Quitman, Georgia

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This article is about the Georgia city. For the county in the same state see Quitman County, Georgia.

Quitman is a city in Brooks County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,638 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Brooks County[3].

Quitman was the final home of James Pierpont, author of "Jingle Bells". He was organist for the First Presbyterian Church.[4] A local Quitman ordinance prohibits chickens from crossing the road.[5]

It is called the Camelia City as the tree grows in profusion around the area. Radio station WLYX 96.7 is licenced to broadcast from Quitman.

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Geography

Quitman is located at 30°47′05″N 83°33′39″W / 30.784677°N 83.560747°W / 30.784677; -83.560747.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (10.0 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,638 people, 1,707 households, and 1,131 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,211.1 people per square mile (467.6/km²). There were 2,034 housing units at an average density of 531.1/sq mi (205.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 30.98% White, 66.36% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.06% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

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