bugaboo scrub fire, the largest wildfire in Georgia's history.

Geography

Fargo is located at 30°41′12″N 82°34′1″W / 30.68667°N 82.56694°W / 30.68667; -82.56694 (30.686698, -82.567076)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 380 people, 146 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 220.3 people per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 100.9/sq mi (38.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.47% White, 18.95% African American, 1.32% Native American, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $17,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,380. About 12.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 25.9% of those age 65 or over.

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