Poulan, Georgia

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Poulan is a city in Worth County, Georgia, United States. The population was 946 at the 2000 census. It was settled about 1877, was also located along the Brunswick and Albany railroad. The city was named for Judge W.A. Poulan.

Poulan is part of the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Poulan is notable for its police department's speed trap tactics along six miles of GA HWY 82. In 2009 Poulan's tiny police force generated nearly $900,000 in fines and fees, a number comparable to a city 30 times its size. The per capita revenue from fines and fees is a mighty $1,019.15. [3]

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Geography

Poulan is located at 31°30′49″N 83°47′28″W / 31.51361°N 83.79111°W / 31.51361; -83.79111 (31.513739, -83.791041)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 946 people, 365 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 571.2 people per square mile (220.0/km²). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 240.9/sq mi (92.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.22% White, 21.99% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 365 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

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