Jakin, Georgia

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Jakin is a city in Early County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1895, Jakin's population was 157 at the 2000 census.[3]



Jakin is located at 31°5′26″N 84°58′59″W / 31.09056°N 84.98306°W / 31.09056; -84.98306 (31.090574, -84.983179)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 157 people, 71 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 126.3 people per square mile (48.9/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 69.2/sq mi (26.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.70% White, 28.03% African American, 1.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 71 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,863. About 28.6% of families and 34.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 45.0% of those sixty five or over.


Early County was created by an act of the General Assembly in December 15, 1818.[5] Land lots of 250 acres (1 km²) surveyed in 1819 and 1820 were distributed by the state in lotteries. Jakin is in the 26th land district in the southernmost end of the county. In 1821 the Armstrong and Attaway Company built the first cotton gin at nearby Saffold Navy Yard.

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